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Primeur weekly 2014-06-30

Special

Innovative HTC facilities needed to support computational genomics at the application and data level ...

HPC-assisted cell-based immunotherapy successful in curing melanoma ...

Restless hearts are simulated with real-time modelling at IBM Research in Zurich ...

A live report from the Adapteva A-1 "smallest supercomputer in the world" launch at ISC'14 ...

The Cloud

HP launches Helion Managed Services for optimizing Cloud storage workloads ...

Oracle unveils next generation Virtual Compute Appliance ...

Desktop Grids

ATLAS@Home crowd computing project launched at CERN ...

EuroFlash

a.s.r. uses ADVA Optical Networking's GNOC for critical network monitoring and maintenance ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches new era of data centre connectivity with Big Data transport solution ...

KTH wins from crystal clear insight into application performance with Allinea Performance Reports ...

Neurological simulation milestone reached after UCL embraces Allinea's tools on UK's largest supercomputer ...

Bright Computing is building on its success in data centres across Europe ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment launches SGI supercomputer ...

Spectra Logic tape library to archive the UK's fastest supercomputer ...

Physicists find way to boot up quantum computers 72 times faster than previously possible ...

In the fast lane: Mediatec uses Calibre UK LEDView530 scalers at FIA World Endurance Championships ...

The upcoming cybernetic age is one of intellectual capital ...

International Supercomputing Conference moves to Frankfurt, Germany in 2015 ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks helps EMSL speed climate, energy and bioscience discoveries with high performance and massively scalable storage ...

Spectra and the Tandy Supercomputer shorten calculation rates from days to minutes, saving time and lives ...

New A*STAR-SMU centre combines high-powered computing and behavioural sciences to study people-centric issues ...

Scheduling algorithms based on game theory makes better use of computational resources ...

National Renewable Energy Laboratory supercomputer tackles power grid problems ...

Simulations helps scientists understand and control turbulence in humans and machines ...

Stampede supercomputer enables discoveries throughout science and engineering ...

Supercomputing simulations crucial to the study of Ras protein in determining anticancer drugs ...

Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in DNA sequencing technologies ...

Stampede supercomputer helps researchers design and test improved hurricane forecasting system ...

NSF-supported Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in materials science ...

D-Wave and predecessors: From simulated to quantum annealing ...

HPC server market shrinks -9.6% in the first quarter of 2014, according to IDC ...

University of Maryland's Deepthought2 debuts in global supercomputer rankings ...

Nine ways NSF-supported supercomputers help scientists understand and treat the disease ...

CAST releases wysiwyg R33 ...

CAST releases wysiwyg R33


27 Jun 2014 Toronto - CAST Software has released its wysiwyg version R33, the most power packed release with more than 10 new features, giving lighting designers, multimedia and production professionals the ability to create and previsualize amazing new lighting design like never before.

"This is the biggest release since wysiwyg was introduced twenty years ago", stated Gil Densham, President of CAST Software Ltd. "R33 delivers new features including LED video wall glow, shaded view optimizations and profiles, templates, and double the number of universes. R33 certainly raises the bar for industry professionals so they become more productive, more professional, more profitable. It's all about our members."

In creating wysiwyg R33, many new features result from extensive beta testing by some of CAST Software's most experienced wysiwyg users. One such lighting designer who has previewed the R33 beta version is Miguel Ribeiro: "I'm gob smacked with the whole beta wysiwyg R33 version and some aspects have really got me excited. These days I do more than lighting and my work is centred around video. With the release of R33, I have finally got the JPEG compression that I've been asking for and the Screen Glow will be extremely useful on multimedia projects I am working on. We'll be using these features in some upcoming projects. It's great to see that wysiwyg has finally become a grown up video tool."

José Travassos, Senior Lighting Designer for Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha has used wysiwyg for over ten years. "During all these years wysiwyg enabled all my lighting design and ideas to be communicated visually to clients as well as AV Rental companies and crews. The new version R33 will further assist my work and creativity in making even more realistic previsualiziations. The LED Video Wall Glow feature helps to create even more realistic performance and TV environments. I also really like the improvements to Shaded View features. R33 from CAST is as real as you can get."

New features that maximize creativity and ROI include:

  • CITP (v1.1) content protocol: An advanced feature designed for lighting designers working with video and multiple media sources, the CITP content protocol uses JPEG compression enabling designers to display higherresolution videos in wysiwyg at up to 400 x 400 pixels. Accommodating various display aspect ratios including 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9 wysiwyg accurately reproduces screens in their previsualized environments.
  • LED Video Wall Glow: The team continues to add more realism to wysiwyg's visualization. LED Video Wall Glow allows you to enable/disable screens and LED walls glow that will interact realistically with your lighting setup, performers and objects on stage.
  • Shaded View Optimizations and Profiles: Taking rich graphics to a whole new level, R33 optimizes graphics to increase performance and visualization. A combination of Shaded View settings can be saved for different scenes/sequences and toggled on/off for your convenience.
  • Cloning Subsource Templates: A major time saver, Screens and LED Wall arrangements can be cloned and applied to new projects at the click of a button.

Over 200 Universes: wysiwyg R33 has now doubled the universes which gives access to 200 universes or 102400 DMX channels.

  • On the Fly, New Mini Console 512: The Mini Console has been seriously upgraded to give you more control, now up to 512 channels, so you can test and previz fixtures and lighting equipment on the fly.
  • New Library Additions: New Library additions include 70 highly requested fixtures including the G-Spot by SGM Lighting and the new K10/20 B-EYE from Clay Paky.

Additional new features include Wireframe View Optimizations for smoother viewing, added AutoCAD support for importing, and Device Manager Patching Improvements.

Members can download wysiwyg R33 at https://cast-soft.com/cast/member/index.php . R33's demo version will be available by the first week of July for those industry professionals who are not members.
Source: CAST Software

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-06-30

Special

Innovative HTC facilities needed to support computational genomics at the application and data level ...

HPC-assisted cell-based immunotherapy successful in curing melanoma ...

Restless hearts are simulated with real-time modelling at IBM Research in Zurich ...

A live report from the Adapteva A-1 "smallest supercomputer in the world" launch at ISC'14 ...

The Cloud

HP launches Helion Managed Services for optimizing Cloud storage workloads ...

Oracle unveils next generation Virtual Compute Appliance ...

Desktop Grids

ATLAS@Home crowd computing project launched at CERN ...

EuroFlash

a.s.r. uses ADVA Optical Networking's GNOC for critical network monitoring and maintenance ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches new era of data centre connectivity with Big Data transport solution ...

KTH wins from crystal clear insight into application performance with Allinea Performance Reports ...

Neurological simulation milestone reached after UCL embraces Allinea's tools on UK's largest supercomputer ...

Bright Computing is building on its success in data centres across Europe ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment launches SGI supercomputer ...

Spectra Logic tape library to archive the UK's fastest supercomputer ...

Physicists find way to boot up quantum computers 72 times faster than previously possible ...

In the fast lane: Mediatec uses Calibre UK LEDView530 scalers at FIA World Endurance Championships ...

The upcoming cybernetic age is one of intellectual capital ...

International Supercomputing Conference moves to Frankfurt, Germany in 2015 ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks helps EMSL speed climate, energy and bioscience discoveries with high performance and massively scalable storage ...

Spectra and the Tandy Supercomputer shorten calculation rates from days to minutes, saving time and lives ...

New A*STAR-SMU centre combines high-powered computing and behavioural sciences to study people-centric issues ...

Scheduling algorithms based on game theory makes better use of computational resources ...

National Renewable Energy Laboratory supercomputer tackles power grid problems ...

Simulations helps scientists understand and control turbulence in humans and machines ...

Stampede supercomputer enables discoveries throughout science and engineering ...

Supercomputing simulations crucial to the study of Ras protein in determining anticancer drugs ...

Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in DNA sequencing technologies ...

Stampede supercomputer helps researchers design and test improved hurricane forecasting system ...

NSF-supported Stampede supercomputer powers innovations in materials science ...

D-Wave and predecessors: From simulated to quantum annealing ...

HPC server market shrinks -9.6% in the first quarter of 2014, according to IDC ...

University of Maryland's Deepthought2 debuts in global supercomputer rankings ...

Nine ways NSF-supported supercomputers help scientists understand and treat the disease ...

CAST releases wysiwyg R33 ...