Friday, April 29th, 2022 Posted by Jim Thacker

Andersson Technologies releases SynthEyes 2204

Andersson Technologies has released SynthEyes 2204, the latest version of its match moving software.

It’s a sizeable update, with both the Windows and Linux editions of the software now able to read and write movies with all ProRes codecs, and new 3D LUTs for viewing ProRes videos on HDTV monitors.

Other new features include USD export; a Rectify Lens Grid tool for fixing lens distortion; the option to burn in frame numbers, timecodes and timestamps; and new options for generating and using 3D curves.

Full support for ProRes on Windows and Linux as well as macOS
SynthEyes 2204 extends the software’s support for ProRes, with both Windows and Linux editions now able to read and write movies with all ProRes codecs, in the same way as the macOS edition.

The update also introduces new Rec. 2020x to Rec. 709 3D LUTs, decribed as handy for displaying ProRes videos using the Rec. 2020 UHDTV colour gamut on on Rec. 709 HDTV monitors.

New Rectify Lens Grid tool, USD exporter and time data burn-ins
Other new features include Rectify Lens Grid, a new tool for processing lens grids to correct lens distortion, intended as a “last resort” when conventional lens calibration is impossible.

The existing Lens Master Calibration tool now supports anamorphic distortion with negative distortion eccentricity, for shots with both barrel and pincushion distortion.

The update also introduces a new USD Exporter, described as a “possible FBX and Alembic replacement”, making it possible to export data including rigs and vertex caches in .usda format.

In addition, it is now possible to burn in frame numbers, timecodes and timestamps in the camera view and perspective views, when previewing movies, or saving sequences of processed images.

More options for creating and exporting 3D curves
SynthEyes 2204 also introduces new options for generating and using flexes: 3D spline curves that can be used to track shapes like arches on buildings or the edges of roads.

It is now possible to place flex control points onto meshes, to generate a “LIDAR-style mesh” from a flex, and to export flexes in OBJ, FBX and USDA format.

Pricing and availability
SynthEyes 2204 is available for Windows 10+, RHEL/CentOS 7 Linux and macOS 10.13+.

New licences cost from $299 to $699, depending on whether you buy the Intro or Pro edition of the software, and for which platforms.

The 2204 update also introduces new Managed Seat licences, for use on cloud workstations; and Managed Temporary licences, for use when contracting multiple tracking artists for short periods of time.

Read a full list of new features in SynthEyes 2204 on Andersson Technologies’ website