First Asia Pacific Facility With the New Systems
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced the first purchase in Asia Pacific of its
flagship Discreet Flame visual effects system running on the Linux operating
system. The purchase was made by Frame, Set & Match (FSM), a Sydney-based,
independent post-production facility with more than 20 years of experience in
television commercials, feature films, television series and television
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FSM's post-production workflow now includes two of Autodesk's Discreet
Flame systems on Linux, a customized Discreet Flame system on IRIX, and
Autodesk's Discreet Fire nonlinear editing/finishing system. These Autodesk
systems form the backbone of FSM's visual effects, compositing and long-form
FSM's Managing Director Rick Schweikert, said, "Autodesk's Discreet Flame
is what our clients ask for, and we're delighted that we can accommodate
demand. We replaced one of our original Discreet Flame systems on SGI hardware
with the new Discreet Flame running Linux on IBM hardware. We've found the new
system to be reliable and fast. In fact, it was so great that we purchased an
additional Flame. Having three Flame systems, along with Fire, makes it
incredibly efficient and easy to schedule work. Operationally, our compositors
can work in any of the Autodesk suites without having to adapt to different
FSM has been working on high-resolution projects for more than five years.
The majority of the facility's long-form work is completed at 2K resolution or
higher, using Autodesk's visual effects and editing/finishing systems. Past
credits include the acclaimed sci-fi television series Farscape and feature
films The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Hero, House of Flying
Daggers and Little Fish. The facility is currently working on director Phillip
Noyce's new feature, Hot Stuff, starring Tim Robbins and Derek Luke.
Schweikert continued, "We added Discreet Flame systems in order to meet
increased demand for compositing from our growing client base. We
decommissioned our old Quantel Editbox since the Flame system is better
meeting our needs; we're now standardized on Autodesk systems."
FSM was the first Australian post-production facilities to offer nonlinear
editing services, and has since grown to become a major force with the
addition of high-definition, 2K and 4K data toolsets. Today, the company
provides scanning, digital intermediate, editing and visual effects services.
FSM's new Discreet Flame systems operate on dual core, dual processor IBM
workstations that have been upgraded with 8GB of RAM. This enables Flame to
take advantage of more addressable memory on the 64-bit platform, in order to
handle huge datasets and deliver easier image manipulation and improved
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great ideas are turned into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the
world's leading software and services company for the manufacturing, building,
infrastructure, wireless data services and media and entertainment fields.
Autodesk's solutions help customers create, manage and share their data and
digital assets more effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas into
competitive advantage by becoming more productive, streamlining project
efficiency and maximizing profits.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For
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NOTE: Autodesk, Discreet, Fire and Flame are registered trademarks or
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