Autodesk Effects and Finishing Systems Now Powered By NVIDIA Quadro SDI

Advanced Graphics and Video Solutions Improve the Post-Production and Broadcast Pipeline

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The NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 SDI graphics card powers the newest editing and finishing systems from Autodesk.

NAB 2008, LAS VEGAS—APRIL 14, 2008NVIDIA Corporation today announces that Autodesk, Inc. continues to empower creative professionals by offering NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5600 SDI graphics in its newest products for effects and finishing: Autodesk Smoke 2009, Autodesk Inferno 2009, Autodesk Flame 2009, Autodesk Flint 2009, and Autodesk Backdraft Conform 2009 systems. This announcement solidifies the trend in the digital film and broadcast industries where top companies are integrating professional NVIDIA Quadro SDI graphics into their product offerings for 3D compositing, editing, and color grading in real time for 2K, HD, and SD formats.

“Autodesk and NVIDIA understand the diverse visualization needs of the film and broadcast industries,” said Stig Gruman, Digital Entertainment Group vice president, Autodesk Media and Entertainment. “NVIDIA Quadro SDI graphics give our systems the performance advantage creative professionals need to produce powerful graphics, visual effects, editing, and finishing for the HD, SD, post-production, and broadcast industries.”

Autodesk’s 2009 visual effects releases introduce new creative tools, powerful performance, expanded compressed media support, and workflow enhancements, providing users with interactive solutions that build workflows between 3D, design, visual effects, and editorial. The release of Autodesk Smoke 2009 further integrates creative effects tools from Flame; setting a new standard in effects-centric finishing with an industry leading 3D compositing environment targeted at mid-tier post-production facilities and broadcasters. For further information on Autodesk’s 2009 releases, please visit www.autodesk.com/me.

The NVIDIA Quadro 5600 SDI card is the ideal solution for visual effects professionals working with virtual sets, sports, and weather news systems to composite live video footage onto virtual backgrounds, integrating the results into a live TV broadcast feed. NVIDIA Quadro SDI graphics solutions also allow film production, post-production, and finishing professionals to preview the results of 3D compositing, editing, and color grading in real time on high-definition (HD) broadcast monitors. The graphics-to-video-out feature delivers uncompressed 8-, 10-, or 12-bit SDI from programmable graphics, enabling a direct connection to broadcast monitors, switchers, tape decks, or SDI projectors.

Quadro SDI graphics solutions provide two channels—fill or key—of 8-, 10-, or 12-bit uncompressed SDI in 2K, HD, or SD formats, and analog and digital house synchronization. They support both Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems, and can be easily integrated within a broadcast or video editing application through the NVIDIA API.

For more information on NVIDIA Quadro SDI solutions, please visit the company web site at www.nvidia.com.

NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce® products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, features, power, performance and capabilities NVIDIA Quadro SDI graphics solutions and Autodesk Smoke 2900 and the visual computing revolution, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: delays in ramping new products into production; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble and test our products; unexpected loss of performance of our products when integrated into systems; the impact of technological development and competition; manufacturing or software defects; changes in industry standards and interfaces as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 27, 2008. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.


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