Issue: Studio - February 2007


LOS ANGELES – Animation and visual effects house Rhythm & Hues ( has purchased three seats of Iridas’ FrameCycler DI, which provides uncompressed playback of 2K content, as well as conform, primary color correction, and the company’s new ReviewLink remote collaboration system.

Harry Lam, digital compositing supervisor at Rhythm & Hues, says the FrameCycler DI allows the studio to view 2K imagery without having to do a film out.

"It's great being able to go into the screening room each day and see our work in realtime,” says Lam. “It allows us to keep close tabs on our work as we go."

The FrameCycler DI’s integrated ReviewLink feature will allow Rhythm & Hues to collaborate more efficiently with their facility in India.

Rhythm & Hues earned an Oscar in 1995 for their visual effects work on the feature Babe and were nominated again in 2005 for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe. The studio is currently working on His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, Evan Almighty and The Kingdom, having recently completed work on Night at the Museum, Charlotte's Web and Happy Feet.