[Bf-committers] Fwd: News from The Khronos Group

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Mon Apr 18 20:21:28 CEST 2005




> The Khronos Group
> News Release
> ....
> Khronos Group Launches OpenML Open Source SDK
> New Member Skymicro and other Khronos Members demonstrate OpenML on  
> shipping products at NAB April 18-21 at the Las Vegas Convention  
> Center
> National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Las Vegas  April 18, 2005
>  The Khronos Group today announced that its implementation of the  
> OpenML® API is to be made available as open source on Sourceforge. The  
> OpenML specification provides software and hardware developers with a  
> professional-grade, cross- platform, standardized media framework for  
> the capturing, processing, synchronizing and playing of digital media  
> content - including video, audio and 3D graphics - for authoring and  
> content creation systems. The open source SDK is based largely on  
> SGI's implementation of dmSDK and contains: libraries and utilities to  
> enable OpenML applications to run on Linux, IRIX® and Windows systems;  
> source and header files for the libraries to enable new OpenML  
> applications to be built; source code for example OpenML applications  
> and audio and video device modules and full documentation. The source  
> is expected to available on Sourceforge within two weeks under a  
> derivative of the SGI FreeB license which permits full commercial use  
> of the code for building commercial applications.
>  Khronos is also pleased to announce that Skymicro, a leading  
> manufacturer of digital video equipment for the TV industry, has  
> joined the Khronos Group as a Contributing member in order to  
> participate in the ongoing evolution of the OpenML API. Skymicro will  
> be demonstrating on booth #SL3761 an OpenML application that records  
> and plays uncompressed video through a Merlin board. www.skymicro.com
>  "The ground-breaking technology of SGI's dmSDK is not only a key  
> component of the OpenML standard - but is now available as part of the  
> OpenML open source as a significant enabler to many companies creating  
> media creation tools and platforms," said Neil Trevett, president of  
> the Khronos Group and senior vice president of market development at  
> 3Dlabs. "Khronos believes that open source is the most effective  
> vehicle to drive the continued adoption of OpenML as it will foster a  
> community of developers that can work together to extend platform and  
> device support for the good of the industry."
> "SGI is delighted to see the accelerating deployment of OpenML-based  
> systems," said Frank Bernard, OpenML working group chair and technical  
> lead at SGI. "As the creator of OpenGL, and the first implementer of  
> OpenML, SGI is firmly committed to the development of open standards.  
> When fragmented, proprietary APIs are replaced by broadly supported  
> industry standards, customers will be the ultimate winners."
> "The OpenML SDK brought to the open source community is another  
> exciting step forward that will build momentum behind the standard and  
> benefit all manufacturers of graphics and video applications" explains  
> Jean-Luc Dery, product development manager at Autodesk MED/Discreet.  
> "Whether working on a video or film production, developing a game, or  
> simply streaming multimedia content, creators and their end users will  
> benefit alike from the SDK which provides a more coherent way to  
> orchestrate multiple media applications and hardware peripherals."
> Khronos OpenML Working Group Members invite you to view demonstrations  
> of shipping products running OpenML technology on their booths at NAB
>  Autodesk MED/Discreet will be demonstrating its award winning flame®  
> special effects system and smoke DI editing/finishing system on stand  
> SL1920. Both products use the IRIX OpenML SDK and will be demonstrated  
> on the SGI Tezro platform with the Dmedia Pro video I/O option.
>  DVS is demonstrating on booth #SL1260 OpenML on CLIPSTER®, the  
> one-stop DI system, demonstrating real-time editing, conforming,  
> finishing and color correction. Being a one-stop solution in the post  
> production area includes having an open system and thus to provide the  
> capability for our customers to use 3rd party applications whenever  
> they like. With the support of OpenML we make the doors wide for  
> CLIPSTER® to be a platform for multiple applications thereby enhancing  
> the creative possibilities of every user.
> SGI will be demonstrating on booth #SL1943 how Open ML is used to  
> support playback of nominal 4K film and video images in real-time.  
> Four DM3 cards each output a full resolution 1920x1080 image, which  
> are input to the Sony 4K SXRD projector where they are composited to a  
> 3840x2160 frame.

Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation ton at blender.org  

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