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Three ways to make better movies with FieldView 16.1

FieldView 16.1 update makes it easier than ever to produce high quality, portable movies for your presentations. Here are three improvements that work well together:

1 – MP4 - High Quality, Highly Portable, Small Size

FieldView will save movies in MP4 format with h264 encoding to ensure the highest portability without the confusion of countless video formats or the need for 3rd party converters and creates movies with a significantly smaller file size than older formats. This highly portable and efficient format is now the standard output in FieldView.

Go directly to PowerPoint and YouTube from FieldView using the MP4 format. No matter where you make your movie (Windows, Linux or MAC) it will look its best when you share and present it.

2 – Frame Rate Control

Use Frame Rate to speed up or slow down the playback of your movies. The Frame Rate can be set at between 1 and 60 Frames per Second (fps), is embedded in the saved MP4 and you can change the Frame Rate and save the movie again without having to regenerate the movie.

Have a look at a movie I created to see the difference between 15 and 30 fps.


3 – HD Graphics Layout Sizes

Select standard HD layouts including 1080p, 720p and 480p to get the size, aspect ratio, quality and file size you need.

Note that the Frame Rate video was saved at 720p. When you view it on YouTube you can adjust the settings to view the movie at up to 720p resolution.

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These three features work together to let you make movies that are high quality, portable and play well with PowerPoint, YouTube and a variety of media players to help you make the best possible presentation of your work.

Try it for yourself. These are just some of the new features FieldView users are excited about. If you have not upgraded to 16.1 yet, I encourage you to do so and then let us know what you think by sending an email to FieldView@ilight.com.

Yves-Marie
FieldView Product Chief

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CFD at Wilson Labs highlighted on Golf Channel’s Driver vs. Driver

Click to view the show segment on YouTube

"When you're a challenger, you have to think differently...Golf sometimes has been slow to adapt to new ideas, so anytime you're in the position of being a challenger, you have to be willing to break the mold."

Michael Vrska, Director of Innovation at Wilson Golf

Wilson Labs uses Altair's Virtual Wind Tunnel software to test aerodynamic performance empowering them to create revolutionary new products faster. The CFD suite includes AcuFieldView, a version of FieldView for Altair CFD users designed to support engineering driven organizations like Wilson Labs.

See FieldView in action as Wilson Labs explains how they use CFD to design sporting goods, and in particular golf clubs, as featured on the 7-part Golf Channel series DRIVER vs. DRIVER.

It is "...about the expertise of the team of engineers at Wilson Labs...a good idea for a golf club is merely a start. Its execution to a finished product requires technological horsepower."

by Golf Digest

Wilson, Wilson Golf and Wilson Labs are trademarks of Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Golf Digest and Golf Channels are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Digital Engineering tags FieldView 16.1 as the Pick of the Week

Digital Engineering Magazine Editor at Large Tony Lockwood has selected our FieldView 16.1 Update as his Pick of the Week.  

"The line on FieldView is that it's fast, easy to implement and easy to use," he says. "It works with data from leading CFD systems. It can handle huge data sets and scale from workstations to HPC (high-performance computing) resources. It helps you capture best practices and create CFD workflows that make your processes more efficient, friendly and productive."

Our thanks to Mr. Lockwood and DE for calling out our new release and making FieldView 16.1 the pick of the week!

Read the full Editor's Pick of the Week at "FieldView CFD Updated."


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V&V book signing

Our thanks to William L. Oberkampf and Christopher J. Roy, authors of "Verification and Validation in Scientific Computing"  for making our book signing and raffle event a highlight of SciTech 2017. Mori Mani, Senior Technical Fellow at Boeing, was one of this year's winners.

William L. Oberkampf, Mori Mani and Christopher J. Roy, at book signing at SciTech 2017.
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Live Webinar - Get to know FieldView 16.1

Send your data straight from FieldView to Youtube or PowerPoint with FieldView Update 16.1.

LIVE Webinar - Concluded

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017
    2:00 pm EST (19:00 GMT)

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017
    9:00 am EST (14:00 GMT)

Please join Yves-Marie Lefebvre, FieldView Product Chief for a live web event "Get to know FieldView 16.1"

We will demonstrate powerful new features including:

    • MP4 Video Export with Frame Rate Control: Straight from FieldView to YouTube and PowerPoint. Highest quality with reduced file size and maximum portability 
    • Logarithmic Colormap Scaling with Powers of 10 Annotation 
    • Improved Defined Views for easy Up Axis 
    • Surface Sampling for faster datasets comparison
    ​Plus dozens of helpful fixes and features as requested by our users. Including, new licensing options for today's HPC environments and enhanced security, Tkinter to enable Python GUI panels and VTK readers to support existing Catalyst extract workflows. 

    The 40 minute presentation will be followed by a live Q&A.


    Presenter: 
    Yves-Marie Lefebvre, FieldView Product Chief
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