(San Francisco, CA and Munich, 11 April 2011) – Tweak Software, makers of RV, the next generation image and sequence viewer for VFX and animation artists, and ARRI, makers of the ALEXA digital camera, today announced their collaboration to integrate high dynamic range, uncompromised color support for ALEXA into Tweak’s tools for playback, dailies and transcoding. The ALEXA RV workflow will be shown at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 11-14, at booth SL9707.
“ARRI welcomed Tweak to the Partner Program just a few short weeks ago,” says Neil Fanthom, Head of Market Strategy for ARRI digital camera systems. “Since then, their development team has fast-tracked ALEXA Log C and ARRIRAW support into RV in time for an NAB 2011 preview, with a release planned soon after. With this announcement, ALEXA takes another important step towards greater adoption in high-end VFX applications, continuing to build on the elements of quality, reliability and open-architectural support that have created such widespread success for the camera to date.”
Seth Rosenthal, co-founder of Tweak Software, comments, “The ALEXA’s astonishing dynamic range and wide color gamut make it a great source for VFX plates and elements. RV’s floating point, high dynamic range image pipeline, linear-light workflow and uncompromised color handling are a natural match for ALEXA imagery in a high-end VFX pipeline.”
Leading VFX and CG animation studios around the world including Digital Domain, Aardman, ILM and many others use RV to playback and review digital media. RV’s professional, high-performance toolset is built on an open, extensible architecture, allowing users to adapt the software to their own pipelines and styles of working.