Saturday, November 18

Foundry to unveil 1st public previews of Nuke 11.0 and Elara at NAB 2017

FoundryFoundry will unveil the first public previews of Nuke 11.0 and Elara, a new service for post-production in the cloud at NAB 2017.

A live streamed event will give Foundry fans the full scoop along with the latest news on their ongoing partnership with Lytro Cinema. The event will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall on April 24.

 In open beta starting April 2017, Nuke 11.0 will be the next major release of the industry’s leading compositor. Focusing on collaboration and performance, Nuke 11.0 introduces exciting features to the Nuke family including Live Groups, Lens Distortion improvements, and Timeline Disk Caching, as well as a huge update to the latest industry standards via the VFX Reference Platform 2017. Daily demos will be available in the AMD (SL2424) and HP booths (SL2424), and as part of Foundry’s big event on Monday, April 24.

This special event will introduce the world to Elara; a cloud-based service for post-production that centralises infrastructure, creative tools and pipeline. Now studios can access everything they need via their web browser including Foundry and third-party applications integrated cloud rendering, scalable storage and compute. Foundry will demonstrate how a global team can set up a virtual studio, complete with central pipeline, storage and resources in a few clicks, without worrying about a high upfront investment or management complexity.

After seeing how a VFX short film can be delivered through Elara using a wide variety of creative applications  including Nuke Studio, Katana, Houdini and V-Ray, Foundry will host Buzz Hays, General Manager of Lytro Cinema, who will provide an update on Lytro Cinema with a focus on a Lytro Cinema Light Field workflow in Nuke.

The session will then close with a panel discussion on how cloud technology could change the VFX industry.

Hosted by Foundry CTO Jon Wadelton, the panel will feature expert insights from Simon Pickles (Foundry), Buzz Hays (Lytro Cinema), Austin Meyers (Steelhead), and Jeff Kember (Google Cloud Platform).

The panel discussion will give attendees a wide angle view on where the cloud could take us.