Eyeon is using this weekend's IBC 2009 show in Amsterdam to introduce version 2.0 of its Generation VFX system. Generation fgives producers, supervisors, artists, and editors a common ‘visual effects desktop’ for shot management and review and approval.

Generation 2.0 adds support for RED .r3d and OpenEXR file formats, stereoscopic 3D playback, expanded LUT support, new editing tools, and much more. The result is a highly-flexible front-end application for managing complex projects on tight deadlines, says Eyeon.

The new stereoscopic playback features support a vast range of display devices and encoding technologies. Other new features include python scripting support, an expanded set of dissolves, new interface refinements, new tool bars and features for faster navigation, import and export of Scratch projects via XML, and support for a wide variety of LUTs that can be applied on a per-clip or per-project basis, including monitor calibration LUTs to ensure accurate viewing across the whole facility.

Praise for Generation has come from some unusual sources, including the Queen of Denmark. Gimmick Visual Effects A/S in Copenhagen has used the system on its recent film The Wild Swans, which was created in cooperation with Her Majesty Margrethe II.

"The amazing computer work is pure magic," she said. "I could only watch in wonder and excitement."