Netflix Joins Academy Software program Basis



LOS ANGELES — The Academy Software program Basis (ASWF), a impartial discussion board for open supply software program improvement within the movement image and media industries, in the present day introduced that Netflix has joined the Basis as a member.

The Academy Software program Basis additionally introduced in the present day that OpenTimelineIO has been accepted as a Basis-hosted mission and is without doubt one of the first initiatives Netflix will contribute to as a member of the Basis. Initially created by Pixar Animation Studios, OpenTimelineIO (OTIO) is an Open Supply API and interchange format that facilitates collaboration and communication of editorial knowledge and timeline data between a studio’s story, editorial, and manufacturing departments all over post-production. You may learn extra in regards to the announcement right here.

David Morin, government director of the Academy Software program Basis, commented, “Netflix’s deep experience in streaming media wants no introduction, however it’s lesser recognized that Netflix additionally has a robust dedication to open supply software program, having open sourced many initiatives already, and contributing to many extra. We’re happy to welcome Netflix into our group, and we stay up for their involvement and contributions to ASWF initiatives, together with OpenTimelineIO, which we’re happy to announce is now a Basis mission.”

Erik Strauss, Netflix director of post-production engineering, mentioned, “We’re thrilled to hitch the Academy Software program Basis and stay up for extending our collaboration with friends and companions on progressive software program initiatives, similar to OTIO, that are the cornerstone of digital manufacturing.”

“We’re happy to see Netflix be part of the Academy Software program Basis,” Pixar’s vice chairman of analysis and improvement, Guido Quaroni, famous. “As a founding member, we’ve watched the Basis’s initiatives flourish with the help of the group, which is why we submitted OpenTimelineIO to the Basis. Netflix has been an energetic contributor of OpenTimelineIO, and we stay up for their continued help and collaboration as a Basis member.”

Launched in August 2018 by the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences and the Linux Basis, Academy Software program Basis supplies a impartial discussion board for open supply software program builders to share assets and collaborate on applied sciences for picture creation, visible results, animation and sound.

SIGGRAPH 2019 Open Supply Day

All SIGGRAPH 2019 attendees are invited to “Open Supply Day,” hosted by Academy Software program Basis, on July 30 on the JW Marriott in Los Angeles. The occasion is a full day of Birds of a Feather (BoF) classes centered on open supply initiatives used for visible results, animation, and picture creation – Academy Software program Basis, OpenVDB, OpenCue, OpenEXR, Rez, OpenTimelineIO, ACES, OpenColorIO, Open Shading Language, and MaterialX. Extra particulars can be found right here.

Supply: Academy Software program Basis

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