London, UK. December 2010. Leading visual effects software company, The Foundry
, today launched an open beta of their
brand new digital cinema camera workflow product, STORM
STORM addresses the growing complexity of shooting digital, performing a
variety of core tasks on and near-set and bringing camera and post production
Quick and easy to operate, STORM can rapidly navigate and playback footage
allowing producers, directors and editors to view takes in high resolution
without interruption or delay. Anyone who has done basic colour
correction and editing will feel comfortable sitting with STORM and cutting
together a rough edit or exploring a ‘look’ interactively with the
cinematographer. Supporting the digital technician, STORM provides simple and
intuitive metadata tagging and timeline re-conforming to ensure the exchange
with editorial and post production is sped up significantly.
The Foundry is making this public beta widely available in response to the huge
amount of interest shown in STORM since it was first shown at IBC this year.
“STORM has been developed in very close collaboration with users, and the open
beta is a chance to gain wider feedback - ensure that STORM lives up to
expectations and continues to develop to meet the growing needs of the digital
camera community. The Foundry looks forward to seeing the STORM platform
grow to deliver new and exciting things in the future .” said Richard
Shackleton, Head of Product Development at The Foundry.
The STORM beta
can be downloaded from http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/storm
is FREE to use until the 1st March 2011. It requires a MacBook Pro, Mac Pro or
iMac with at least 2GB RAM running OSX
10.6.4 or later.
STORM is optimised for RED R3D footage and will use a RED ROCKET card if one is
Ted Schilowitz, Leader of the Rebellion at RED
“Having seen STORM in detail, I’d describe it as REDCine-X on steroids.
Well worth the time to investigate it's capabilities if you are involved in
post production, working with RED footage. The Foundry have looked at RED
workflow in great detail and taken logical integration with RED to a very
evolved state. We’re very excited that those shooting and posting RED all
over the world will soon have access to this software.”
More information about STORM including case studies and introductory videos can
be found on our website http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/storm