|Issue: Studio - February 2007
RHYTHM & HUES PURCHASES FRAMECYCLER DI
LOS ANGELES – Animation and visual effects house Rhythm
& Hues (www.rhythm.com) 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
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.