PFTRACK 4.1 Now Shipping


Key New Features Continue To Lead The Herd

Last Updated: September 4, 2007 3:33 pm GMT
(IBC Stand: 6.329-Windsor, UK. 4 September 2007) The Pixel Farm is pleased to announce PFTrack 4.1 is now shipping.

Released at Siggraph this year, the additional features within PFTrack 4.1 – including the addition of Autodesk FBX and Apple Motion file format and support for Vista - further enhance the company’s well established reputation for innovation in the field of high-end digital post-production and image restoration.

PFTrack 4.1 - Key New Features
  • Addition of Autodesk FBX and Apple Motion file format.

    New support for Autodesk FBX and Apple Motion offers PFTrack users more streamlined interoperability between many applications, including Flame, Flint and Smoke. Apple Motion is supported by exporting either a native camera file, or an entire scene file.

  • Review movie.

    PFTrack 4.1 now provides the ability to render an Open GL preview to disk, for shot approval, without having to export any data to a 3D application.

  • Support for Vista.

    PFTrack software is now fully qualified to run under the Microsoft Vista operating system.

  • Test objects are now supported for additional feature groups.

    This enables test geometry to be attached to object feature groups, which enables the user to check the motion of the selected group in relation to the camera motion.

  • Delete camera path over a range of frames.

    Enables users to delete an unsatisfactory range of frames from a solved camera path, and in conjunction with the unique to PFTrack 're-solving' tool, can then re-solve segments of that shot with far more prescision

Michael Lancaster, Product Director, The Pixel Farm explains, "As one of the most advanced camera tracking and visual effects assist applications available, PFTrack's unique approach and operability has seen its adoption in many very demanding facilities including around the world, including, most recently, Aardman Animations and The Mill. As the majority of our development comes about as a result of client feedback we see the new features in 4.1 as significant additions that further enable PFusers to continue to address and solve varied and ever growing post-production problems thus keeping PFTrack well ahead of its competition."

Pricing and Availability

Now shipping, PFTrack 4.1 will be available free for current PFTrack users under support or for £3000, $5500, €4500 for a full commercial license and £100, $200, €150 and for a student or academic licence.

Upgrades from earlier versions cost £600, $1100, €900.

The Pixel Farm at IBC 2007
To book a demo of PFTrack 4.1 and/or PFClean 3.0, discuss any other Pixel Farm products or the company’s collaboration with Cooke Optics at IBC 2007 please contact


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