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Virtual reality Viaccess-Orca, Harmonic and VideoStitch used IBC to showcase a pre-integrated virtual reality offering for pay TV operators. The ecosystem consists of Harmonic’s Electra X3 advanced media processor, ProMedia X Origin multiscreen media server, ProMedia Xpress high- performance transcoder, and WFS workfl ow system for video compression, encryption, and streaming all integrated with VideoStitch’s Studio V2 post-production 360-degree video stitching software. By applying image processing techniques, such as color correction, exposure, and panorama orientation to camera-capture images in real time, the Studio V2 software transforms content, enabling it to be viewed in the virtual reality realm. In addition to managing this ecosystem, Viaccess- Orca provides VR-enabled immersive user experience via both its Connected Sentinel Player offering for secure playback and its COMPASS personalisation platform. At IBC Watch the the system was demonstrated IBC interview on a consumer-grade head- mounted display connected to a smartphone that decoded Ultra HD 2160p50 HEVC Main 10. www.viaccess-orca.com VFX Autodesk has launched Extension 1 for its Flame 2016 family of 3D VFX software, a move that sees new workfl ow improvements and creative tools, and a performance boost, brought to Flame, Flare, Lustre and Flame Assist. Additions include: Connected Conform, a unifi ed media management approach to sharing, sorting and syncing media across different sequences; advanced performance with real-time GPU-accelerated de-bayering of RED and ARRIRAW source media using NVIDIA K6000 or M6000 graphics cards; and GMask Tracer for simplifying the creation of stunning VFX, using spline-based shape functionality and a chroma keying algorithm. Following feedback from Flame users, Autodesk has also integrated the following updates: Proxy Workfl ow enhancements, new Batch context views, a refi ned Cache status, fullscreen views and a redesigned Tools page. area.autodesk.com KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 106 OCTOBER 2015 | 19