Visual effects studio DNEG has released the open source beta version of its playback and review app xSTUDIO via the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) GitHub repository.
xSTUDIO is designed to meet the needs of content creators throughout the production process, said DNEG. It can be employed on set, in the office, in remote reviews or across teams of connected users.
The app can be used as a stand-alone player or integrated into any pipeline via plugins and the Python API. It includes a feature-rich and pipeline-agnostic core application, added DNEG, while also providing a full Python API, C++ plugin framework, and extensive use of open source libraries to allow contributors full control of its integration into their pipelines.
As an open source project, xSTUDIO will be managed by a Technical Steering Committee (TSC) chaired by DNEG and consisting of engineers and contributors from the community, added the company.
“In launching xSTUDIO as an open source project, we hope that it will become a useful and standard tool in our industry. We encourage our clients, industry colleagues and partners to use and develop xSTUDIO so we can all benefit as a community,” said Paul Salvini, global chief technology officer, DNEG.
The open source beta version of xSTUDIO is available here.