Computex 2022 | NVIDIA Studio laptop line-up for 2022 is showcased alongside the latest developments in creator apps
Part of NVIDIA's presentation for Computex 2022 thus far has been devoted to the line-up of latops that come with the creator-focused Studio badge for this year. They consist of the newest Asus Zenbook Pro machines, the 14 Duo and OLED Pro 16X included; the same OEM's Vivobook Pro 1nX line; Lenovo's Slim 7 Pro X and Slim 7i Pro X; the Acer ConceptD 5 and 5 Pro, and the HP ZBook Studio G9 and Envy 16.
These laptops are outfitted with cards that might go into RTX 3080 Ti or RTX A5500 territory in some cases; therefore, NVIDIA has also decided to illustrate what a user might do with such graphics. They include Blackmagicdesign's DaVinci Resolve 18, which can leverage ray-tracing for its Surface Tracking; Object Mask Tracking (rated to work on "thousands of unique objects" and subjects, vehicles and people included), and to generate Automatic Depth Maps.
Then again, NVIDIA has not allowed its in-house apps to be overshadowed at Computex. They include the OEM's Omniverse, which, while it sounds like 'metaverse', is more about its creation than its use. Its latest features include Omniverse Cloud, a collaboration space (although it is currently in beta and available on an early-access basis only); its XR App (also in beta), an output review space rated for "full fidelity" in terms of light, shadow and reflections, and Audio2Face, which, as the name suggests, purports to assign facial expressions to recorded speech accurately.
Finally, NVIDIA has taken the opportunity to announce the May 2022 Studio Driver update, rated to boost rendering speeds by up to 1.3x for RTX cards. It also integrates "Gigapixel AI" from Topaz Labs to enhance the recovery of facial data that might be lost during image upscaling, thus purporting to speed photo-processing up by as much as 2.5 times.
There is also access to NVIDIA volumetric lighting and GPU-accelerated skinning thanks to the addition of iClone 8 and Character Creator 4 from Reallusion, while Marmoset's updated Toolbag (v4.04) adds ray-tracing to the depth-of-field (DoF) sensing directed at the camera object.