CinCraft Mapper is a new digital service that Zeiss claims will quickly and simply provide frame-accurate lens distortion and shading data for the visual effects industry. This data will enable digital compositing and matchmoving systems to achieve cinematic results that are as realistic and precise as possible.

Jonathan Demuth, Product Manager, Digital Cinematography for Zeiss, said: “With just a few clicks, CinCraft Mapper provides this data directly [based on] the metadata [lens type, focus distance, aperture] captured during film production. Lost clip metadata can also be added without difficulty. For compositing and matchmoving artists, this means that they can be sure they are not only receiving accurate data without having to rely on the preceding capture and workflow procedures, but also that the entire VFX process will be simplified and accelerated.”


Zeiss CinCraft Mapper provides quick and easy frame-accurate lens data for VFX

It means complex shots with multiple and dynamic focusing distances, such as car chases, can be edited more easily, quickly and completely, without the need to make assumptions due to incomplete data.

The system delivers industry-standard ST maps for distortion and multiply maps for shading, which can be used directly in Nuke, Flame or 3DEqualizer.

Stand Number: 12.G36

Company: Zeiss