August 4, 2004


MONTREAL - Discreet ( has introduced new versions of its Inferno, Flame and Flint compositing and visual effects systems. Inferno 6, Flame 9 and Flint 9 all offer a range of new features, including a spline-based warping and morphing tool that gives users increased control using animated splines with support for tracking data.

The new releases also feature 3D look-up table (LUT) capabilities for monitoring accurate color display. The capabilities are used to show how a digital image will look when it is printed to film and projected in a cinema environment. This allows users to perform color correction with greater confidence and precision than previously possible. Also new for the updated releases is an improved automated 3D Tracker that analyzes a clip, selects the tracking points and processes the results in the background, freeing up artists to focus on creative tasks. Additional enhancements include clip history and collaborative workflow features.

Inferno 6 is available on the SGI Onyx 350 visualization system. Flame 9 runs on the SGI Tezro visual workstation. Flint 9 operates on the Linux-based IBM IntelliStation Z Pro workstation.