recently announced PFDepth - a new, fully integrated toolset for
spatial scene reconstruction, depth creation and 2D to 3D conversion.
The post community is buzzing with anticipation that this “off the shelf
product could make the expanding field of post-conversion accessible
to much small facilities”. Come see first hand what makes PFDepth a
radical evolution of the processes involved in representing the
perceived geometric shape and depth of two-dimensional objects in 3D.
Read the full press release here
makes a dramatic leap forward in price/performance with the NAB 2012
debut of the Stream Pre-Processing Module. Available as an add-on option
for the PFClean Remastering and Restoration suite, the Stream
Pre-Processing Module offers CUDA GPU accelerated pre-processing of core
restoration tasks including Degrain, Dustbusting, De-interlacing, and
LUT burn-in at speeds from realtime at SD up to 10 FPS at full 2k 10
Read the full press release here
next-generation Turnkey systems offer unparallelled speed and are
designed specifically to run the recently announced Stream
Pre-Processing Module at break neck speeds. The new PFClean turnkey
systems offer more versatility and value in a compact form factor than
ever before. No longer requiring a specific license of software, the
system is vailable as a modular add-on to ‘turbocharge’ your existing
PFClean software**, with integral GPU acceleration, storage and Video
I/O. The 2012 PFSystem is the only dedicated high performance
restoration platform for uncompressed resolutions to 4K and beyond.
** 2012 licenses only.
Also at the show
the industry’s premier 3D camera tracking and matchmoving application,
PFTrack 2012 continues move ahead of the pack, benefitting from The
Pixel Farm’s ongoing R&D, and requests from The Farmers around the
world. Notable additions in the latest version include a tightly
integrated lens management workflow with The Foundry’s Nuke, enhanced
z-depth tools for automatically generating even more accurate depth
maps, and new mask tools like planar-trackable x-splines and “Fuzzy
Selection” masks which greatly accelerate the rotoscoping process.
Harvey, DI & Restoration Product Manager, will be introducing the
2012 version of PFClean, featuring enhancements to existing tools,
integrated support services, and performance enhancements including
optimised rendering, enhanced GPU support.
Product demonstrations are scheduled in our Theater each hour, on
the hour. Daryl Shail, VFX Product Manager, will be providing
comprehensive theater presentations of both PFDepth and PFTrack,
focusing on the advanced tools that set The Pixel Farm’s products far
apart from every other application in the VFX market space.
Additionally, Dan Harvey will be providing compelling overviews of our
industry leading restoration and remastering product, PFClean.
Powering The Pixel Farm at NAB
special thanks go out to Aeon Computing, our trusted hardware partner.
Aeon are a leading provider of application designed storage and
computing, and have provided all computer systems for the NAB show. This
year they will demonstrate a turn-key consolidated "Facility in a
Rack" powering our restoration and VFX software. This system consists
of high-performance infiniband lustre storage allowing realtime 4K
shared access for client stations (linux & windows), render nodes,
and DI specific systems such as PFClean. Client/animator desk side
systems are eliminated by consolidating these resources in the same
It’s a wrap
NAB 2012, we open the show with significant new product releases and
technology updates, were sure there’ll be something for everyone and
look forward to seeing you there.
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