(Munich: June 14, 2006) IRIDAS, the industry leader in uncompressed playback technologies, today announced that Young-Gu Art has selected FrameCycler DI as its new review and approval system. The facility, based in Seoul, provides cutting-edge VFX work for the Korean film industry, one of the largest in the world.
"We chose FrameCycler for its real-time playback and primary color correction capabilities," said Ki-Wook Shim, Visual Effects Supervisor at Young-Gu. "We work with 2K 10Bit files so we needed an application that can handle that. IRIDAS has a great track-record in the industry and that made it an easy decision."
Young-Gu is using FrameCycler DI to review 2K scans and for playback of final VFX renders. "With the conform tools we can quickly assemble and edit the work of many different people," added Ki-Wook Shim. "It's very helpful to be able to make color adjustments within our review and approval process. It definitely speeds up our workflow."
"IRIDAS is excited to be working with Young-Gu," said Patrick Palmer, IRIDAS COO. "The film industry is exploding in Korea and Young-Gu is a big part of that. We're delighted to be able to contribute."
Young-Gu is currently doing work on "D-War," a sci-fi feature film directed by Hyung-Rae Shim. The movie is based on Korean folklore. In this story, investigators at the site of a modern day massacre find a giant reptilian scale bearing the characteristics of a deadly immoghi serpent of legend. "The film is schedule for release this winter," said Brian Lee of Bitek Graphics, IRIDAS' reseller in Korea. "They are working in overdrive on a tremendous number of VFX shots with miniatures and CGI."
Visit the D-War web site: http://www.d-war.com
For more information on FrameCycler DI, go to http://www.iridas.com
or contact Bitek Graphics Inc. in Korea. For international inquiries contact IRIDAS at +49 89 330 35 142 or IRIDAS USA at (818) 951-8927.
IRIDAS pioneered desktop film-resolution playback in 2001. Its FrameCycler products are now the industry standard for frame-based image review. In 2003 IRIDAS introduced the first non-destructive color correction application. Today SpeedGrade and FrameCycler provide a complete, end-to-end pipeline for uncompressed content and color data. IRIDAS' applications are used by most major animation and post-production houses including Warner Bros. Feature Animation, Industrial Light & Magic, The Moving Picture Company, ReelFX, Cinesite, The Framestore CFC and many others. IRIDAS is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.iridas.com.