Generation Version 2 New Features Red and EXR support
the new direct support for playing back RED .r3d files, the integration
into modern production pipelines took another step ahead. OpenEXR
playback can check for any combination of the included layers.
back stereoscopic files on a vast range of different display devices,
and with different encoding methods, allows anybody in the workflow
from the VFX Supervisor and his 20k$ stereo monitor down to the
individual artist and his cardboard glasses to quickly check the look
and feel of the shots.
Dissolves and improved editing controls
editing and Dissolves between clips makes it a snap to conform your EDL
into an online project to concentrate on the actual work of making your
production look great.
3D LUTs from a wide
variety of flavors can be applied per clip, per project, and displays.
The quick selector bar allows for easy switching between different LUTs
to make sure the output is exactly what the client needs.
Display Color Controls
Gamma and Brightness and Contrast adjustment for the display. Log
Linear color controls. Film based stops controls. Individual Red,
Green, Blue and Alpha channel views. Flipping and Flopping image
mirroring to freshen the perspective of repeated viewing of sequences.
Python scripting support
into Generation and control it with your scripting language of choice.
The choice of using any combination of LUA and Python gives your IT
department the freedom they need and the control they want.
XML conversion of scratch style projects
your Scratch project into and out of Generation fast and dynamic.
Workflow and fitting into existing pipelines have always been key
features of Generation.
New interface features and refinements
interface features such as displaying handles and annotations during
playback make every artist's life easier. A sophisticated
search-function can define your in-house filename convention as a
pattern and search for any field. The new customizable scripting menu
makes it a snap to put your favorite scripts directly at your pointer.
Multi playback layout
clips can be played back simultaneously with a user definable offset to
quickly compare versions and check for continuity. The clips can be
arranged on the workspace completely to your design.
Crop and letter box sequences to see how images format on a range of display devices.
Local and Network proxies
speed up your workflow again, proxies can sit on the network or on your
local drive. Just flip the switch to change between faster playback and
company-wide synchronized proxies.
New Tool bar and features
out the controls and functions of the program for easier and faster
navigation of features and commands, including artist definable
scripting menus. Customizable Context Menu for scripts which helps
users organize and access scripts as well as customize functionality
into a studio's pipeline.
clip audio annotations allow for recording and attachment audio notes
to items on the desktop. Save time typing instructions, just speak them.
Overlay Metadata information on the screen. Image format info, timecode, file paths, etc, to track sequences and versions.
selection clips to playback in sequence or as comparisons. Selections
can be distilled to sub projects for easy management and categorization.
Generation Studio Features
Integration • Open ASCII architecture • Automate and Control remotely via the Network • Easily scriptable for custom integration within any pipeline
Versioning • Project stages visible and navigable at all times • Complete version history for each shot • Timestamps and artist IDs for all materials • Automated incremental saves of project • Unlimited undo functionality
Collaboration • Live on-line chat • Grease pencil drawing tools • Per-shot comments and full project comments • Audio comments can be attached per shot • Saved record of all decisions and client requests
Playback • Disk-based playback up to 4K • GPU-accelerated performance • Switch views and resize windows during playback • Scrubbing, Speed changes, Reverse playback • Looping of shots and sections, with quick set functions • Split-view for comparison of two clips, versions, or sequences • Metadata overlay during playback • View RGBA or isolate individual channels
Editing • EDL and XML importing and conforming • Cutting, Trimming, and Slipping • Clip splitting • Dissolves • Create multiple subprojects • One-click custom playlists
Compatibility • Playback support for standard image file formats, (CIN, DPX, MOV, etc.) • Industry standard 3D Look Up Table format support • Edit Decision List import and export • Import and export version histories from Assimilate Scratch
Compositing • Full integration with eyeon Fusion • Auto-flagging of updated composition shots • Composition dependencies tracked and maintained • View all source elements of compositions
Audio • Scratch track audio with waveform display • Trimming and slipping
Proxy Mode • Automatically generate local mirrors and proxies for entire project • Maintain multiple identical mirrors without requiring additional RAID hardware • Mirrors and Proxies defragmented on-the-fly for optimal playback performance • Local editing without server access
Rendering • Render out to any format or resolution • Render out multiple format versions • Disk defragmentation during proxy rendering • Full bit-depth, including floating-point • Integrated render farm management