Eyeon Software has unveiled Generation 1.1 at the NAB Show 2009 exhibition. Generation is a collaborative compositing environment, and the new version of Generation adds new playback and image adjustment features, and extends the collaborative capabilities of the application.
Generation combines shot-tracking with version histories, an editing panel for working with EDLs and playlists, and playback functions for review. Every part of Generation is scriptable so that facilities can integrate their in-house tools rather than having to modify their pipeline to make Generation fit in. Grease pencil annotation and live chat tools simplify communications between artists, supervisors and clients, and preserve a record of all feedback and decisions.
New features in Generation 1.1 include support for 3D LUTs; Gain, Gamma and Lift controls, as well as brightness and contrast adjustment; Red, Green, Blue and Alpha channel views; and Flip and Flop image mirroring. The software also gains crop masks for playback enabling artists to view content in different aspect ratios as it will display in different output formats
A customizable context menu offers scripts that helps users organize and access scripts -- and there is improved functionality for EDL imports, including reassigning media and timecode offsets. XML conversion now retains full timeline and version history, and JPEG caching support has been added to allow more frames to be cached in RAM.