At the NAB 2012 show in Las Vegas, British visual effects software developer The Foundry has showcased its new Hiero tool.

Hiero offers shot management, conform and review for visual effects work, pulling tasks away from expensive VFX suites and freeing them up for more creative jobs.  It's designed to work seamlessly with The Foundry’s NUKE and NUKEX compositing applications to provide a powerful and highly cost effective VFX workflow.

Here's a video introduction to what it aims to offer.

Hiero costs from £3,150 plus VAT. It's now available for Mac OS X and Windows.