4k, 5K and 6K video workflows using OpenCL & GPU: AMD FirePro W9100 is Moore’s Law on steroids

Posted by Tony DeYoung on April 14, 2014

This is a great interview and demo to understand the use of OpenCL and GPUs in the creation of efficient, productive 4K workflows with an example of full premium res debayer and full res playback at 6k!

Neil Smith from LumaForge and Hollywood DI demos using the GPU, OpenCL and the AMD FirePro W9100 for post production in 4K, 5K and 6K. The interview was from NAB 2014 from the Digital Cinema Society.

Projection Mapping for launch of new De Grisogono jewelry collection using AMD FirePro and Ventuz

Posted by Tony DeYoung on April 11, 2014

For BaselWorld 2014, AV Professional used AMD FirePro GPUs and Ventuz software to present the new projection mapped display stand for De Grisogono jewlery and watches. A Ventuz workstation with AMD FirePro graphics framelocked and synched three Panasonic HD projectors to projection map videos and imagery around three sides of a sculpture made up of cubical elements. Warping and edge blending was handled by Ventuz software.

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AMD FirePro W9100 debuts in Beijing at InfoComm China 2014

Posted by Tony DeYoung on April 11, 2014

AMD’s JC Baratault presented the AMD FirePro W9100 to journalists at InfoComm China 2014 in Beijing with the assistance of SAPPHIRE.

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AMD FirePro W9100 showing engineering modeling, rendering and simulation at Hannover Messe 2104

Posted by Tony DeYoung on April 11, 2014

AMD FirePro is at Hannover Messe showing CAD/CAM/CAE workflows and simultaneous engineering in mind, combining complex modeling with sophisticated rendering and simulation.

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AMD FirePro W9100 for visualization and simulation at Laval Virtual 2104 conference

Posted by Tony DeYoung on April 10, 2014

AMD’s Bruno Stefanizzi wowed the crowd at Laval Virtual Conference and Exhibition of Virtual Technologies, with the newly launched AMD FirePro W9100.

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Real-time raytracing using VRay RT 3.0 in 3ds Max using AMD FirePro W9100 and OpenCL

Posted by Tony DeYoung on April 09, 2014

Demo from NAB 2014 of VRay RT 3.0 in 3ds Max using AMD FirePro W9100. The video compares CPU processing vs OpenCL-accelerated processing (20X) using the W9100. This is comparable performance to VRAY on Nivida Quadro using Cuda.

Devil Ears at NAB help create awareness for Silverdraft Ultra Workstation with AMD FirePro W9100

Posted by Tony DeYoung on April 09, 2014

If you are at NAB 2014 you might have noticed a lot of people running around with Devil ears. This is a campaign to create awareness for the Devil Supercomputer, a Silverdraft Ultra Workstation with up to 4 AMD FirePro W9100 GPUs, 896 GB RAM, 6.4 TB SSD and 56MB InfiniBand connect.

Show attendees vist the Silverdraft booth OE1358 and grab a pair of Devil ears. They then go to the AMD FirePro booth to pose for a picture.  They tweet or Facebook that picture with hashtags #AMDFirePro #Silverdraft and #NABShow. Each posting/tweet gets earns then a raffle ticket for a cool prize.

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5K Red Epic video debayered in real time in ASSIMILATE Scratch using 2 AMD FirePro W9100s

Posted by Tony DeYoung on April 09, 2014

This video from NAB 2014 shows Red Epic 5K video footage debayered in real time in ASSIMILATE Scratch using two AMD FIrePro W9100 GPUs (no Red Rocket card required!).  All media is debayering in full res, showing in full res and processing in full 5K res. In addition to the real-time debayer, the demo also show real-time color correction at 5K

(Debayering refers to the process of converting a Bayer pattern color filter array image from a single sensor to a full RGB image. It is required to see a full resolution, full color 4K+ image.)

Lumaforge Ultra Workstation 6K color editing using DaVinci Resolve on AMD FirePro W9100

Posted by Tony DeYoung on April 09, 2014

Very impressive demo of the Lumaforge Ultra Workstation color editing Red Dragon 6K footage using DaVinci Resolve on AMD FirePro W9100, all in real-time even running 4 different color nodes.  (No Red Rocket card required!). The demo shows it better than anything I can write.

AMD FirePro W9100 4k video solution pics from NAB 2014

Posted by Tony DeYoung on April 08, 2014

NAB 2014 is a happening place this year for AMD with the release of and many partnerships around the AMD FirePro W9100.  Here are a few pics from this year’s booth.

Real-time raytracing using OpenCL-accelerated Chaos Group VRay running on a Silverdraft Ultra Workstation with four AMD FirePro W9100s displayed to a 55” HD TV

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Smooth speed-shifted footage in 4K using RE:Vision FX Twixtor OpenCL plug-in running on a Dell workstation with two AMD FirePro W9100s displayed to a Dell 32” 4K display

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4k real-time processing using OpenCL-accelerated Adobe Premiere Pro running on a Dell workstation with an AMD FirePro W9100 and Fusion IO board displayed to a Sony 24” and 84” 4K displays

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Compositing/post-processing in 4K using Assimilate Scratch   running on a Dell workstation with an AMD FirePro W9100 displayed to an Asus 32” 4K display

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4K color processing using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 10 using four AMD FirePro W9100s and OpenCL running on a SuperMicro Ultra Workstation displayed to a 24” 4K display and 65” 4K TV

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Low latency AJA Kona 3G video input/monitoring/output at full 10-bit uncompressed 4K running on a Dell workstation with an AMD FirePro W9100 displayed to a Sharp 32” 4K display

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4K real-time video processing using the new Vegas Pro 13  running on a Dell workstation with an AMD FirePro W9100 displayed to a Dell 32” 4K display

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Bullet Physics running in Autodesk Maya running on a Boxx Ultra Workstation with two AMD FirePro W9100s displayed to a Dell 32” 4K display

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Real-time 4k channel branding workflow using Ventuz software and Blackmagic Decklink 4K Extreme  running on a Dell workstation with an AMD FirePro W9100 displayed to a 65” 4K TV

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