Tweak Software Launches RV, a Playback Software for Images and Film Sequences

Tweak Software has released RV, the company’s first commercially available software package. RV is a highly customizable cross-platform image and sequence viewer that is capable of playing-back uncompressed film resolution clips.

RV is a real-time, film resolution, high-dynamic-range image and sequence viewer for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The application can play back uncompressed film resolution sequences, and includes native support for stereo 3D. RV combines a flexible architecture and a hardware accelerated compositing pipeline with a lean, polished design tailored to professional digital artists.

Key Features of RV:
- Real-time playback for desktop, dailies and projection.
- Customizable, extensible architecture.
- Real-time hardware color correction.
- High dynamic range, floating point image pipeline.
- Advanced color management with support for OpenExr style linear-light scene-referred workflow.
- Native stereoscopic 3D support.
- RVIO, a stand alone batch image-processing tool to convert, conform, slate, color correct and composite image sequences.
- Comparison, tiling, compositing and playback of any number of sources.
- Multi-channel audio with real-time floating point re-sampling.
- Open source session file format (with Python/C++ tools).

RV is coming to market in a release version 3.4, having undergone multiple generations of development for internal use at Tweak Films. To date, RV has benefited Tweak’s projects as well as projects for a select group of major effects facilities, including WETA Digital, which adopted a pre-release version in 2006.

RV costs US$299 per node-locked license and $369 per floating license.

Source: DigitalArts