Thursday, September 10, 2009

Digieffects Launches Camera Mapper Plugin for After Effects

Developed in Close Collaboration with VFX Industry Guru Mark Christiansen

camera mapperWilmington, NC - September 8, 2009 - Digieffects, a developer of popular visual effects software plug-ins, today announced that Camera Mapper is available for purchase.

Camera Mapper, a plug-in for Adobe After Effects, allows you to simulate a 3D scene from 2D footage. It allows you to isolate one or several objects in your footage, project these objects on a separate layer and pull that layer out of the background, creating the visual illusion of the object floating in front of the original footage.

Camera Mapper was developed in close collaboration with Mark Christiansen, author of The After Effects Studio Techniques books, and industry veteran who has worked on several feature films including The Day After Tomorrow, Pirates 3, All About Evil and Avatar.

According to Robert Sharp, President of Digieffects, "Mark has added a tremendous amount of value to the Camera Mapper development cycle. He brings a true 'users' perspective and the end result is an After Effects plug-in that is highly valuable and usable."

Robert also states that "camera mapping is a key part of compositing applications such as Nuke, and while you could do this natively in After Effects, it would be only at the expense of some complicated work-arounds that cost time and lack important capabilities."

Camera Mapper Key Features
  • Realistically create the illusion that a still image is fully dimensional moving footage.
  • Subtly change the perspective of a shot, or animate it over time.
  • Can be combined with 3D tracking to add or alter elements in a scene.
  • Now you can step back in time and get another chance to move the camera.
  • Allows you to stay in After Effects when working with fully dimensional models, rather than jumping into an expensive and complex 3D application.

Pricing and Availability
Camera Mapper represents a true breakthrough in pricing. At $79 it is affordable to even the most stretched budget. However, it offers the quality, speed and creativity that high-end plug-ins provide. Camera Mapper is available directly from Digieffects as well as its distributor and reseller partners. The plugin is compatible with Adobe After Effects 7, CS3 and CS4 and runs on Mac PPC, Mac Intel, and Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems.

About Digieffects
Digieffects is a developer of popular software visual effects plug-ins for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Autodesk Combustion. The company has been in the business since the beginning of the "plugin revolution" which dates back to 1996. Over the years, Digieffects has had great success with software products like Cinelook and Delirium and is proud to call thousands of film and video producers all around the world its customers and friends.

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