GridIron Software on Friday announced
1.5, its grid computing solution designed especially for Adobe After Effects Professional 6.5. It’s a plug-in for After Effects Pro that speeds the rendering of video effects by distributing the work over several computers networked together — grid computing. It works on Macs and PCs.
The new version of X-Factor adds grid computing support for the After Effects Render Queue. It also enables the use of network drives and Storage Area Networks (SANs) and supports new security features in Windows XP SP2, if you’re working in a cross-platform After Effects environment. X-Factor was first introduced
earlier this year. GridIron X-Factor 1.5 is coming this October; network drive support is available in the free Basic edition, while Render Queue processing is included in the US$1,995 Unlimited edition. The upgrade will be available for free for existing users.