Name: Tweak Software RV
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.7 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
- Apple Intel with ATI Radeon 9600, Nvidia GeForce FX, or newer.
RV is the next generation image and sequence viewer for VFX and animation artists. RV is high-performance, hardware accelerated, and pipeline-friendly. It adapts to your workflow, runs on Windows, Mac and Linux, and integrates with key tools like Nuke, Maya, Deadline, and Qube!
RV Key Features
- Cross Platform 64 bit, Linux, Mac OSX, Windows
- 2K Uncompressed Playback from RAM or Disk
- One-Click Remote Sync for Collaborative Review
- Annotation/Paint Tools
- Stereo 3D (Active and Passive)
- Audio scrubbing/stepping with video sync
- Color Management with Support for Linear-Light Workflow
- Python Scriptable, Customizable Architecture
- Realtime Hardware Color Correction
Film Resolution, Uncompressed, High-Dynamic Range Playback from RAM or Disk RV is high performance professional playback and review application optimized for direct from disk and cached RAM playback. So, RV works everywhere from the desktop to the digital theater.
Industry Standard Image Support
OpenEXR, DPX, Cineon, JPEG, Tiff, Targa, JPEG 2000, H.264, ARRIRAW, RED and Photo/Motion JPEG Quicktime are few of the industry standard formats RV supports out of the box. I/O can be multithreaded (with any number of cores) for all image types. For formats often used for direct from disk playback, I/O options are provided to maximize performance.
Nuke, Maya, Shotgun Native Integration
RV works directly with Nuke, Maya, and Shotgun out of the box. RV integration goes beyond old-style flipbook workflows to tie the power and flexibility of RV's media handling to leading CG and VFX tools.
Mix Resolutions, Color Spaces, File Formats and Framerates on a single Timeline RV's advanced media engine resizes, reformats, retimes, and color manages your media on the fly in real-time so you can mix sources without extra work. Animators can match reference video at any frame rate against their shot at 24fps, supervisors can layer 2K renders over storyboards or half-res animation takes, editors can cut together the latest versions mixing DPX, Exr, Quicktimes of different resolutions. Annotation/Paint
Annotation works over sync for remote reviews or you can use it in dailies and desktop reviews. Save your annotations in the session file or export them as snapshots or movies (RVIO license required).
Audio Scrubbing/Stepping and Timeline Magnifier with Waveform Display RV mixes any number of audio inputs and plays them synchronized with video. RV preserves the pitch of your audio while you chage the frame rate, so your sound track is still recognizable. RV's timeline magnifier shows your waveform and lets you zoom in on a section of the timeline.
Multi-Layer Image Handling
RV handles multi-layer image files like OpenEXR. You can choose which layer to view and cache, and compare layers with A/B wipes or layouts.
3D stereo playback comes naturally to RV; anything you can do with one image you can do with stereo images. RV supports: shutter glasses, HDMI 1.4a, DLP projectors, cross-polarized TVs, anaglyph, old-school eye-crossing (and more). RVIO, RV's batch processing program, handles stereo just as easily as RV; it can create stereo multi-track quicktime files and stereo OpenEXR files, or rip stereo sources to individual frames per-eye.
High Dynamic Range Pixel Management
RV can be connected over a network for remote reviews. Annotations, Play/stop, scrub, zoom/pan, color corrections, stereo offset, and more can be selectively sent or received between participants. RV can generate a 'Sync Link' that you can paste into chat so other artists can immediately connect up and review the same media. High Dynamic Range image data has become common place and RV is the right tool for viewing it. Image data is kept in the best internal representation for examination and playback: 8 or 16 bit fixed point integral and 16 and 32 bit floating point imagery can be mixed together. For example, you can crunch high bit depth film images down to lower precision to fit more in cache or keep full 32 bit float data in memory to experiment with changes in exposure in real-time.
Script, Customize, Extend, and Integrate
RV's new color tools have taken color management to the next level. The color pipeline can be completely configured with any mix of color transforms in any order. RV Ships with a library of individual color operations (and inverses) such as Kodak Log, sRGB, Rec709, Matrix, CDL. These transforms can be chained together and inserted into multiple locations in RV's image processing pipeline.
Real-Time Color Correction
RV's sophisticated color processing system supports accurate color management with built-in support for:
- Film (Kodak Log, Viper Log) - HDTV Color Space (Rec709) - HD Reference Monitor Color Space (Rec709) - Computer Monitor Working Spaces (sRGB, gamma) - Unique Display Devices such as Digital Cinema Projectors (using HDR LUTs)
Color corrections are applied in real-time using your graphics hardware. The most important and common transfer functions like Kodak Log, sRGB, Rec.709, and basic Gamma, are built-in for maximum accuracy when used with HDR imagery. Real-time color adjustments work on the full range of your images.
Launch RV from Links Anywhere
RV can be launched from links in web pages, emails, documents, and chat windows. This makes it easy to integrate RV into your workflow whether you have an advanced production tracking system like Shotgun, or your own in-house workflow. RVlinks are special URLs that have the full power of RV's command-line interface, including the ability to control RV through the scripting language. So you can use them to do things like launch RV to A/B compare two takes, tile a directory of images, or even to automatically sync up to another user for a remote review.
Sequences, EDLs and Frame Marking
RV makes it easy to work with multiple image sequences, movies and still frames. You can load multiple clips from the command line, with drag-and-drop, or by reading a text based EDL. RV lets you mark the timeline so you can quickly navigate using hot keys. For example, a movie of a sequence can be marked at the shot boundaries so that you can skip from shot to shot or loop over each shot.
What's New in Version 7.0.0:
RV 7 comes with support for Shotgun's SG Review toolset introduced in Shotgun 7. In addition to supporting the versioning of editorial data and the playback of media in editorial context, this toolset replaces previous RV/Shotgun integration work and has these advantages:
All GUI code is distributed in source with RV (instead of being served remotely) for easy modification.
It's written in Python, not Mu.
We're using Shotgun Toolkit standards and code so that future versions will support user-written Toolkit "Apps"
A given RV Session can mix nodes and sources managed by Shotgun with others that are not without confusing the integration.
Similar to RV_PATHSWAP environment variables, RV_OS_PATH environment variables can simplify the management of media paths on multiple platforms.
Added support for xdg as an rvlink protocol handler on linux (for Chrome). FIXED
On Blackmagic DecLink cards, presentation mode could crash when displaying 10bit YUV.
A Qt bug could cause the RV preferences to be corrupted or reset during heavy use when the prefs are stored on a network filesystem.