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That's right, CSB is two years old. It's been a long and exciting path to follow these last twenty-four months, from the humble origins of the very first version of AlamDV to the current incarnation of the program and a thriving community of several thousand users from all over the world. The best is yet to come of course, with AlamDV3, DigiGrade and Chromanator all due out in the next few months. It looks like the next two years will be even more productive and rewarding for us all!
The next few months will see some big changes, both for CSB-Digital and for the AlamDV community. We have been planning the forthcoming transition for many months and it is exciting to see the moment of truth finally approaching.
As a glimpse at the future, here are the official new logos for AlamDV3 and Chromanator:
As you all know Malone is remaking the whole website as it shifts into FXhome.com, so be prepared for many changes and a new look very soon.
The new applications are developing well, but there have been some unexpected delays. This is the first time we have made every part of our programs in-house and, while this gives us more flexibility, it also inevitably creates a lot more work. The release dates may be forced to slip a little but we are working 24/7 to make sure we will be as close to the deadline as possible.
|Latest Chromanator info|
As we draw ever nearer the release of Chromanator, our forthcoming compositing package, we will begin to reveal its features and power, beginning here with a look at a part of the new G6 engine that is driving our new programs.
Our new product range is designed to be far more powerful than anything we have attempted before and, as such, they need a stronger and more sophisticated infrastructure. This is in the form of our G6 engine, thus named simply because it is the sixth generation of the technology that began with AlamDV1. Of course, the G6 engine bears no resemblance to what we were working with two years ago, as the G6 is no mere update – it is entirely new, written from the ground up with Chromanator, DigiGrade and AlamDV3 specifically in mind.
One aspect of the G6 is improved file support, with all our upcoming programs fully supporting Quicktime6 and DirectShow. This means that the very latest video software from Apple and some of the more esoteric PC codecs will now work smoothly – including the infamous MicrosoftDV codec, which has plagued us in the past with incompatibility problems. The notorious 'little blue box' on the workspace will very much be a thing of the past. You will even have the opportunity of working with on-the-fly deinterlacing when needed.
We will be gradually revealing more Chromanator details over the next couple of weeks, including information on the new rendering system and the special three-way interface.