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HIERO 1.8 offers a range of user driven new features and improvements to HIERO and HIEROPLAYER, focusing on both interoperability with NUKE and core workflow enhancements.
Quicktime colour handling controls, the result of a joint HIERO & NUKE development project, a wide range of enhancements to optimise playback, new audio level controls, the ability to use custom readers and a whole host of additional improvements and fixes, make HIERO 1.8 the perfect companion to NUKE for any production.
HIERO 1.8 improves the way HIERO and HIEROPLAYER handle color when reading quicktime files. These improvements not only help to secure better results by default for automatic color handling, but also give users enhanced control over the parameters and adjustment settings to fine tune results when needed. These improvements are also reflected in the latest release of NUKE.
HIERO and HIEROPLAYER 1.8 feature a large number of tweaks and improvements that ensure the movement of image data from disk, to ram cache, to the viewer is significantly faster and more reliable. This has been achieved through the addition of: Half size optimization, making proxy, or low res, playback faster, a new Cineon fast path reader ensuring larger file formats can be read quickly, new Project Load Optimization and Timeline view optimizations that make it much faster to scrub through the timeline when working on long sequences.
HIERO 1.8 gives users access to Per Track and Per Item Volume Controls that enable the individual control of volume on differing tracks and differing items in the timeline within both HIERO and HIEROPLAYER.
HIERO 1.8 adds the ability to use custom image readers built against the standard NUKE API. This new functionality enables HIERO and HIEROPLAYER to fall back to custom NUKE readers when dealing with unrecognizable formats.