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Twixtor 6 Offers Terrific GPU Support and Speedups

RE:Vision Effects‘ Twixtor v6 is now available for Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects and Apple Final Cut Pro. Acceleration of this magnitude is usually seen with higher end GPUs, but most available GPUs will provide improved calculation times (although mobile GPU acceleration is generally less than those found with desktop cards).

Of course, the total speedup end-users will see will vary once application overhead is taken into account. As a total user experience that includes reading frames, processing with Twixtor and writing frames to disk, we have measured speedups of up to 5x in After Effects. In Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro we have measured total user experience speedups of up to 3x.

We highly recommend testing out the demo to make sure you experience the speedups you desire before upgrading to Twixtor 6.

System Requirements:

  • After Effects CS5 or later.
  • Premiere Pro CS5 or later. CS6 or later is needed for GPU support. Customers must have a GPU that is supported by Premiere Pro. Premiere Pro does not need to support the GPU in OpenCL mode, but it must support the GPU in either the CUDA or OpenCL modes.
  • Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 10.0.8 and up.
  • GPU with 1G memory officially supported. GPUs with 500m can work for Twixtor, but are not officially supported.
  • Driver for GPU must support OpenCL 1.1 (even if Premiere Pro is using CUDA for your GPU). Note that Mac OS 10.7 and up automatically provides this compatibility. On Windows, check with your manufacturer for updated drivers for your GPU, and make sure that you have one that supports OpenCL 1.1. We recommend the latest drivers available.
  • Windows 7 or 8, 64-bit for GPU support. Vista is still supported for CPU mode.
  • Mac OS 10.7 or 10.8. Mac OS 10.6 still supported for CPU mode. It is highly recommended that when on Macintosh to use Mac OS 10.8 for the GPU mode of Twixtor. OpenCL drivers within are more robust and run up to 30% faster than those of Mac OS 10.7.

Pricing:

  • Free upgrade to v6 if you purchased Twixtor v5 or Effections on or after August 1, 2013
  • Upgrades for render-only licenses are free! Just download the v6 installer and use your v5 key
  • Volume discounts are available

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Matrox Avio KVM Extender to Drive EIZO 4K LCD Display at IBC 2013

Matrox Graphics Inc. has announced compatibility of the Matrox Avio F125 fiber-optic KVM extension solution with the EIZO DuraVision FDH3601 monitor, which features 8.8 megapixels (4096 x 2160 native resolution) across a 36.4″ screen.

The DuraVision FDH3601 comes with two DVI-D and two DisplayPort inputs and an advanced set of specifications including 1.07 billion display colors from a palette of 278 trillion, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 700 cd/m2 brightness and an 8ms response time.

Matrox Avio is designed to extend a workstation’s displays and peripheral devices while maintaining system performance with zero compression and zero latency at the remote user station. With its feature-rich connectivity options, it enables the extension of two HD videos or one 2K/4K video, plus keyboard, mouse, stereo analog audio and USB 2.0 devices over a single duplex LC-LC fiber-optic cable up to 400 m in multimode and 4 km in single mode. Extension of 4096×2160 resolution video at 30Hz is ideal for preview and playback of 4K Cinema or Ultra HD video content. For image processing applications that require a higher refresh rate, two Avio pairs can deliver an incredible visual experience on the EIZO 4K display at 60Hz by maintaining synchronization of the two dual-link video signals.

At IBC2013, on the Matrox stand 7.B29, visitors will be treated to a stunning display of 4K footage extended over a fiber-optic cable.

Availability

Matrox Avio F125 KVM extenders and EIZO DuraVision FDH3601 monitors are now available worldwide.

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