Due to Fairlight (booth #243) joining the Autodesk Infrastructure Sparks program, the company will develop audio media and metadata integration between Autodesk’s editing and visual effects systems and Fairlight’s nonlinear audio recording, editing and mixing systems.
Fairlight will support Autodesk’s open-serial peripheral interfaces (SPIs) to deliver a connected workflow between Fairlight’s DREAM and Pyxis audio products and Autodesk’s Discreet Fire and Smoke editing/finishing systems; and Fairlight’s DREAM and Pyxis audio products and Autodesk’s Discreet Inferno, Flame and Flint visual effects systems.
Fairlight plans to support the Autodesk Wiretap application-programming interface (API), enabling file transfers of media and metadata between products from both companies. A typical workflow may involve a Fairlight system accessing multitrack editorial audio content over a local area network or secure wide area network to permit mixing of audio to picture in the Fairlight systems. The completed mix would be returned to an Autodesk system for a seamless file-based “digital data” workflow.
“In today’s data-centric production environments,” said Bill Roberts, director of product management at Autodesk’s Media and Entertainment division, “our goal is to provide as much flexibility as possible to our clients. Autodesk is committed to developing more open and connected frameworks for richer exchanges of data between multi-vendor post-production workflows.”
“Developing a transparent file transfer between Autodesk and Fairlight systems will offer significant benefits to both companies’ customers,” said John Lancken, CEO of Fairlight. “Our collaboration will provide an immediate workflow advantage to facilities that currently enjoy using both Autodesk and Fairlight products, and to any future customers who may need to implement a totally integrated and comprehensive network-based data workflow.”