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ftrack Celebrates 10th Anniversary at SIGGRAPH 2022 with Latest Innovations and Product Showcases at Booth #403

STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ftrack, the creator of media review and team collaboration solutions for the creative industries, today announced plans for SIGGRAPH 2022, the premier annual conference for computer graphics and interactive techniques. At this year’s event, ftrack will celebrate its rich history of innovation with the release of several feature updates – including a new user interface and improved Nuke and Maya integrations – and will host a theater where attendees can watch demos and hear first hand from ftrack customers.

This year’s event coincides with a milestone for ftrack; the 10th anniversary of its founding by CEO Fredrik Limsater and co-founders Björn Rydahl and Mattias Lagergren. Over ten years, ftrack has won a Technology and Engineering Emmy, two Academy Sci-Tech awards, and served 10 Best VFX Academy Award winners. Hundreds of studios worldwide have used ftrack products with thousands of projects delivered. Learn more about ftrack’s 10th anniversary.

“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate ftrack’s decade-long journey with our community of creative colleagues at SIGGRAPH,” said Limsater. “When we introduced ftrack to the world in 2012, we were just a team of five people. Now, 10 years later, ftrack has grown in both team size and production. Our love for this industry, our dedication to the people who work in it, and our thirst for innovation have led to three solid products. We look forward to showcasing the many innovative new features we added to each at SIGGRAPH 2022.”

New Product Features, Integrations, and Betas

Since 2012, ftrack has created industry-leading tools that streamline the production pipeline. In ftrack studio, ftrack reviewand cineSync, ftrack offers seamless production management and review and approval solutions through accessible and efficient tools. The suite of features announced at SIGGRAPH 2022 will further increase usability and reduce friction when delivering complex productions through simplified workflows and ergonomic updates.

Connect 2.0

At SIGGRAPH, ftrack will officially present Connect 2.0, the desktop application that allows users to integrate ftrack Studio with creative applications, publish assets, launch custom code, and more. Connect 2.0 supports today’s VFX pipelines by making it easy to launch integrations and collaborate with artists. Features and benefits include:

  • A new widget system allows users to create custom tabs in Connect, which can contain any process the user wants.
  • The plugin manager Massively simplifies the installation of Connect 2.0 widgets and ftrack Studio integrations.
  • A vastly improved infrastructureincluding a new codebase, an updated build and packaging system, and a new config-based app launcher.

New Maya and Nuke ftrack Studio integrations

Connect 2.0 will launch with two new ftrack Studio integrations: Nuke and Maya. These integrations will work with the latest versions of Nuke and Maya and will be the first of many new integrations built using ftrack’s new Pipeline Framework: a new way to create, deliver and update integrations in ftrack Studio. New features include:

  • Opener: Allows artists to open previously published scene files called snapshots in the DCC application.
  • Asset Manager: For asset tracking and versioning up and down.
  • Assembler : Allows artists to “assemble” published assets by importing or referencing them.
  • Log viewer: Can be leveraged to debug situations occurring in a studio’s pipeline.

New ftrack Studio UI and sidebar

At SIGGRAPH, ftrack will show off the new sidebar coming to ftrack Studio for the first time. The new sidebar represents the first step towards a significant overhaul of ftrack Studio’s user experience, based on a new technology stack. The new ftrack Studio sidebar provides users with an enhanced user experience with improved usability and ergonomics. Benefits include:

  • Improved design and flexibility.

  • Intuitive navigation capabilities.

  • New docking modes: docked and modal.

A new user interface for reviewing customers in ftrack Studio

At SIGGRAPH, ftrack will launch a beta version of a new customer rating experience in ftrack Studio. The new Customer Review UI in ftrack Studio significantly reinvents what came before and adds new tools and workflows to reduce friction in customer feedback sessions. Features include:

  • A new user interface: A larger media window, a redesigned comment bar, and more.
  • An improved review experience: More responsive notes and faster session loading.
  • New tools: Ghost annotations, flip and flop images, resolution selection, and more.

ftrack will also launch three other new ftrack Studio features at SIGGRAPH: Split tasks, Status permissionsand one new Lightbox Player demo session.

ftrack theater at SIGGRAPH

ftrack will host a theater at Booth #403 at SIGGRAPH 2022, featuring presentations from the ftrack team and customers. Attendees will hear from ftrack users like The Mill and SWISS, who will discuss how ftrack and cineSync have benefited their pipeline. There will also be sessions on managing review workflows, cineSync 5, new ftrack integrations, and more. See the full theater program.

On Wednesday, August 10, ftrack will host a social mix, where guests will have the opportunity to show off their Nintendo skills against the Super Smash Bros. pros. from ftrack.

  • When: 5:00 p.m. – Wednesday | August 10, 2022
  • Where: Booth #403

The ftrack team will be well represented at SIGGRAPH. If you would like to meet the team to find out how ftrack can solve post-production issues today, you organize a meeting via this link.

About ftrack

ftrack, a Backlight company, is the creator of ftrack Studio, cineSync, and ftrack Review, the Emmy and Oscar-winning production tracking, interactive media review, and team collaboration platforms for the creative industries. ftrack’s solutions are designed for producers, supervisors, artists and pipeline developers and facilitate seamless and secure collaboration with anyone, anywhere. ftrack’s products and company philosophy are founded on the fundamental belief that success results from great teamwork. ftrack has built a talented global team that works with honesty, flexibility and inclusiveness and seeks to build a future where process disappears behind progress. ftrack was founded in 2012 and acquired by Backlight in 2021. ftrack celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2022. To learn how ftrack helps creatives meet the ever-increasing demands of creative workflows, please visit ftrack.com.