Los Angeles , California – August 12, 2008 – To start off SIGGRAPH 2008, eyeon Software Inc. has unveiled a new eyeon Generation product line, together with the much-anticipated pricing information.
“This is a very exciting time for eyeon. With Fusion’s 20th year well underway, the Generation product line brings together a comprehensive approach to managing production. Rather than dictating to facilities how they need to run their pipelines, Generation’s open, customizable architecture provides a rich user interface that is designed to work in conjunction with their existing workflows.”
Joanne Dicaire, Director of Marketing and Business Development, eyeon Software
With the forthcoming release of Generation, eyeon defines the Generation product line, providing additional technical and pricing information. Generation, a full-featured collaboration, conforming, 3D stereo compositing, versioning and editing front-end system, was announced at NAB 2008, followed by an overwhelming industry response. Generation's flexible open architecture provides an extremely high level of collaborative functionality. Designed for, and specifically integrated with, eyeon's current sophisticated VFX applications, Generation solidifies the demand for an end-to-end VFX environment.
“Generation fits perfectly into our existing Fusion pipeline. Keeping track of multiple versions and doing reviews is a blast! The ability to assemble an entire project and manage the content is just awesome! Playing back, editing and collaborating on shots from all departments are essential to our workflow.”
Theodor Groeneboom, Head Of Fusion, Prime Focus London
The Generation product line is comprised of three components that work together in a group capacity as part of the larger pipeline:
Generation Suite sits at the head of the Generation product line, managing and administering projects from a few artists to thousands of artists, in a single facility or spread across multiple international sites. Generation Suite is a fully-integrated compositing, editing, versioning and collaboration system designed to be the master suite in a film or broadcast pipeline. Generation Suite contains all of the compositing tools available in eyeon’s award-winning Fusion, with seamless interoperability and full timeline editing. This complete versioning collaboration system brings together shots from the entire project. The comprehensive annotation system provides accurate communication of shots or the timeline with easy.
Generation Studio contains all of the editing, versioning, annotation, and collaboration tools found in Generation Suite. Generation Studio is designed to augment current Fusion pipelines by expanding them toward a Generation workflow. Generation Studio allows supervisors and artists to work together on a project by adding the ability to edit multiple shots and create version histories. Generation Studio integrates seamlessly with Generation Suite, Generation Player and eyeon Fusion.
Generation Player is the everyday workhorse of the Generation product line. Adding Generation Player to any current Fusion pipeline, or into multiple departments such as 3D, lighting, and animation, instantly gives artists access to a Generation project. Generation Player can open any part of a project version history and insert the current version created to view. This gives Fusion artists, and every member of the team, the ability to play back alongside the latest version of the project. Generation Player also contains all of the collaboration and annotation tools in the Generation family.
Pricing & Availability Information
Generation Suite Generation Studio Generation Player
$9,995 $5,995 $695
3D Stereo Compositing *
Timeline Editing * *
Versioning * *
EDL Import * *
Dual Stream Playback * *
Paint & Project Annotation * * *
4K & Hard Drive Playback * * *
Collaboration * * *
Scripting Engine * * *
Subscription is included in the above products for an initial period ending December 31, 2008. The Generation family of products is expected to ship September 2008.
About eyeon Software
eyeon celebrates 20 years of Fusion® innovation, leading the desktop compositing revolution. Drawing upon expertise in film special effects, eyeon has expanded its product line to maximize project control and minimize creative barriers. Today, eyeon offers 3D stereo compositing, editing, and collaboration products to meet the demands of film, with a comprehensive toolset for the commercial broadcast, motion graphics, games development, and stereoscopic markets, which include Fusion®, Generation™, Vision®, and Rotation™.