The Foundry announces ALEXA support in NUKE and STORM
NewsLast Updated: April 11, 2011 7:40 pm GMT
(NAB Las Vegas--April 11, 2011) The Foundry, a world-leading innovator of visual effects and image processing technologies - and developers of the award-winning NUKE VFX compositing tool - has joined the ARRI Partner Program and begun efforts to support the ARRI ALEXA camera in its NUKE and STORM products.
“The management team at The Foundry have an astute and innovative vision for a future which sees further integration of ALEXA imaging technology within their cutting edge products,” comments Neil Fanthom, Head of Market Strategy for ARRI’s digital camera systems. “The coming months will prove to be exciting times as support for ALEXA Log C and ARRIRAW is delivered in The Foundry’s NUKE and STORM product lines; it’s a pleasure to publicly welcome The Foundry as a new and highly valued member of the ARRI Partner Program.”
Richard Shackleton, Head of Product for The Foundry, states, “ARRI has long been a pillar in the broadcast and feature film industry. ALEXA is an important camera in the market, and is a hot topic among our customers. The Foundry is therefore delighted to join the ARRI Partner Program to ensure we can support a robust and efficient ALEXA workflow with NUKE and STORM."
Earlier this year ARRI created an expanded set of Partner Program resources, including an updated Software Development Kit (SDK), ARRIRAW Converter and viewer (ARC) and, most importantly, information on the new ALEXA V3 color science. ARRI openly supports innovation in a rapidly changing market, working with the world’s best hardware and software development partners towards achieving widespread industry support for ALEXA file-based workflows.
Located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate and lighting equipment. In 2001, ARRI was converted into a public limited company; it is involved in all aspects of the film industry: engineering; design; manufacturing; production; visual effects; postproduction; equipment rental; complete turnkey lighting solutions and both film and sound laboratory services. Manufactured products and technologies include professional digital acquisition with the ALEXA and ARRIFLEX D-21 cameras; film camera systems for 16 mm, 35 mm and 65 mm; location and studio lighting fixtures; digital imaging solutions such as the ARRISCAN, ARRILASER and various archive tools. These products and services are offered through a global network of subsidiary companies, agents and representatives. For locations and more information please visit http://www.arri.com
About The Foundry
Established in 1996, The Foundry is a world-leading innovator of visual effects and image processing technologies that boost productivity in motion picture and video postproduction. The company is led by CEO Bill Collis and a management team which still includes the original founders. The Foundry is backed by The Carlyle Group with a substantial portion still owned by the staff. This rapidly growing UK company has over 110 employees distributed between its London headquarters and Los Angeles offices. The Foundry's technology touches most Hollywood blockbusters that reach our screens, as well as numerous television and commercial productions. The company's products have facilitated ambitious effects sequences on features including Harry Potter, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, District 9, Ice Age 3, 2012, A Christmas Carol, Transformers, Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, Black Swan, The King's Speech, Tron: Legacy and many more. For more information please visit http://www.thefoundry.co.uk