Flame 2023: New AWS CDI Support for Reference Monitoring
December 25, 20222 min read
The latest update to Autodesk Flame, Autodesk Flare, and Autodesk Flame Assist provides artists with AWS Cloud Digital Interface (CDI) support for reference monitoring. Flame Family can now send a low-latency, high-quality video reference monitoring signal through the CDI streaming service on their AWS instances. With AWS CDI, Flame artists can achieve creative excellence and operational efficiency with improved collaboration and accelerated creative reviews and approvals.
With support for 8-bit, 10-bit, and 12-bit video signals with audio, Flame AWS users can now work on the most demanding projects almost anywhere. When paired with solutions from AWS platform partners like Streambox and Colorfront, this signal can be sent to multiple points of consumption and devices, enabling remote work as well as collaboration with fellow artists and review stakeholders.
To create the Flame Family instance you must use the Flame Family 2023.3 AMI as it contains the components required for CDI. CDI is only available to G4 instance types.
To use CDI, you must plan your deployment accordingly:
Create a new security for the Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA). See AWS Virtual Private Cloud Configurations for more information.
Create new Flame instances and enable EFA: you cannot update an existing instance to use EFA. See Networked Autodesk Flame Configuration or Standalone Autodesk Flame Configuration for more information.
Configure Flame, Flame Assist, or Flare to use CDI for broadcast monitor. See Monitoring Using CDI for more information.
About Flame, Flare and Flame Assist
Flame 3D VFX and finishing software provides powerful tools for 3D compositing, visual effects, and editorial finishing. An integrated, creative environment means faster compositing, advanced graphics, color correction, and more. Learn More
Flare is a fully compatible creative assistant station for Flame in collaborative VFX workflows, allowing you to expand your digital compositing capabilities. Flare includes tools for 3D compositing, tracking, text, masking, keying, and relighting. Get started with Flare without already owning Flame. Learn More
A timeline-centric fully compatible assistant station for Flame, Flame Assist improves productivity in Flame-based creative finishing processes. Get started with Flame Assist without already owning Flame. Learn More