Computer Graphics World

September/October 2014

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4 cgw s e p t e m b e r . o c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 S P O T L I G H T EIZO – 24-inch ColorEdge Series (CG247, CX241) EIZO's two new 24.1-inch monitors are part of its ColorEdge series of graphics monitors. Both feature a wide-gamut IPS (in-plane switching) panel that re- produces 99 percent of the Adobe RGB colorspace. The CG247 comes with a built-in color calibration system. or several years now, the editors of Computer Graphics World have had a very diffi cult task once the sound of the bagpipes signaled the end of another SIGGRAPH conference and exhibition. That is when they compared notes, conducted a little more research, and discussed the merits of the products and technologies displayed at the show. At SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, 175 vendors – collectively occupying more than 40,000 square feet of exhibit space – explained and demonstrated their latest contributions to the comput- er graphics industry. Indeed, with such an abun- dance, it was diffi cult for the staff at CGW to select what it deemed to be the best of the show. Yet, there is always something that stands out among the rest for one reason or another. What did we look for? Technology that has the potential to greatly impact the industry and its users. With that said, the winners of the CGW Silver Edge Award from SIGGRAPH 2014 are: CGW NAMES SILVER EDGE AWARD WINNERS F Faceware Technologies – Faceware Live 2.0 Face- ware Live 2.0 markerless, facial mocap and animation produces facial animation in real time by automatically tracking a performer's face and instantly applying that performance to a facial model. It can use a vid- eo-capture device to drive the real-time performance. OTOY – X.IO App Stream- ing OTOY introduced its X.IO App Streaming, a new appli- cation virtualization service that instantaneously ports Windows desktop applica- tions to the cloud without the need to modify code. This enables users to access them on any Internet-con- nected device, regardless of form factor or platform. AMD – FirePro (W2100, W4100, W5100, W7100) The additions are all sup- ported by the AMD Graphics Core Next architecture. The lineup is backed by larger memory confi gurations, top-to-bottom 4 k display support, increased compute performance, application certifi cations, and depend- able drivers. Nvidia – Next-gen Quadro GPUs (K5200, K4200, K2200, K620, K420) Nvidia's next-generation Quadro GPUs, including the K5200, K4200, K2200, K620, and K420, deliver an enterprise-grade visual computing platform with up to twice the performance and data-handling capability of the previous generation. Shotgun So ware – Shotgun So ware iPhone app The developer of cloud-based production tracking, review, and approv- al, as well as asset manage- ment tools, launched a new mobile app that brings the power of its Shotgun Review to the iPhone. The app pro- vides a full set of tools to re- view projects and give their artists clear, visual feedback on work in progress. Honorable Mention Xsens Technologies – New mocap enhance- ments Xsens previewed signifi cant changes to its motion- capture technology and so ware developments, all under NDA until later this year. The preview, at least, looks interesting enough to award the company a Silver Edge honorable mention. Lenovo – ThinkStation P Series Lenovo's new Think- Station P desktop worksta- tions – the P900, the P700, and the P500 – join the en- try-level ThinkStation P300, which debuted in May. The ThinkStation P Series features a clean, modular design, making it easier to access compo- nents for uncom- plicated upgrades.

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