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Image

PHOTON XENON TACHYON
Compositing
Timeline
Limited (1)
Timeline FX
Limited (1)
Keyframe animation
FX Tree
Particle system
Color grading
Playback
VYV Codec (2) Uncompressed/H264 Uncompressed/H264 Original H264
Frame rates up to 60Hz up to 60Hz up to 60Hz
Real-time Splitting
Frame rate conversion / Frame Blending
Audio playback
3D Scene
Previsualisation
Projection study
Model Acquisition 3DS, FBX, OBJ, XSI 3DS, FBX, OBJ, XSI OBJ, XSI
Model Tools

Vision

PHOTON XENON TACHYON
Tracking
PosiStageNet (Albion) (3)
Interactivity
Object Tracking (3)
Deformation tracking (3)
Projection
Manual Projector Alignment
2D/3D
Structured Light Auto calibration
Limited
Real-time Projector Alignment And Follow
Automatic blending
Real-time blending
LED & Flat
Surfaces
LED mapping
Virtual projector
Keystone

SYSTEM

PHOTON XENON TACHYON
Network
Media management
VYV network assistant
Multiple system management
Live backup
Show Control
Cue Interface
Art-Net Device Control
Matrix Control
External Control
Hardware
Hard Drives SSD RAID-5 SSD RAID-5 nVidia Shield
Media Formats AVI, QT, PNG, TGA, JPG AVI, QT, PNG, TGA, JPG MP4, H264
Video Output Capabilities (HD 1080P60) Up to 8 Up to 16 1 output
Video Output Capabilities (4K60) Up to 4 Up to 4 1 output

(1) The available timeline components are limited compared to Photon and Xenon. Only Media, Composer and proxy are available on Tachyon.
(2) Uncompressed codecs include YUV 4:2:0, YUV 4:2:2, RGB 4:4:4. All including alpha channel.
(3) Tracking Server features (Albion module) require a Photon Controller system.
(4) Depending on the Input card, support for 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 12G-SDI, HDMI, DP 1.2, DVI.