Discreet empowers media professionals to realize the visual experience and transform their most evocative and ambitious visions into reality. Discreet's award-winning solutions are designed for digital media creation, management and delivery-across all disciplines from film and television visual effects, color grading and editing to animation, game development, web/interactive, and design visualization. Discreet is based in Montreal, Quebec and is a division of Autodesk, Inc, the world's leading design and digital media creation, management, and distribution company. Product and corporate information is located on the Internet.



SGI, also known as Silicon Graphics, Inc., is the world's leader in high-performance computing, visualization and storage. SGI's vision is to provide technology that enables the most significant scientific and creative breakthroughs of the 21st century. Whether it's sharing images to aid in brain surgery, finding oil more efficiently, studying global climate or enabling the transition from analog to digital broadcasting, SGI is dedicated to addressing the next class of challenges for scientific, engineering and creative users. SGI was named on FORTUNE magazine's 2003 list of "Top 100 Companies to Work For." With offices worldwide, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and can be found on the Web.



Sony focuses on empowering businesses by providing optimized, digital communications between clients and customers. Specialists from the areas of Consulting, Design and Technology together with singular personalities and talents from different areas and cultures, shape the identity and style that is individually Sony. Taking risks, innovating and continuously seeking ways to exceed customers' expectations are the principles that guide Sony Electronics. Part of this philosophy requires the company to "push the envelope" or bring to market the technologies of the future. To this end, Sony has forged strategic alliances and partnerships with leading companies in the U.S. and around the world to address the needs of emerging markets.



IBM strives to lead in the invention, development and manufacturing of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, storage systems and microelectronics. Whether it's hardware, software or services, IBM has the business and technical expertise to translate these advanced technologies into professional solution, services and consulting businesses worldwide.


As the world's leading innovator of 3D graphics technology, Alias® develops award-winning software, support, custom development and training solutions for the film, video, game development, interactive media, industrial design and visualization markets. These solutions include the Maya® product line for the entertainment industry and StudioTools™ and PortfolioWall™ software product lines for the design industry. The business partners of Alias work closely with us to ensure the hardware and software they develop compliments and adds value to the total experience with computer graphics.



Rumble Group is a digital file management software developer and service provider based in Dallas, Texas with offices in Sydney and San Jose. Rumble offers their technology solutions as managed services that provide intelligent digital file management and distribution, which is secure, easily accessible and highly scalable to achieve unprecedented levels of performance.
Rumble's core set of technologies transform how businesses leverage digital files into true intellectual property and in the process reduce costs, control distribution and make organization more productive. FTH solves well-documented Internet file transfer issues such as email attachment size limitations, FTP security, usability problems and the inconvenience of CD burning and archiving. Rumble's products and managed services can handle any enterprise digital file requirements in a network-available, "bank-like" repository. Large, previously fragmented collections of enterprise digital files can now be more effectively shared, distributed and re-used.



Ciprico is the leading provider of high-performance, highly reliable storage solutions that simplify and accelerate digital media workflows. Designed for today's most demanding visual computing environments, Ciprico intelligent network attached and direct attached storage products are ideal for applications that require high-speed image capture and display, high-resolution playback, sustained performance, and data protection. Ciprico storage solutions are specifically designed for the most data-intensive, high-bandwidth applications in the broadcast and entertainment, military and government, and medical imaging industries.


ADIC- Integrated Disk-to-Tape Backup
Since 2001, ADIC has been the world's largest supplier of tape automation products that use the drives most often utilized for open-system and client-server network backups. Enterprise backup is such a critical application that it's crucial to keep it as simple as possible. ADIC has addressed this key issue with the Pathlight™ series of advanced backup and restore solutions designed to provide the performance and fault-tolerance of disk while retaining the long-term data protection capabilities of tape.

ADIC's data management software provides enterprise-scale access and protection for critical digital assets throughout their lifetime. Used in more than 1000 organizations worldwide, ADIC's StorNext Management Suite and AMASS for UNIX software products manage some of the largest and most challenging open systems data storage environments.

And from external drives to enterprise-class libraries, ADIC's data storage solutions with built-in SAN intelligence and automated tape libraries are the ideal choice for today's high demand in storage networks.


nStor Corporation, Inc. is an innovative leader in the data storage marketplace, providing solutions for storage-intensive environments such as the Internet, storage area networks (SANs) and other applications which require uninterrupted access to mission-critical information. nStor brings value to customer relationships with its total storage solutions approach, assured compatibility, and experience. The company combines 20 years of product development experience with over 16 technology patents to create products with the high levels of performance, scalability, and reliability demanded by today's storage-intensive requirements.



Medéa Corporation designs and manufactures high-performance, low-cost disk storage systems optimized for digital content creation (audio & video editing, animation, etc.) and Internet streaming media applications. Award winning products include the VideoRaid, an unmatched price-to-performance storage solution that supports graphics and animation workstations and all levels of non-linear editing systems including multi-stream and real-time systems. FireFly is an innovative FireWire storage solution designed for today's intensive applications including digital audio and video editing, DVD authoring and desktop publishing. Medéa products are universally known in the industry as the price/performance leaders in RAID storage solutions.


The Foundry is a software developer specializing in visual effect plug-ins for video and film. The company was founded in 1996 by Bruno Nicoletti after successfully writing several custom effects for operators of Discreet's Flame software at Rushes Post Production in London. Soon afterwards, Simon Robinson joined Nicoletti and the two became the first sparks developers for Discreet System Products. They currently have their set of plug-ins named TINDER on leading compositing platforms with customers throughout the world.

The Foundry has also developed a new set of film tools for Shake and Discreet. FURNACE is a suite of plug-in tools to assist film compositors in correcting an array of common problems when working on film effects. It is the culmination of two years research and development working closely with film effects houses in London.



GenArts, Inc. is a premier provider of visual special effects software for the film and video industry. Their Sapphire Plug-ins extend the capabilities of Discreet editing and effects workstations by providing digital artists with a collection of over 200 state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects. Effects such as Blurs, Warp, Waves, and Glows are used in the top editing facilities around the world to make fantasy a reality.



Speed Six is home to the world recognized Monsters suite of image processing and visual effects plug-ins. Monsters are collection of hundreds of time saving visual effects plug-ins that offer a fast, flexible and affordable range of stunning effects that are fully integrated into today's leading graphics, effects and compositing systems. Speed Six Monsters enable the development of creative ideas with both speed and control delivering the highest quality results for film and video.