Projection Product Of The Year, Software: d3 Technologies d3 R12

Projection Product Of The Year, Software: d3 Technologies d3 R12

The top products of the past year are here once again. Chosen by our panels of prestigious judges in three categories—lighting, projection, and sound—several months were spent debating the Live Design 2015-2016 Products Of The Year

d3 r12 from d3 Technologies represents a significant advance for the platform, with two major new features, Dynamic Blend and BlackTrax Integration, allowing designers to project video content onto moving projection surfaces from multiple projectors. The new Universal Crossfade allows smooth dissolves from any part of the timeline to any other, and a raft of new content management features allow faster, smoother handling of multiple content versions, proxies, and frame replacement. “This is cool as it allows content creators to replace small sections of files, rather than having to re-render them entirely,” says one of our judges. Combined with a much more efficient graphical shader system under the hood, direct control of matrix routing without the need for preset programming, r12 is the most powerful version of d3 yet.

Products of the year will be presented along with the Live Design Achievement Awards and the ninth annual Excellence in Live Design Awards on June 13 in New York.

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