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New in HIERO and HIEROPLAYER 10

The latest releases of HIERO and HIEROPLAYER see both products updated in line with NUKE STUDIO 10. HIERO and HIEROPLAYER 10’s timeline toolset is now even better, with new in-timeline Soft Effects including a real-time keyer; enhanced audio handling; and a big push on improving performance.

In addition, NUKE STUDIO’s intelligent background rendering has been added to HIERO, automatically using all available resources to enhance speed and performance.

What’s new in HIERO

Timeline performance

HIERO now offers a faster and more satisfying timeline editing and conform experience, especially when working with longer timelines or timelines with many items. Key improvements include better responsiveness when interacting with the timeline user interface along with faster and more stable playback on both short and long-form projects.

Intelligent built-in rendering

New to HIERO but previously available in NUKE STUDIO, built-in render farm functionality automatically uses all available resources to enhance speed and performance, either on a single machine or when connected to multiple machines running NUKE Render nodes.

Transcode performance

Users will experience faster export speed due to accelerated file transcoding when converting NUKE’s native DPX format to Apple QuickTime ProRes 4444 and Apple QuickTime ProRes 422.

Chroma Keyer Soft Effect

HIERO’s new Chroma Keyer Soft Effect delivers real-time keying directly in the timeline. When used in conjunction with the Overlay Track, Chroma Keyer lets you see your keyed element on top of background elements, enabling you to make adjustments in context.

Blink Script Soft Effect

The BlinkScript node is now available as a Soft Effect on the HIERO Timeline, allowing you to create custom GPU-enabled Soft Effects on the timeline and in the node graph.

Color Correct Soft Effect

A new Color Correct Soft Effect brings the functionality of the frequently used ColorCorrect node to the timeline, letting you make quick adjustments to contrast, gamma, gain, and offset without jumping to NUKE.

 

Audio handling

You can now scrub or step through audio samples in order to easily match specific points in a clip or sequence. In addition, there’s a new option to view a half waveform for better use of screen real estate.

 

VFX Reference Platform 2015 updates

Updates to the VFX Reference Platform libraries include Pyside to version 1.2.2; EXR to version 2.2, featuring DWAA/DWAB compression; and GCC to version 4.8.3.

What’s new in HIEROPLAYER

Timeline performance

HIEROPLAYER now offers a faster and more satisfying timeline editing and conform experience, especially when working with longer timelines or timelines with many items. Key improvements include better responsiveness when interacting with the timeline user interface along with faster and more stable playback on both short and long-form projects.

Audio handling

You can now scrub or step through audio samples in order to easily match specific points in a clip or sequence. In addition, there’s a new option to view a half waveform for better use of screen real estate.

Soft Effects read support

HIEROPLAYER offers read support for new Soft Effects created in NUKE STUDIO and HIERO, including Chroma Keyer, Blink Script and Color Correct.

VFX Reference Platform 2015 updates

Updates to the VFX Reference Platform libraries include Pyside to version 1.2.2; EXR to version 2.2, featuring DWAA/DWAB compression; and GCC to version 4.8.3.

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