RealViz® launches Retimer® SD

Tue 10th Dec 2002 | News

Sophia Antipolis, France (December 9, 2002) -- REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to announce the availability of their very latest product innovation, REALVIZ ReTimer® SD, which draws on the powerful engine central to the award-winning REALVIZ ReTimer. ReTimer SD now offers video artists a 'one-stop' solution at an affordable price to smoothly slow down, or speed up the frame rate of any video, film, or image sequence, offering complete flexibility during post-production. ReTimer SD was recently introduced at MacExpo 2002 in London, and is the latest addition to the internationally acclaimed REALVIZ product portfolio, which includes: Stitcher, Stitcher EZ (pronounced easy'), ImageModeler, SceneWe@ver, MatchMover Professional and ReTimer.

REALVIZ ReTimer SD draws on the powerful engine central to the award-winning high-end software application, REALVIZ ReTimer. REALVIZ ReTimer SD provides a one-stop solution for efficient frame rate manipulation. With an innovative and robust technology, which enables the calculation of each individual pixel movement, ReTimer SD automatically generates new frames in between existing frames, for high-quality results when changing the speed of image sequences - and all without the need for expensive slow motion cameras.

REALVIZ ReTimer SD is a plug-in for Adobe® After Effects®, or compatible products, such as Discreet Combustion and Apple® Final Cut Pro, and is currently available for Microsoft® Windows®. A Mac OSX version of the product will begin shipping in January 2003. Specifically targeted at artists working with Standard Definition resolution, REALVIZ® ReTimer SD, enables users to process images, which are in Standard Definition Pal, or NTSC format.

REALVIZ® ReTimer SD delivers images of the the highest quality and encompasses an advanced feature-set, enabling users to:

  • Slow down or speed up any video or image sequence of any resolution up to PAL and NTSC formats
  • Obtain smooth slow motion from existing footage without the need for expensive slow motion cameras by automatically creating new in-between frames

In addition:
  • The application is smoothly and swiftly integrated into the existing production pipe-line
  • 'Motion blur' adds realism to fast moving sequences, delivering high quality results
  • Variable retiming factor allows for ease-in and ease-out of slow or fast motion effects with full velocity curve control
  • Users are able to work with progressive or interlaced video footage without having to interpolate frames
  • ReTimer SD is compatible with REALVIZ ReTimer when additional manual editing of vectors is required
  • Support of mattes is offered to separate foreground and background
  • The application is also optimized for Intel® Pentium® 4 processors for a major speed boost

"At a lead-in price of only $ 790.00 US, we are now able to offer the leagues of professional and semi-professional video editing/compositing users out there an efficient and extremely affordable solution, which will blend seamlessly into their existing production pipeline." said Patrick Dumas, REALVIZ Chief Operating Officer. "Also, with the forthcoming release of ReTimer SD on the Macintosh platform in January, and the shipment of ImageModeler 3.5 for Mac OSX in December 2002, we are ideally placed, as we enter 2003, to appeal to a previously untapped group of potential users."

REALVIZ' production-proven applications have been used for incredible effects in various feature film and television projects, including, most recently, the Steven Spielberg/Tom Cruise movie, "Minority Report", and "28 Days Late" from "Trainspotting" director, Danny Boyle, as well as the lavish Hallmark Entertainment miniseries, "Dinotopia", and big-screen blockbusters such as "Hart's War", starring Bruce Willis, "Life As A House", "Swordfish", "Captain Corelli's Mandolin", "Enemy At The Gates", "Driven","Monkey Bone", and many others.

Pricing & Availability
REALVIZ ReTimer SD is now shipping for Microsoft Windows, and is available for purchase via the REALVIZ reseller network at a MSRP of $790.00 US. A Mac OSX version of the product will begin shipping in January 2003. For further details on REALVIZ ReTimer SD, please got to:

REALVIZ is a leading developer of image based creation software based in Sophia Antipolis, France, with U.S. operations in San Francisco, CA; and satellite sales offices in Paris, England, Germany and Singapore. REALVIZ develops a suite of image-based content creation solutions for the film, broadcast, gaming, architecture and Internet communities. Derived from years of research efforts at the renowned INRIA Lab in France, the company's applications enable 2D and 3D artists to easily and cost-effectively tackle complex digital imaging projects. REALVIZ' award-winning products are in use by leading production and effects houses, web design, game development and architectural companies worldwide including Cinesite, Framestore, Sony Imageworks, Warner Brothers Animation, Electronic Arts, Buf Compagnie and many others. For more information on REALVIZ, please visit

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