For a long time there has been a missing link between editing, visual effects and finishing software. Existing tools were both expensive and involved laborious manual processes. The Foundry’s conforming software, HIERO, puts an end to this, offering production facilities a simple, effective way to conform and manage their shots.
HIERO lets customers import footage, shots, EDLs, XMLs and any other information or metadata into one place, so it can be automatically categorised and structured. Our conform software also acts as a timeline for NUKE, our high-end compositing system. HIERO’s open, scriptable framework means it can work out of the box or be easily adapted to fit into some of the most complex pipelines in the industry.
HIERO is a pipeline in a box from The Foundry. A shot management, conform and review timeline bringing missing link functionality to the visual effects pipeline that will improve your facility's efficiency and shot throughput volume.
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"HIERO has removed all the tedious, manual labour from conforming. I pointed it towards my EDL and 1.5tb of RED Epic footage magically relinked! HIERO breaks out shots with ease and automatically names, symlinks and prepares them for NUKE roundtripping. HIERO is ******* brilliant. Seriously, at the price point, it's a no-brainer!"
"We love that The Foundry are developing a product as sophisticated as HIERO. The flexibility, ease of use and integration into our pipeline will increase our output, allowing even more jobs to pass through our facility. The Foundry has yet again come up with a solution that will benefit the post product community."
"We're really interested in HIERO and what it can do for us in the future. As far as we can see it seems to be a real workhorse for the daily in-house review stage allowing us to easily drive the artists on the project by linking the timeline directly into NUKE comps. Hopefully we can build up a connection to the online stage as good as the wire connection between Smoke and Flame. This is a crucial stage in commercial work, because the turnaround times get shorter and shorter the closer you are to the final review. For commercials this has been traditionally done in Flame, but HIERO could change all that if it delivers speed and reliability."
HIEROPLAYER is a VFX review tool built for artists, complementing HIERO and integrating with NUKE, and the VFX pipeline. Giving access to the full HIERO project on the VFX workstation, HIEROPLAYER lets artists view shots in the context of a conformed HIERO timeline and quickly review versions of renders.