London, UK. December 1st, 2010: Leading visual effects software company, The Foundry, today launched an open beta of their brand new digital cinema camera workflow product, STORM.
Internally developed from the ground up, STORM initially brings assistance to RED Digital Cinema camera production workflows, addressing the growing needs of digital camera acquisition and metadata-rich production, on and near-set.
STORM helps camera operators, DITs, cinematographers or directors review their RED footage for content, editorial and visual intent. Quick and easy to use, STORM helps users sort their material and explore creative ideas with a flexible effects stack and timeline. Selects can be passed to Final Cut Pro as QuickTime and FCP timelines can be conformed to the original RED material in STORM.
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 conjunction with users and has had a very involved alpha period. The open beta is a chance to gain wider feedback helping ensure STORM lives up to expectations and delivers a flexible, efficient digital workflow.” said Richard Shackleton, Head of Product Development at The Foundry.
The STORM beta can be downloaded from http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/storm and is FREE to use until the 1st Feb 2011 when the full product release is due. It requires a MacBook Pro or Mac Pro 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 installed.
Ted Schilowitz, Leader of the Rebellion at RED, adds:
“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.