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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT Visual effects At IBC 2014 Autodesk unveiled Extension 2 for Flame 2015 which includes support for Shotgun Software, a cloud- based production tracking, review and asset management platform. The integration will enable Flame artists to share project work with producers, supervisors, clients, managers and other artists in the cloud and accelerate the fl ow of diverse project media across creative pipelines. Shotgun was acquired by Autodesk earlier this year. www.autodesk.com On-set grading IBC2014 saw the offi cial launch of Daylight, Filmlight’s new grading product for on-set and near-set production. Daylight is designed to be a “decision tool” that will help DoPs and directors establish looks and visualise what they have shot on set or on location. It encompasses a number of features, including: AJA SDI output; shot fi ltering and sorting; HTML report generation; RED GPU decoding; media consolidation tools; multi-format deliverables; and support for the latest camera codecs. www.filmlight.ltd.uk Conversion Decimator Design has launched an HDMI/SDI cross converter with scaling and frame rate conversion capabilities that does the job of several devices. The MD- HX offers 14 different modes and could act as an SDI to HDMI or HDMI to SDI device or a Down, Up and Cross converter, amongst other things. Anthony Pidgeon, the managing director of Decimator Design’s UK and Europe distributor Symbiosis, said: “The MD-HX is feature packed and cost effective. We think it has the potential to become the leader in this market space.” www.decimator.com 18 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 94 OCTOBER 2014 TV-BAY094OCT14 v118.indd 18 07/10/2014 15:37 Inf