Friday, July 2nd, 2021 Posted by Jim Thacker

Autodesk ships Flame 2022.1

Autodesk has released Flame 2022.1, the next update to its compositing, finishing and effects software, adding new options for camera tracking and for caching motion vectors.

The software is also now certified for use with AMD as well as Intel CPUs, with Lenovo’s Threadripper Pro-powered ThinkStation P620 becoming the first approved AMD-based system.

Updates to the new Camera Analysis camera tracking system
Flame 2022.1 updates the software’s Camera Analysis node – the new machine-learning based automated 3D tracking system introduced in Flame 2022.

Users can now select from three quality presets to trade solving speed against the quality of the solve, or can opt to place tracking points manually on shots where automated solves fail.

Motion Vector maps, used for motion warp tracking and projector tracking as well as Camera Analysis, can now be stored as standard clips and made visible in Flame’s workspace for reuse.

Improvements to the timeline and Preview Panel
Workflow improvements include updates to the Preview Panel, which now displays the clip and file resolution of any clip selected in MediaHub, and the version of the camera SDK used to decode files.

Users can also select individual RGBA channels of clips in layered formats like EXR in the Flame timeline; and can export 10-bit QuickTime files.

Now certified for use on AMD-based as well as Intel workstations
In addition, Lenovo’s Threadripper Pro-powered ThinkStation P620 becomes the first system certified by Autodesk for use with Flame to use AMD CPUs.

The other systems certified all use Intel processors.

Pricing and availability
Flame 2022.1 is available for CentOS 7.6/8.2 Linux and macOS 10.14+ on a rental-only basis. Subscriptions cost $550/month or $4,415/year.

Read a full list of new features in Flame 2022.1 in the online documentation