will debut MatchMover Professional 3.0, the latest version of the automatic tracking software, at the upcoming Siggraph 2003 trade show. With the update, the application will be available on the Mac OS X and Linux platforms for the first time.
MatchMover Professional offers a method for automatically tracking 3D camera data and motion from videos and film sequences, while letting users move back and forth between automatic and manual processes. In addition to Mac OS X support, MatchMover Pro 3.0 touts an enhanced interface that’s designed to provide smoother workflow, according to RealViz.
The latest version also adds several features designed in collaboration with leading post production houses in Europe and Hollywood. These include: the handling of motion control data; 3D object model-based tracking; 3D tracking of cameras and multiple objects in the same session; the handling of survey points; a new graph editor toolbox; and motion capture.
RealViz is also plans to begin offering a short-term rental program, with a coupon-based system. Each coupon will let you rent MatchMover Professional 3.0 for 30 days for US$2,000. In addition, each coupon will also entitle you to a $1,000 rebate towards the purchase of the product. Pricing for MatchMover Professional 3.0 hasn’t yet been announced.