THE OPEN EFFECTS ASSOCIATION WELCOMES PLUG-IN DEVELOPERS TO ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING
Developers discuss future of OFX for video processing and VFX plug-ins
ONLINE MEETING — The Open Effects Association (OFX), a non-profit organization that promotes open standards across the visual effects community, today announced it will be holding its annual general meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in an online meeting.
Join the Meeting:
Start time: 21:00 Central Asian Time, 18:00 CEST, 17:00 UK, 12:00 EDT, 9:00 PDT.
Zoom Meeting link: please email firstname.lastname@example.org for login info.
Attendance is open to all, and attendees will have an opportunity to network with plug-in developers from the top visual effects providers.
Founded in 2004, The Open Effects Association was created to encourage open communication between hosts and plug-in developers, while establishing a uniform specification built to benefit artists and users. The API is owned by the association. By joining OFX, members can network with fellow plug-in developers and collaborate to extend the OFX API.
The Open Effects Association (OFX) is a non-profit company that aims to develop and promote open standards across the visual effects community. The Association’s focus is to improve the OpenFX video image processing plug-in standard to reduce the level of development and support required for plug-ins across different compositing and editing host platforms.
Agenda: 2 hours
1) AGM – annual general meeting
- Open Meeting, Welcome
- Determine required quorum.
- Assign a Note taker for Association Minutes
- Status (including financial)
- Board Members: Currently Peter Huisma (Assimilate), Pierre Jasmin (RE:Vision Effects), Gary Oberbrunner, Dennis Adams (Sony), John-Paul Smith (Imagineer/BorisFX)
Reelection of board: Only members can vote, one vote per member.
2) Moving the API under the umbrella of the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF)
- The OpenFX directors have proposed to the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) to join the Foundation, and move the OpenFX standard into ASWF. This proposal was voted on by the ASWF's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and accepted. The next step is for OpenFX members to vote on the plan. At this meeting, the directors will present the benefits of moving into the Foundation: visibility, financial, organizational and technical help, increased contributions by the community, and the recognition of OpenFX as a mature industry standard. Note that moving the OpenFX standard under the ASWF umbrella will mean that the Open Effects Association will cease to exist as a standalone entity; current members can choose membership in the ASWF or participate in the ASWF OpenFX project as contributors and/or members of the new technical steering committee.
- This is a big step for OpenFX; all members should try to send a representative to attend this important discussion. The vote itself will be taken at a future members' meeting to be held for that specific purpose.