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Heiro powers Nuke's versioning software for quickly switching between shot variants for fast review

Versioning

Hiero's powerful versioning functionality allows you to bring new versions of shots into the timeline and swap between them quickly and easily. This capability makes comparing and reviewing work at different stages, and work done by different artists, simple.

For feedback on shots and overall shot management Hiero annotations is crucial for concise communication

Annotations

Annotations allow for clear, effective feedback on shots, adding comp notes and communicating your ideas visually. Draw or write directly in the Hiero viewer on a shot-by-shot basis, then easily share comments with other team members using Nuke or HieroPlayer.

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  • Hiero
 

Review and playback

Enjoy real-time playback in Hiero and HieroPlayer's timeline. Playback features include audio support, numerous view options, blending modes, color sample tools, split wipe tool, gamma and gain sliders, and more.

 

Versioning

Hiero's powerful versioning functionality allows you to bring new versions of shots into the timeline and swap between them quickly and easily. This capability makes comparing and reviewing work at different stages, and work done by different artists, simple.

 

2D format support

Hiero supports a wide range of 2D formats for both reading and writing. 2D includes: DPX, EXR, JPEG, MXF, Quicktime and RAW camera formats (RED raw, ARRI raw, Sony Raw and more).

 

Digital ingest

Digital ingest in Hiero lets you bring any media from your project directly into the media bin. Supporting a full range of 2D and 3D formats, it ensures everything you need is stored and organized in one place.

 

Annotations

Visually add notes and provide feedback on shots through Annotations. Draw or write directly in the Hiero viewer on a shot-by-shot basis and then share those comments via a Nuke script or HieroPlayer file with the artist working on the shot.

 

Export structure

Hiero’s powerful export structure provides an organized foundation for both individual and collaborative work. Acting as a simple shot-management tool, the structure automates the creation of shared directories and naming conventions to make sharing shots with other artists and managing multiple deliveries fast and simple.

Editorial

Multi-track Editorial Timeline for Hiero

Multi-track editorial timeline

Hiero and HieroPlayer come complete with a multi-track editorial timeline that lets you playback, review and edit multi-layered sequences of video, CG and audio tracks.

SDI Broadcast Monitor Support in Hiero

SDI broadcast monitor support

Hiero provides SDI broadcast monitor support on compatible AJA and Blackmagic SDI-out hardware. With this support, you can accurately check color space and aspect ratios on broadcast content during the review process.

  • Hieroplayer
  • Hiero
 

SDI broadcast monitor support

Hiero provides SDI broadcast monitor support on compatible AJA and Blackmagic SDI-out hardware. With this support, you can accurately check color space and aspect ratios on broadcast content during the review process.

 

Multi-track editorial timeline

Hiero and HieroPlayer come complete with a multi-track editorial timeline that lets you playback, review and edit multi-layered sequences of video, CG and audio tracks.

 

Editorial tools

Hiero's editorial tools provide easy-to-use, familiar functionality for artists accustomed to standard editorial packages—all accessible on the timeline. Use standard three-point editing techniques to insert and overwrite clips from the source view and retime both linearly and non-linearly right in the timeline.

 

Onlining and conform

Hiero conforms AAFs, EDLs and XMLs into a multi-resolution, multi-track timeline complete with audio. Soft effects in imported XML and AAF files —including nonlinear retiming, transforms and crops— are retained and automatically recreated in Nuke Studio, helping to take the pain out of the conform process.

 

Media Bins

Media bins within Hiero allow for easy access to all shots and media relating to the project, making it fast and easy for you to add, organize, and search through relevant content for a project.

 

In-timeline Soft Effects

Add powerful GPU-accelerated effects—including grading, keying, and transforms—right on Hiero's timeline, in real time. In-timeline Soft Effects let you quickly and easily set up shots, experiment with ideas and interactively refine your work. View any soft effects and overlays created in Hiero or Nuke Studio inside HieroPlayer.

 

Spreadsheet view

The sophisticated spreadsheet view in Hiero breaks down every timeline item's source and destination, both for visual feedback and modification. Items selected in the timeline link to selections in the spreadsheet and vice versa. Easily compare online edits against offline sources, and make adjustments to groups by timecode, affording precise control.

 

Comp containers

Easily create a Nuke comp script directly from the timeline which translates all transforms and soft effects into Nuke nodes. Comp containers in the timeline link to Nuke scripts for a particular clip, and you can toggle between versions of comp scripts to preview the work in the timeline.

 

Tagging

Hiero's tagging system lets you tag shots and media to make them easier to organize and find. With the tagging abilities, you can add notes, create custom tags and store metadata on shots and clips in the timeline.

 

Audio tools

Import .WAV or .AIFF files into your Hiero and HieroPlayer projects and play them back to ensure audio and video align, and give context to shot review and editorial work. In Hiero you can easily adjust using handles or apply cross-fades, fades-in and fades-out.

Performance and pipeline

Python API and PySide within Hiero and Hieroplayer

Python API and PySide

Available across the entire Nuke family, the Python API can be used for full pipeline integration and automating common tasks and procedures. PySide is also included to allow users to build custom user interfaces via Python and the Qt frameworks.

OpenColorIO Color Management for Hiero

OpenColorIO color management

With OpenColorIO (OCIO), the open source color management solution from Sony Picture Imageworks, Hiero can setup a single profile to provide consistent colors across all compatible applications to simplifying the color management process.

  • Hieroplayer
  • Hiero
 

Background rendering

Hiero offers background rendering of sequences directly from the timeline, allowing you to continue working while renders are processed. Built-in render farm functionality automatically uses all available resources to enhance speed and performance, either on a single machine or when connected to multiple machines running Nuke Render nodes.

 

Asset management

The entire Nuke family has the ability to connect to asset management software like ftrack, Shotgun or in-house systems, ensuring smoother collaboration and organization between artists in teams.

 

Blink Script

Create your own CPU or GPU-enabled effects for use in Hiero or Nuke Studio's timeline using Blink Script. An API allows C++ plug-in developers to harness Foundry's Blink technology, giving the ability to create faster and more complex effects.

 

In-context help

Hiero’s intelligent in-context help system provides an easy-to-use interactive online HTML help that loads in your default browser directly in Nuke. Access a range of help documents and tutorials right in your existing session.

 

Customizable workspaces

Set up your toolset in a way that works best for you with the six built-in workspaces in Hiero, which cover compositing, editing, finishing, conforming, reviewing and timeline functions. Further customize your workspaces to suit your project.

 

Python API and PySide

Available across the entire Nuke family, the Python API can be used for full pipeline integration and automating common tasks and procedures. PySide is also included to allow users to build custom user interfaces via Python and the Qt frameworks.

 

OpenColorIO color management

With OpenColorIO (OCIO), the open source color management solution from Sony Picture Imageworks, Hiero can setup a single profile to provide consistent colors across all compatible applications to simplifying the color management process.

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