IRIDAS Launches FrameCycler DDS

Fri 17th Jan 2003 | News

IRIDAS, a leading developer of digital playback technology for the film and broadcast industry, today announced the final release of FrameCycler Digital Daily System (DDS). The PC-supported software application streams uncompressed film resolution sequences directly from disk delivering high-end playback capabilities to multiple workstations.

Building on IRIDAS' line of products for individual workstations, FrameCycler DDS provides the keystone to an integrated playback infrastructure for the whole post-production team. By equipping team members with full resolution playback technology, facilities can significantly reduce the time and costs previously associated with daily review sessions.

At the heart of FrameCycler DDS is the IRIDAS High Speed Stream (IHSS) file format. IHSS allows high-speed playback of uncompressed film sequences from a RAID system at 1K, HD, 2K and even higher resolutions. FrameCycler DDS reads and writes all standard industry formats including Cineon and can convert to - and from - IHSS on the fly during playback. A rich tool set includes playlists, A/B channels to compare sequences, a color picker, adjustable frame rates, integrated sound playback, a full complement of color space modes, and more.

"We began work on FrameCycler DDS as a direct result of our conversations with industry leaders in special effects and post-production," said Lin Sebastian Kayser, IRIDAS CEO, and chief developer. "They told us over and over that they needed quick, easy access to film resolution playback so they can speed up production, create closer collaboration and cut costs. We believe FrameCycler DDS will help them meet those needs and more."

"With FrameCycler DDS's we have the ability to play back hours of full resolution digital film material, load cut lists from our Avids and then play these on the fly, said Kim Libreri, Visual Effects Supervisor for ESC Entertainment. "With the ability to preview 2K dailies before they are sent to film, FrameCycler has dramatically improved our Post-Production workflow"

Pricing and Availability

FrameCycler DDS is available through selected resellers and from IRIDAS directly. Prices start at $1199 per seat for the 1K version and $3999 per seat for the 2K version. Further information about FrameCycler DDS, other IRIDAS products and licensing options can be obtained by visiting or calling IRIDAS at +49 (89) 330 40 982.

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