New Version Features Faster Solves and New Manual Tools
16th July 2009, Oxford, UK: Vicon, developer of motion capture and image understanding systems, for the entertainment, life science and defense industries, has today announced that it will be showcasing a pre-release version of its eagerly awaited boujou 5 at the Siggraph conference this August in New Orleans, LA. boujou is the industry leading camera matchmoving software allowing 3D professionals to automatically derive complex camera motion and calibration data from image sequences.
Building on its established ease of use and automation, boujou 5 is enhanced with a unique new way of solving 3D camera positioning and motion paths from image sequences. This new approach radically accelerates the solve and allows users more manual interaction within complex shots.
The upgrade includes exciting new features that many existing boujou users will have been eagerly anticipating, such as:
For a complete list of new product features, please visit http://www.vicon.com/company/releases/071609.htm
Phil Elderfield, Product Manager at Vicon explains, "Customers have been asking for greater control, and that's exactly what we're delivering with boujou 5. The new manual tracking tools will give users the ability to step in and work directly with the data. Even the trickiest shot can be solved in boujou 5."
"boujou has always been the weapon of choice for top VFX professionals, being used on films such as Charlotte's Web, Tropic Thunder and Angels and Demons," said Douglas Reinke, CEO and president at Vicon."Three years of research and development have gone into creating boujou 5 and we're confident it stands out as a complete matchmoving package."
boujou has made a major contribution to high-profile television and film productions, music videos and commercials by facilitating the creation of visual effects that seamlessly combine live action and 3D. In 2002, boujou was awarded a Primetime Emmy Engineering Award.
Vicon is a subsidiary of OMG (Oxford Metrics Group - LSE: OMG), plc., a group of technology companies that produces image understanding solutions for the entertainment, defence, life science and engineering markets.
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