(Phoenixville, Pennsylvania--November 17, 2014) The new 1411 release focuses on improvements for SynthEyes's already-extensive supervised tracking feature set. A new offset-tracking workflow permits accurate temporary tracking of an adjacent feature when the primary feature is occluded (expanding upon the existing offset-tracking features, used for detail modeling). Tracker size, aspect, and search-size can now be animated, making it easier to re-track and refine an existing track. Trackers now offer animated reference crosshairs, which can be helpful when placing trackers when there are extended linear features nearby.
The graph editor has been enhanced with the new animated channels, though they are not visible until they are animated. The channel display now makes it easier to identify which channels are keyed on a given frame as you scrub through the shot. The constrained-trackers view can now be sorted to make it easier to identify problematic trackers, and to identify local vs inter-camera constraints.
SynthEyes 1411 extends the revolutionary Synthia user interface (introduced in 1407) to add the capability to run Synthia commands from .sia files that are launched from the scripts menu, in response to keyboard accelerator commands, or in response to clicks on user-configured toolbars. That allows non-technical users to use their mouse and simple English instructions to accomplish workflow automation tasks that would otherwise require a programming background.
SynthEyes 1411 also updates its RED library to 5.1, which supports Dragon Enhanced black and Lift/Gamma/Gain metadata. The full list of changes in 1411 is available from the Recent Change List on SynthEyes's help menu and on the website in the customer-only area.
The free demonstration version of SynthEyes on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux can be downloaded starting at http://www.ssontech.com/regis.htm
Tutorials on SynthEyes are available through the website—there are approximately 150 at present.
* Pricing and Availability
Licenses of SynthEyes Pro cost 499 USD. The cross-platform Pro license runs 649 USD. Full floating Pro licenses are 999 USD each (the per-site license manager is 250 USD). For students and hobbyists, an entry-level Intro version (http://www.ssontech.com/introlim.htm) for Windows or Mac is 299 USD. Purchasing is online or via listed resellers.
For in-support SynthEyes customers, the new version comes at no extra cost. Upgrade or renewal pricing for earlier SynthEyes customers varies depending on the details. Customers should see the online order form for specific upgrade and non-USD pricing for all versions.
A one-year site license for qualifying educational institutions is 495 USD (http://www.ssontech.com/educate.htm). Contact the company with particulars for information on volume licenses for student computers.
* The Company
Andersson Technologies LLC is a boutique software firm located outside Philadelphia near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and is headed by computer vision and robotics expert Dr. Russell Andersson. SynthEyes has been solving the toughest problems for visual effects professionals for over 10 years, with customers in over 80 countries.