DNEG to Launch xSTUDIO as Open-Source Project


Introducing our DNEG-developed playback and review application, xSTUDIO!

We are pleased to introduce xSTUDIO, our DNEG-developed feature-rich playback and review application.

Engineered to meet the diverse needs of filmmaking professionals working across a broad range of review scenarios, xSTUDIO features a modern, feature-rich and pipeline-agnostic core application, while also providing a full Python API, C++ plugin framework and extensive use of open-source libraries to allow contributors full control of its integration into their pipelines.

xSTUDIO will replace all other image review tools across DNEG’s content creation pipeline, allowing our teams to review shots, edits and grades in a single, unified application on all desktop platforms and operating systems.

And we’re intending to publish xSTUDIO as an open-source project later this year, making it freely available to our industry partners and filmmaking teams. This will allow all contributors to integrate xSTUDIO into their own pipelines with a view to encouraging adoption of the application as the new industry-standard toolset for collaborative review.

“Our teams across the globe design, create, animate and submit thousands of visual effects shots and animation sequences across multiple projects every day,” said Paul Salvini, Global Chief Technology Officer, DNEG. “In xSTUDIO we have created a modern, flexible, feature-rich playback and review application that we hope will become the new industry standard. By freely sharing xSTUDIO as an open source project with our clients and our industry partners we are encouraging everyone to use and develop the toolset, so that we all benefit from the collective expertise in our community”.

“From its conception, xSTUDIO was designed to allow everyone working in the media creation industries to collaborate seamlessly,” said Chas Jarrett, Senior VFX Supervisor, DNEG. “VFX supervisors, artists, directors, DoPs, studio executives, producers – we all look at images every day in many different ways. xSTUDIO will give us a common industry toolset for organizing and displaying all types of media, annotating and editing them, and then securely sharing the results with each other, on our laptops, in screening rooms or over the internet.”

Read the full press release here. 

For more information about xSTUDIO’s features and capabilities, and to express interest, click here.




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