NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G to Power First Linux-Based High-End Editing System

Discreet Selects NVIDIA Professional Graphics for smoke 6 on Linux

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SANTA CLARA, CA—OCTOBER 1, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that Discreet’s new smoke® 6 standard definition online editing and finishing system will be available exclusively with NVIDIA Quadro® FX 3000G professional graphics solutions. Serving high-end markets and offering new capabilities to mid-range post-production facilities, Discreet’s solution incorporates the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G in IBM Z Pro 6221 Linux workstations.

“Embracing new platforms for smoke is a watershed event and didn’t happen without significant collaboration with industry-leading partners like NVIDIA,” said Marc Petit, vice president of systems product development at Discreet. “NVIDIA has not only provided superior graphics technology with the Quadro FX 3000G, it has committed the resources necessary to facilitate Discreet’s development of a powerful, affordable, and turnkey system. The integrated product is expected to serve a broad range of markets including broadcast and post-production, as well as offer compelling new capabilities on a cost-effective platform.”

Discreet is one of the first companies to take full advantage of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G, which was designed to deliver high-end capabilities and performance in any industry-standard desktop workstation. The solution’s genlock capability allows users to synchronize to standard video formats and house signals for video post-processing and editing solutions. The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G also enables applications to synchronize video refresh and buffer swaps between multiple systems for full-scale design reviews.

About Discreet
Discreet empowers creative professionals to realize the visual experience and transform their most evocative visions into reality. Its award-winning digital media creation, management and delivery solutions address visual effects, editing, color grading, animation, game development, web/interactive, and design visualization.  Discreet is based in Montreal, Quebec and is a division of Autodesk, Inc.  www.discreet.com.
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms.  Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems, and video game consoles.  NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,700 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.

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