Thursday, September 30, 2010

New Product: GenArts Monsters GT for Nuke/OFX Now Available

genarts sapphireMonsters GT for Nuke/OFX Now Available

Monsters GT provides Nuke, Fusion, Scratch and Toxik artists with over 50 one-of-a-kind visual effects plug-ins, including physics based particles, fluids, fire, smoke and other natural phenomena, time-based feedback effects, and a selection of artistic effects. Designed to complement GenArts Sapphire's industry-standard everyday tools, Monsters GT features GPU acceleration, precise control of effect behavior, and the highest image quality available to maximize your productivity and creativity.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tutorial: Adobe TV Basic Training Video for After Effects

If your brand new to After Effects, check out this new video from Adobe TV.

Tutorial: Roller Disco in After Effects

Michele Yamazaki from Toolfarm shows you how to manipulate Crowd Control Pre-keyed alpha footage and create a neon background with plug-ins like Video Copilot Twitch, Trapcode 3D Stroke, Trapcode Starglow, Tiffen DFX Filter Suite, RE:Vision Effects ReelSmart Motion Blur and Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks.

Tutorials: SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 5 and Premiere Pro

Watch How to Make Perfect Soundtracks in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

Watch over the shoulder of an award-winning video producer, Jeff Foster, as he creates a highly customized music soundtrack for his Premiere Pro CS5 project using SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 5 with the Smartsound fully-customizable royalty free music library. Download a free version of Sonicfire Pro 5 Express Track with 5 permanent-use royalty-free music tracks. (www.smartsound.com/sonicfire/expresstrack.html)



SmartSound and Premiere Pro CS5 Perfect Roundtrip Workflow

Watch the award-winning video producer and Certified Adobe Expert, Jeff Foster, as he shows you the best music soundtrack workflow for Premiere Pro CS5. Using Sonicfire Pro 5 and the fully-customizable royalty free music from SmartSound, you can enjoy the most creative and productive music workflow available. Download a free version of Sonicfire Pro 5 Express Track with 5 permanent-use royalty-free music tracks. (www.smartsound.com/sonicfire/expresstrack.html)

Update: Noise Industries FxFactory Pro 2.5.1 now available

FxFactory is a free download that gives you unlimited access to free plug-ins and trial versions of FxFactory Pro and other commercial plug-ins.

FxFactory Pro 2.5.1 adds a new “Camera Shake” plug-in, free for existing FxFactory Pro users.

Yanobox Motype 1.2.2 and Yanobox Nodes 1.1.1 are maintenance updates to the popular titling and node-based plug-ins.

PHYX Freebie 1.0 is a new set of free plug-ins by the image processing experts at PHYX. More information and download link available below.

SUGARfx Lens Pack 1.0 is a new collection of plug-ins by SUGARfx, available as a separate download. More information and download link available below.

Download FxFactory 2.5.1

This version of FxFactory requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard or Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard.
FxFactory plug-ins run inside Final Cut Pro versions 6 and 7, Motion versions 3 and 4, Final Cut Express 4,
Adobe® After Effects® versions 8, 9 and 10 (CS3, CS4 and CS5).

FxFactory Pro 2.5.1

FxFactory Pro 2.5.1 adds a new “Camera Shake” plug-in under the “FxFactory Pro Distort” category. The new version is a free update for current FxFactory Pro users. “Camera Shake” simulates motion artifacts caused by sudden camera moves, and requires Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard to run.

PHYX Freebies 1.0

PHYX Freebies is a new set of free plug-ins by the image processing experts at PHYX, Inc. The free plug-ins are available as a separate download for all FxFactory users.

SUGARfx Lens Pack 1.0

Lens Pack is a new collection of lens distortions, damage simulations and 3D effects by SUGARfx. The trial, unlockable version of Lens Pack 1.0 is available as a separate download for all FxFactory users.

Watch the SUGARfx Lens Pack Tutorial Now

What else is new?

Yanobox Motype 1.2.2 and Nodes 1.1.1 are free updates for current customers that fix bugs found in previous versions.
• Beginning with this version, FxFactory will no longer display a loading screen when its plug-ins are being loaded inside a supported plug-in host. The loading screen can still be enabled via a preference available in the FxFactory application.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tutorial: Roller Disco in After Effects

Michele from Toolfarm takes you through how to make some fun effects.

Update: Singular Software Releases PluralEyes v1.2 for FCP

SINGULAR SOFTWARE RELEASES PLURALEYES 1.2 FOR FINAL CUT PRO- New version is peppered with innovative new features, including excellent support for DSLR audio

Vancouver, British Columbia - September 28, 2010 - Singular Software™, developer of automation applications for digital media markets, is pleased to announce the availability of PluralEyes™ version 1.2 for Apple® Final Cut Pro®. Ideal for multi-camera, multi-take, DSLR and dual-system audio production workflows, the award-winning PluralEyes application automates the synchronization of multiple audio and video clips, saving editors countless hours in post. The newest release of PluralEyes adds an assortment of enhanced and brand-new workflow capabilities, including the powerful merged clips feature, options for single output sequence and support for locked tracks. "Customers provided valuable feedback and we listened – PluralEyes 1.2 contains an abundance of new features that simplify working with multi-device video projects," says Bruce Sharpe, CEO, Singular Software. "Users will find syncing DSLR video and other dual-system audio workflows even easier than before. We are pleased to offer Final Cut Pro users such a substantial upgrade and look forward to imminent updates for the other host applications - Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas."

What's New in PluralEyes 1.2 for Final Cut Pro:
  • Merged Master Clips – A powerful new feature that automates creation of merged master clips in the browser; a great starting point for the creative editing process.
  • New Project and Sequence Sync Select – Version 1.2 sports a more convenient and intuitive project and sequence sync select option.
  • Single Output Sequence – The new single output sequence option simplifies working with groups of synced clips.
  • Replace Audio – This lets you automate replacement of existing audio with higher quality audio: ideal for productions using DSLR video cameras and external high-quality audio recording device.
  • Locked Tracks Support – The new support for locked tracks makes it easier to update a previously synced sequence.
  • Integrated Help – A message-specific help system provides in-depth information on each status message.
  • Enhanced Multiclip Management – The new PluralEyes 1.2 update offers improved multiclip handling, including better support for subclips and in/out points.
  • Optimized File and Project Management – Version 1.2 also improves the management of temporary files and handling of large projects.
Rave Reviews for PluralEyes

Singular Software's wildly popular technology has received numerous awards, including the 2010 DV Black Diamond and TV Technology Mario awards, as well as inclusion in the 2010 EventDV Winner's Circle. In addition to the growing collection of prestigious accolades, customers throughout the world are paying tribute to the outstanding performance and value PluralEyes brings to the table. "Singular Software claims that PluralEyes 'saves hours in post-production for multi-camera edits, dual-system audio or multi-take workflows,'" says Eric Cheng, Publisher and Chief Editor, Wetpixel.com. "This is 100 percent true. After venturing into 3D video, I can no longer imagine editing without using PluralEyes." To read Eric's full review of PluralEyes on Wetpixel, please visit: http://bit.ly/aw2pmU.

PluralEyes Pricing and System Requirements

Singular Software PluralEyes 1.2 for Final Cut Pro is available immediately for an MSRP of $149.00 USD.

PluralEyes 1.2 for Final Cut Pro requires OS X 10.4.11 or later and Final Cut Pro 5.1.4 or later. Both PPC and Intel processors are supported.

Apple Final Cut Pro users can test-drive PluralEyes 1.2 by downloading the free 30-day trial version.

About Singular Software

Established in 2008, Singular Software pioneers the development of workflow automation applications for audio and video professionals. Its breakthrough solution, PluralEyes, offers innovative technology to automate and simplify multi-camera, multi-take and dual-system audio workflows. Singular Software products support industry leading non-linear editing products. For more information about Singular Software, please visit: http://www.singularsoftware.com.

Sale: All MAXON Cinema 4D R12 Upgrades 50% off With Puchase of Service Agreement (MSA).

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All R12 upgrades are 50% off when purchased with the appropriate MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) through December 31st, 2010. Maxon Upgrade Sale

Renowned for its ease of use, speed and professional results, CINEMA 4D is an ideal choice for all graphic designers looking to add 3D to their toolset. CINEMA 4D's interface is designed to ease you into the powerful and exciting world of 3D graphics. The intuitive workflow will inspire your creativity.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sale Extended: Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE and Final Effects Complete 6 AE for $995! Through Sept. 30th 2010

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The Most Comprehensive Effects Suite Ever Offered for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro - $1,890 Value. (Continuum Complete for After Effects Alone is $995, so if you were thinking about getting BCC or FEC alone, this is a great deal!)

Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE is the Swiss Army Knife of Visual Effects, giving compositors and editors the most complete and useful plug-in suite ever created. Over 210 plug-in filters include 3-Way Color Grading with built-in keying and masking tools, 3D Objects including Extruded Text and the ability to import and extrude EPS files, image restoration and video noise reduction tools, time-based effects such as Optical Stabilizer, distortion and perspective effects such as UpRez, generators such as Snow, Rain, and Fire, lights such as Glint, Glare, and Glitter, wipe transitions, keys and mattes including Motion Key for automated foreground object removal, colors and blurs, and film, glow, and cartoon effects.

Final Effects Complete 6 AE includes 110 designer effects and transitions ranging from graceful blurs and edges to radical warps and particle generators. The new Version 6 release features support for native After Effects lights, on-screen overlay control widgets for streamlined workflow, audio-driven keyframe generation, and a new Compare Mode feature to compare the filtered result with the unfiltered source via either a side-by-side or live split-screen view. Each Final Effects Complete filter has been re-engineered for 64-bit operating systems. Three all-new transition effects - Super Dissolve, RGB Dissolve, and Rectangular Scale Wipe - are included.

Get All 320+ BCC and FEC Filters for just $995!


Boris Continuum Complete and Final Effects Complete filters can be combined to create spectacular effects. Check out this new Boris TV episode to learn how to combine the BCC Glint and FEC Sparkle Edges filters.

BCC 7 AE is regularly $995 and FEC 6 AE is regularly $895. The plug-ins support Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5, CS4, and CS3 for Mac or Windows. This limited time offer expires on September 30, 2010.

Webinar: Web Video Compression Techniques Featuring Telestream Episode v6

Optimal video settings for the web (codecs, formats, resolutions, data rates)
  • Encoding for your personal web site
  • Encoding for HTML5
  • Encoding for 720 & 1080p content for YouTube and Vimeo
  • Encoding for 4K content for the web
Video has become an increasingly important part of the web experience for all of us. And yet, preparing our content for the web remains an elusive task that can leave content creators frustrated. Optimal compression settings constantly change - what worked even a year ago may be out of date due to recent innovations in codecs, resolutions, and general bandwidth availability of the viewer. Video compression is an ever-moving target and this webinar aims to help content creators remain current in this ever-changing industry.

In this webinar you will learn some of the most current video compression settings and trends being used, then we'll show you how to use them to target specific users and websites. This will enable content creators to take advantage of these settings to optimize video for delivery both through personal websites and popular sites like YouTube and Vimeo. We'll even look at far reaching trends, such as 4K encoding for the web.

Date: September 28, 2010
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Presenter: Andy Beach

REGISTER NOW

Giveaways & Prizes include:

Episode Pro version 6 (value $995) 2 copies of Andy Beach's book Real World Video Compression (value $45 each)

Bug Fix: Playback Problem with Premiere and Soundbooth

I was having issues with Premiere Pro and Soundbooth booth playing for a half second to two seconds and looping back over and over again. I did the usual disk first aid, software reinstall, system reinstall and software updates to no avail. I couldn't even find anything in a Google search. It turns out I just wasn't searching for the right terms. Yes, it was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

I have a lot of Facebook friends in the industry and I'd like to thank Dennis Kutchera for pointing me to the support article: Audio playback stops after a few seconds in Soundbooth or Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 on Mac OS 10.6.x..

Basically it says to navigate to /YOUR_HD/Library/Preferences and rename the com.apple.audio.AggregateDevices.plist file, or move it to the trash.

Dave Basulto of Filmmakingcentral.com said this issue afflicted 15 computers at their office so if you are experiencing this issues, it's a very easy fix but not so easy to figure out.

Friday, September 24, 2010

New Product: TeleStream Episode and Episode Pro v6

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Episode Encoder: Encodes video to all major Web, DVD authoring, mobile and portable device formats. Episode is ideal for laptop users who need to process one job at a time.

Episode Pro: Adds support for high-end pro formats (MXF, GXF, IMX, MPEG-2/-4 Transport Streams and more). Episode Pro provides parallel encoding for two jobs at a time. Perfect for workstation systems.


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| Learn More/Purchase in our Store

What's New in Episode Encoder and Episode Engine: Version 6 adds several enhancements and fixes, including:
  • Interactive hands-on control with new graphical user interface and workflow builder
  • Exclusive one-click clustering to easily share work across multiple machines
  • Extensive format support - including Flash 8/9, H.264, MPEG-1/2/4, WebM, DV and more
  • Scalability from desktop to server on both Mac and PC
  • Remarkable encoding speeds - with parallel and distributed encoding
  • Optimized encoding quality
  • Automatic upload to YouTube
  • Plus more!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tutorial: Digieffects Damage & Video Copilot Twitch Tutorial

Oliver Mellan of Digieffects has made an interesting new video tutorial called "Yo Cat", featuring two of our favorite plug-ins - Digieffects Damage and Video Copilot Twitch.




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Digieffects Damage

Deface, Defile, Dismantle, Destroy. All the ancient evil of analog signal defects in Skew and Interference, the modern, coldly unsympathetic digital malfunction of Artifact and Blockade...and now, we've harnessed the incompetence at the source. Two new effects in the Damage toolbox, Destabilize and Overexpose, allow you to go back in time...and not only corrupt your footage, but also ruin the image of the camera operator...

Download a free demo of Damage | Buy Damage:
Regular Price: $99, TF Price: $94


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Video Copilot Twitch

Twitch allows you to create more chaos in After Effects. It synchronizes random operators to create stylistic video effects for motion graphics and visual effects. Randomly manipulate blur, color, light, scale, slide or time to give film flashes, video distortions, dynamic titles and more.

Buy Twitch:
Regular Price: $45, TF Price: $43

Webinar: Compositing Made Easy In Your NLE using Boris RED

boris red"Creating Stunning Visual Effects using Boris Red and Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere Pro"

Register here!

DATE / TIME: October 7, 2010 @ 10:00 AM PDT to 11:30 AM PDT

The live webinar is free but there's a $25 charge for the archive and bonus materials.w

Webinar Preview:

Seminar: Imagineer Systems Advanced Planar Tracking and Roto Seminar Wed., Sept 29th 2010

Motion Media invites you to this advanced mocha training seminar presented by Imagineer Systems Senior Product Specialist, Martin Brennand.

Martin will showing advanced techniques using mocha to solve the most difficult tracking and roto challenges found in post production. Learn how mocha's planar tracking tools work within compositing & finishing environments such as: After Effects, Nuke, and more to save time and money.

When:
Wed, Sept 29th
Session 1: 1pm-3pm
Session 2: 5pm-7pm

Where: 3200 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica Room
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Register Now : http://www.motionmedia.com/Articles.asp?ID=294

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Example: Yanobox Nodes used in TED video

Very cool use of Yanobox Nodes (FxFactory) in a TED video (with Rodrigo y Gabriela's Tamacun playing in the background. They are mindblowingly talented). The video is for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Try Yanobox Nodes by Downloading FxFactory | Buy Yanobox Nodes


User Group: SF Cutters Meeting Thurs Sept 23

From Claudia Crask of SF Cutters:

Hope to see you this Thurs Sept 23 - here are some updates to the
meeting - you can check the Eventbrite signup page for continuous
updates to the raffle and other details

Signup online and please check out the details on Eventbrite
  • Thurs Sept 23 at Adobe 601 Townsend
  • Wed Oct 27 at Ninth St. Screening Room
  • Wed Dec 1 - TBA - sponsored by AVID and tentative speaker Chris Nelson - editor "Lost
  • San Francisco SuperMeet in Jan 2010
SF Cutters Sept 23 meeting in San Francisco The signup page is up - HUGE raffle and two top prizes for drawings limit this meeting - one prize per attendee - let's "share the love"

Two top Drawings: bring your business card or fill out a contact form, cards or forms become the property of the sponsor of the prize and you may be contacted for business purposes, we have asked our sponsors not to share this info.

1. Business Card drawing: AJA I/O HD 10-bit HD over FireWire
AJA's award-winning Io HD is an effortless to use, transportable plug-in solution for working with HD and SD in Apple Final Cut Studio. With a single FireWire 800 connection, Io HD can easily be connected to a Mac Pro desktop computer or a MacBook Pro laptop.

2. Feedback Form drawing: Adobe Production Premium Suite
more info and 30 day functioning trial downloads:
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
  • After Effects CS5
  • Photoshop CS5 Extended
  • Illustrator CS5
  • Flash Catalyst CS5
  • Flash Professional CS5
  • Soundbooth CS5
  • Adobe OnLocation CS5
  • Encore CS5
  • Bridge CS5
  • Device Central CS5
  • Dynamic Link
  • Integrates with CS Live online services*

We have terrific SPEAKERS
  • Jin Joo of Cinemasports - brief announcement
  • Karl Soule from Adobe: New RED / Adobe workflows with metadata, and Digieffects FreeForm and Mocha for AE
  • Bruce Sharpe of Singular Software: PluralEyes - sync your audio and video without sinking your project
  • Mark Spencer with 3D and Motion: this is always great: Mark is the BEST in Apple's Motion
  • Terry William of AJA: NEW products - for 3D production
  • Jason LaBatt and Michelle Ortega show excerpts from "Adult Beginner Ballet"
Arrive at 6:30 to enjoy Pizza sponored by Singular Software, and
drinks and cookies sponsored by Pixelflow

and visit at TABLEs with:
  • Patrick Sculley of Pixelflow
  • Bruce Sharpe of Singular Software
  • Terry Williams of AJA
  • Damon Hampson of Peachpit Press
  • Skye Christiansen of Ninth Street Screening Room at their tables
during social time from 6:30-7:00

Signup online and please check out the details on Eventbrite

See the website for many other raffle prizes including

  • Traning dvds from Classondemand
  • Books from Peachpit Press, O'reilly Press, Wiley Press and Focal Press
  • Colorista II and Grinder from Red Giant Software
  • NEW Depth Digeffects
  • Mocha for FCP from Imagineer
  • 3mo. Rental Sapphire Plug-ins from GenArts
  • Phyx Keyer 1.0" by PHYX from Noise Industries
  • dxFx:Nvirons, a Visual Instrument for FCP from Dixie Unlimited
  • Gift Certificates for Stock Footage from Pond5 and Pixelflow
  • and for Motion VFX Templates from MotionVFX
  • Slick FX from Gee Three
  • Software from CoreMelt
Signup online and please check out the details on Eventbrite

Claudia Crask
SF Cutters

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User Group: AETO Sept 22 Wednesday (Featuring Richard Harrington)

AETO Sept 22 Wednesday (Featuring Richard Harrington)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)

Location:
Element156 - Digital Media Center
156 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Can you attend this event? Respond Here.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sale: Save on Select broadcastGEMs Templates for After Effects Through September 30th, 2010

bgems aepro v2broadcastGEMs AEPro Volume 02 offers great designs with optimal customization options. The Adobe After Effects (AE) project files provide captivating design elements and camera movements.Through September 30th save big on these broadcastGEMs titles for After Effects:

broadcastGEMs AE Pro Series Volume02 (HD Version): Reg: $119.00 SALE: $69.00

broadcastGEMs AE Pro Series Volume02 (SD Version): Reg: $89.00 SALE: $59.00

broadcastGEMs AE Pro Series Volume02 (HD and SD Version Bundle): Reg: $158.00 SALE: $89.00


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Following up on the heels of the ground-breaking broadcastGEMs AEPro Volume01, broadcastGEMs offers broadcast-quality customizable designs to owners of Adobe After Effects. Instead of spending days on a sequence, you can now achieve hgh-quality output within hours, perhaps even minutes. It only takes a minute or two to replace our imagery and text with your own.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Product: Singular Software Presto for Sony Vegas Pro

Singular Software Presto for Sony Vegas Pro- A new Path for Packaging and Distributing Presentation Videos

We are pleased to announce the availability of Singular Software Presto™, a revolutionary new tool for creating presentation videos.


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Ideal for conference presentations, training sessions and workshops, Singular Software Presto is a plug-in for Sony® Vegas® Pro that uses sophisticated computer vision and audio synchronization techniques to automate the assembly of presenter footage, slideshow and audio elements, creating a professional-looking video package in minutes instead of hours.

Singular Software Presto is is available to purchase for $249 USD | Free Trial

Webinar: CoreMelt on Wednesday Sept 22

CoreMelt, the Sydney, Australia-based developers of innovative and "filthy" fast video plug-ins, are pleased to inform you that they have just added another live webinar opportunity to acquaint members of the press with its latest product line addition - Lock & Load Express - a powerful new plug-in developed expressly for videographers and prosumers using DSLR cameras and working on Apple’s entry level Final Cut Express editing software. (

Webinar host Roger Bolton, CoreMelt director, product designer and visual effects artist, will illustrate the features and power behind Lock & Load Express and the company’s Lock & Load X product line, considered the world's fastest stabilizers for Final Cut Pro, After Effects CS3/4/5 and Final Cut Express on the Mac. He will also step participants through the process of stabilization, rolling shutter reduction and region of interest tracking as well as other challenges videographers face using DSLR cameras.

The CoreMelt webinar will take place Wednesday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. (British Summer Time), 10:00 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), and 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

To register, please visit -- http://www.lockandloadx.com/lock-a-load-live-online-demo.html
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New Product/PR: PowerProduction Software Announces Martini QuickShot Creator for Final Cut Pro

powerproduction martiniPowerProduction Software Announces Martini QuickShot Creator

New Apple Final Cut Pro Plug-in for Post-Production Visualization


Los Gatos, California - September 15, 2010 - PowerProduction Software, a leading developer of visualization software for film and video production, today announced the release of Martini QuickShot Creator (Martini), the first plug-in for post-production visualization. Designed to work within Apple’s Final Cut Pro, Martini makes it easy for editors to direct additional shots and sequences. With Martini’s dynamic power, editors no longer need to use black slugs with text explaining what “shot goes here”. From single shots to multi-shot sequences, Martini helps directors and editors create a better final film.

Loaded with hundreds of classic and unique shot styles, Martini's easy-to-use interface guides editors through the quick creation of composite shots. Editors can select a style, such as basic over-the-shoulder shots, two and three shots, and close-ups as well as fight scenes, chase scenes, and other pre-composed multiple shot sequences. Then, editors can choose a location from hundreds of pre-loaded interiors, exteriors, and custom digital location photos.

“It’s about speed and efficiency. With so many director/editors these days, we’re shortening the process for them between visualization and final product. With a tool like Martini, creative options can be explored right inside the editing software,” said Paul Clatworthy, CTO, PowerProduction Software. “So often a project will go from story idea to production, to post, and back to story. By having a visualization tool within the editor, the time required to create the right new shot or new sequence that will fit perfectly into an existing sequence is greatly reduced.”


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"Martini is perfect because when I haven't shot everything this allows me to see what I want to shoot next," noted Roger Christiansen, film and television director. “It's very cool and very easy to use.”

Martini QuickShot Creator seamlessly integrates with all PowerProduction Software products, including StoryBoard Quick and StoryBoard Artist. Optimized for Macintosh OS X, Martini supports OS X 10.4 or higher and Final Cut Pro 6 or higher.

Pricing and Availability

PowerProduct Software Martini QuickShot Creator
is available immediately for an MSRP of $199 USD. A free, full functioning 7 day trial version is available.

About PowerProduction Software


PowerProduction Software develops software for the film and video production industry. An industry leader since 1993, PowerProduction’s software is sold worldwide by a network of distributors, resellers, value-added dealers, and OEMs. For more information about Martini QuickShot Creator for Final Cut Pro, go towww.martiniquickshot.com

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Product: NewBluefx Light Effects

10 powerful filters to create specialized atmospheres and looks that add drama to footage.

NewBluefx Light Effects delivers stylized lighting tools for an electrifying mood or specialized look. This collection of over 100 presets in 10 dynamic filters amplifies the light in your footage and enhances reality. Light Effects adds brilliance and movement to your footage with soft glows and harsh strobes, with shimmers and blinks along the way. These powerful plugins create an atmosphere in just a few clicks.


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Learn More/Purchase Newbluefx Light Effects | Free Trial

This collection includes: Flicker, Glow Pro, Light Bender, Light Rays, Mirage, Neon Lights, Psycho Strobe, RGB Shift, Spinning Light, Starlight.

New: Innobits BitVice 2.9.7 MPEG Encoder

Innobits BitVice MPEG Encoder is used all around the world and work like clockwork. If you want hazzle free encodings faster than real-time, this is for you. BitVice 2.9.7 is an encoder for Mac (only), faster than real time for most computer configurations and with superior encoding quality.

BitVice 2.9.7 compresses your precious movies into MPEG-2 video files that can be imported into any compliant MPEG-2 authoring or multiplexing tool such as Apple's DVD Studio Pro.

Download Demo | Buy Innobits BitVice MPEG Encoder

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New: GenArts Sapphire 5 for FCP Now Available, Upgrade Now for only $299

GenArts is pleased to announce the availability of Sapphire 5 for Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Final Cut Express. Sapphire 5 takes many of the existing favorite Sapphire effects and makes them drag-and-drop transitions, making them quick and easy-to-use. Sapphire 5 also features significant performance enhancements with GPU acceleration, providing faster render speeds than ever before.

New: Sorenson Squeeze 6.5 Better, Faster, Limited Time Introductory Offer

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Squeeze 6.5 Now Available!

Today we announce the immediate availability of Sorenson Squeeze 6.5, the first total video workflow and encoding solution. Now faster, better!

This upgrade includes many new enhancements, including:
  • Additional decoding and video import options - including AVCHD
  • New and enhanced filters including a new, faster, better Deinterlacer, Image Rotation and an Optimized Color Converter
  • New publishing destination - Amazon Web Services (AWS) joins YouTube, Akamai, Limelight, FTP sites and more

Squeeze Pro 5 users can upgrade to Squeeze 6.5 for only $199! Hurry, this offer won't last. This is a free upgrade to Squeeze 6.0 users.

Squeeze 6.5 includes all the amazing features of Squeeze 6 including:
  • Integrated Review & Approval workflow
  • Industry-winning H.264 quality
  • Access to the new Preset Exchange
  • Seamless integration with Avid, Final Cut Pro and iMovie NLE's
Need an additional license of Squeeze? Purchase a new copy of Squeeze 6.5 now for $599 (Save $200).

New Product: CHV Updates The Bezier Garbage Matte Pro to v4.0

CHV-electronics, software developer of plugins for Motion, Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express since 2002 announced today the release of an update of the popular plugin package The Bezier Garbage Matte Pro.

The Bezier Garbage Matte Pro v4.0 is a Fx-Script plugin package for Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express and holds 4 plugins (video filters).

Version 4.0 addresses the compatibility with Final Cut Pro 7 and Snow Leopard and improves the overall stability of Final Cut Pro.

The Bezier Garbage Matte Pro is the only native professional Fx-Script garbage Matte for Final Fut Pro and Final Cut Express that provides the user with a fully functional garbage Matte with Bezier handles.

The plugin package runs on all PowerPC and Intel Mac computers on OSX 104 (Tiger), OSX 10.5 (Leopard) and OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) that are qualified to run any version of Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express.

All Fx-Script plugin packages from CHV-electronics are GPU-accelerated, using the full power of the installed graphics adapter for direct feedback and fast rendering.

Pricing: CHV The Bezier Garbage Matte Pro is priced at only $49.00

Updates: Free for existing customers of The Bezier Garbage Matte Pro and The Entire-Bundle.

A fully functional watermarked demo version is available for download on our website in the Final Cut Pro section.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sale: Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE and Final Effects Complete 6 AE for $995!

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The Most Comprehensive Effects Suite Ever Offered for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro - $1,890 Value. (Continuum Complete for After Effects Alone is $995, so if you were thinking about getting BCC or FEC alone, this is a great deal!)

Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE is the Swiss Army Knife of Visual Effects, giving compositors and editors the most complete and useful plug-in suite ever created. Over 210 plug-in filters include 3-Way Color Grading with built-in keying and masking tools, 3D Objects including Extruded Text and the ability to import and extrude EPS files, image restoration and video noise reduction tools, time-based effects such as Optical Stabilizer, distortion and perspective effects such as UpRez, generators such as Snow, Rain, and Fire, lights such as Glint, Glare, and Glitter, wipe transitions, keys and mattes including Motion Key for automated foreground object removal, colors and blurs, and film, glow, and cartoon effects.

Final Effects Complete 6 AE includes 110 designer effects and transitions ranging from graceful blurs and edges to radical warps and particle generators. The new Version 6 release features support for native After Effects lights, on-screen overlay control widgets for streamlined workflow, audio-driven keyframe generation, and a new Compare Mode feature to compare the filtered result with the unfiltered source via either a side-by-side or live split-screen view. Each Final Effects Complete filter has been re-engineered for 64-bit operating systems. Three all-new transition effects - Super Dissolve, RGB Dissolve, and Rectangular Scale Wipe - are included.

Get All 320+ BCC and FEC Filters for just $995!


Boris Continuum Complete and Final Effects Complete filters can be combined to create spectacular effects. Check out this new Boris TV episode to learn how to combine the BCC Glint and FEC Sparkle Edges filters.

BCC 7 AE is regularly $995 and FEC 6 AE is regularly $895. The plug-ins support Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5, CS4, and CS3 for Mac or Windows. This limited time offer expires on September 27, 2010.

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Product/PR: CoreMelt Expands Video Effects Product Line with Release of Lock & Load Express New Image Stabilization and Rolling Shutter Reduction

New Image Stabilization and Rolling Shutter Reduction Plug-in Brings Unprecedented Tracking Speed to Videographers Using DSLR Cameras With Final Cut Express

lockandload expressRoger Bolton, CoreMelt Director, to Showcase Latest Company Innovations at IBC 2010

AMSTERDAM (The Netherlands), September 9, 2010 - CoreMelt, the leading provider of advanced video plug-in effects for the editorial, composting, design and visual effects communities, today announced the release of Lock & Load Express, a powerful addition to its line of intuitive video effects software tools.

Lock & Load Express is based on CoreMelt's popular image stabilization and rolling shutter reduction software application – Lock & Load X – considered one of the fastest video stabilizers available on the Mac platform, offering advanced tracking features and CMOS rolling shutter reduction for compositors and editors working in Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Motion. Lock & Load Express harnesses much of the key functionality found in Lock & Load X, including rolling shutter reduction, but in a simplified version that caters primarily to videographers and prosumers using DSLR cameras and working on Apple's entry level Final Cut Express editing software.

[Editors' Note: Roger Bolton, CoreMelt founder, director and visual effects veteran, will be on hand to showcase Lock & Load Express and Lock & Load X at IBC 2010, the leading international forum for the electronic media industry, September 10 – 14, at RAI Amsterdam. For members of the press interested in scheduling a briefing opportunity, please contact Vicky Gray-Clark, Ambient PR, vicky@ambientpr.com, 408-243-8880, or Ray Ecke, Right Word Media, ray@rightwordmedia.com, 973-726-3797. CoreMelt will also be exhibiting at the Third Annual Amsterdam Final Cut Pro User Group (FCPUG) SuperMeet on September 12 2010, http://supermeet.com/.]

Bolton notes that while Lock & Load X has gained considerable praise as a tool to improve video quality for users on higher end editing software applications, there are videographers utilizing DSLR and CMOS sensor based cameras running on Final Cut Express, which does not have a built-in image stabilizer (Lock & Load Express is currently the only stabilizer designed for Final Cut Express), who do not need access to every control in processing their footage, but need a reliable tool to stabilize footage featuring rolling shutter artifacts at a lower price point.

"CoreMelt is excited to introduce Lock & Load Express, a trimmed down version of our blazingly fast Lock & Load X tracking stabilizer software developed specifically to tackle real world production problems that videographers encounter when shooting on DSLR cameras inside Final Cut Pro Express; itself a powerful application," says Bolton. "With today's addition to our software plug-in lineup, editors and compositors at every professional level will have increased freedom to work on their editing platform of choice to tackle stabilization and rolling shutter issues for virtually any workflow and unleash their personal creativity."

Bolton adds, "Lock & Load Express addresses the everyday challenges facing videographers – especially event videographers that shoot on DSLR cameras – to give hand held footage a professionally shot Steady Cam quality instantly without the need to set tracking points. Using the rolling shutter reduction functionality in our Lock & Load Express software helps lessen image distortions and lets digital content creators get on with business of creating and meeting tight deadlines."


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Key Highlights of Lock & Load Express

CoreMelt Lock & Load Express enables customers to achieve the highest-quality image stabilization and rolling shutter reduction features working on Final Cut Express including:
  • Speed – Lock & Load Express tracks up to 12 times faster than Final Cut Pro's built in stabilizer.
  • Background Tracking – Allows users to work on the rest of a project while tracking for improved productivity and greater precision.
  • Streamlined workflow – Features like in/out point analysis, and rotation and zoom smoothing help simplify workflow and keep projects on deadline.
  • Intuitive – Lock & Load Express is based on the powerful Lock & Load X software architecture known for its ease-of-use and simplified interface for better quality results. Running inside Final Cut Express the software offers editors and compositors a proven solution for limiting rolling shutter artifacts and image distortion even on shots with complex rotation or poorly defined background.

What Customers Are Saying

"Even though I do not use Final Cut Express, after looking at and frequently using all the features and speed of Lock & Load X for Final Cut Pro, Lock & Load Express should prove to be a welcome stabilizer and rolling shutter reduction product for all Final Cut Express users out there, often left out when it comes to the availability of professional, high quality plug-ins," Steve Douglas, renowned underwater videographer and technology critic says.

System Requirements


Recommended system requirements for Lock & Load Express include an Apple computer running Mac OS X 10.5.4, or later with Intel processor; Final Cut Express 4.0, or later.

Pricing and Availability:

CoreMelt Lock & Load Express is available now for $79.00 USD

About CoreMelt:

Core Melt, established in 2005 is a Sydney, Australia-based developer of more than 200 GPU-based, intuitive visual effects plug-ins ranging from soft organic glows and blurs to advanced color correction tools and instant photo montages for editors, motion graphic designers and visual effects artists. The company's Lock & Load X is considered one of the world's fastest image stabilizers for Final Cut Pro, Motion and After Effects running on MAC OSX. CoreMelt's new Lock & Load Express plug-in has been expressly designed for and is the only one available to reduce rolling shutter for videographers using DSLR cameras and editing on Final Cut Express. Founder, director and lead product designer Roger Bolton is a visual effects veteran whose credits include "Lord of the Rings," "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and whose vision is to develop the fastest and most intuitive visual effects plug-ins possible. CoreMelt products are available worldwide through the internet and resellers in the US, UK, Taiwan and Japan. For additional information on CoreMelt, visit: http://www.coremelt.com.

Review: Adobe After Effects CS5 by Franklin McMahon at Digital Content Producer

Adobe After Effects CS5 Review by Frankline McMahon

"Earlier this year, Adobe released a new update to After Effects with a great round of new features and additions. Probably the most notable change is that this new version of the software operates as a native 64-bit application. When I purchased my 8-core Apple Mac Pro, I added 20GB of memory, but honestly the option to use all of that memory has been limited until the new 64-bit architecture of Snow Leopard."

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Thursday, September 09, 2010

New Product/PR: Red Giant Software Releases Magic Bullet Suite 10 & Magic Bullet Denoiser

New Groundbreaking Noise Reducing Technology Completes the Updated Suite

San Francisco, CA, September 9, 2010 - Red Giant Software just released Magic Bullet Suite 10, a collection of eight software applications used for professional color correction, enhancement, and film output in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Apple Final Cut Pro. Magic Bullet Suite 10 is offered for the same price of $799, and includes full support for Adobe Creative Suite 5 and and three new products: Magic Bullet Denoiser, Magic Bullet PhotoLooks, and Magic Bullet Grinder.

Magic Bullet Suite is anchored by Magic Bullet Looks, the industry standard for creating unique looks, the leading-edge correction tool Magic Bullet Colorista II, and Magic Bullet Denoiser—new technology that raises the bar on noise reduction.

What's New in Magic Bullet Suite 10
  • All products are Adobe Creative Suite 5 compatible and support 64-bit.
  • Includes three new products: Magic Bullet Grinder, Magic Bullet Denoiser, and Magic Bullet PhotoLooks.
  • Learn more about Magic Bullet Suite

mb suiteAbout Magic Bullet Suite

Magic Bullet first hit the streets in 2001, when creator Stu Maschwitz (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0556179/) debuted a short film at the Sundance Film Festival. Almost immediately after its public release in 2002, video users began clamoring to use the toolset to mimic the look of film and add a final look.

Over the years, Magic Bullet Suite has evolved into a unique set of tools to help users enhance video, color correct with ease, remove noise, conform to 24p, upconvert to HD, and create that final look that captures the story perfectly. Thousands of video projects have used Magic Bullet Suite, ranging from episodes of the Food Network's Good Eats show, the Academy-Award nominated film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and scores of independent films and event videos.

mb denoiserAbout Magic Bullet Denoiser

Magic Bullet Denoiser is not just another denoiser, the groundbreaking new technology raises the bar on noise reduction. Users will be amazed at the results. Denoiser goes far beyond the run of the mill noise removal methods that tend to blur fine detail. Denoiser's accurate motion estimation algorithms guarantee great-looking video. Denoiser's default settings work well for most footage right out of the box. Take it even further with customizable controls that let you easily smooth out unsightly chroma blotches and focus noise reduction on shadow regions.


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Pricing and Availability
About Red Giant Software

Founded in 2002, Red Giant Software LLC (www.redgiantsoftware.com), publishes and develops iPhone apps and software tools made by industry veterans Stu Maschwitz and John Knoll. Red Giant Software's ever-expanding product line has over 30 packages that run in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, and Avid systems. The vast range of visual effects tools features industry-leading effects for designing realistic fire, rain, and water; adding popular looks; and creating perfect keys. Red Giant effects have enhanced feature films such as Angels & Demons, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Mummy 3, and Grindhouse and added sparkle to cable and broadcast content from NBC Universal, Food Network, ESPN, Disney, CNN, Comedy Central, MTV, and TNT.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

New Product: Boris Final Effects Complete 6 AE Now Available, Supports Adobe CS5

Final Effects Complete 6 AE Now Available, Supports Adobe CS5: Over 110 designer effects and transitions for Adobe CS5 and 64-bit operating systems

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What's New in Version 6

Final Effects Complete 6 AE brings over 110 designer effects and transitions to Macintosh and Windows versions of Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5, CS4, and CS3. The new release features support for native After Effects lights, on-screen overlay control widgets for streamlined workflow, audio-driven keyframe generation, and a new Compare Mode feature to compare the filtered result with the unfiltered source via either a side-by-side or live split-screen view. Each Final Effects Complete filter has been re-engineered for 64-bit operating systems. Three all-new transition effects - Super Dissolve, RGB Dissolve, and Rectangular Scale Wipe - are included.

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Final Effects Complete 6 AE is available for $895.

Own an older version of Final Effects Complete AE? Upgrade for $295

Friday, September 03, 2010

Review: Post Magazine Reviews GenArts Monsters GT for After Effects

genarts sapphire"For the first time ever, GenArts brings After Effects artists the ability to create awesome effects only available before to Flame and Smoke users. Not only can we create magic but we can do it on our GPU-accelerated machines, too! Monster GT is made for realtime speed freaks like me. With the GPU-enabled rendering ability, waiting to show a client or yourself the magic is not painful anymore. It happens in the now. Love it.

Monsters GT contains over 50 "one-of-a-kind" effects. I have to say some of them completely blew me away. I honestly never knew where to begin to create something like peering through a steamy shower look. Now it’s a click and add to my timeline. A few customizations and I am in business." Read the Full Review at Post Magazine.

Tutorials: New in Maxon Cinema 4D R12: Pose Morph Tool & Dynamic IK



This new tag combines the power of the Morph and PoseMixer tools in previous versions to allow full control over hierarchies, point animations and even more.

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CINEMA 4D Prime, Release 12

Renowned for its ease of use, speed and professional results, CINEMA 4D Prime is an ideal choice for all graphic designers looking to add 3D to their toolset. CINEMA 4D Prime's interface is designed to ease you into the powerful and exciting world of 3D graphics. The intuitive workflow will inspire your creativity. Learn More/Purchase in our Store | Upgrade

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CINEMA 4D Broadcast, Release 12

CINEMA 4D Broadcast has everything you need to create dynamic broadcast graphics quickly and easily. If you are a motion graphics artist looking to add 3D to your existing suite of tools, then this is the ideal choice for you. Learn More/Purchase in our Store | Upgrade

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CINEMA 4D Visualize, Release 12

CINEMA 4D Visualize is easy to use, professional 3D software that enables you create anything imaginable: 3D motion graphics, character animation, visual effects and so much more. Learn More/Purchase in our Store | Upgrade

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CINEMA 4D Studio, Release 12

CINEMA 4D Studio is the very best that MAXON has to offer for professional 3D artists. If you want the power to create jaw-dropping 3D graphics quickly and easily, then this is the choice for you. Learn More/Purchase in our Store | Upgrade

New Tutorials: Imagineer System mocha v2 and Nuke 6 Stereoscopic 3D; Planar Tracking in mocha v2

Imagineer Systems mocha v2 Stereoscopic 2D/3D with Nuke 6:


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Imagineer Systems mocha v2 Planar Tracking:


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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Review: The Foundry Camera Tracker for After Effects by John Dickinson at Motionworks

foundrycamera"Recently I worked on a promo for the film Green Zone here at Foxtel Box Office. The film is full of great helicopter shots over Baghdad, so I suggested we work some 3D supers into shots to give the promo more impact. Having just finished beta testing Camera Tracker, The Foundry ’s new 3D tracker for Adobe After Effects, I knew it would be perfect for this project.

Camera Tracker- originally developed for The Foundry's high-end compositing tool Nuke X—gives After Effects users powerful 3D tracking tool directly inside After Effects."

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Tutorial: Digieffects/Motionworks Challenge winner

Joe Mason was one of the top 3 winners in the latest contest. He shows you how to create a chaotic look using adjustment layers, expressions, and Digieffects plugins.

Try the Digieffects plugins for free | Buy Digieffects Plug-ins here

Tutorial: Joe Mason Digieffects/Motionworks Challege Winner from digieffects on Vimeo.

New Product: Digieffects Depth for After Effects

Digieffects Announces Depth Plugin for After Effects
Plugin easily converts entire After Effects comp into a depth map

Wilmington, NC - August 31, 2010

Digieffects®, a developer of popular visual effects plugins, today announced that Depth is immediately available for purchase. Depth, a plugin for After Effects, easily converts an entire After Effects composition into a depth map. Available for $49 as a download, the plugin creates a greyscale depth map based on the position and orientation of layers in z-space. The results can be used in conjunction with other effects such as a lens blur.



According to Robert Sharp, president of Digieffects, "With this announcement, Digieffects is reaching an important milestone. Depth is the fourth plugin we’ve launched that was derived from the venerable Buena Depth Cue Package.”

According to Mark Christiansen, author of The After Effects Studio Techniques books, and industry veteran who has worked on several feature films including Avatar, “Depth does just what the name implies, easily extracting 3D depth data for use with Digieffects plugins such as Camera Mapper, Atmosphere and Falloff Lighting (all originally part of the same Buena Depth Cue package). I especially like it for lens effects that can use depth information to create beautiful cinematic bokeh blurs.”

Pricing & Availability

Digieffects Depth has a retail price of $49 and is available immediately.

About Digieffects

Digieffects is a developer of popular software visual effects plug-ins for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Autodesk Combustion, Grass Valley Edius and Boris RED. 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.

News: RE:Vision Effects releases RSMB v4 OFX plugin for Nuke, Maya/3ds Max Composite and Scratch

RE:Vision Effects releases RSMB v4 OFX plugin for Nuke, Maya/3ds Max Composite and Scratch.

RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces a new version of their ReelSmart Motion Blur OFX plug-in for Nuke, Maya/3ds Max Composite, and Scratch is now available.

ReelSmart Motion Blur (RSMB) automatically adds more natural-looking motion blur to a sequence. Proprietary tracking technology is at the heart of RSMB, so there is no handwork involved. Of course you can add as little or as much blurring as you need and even remove motion blur! This is a useful tool to give video a more film-like feel, and is also useful to reintroduce motion blur for blue or green screen shoots where a fast shutter is necessary to pull a good key. Also included is a plugin that allows you to blur with user-supplied motion vectors... which, most likely, will come from a 3D animation system.

New Features:
  • Adds support for 64-bit on Mac OS X.
  • Adds significant speed improvements over version 3 for Linux 64-bit, Mac OS 32-bit and Windows 32- and 64-bit. We've tested and have seen RSMB Vectors v4 run twice as fast as version 3, and RSMB v4 run 1.5 times faster than version 3. Your calculations times may vary based on the amount of memory you have, number of CPUs, type of processor(s), etc.
  • Multi-host application floating licenses available: with multi-host licensing users can float a single license across many applications, including: Nuke, Flame, Fusion, After Effects (Twixtor PRO only), Shake, Softimage, Smoke, Flint, Flare, Inferno, Combustion, Premiere Pro (Twixtor PRO only), and Maya and Max Composite.
Availability and compatibility
  • Nuke 4.7 and up, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • Maya/3ds Max Composite 2009, SP1 and up, 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • Assimilate Scratch version 3, build 300, and up.
  • Mac OS 10.4 and up, Windows XP and up, Linux. 64-bit version of the operating systems also supported.

Pricing:

Re:Vision Effects ReelSmart Motion Blur 4.0 for OFX node-locked license: $189.95/ TF: $180.00

Re:Vision Effects ReelSmart Motion Blur 4.0 for OFX GUI floating license: $284.93/ TF: $270.00

Re:Vision Effects ReelSmart Motion Blur 4.0 for OFX render-only node-locked license: $47.49 TF: $45.00

Re:Vision Effects ReelSmart Motion Blur 4.0 for OFX render-only floating license: $67.43/ TF: $64.00

RE:Vision Effects is an acclaimed industry leader of visual effects plug-ins for Adobe After Effects, Eyeon Fusion, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Final Cut Express, The Foundry's Nuke, Adobe Premiere Pro, Autodesk 3ds Max/Maya Composite, Avid editing systems, Autodesk Systems (Sparks), Autodesk SoftImage, Apple Shake, Quantel genQ and others.

DE:Noise, Effections,FieldsKit, PV Feather, RE:Fill, RE:Flex, RE:Map, ReelSmart Motion Blur, Shade/Shape, SmoothKit, Twixtor and Video Gogh are trademarks of RE:Vision Effects, Inc. All other trademarks, company names and products are the property of their respective holders. Features, pricing and availability are subject to change without notice.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

New Products: Maxon Cinema 4D Release 12 Products & Upgrades Now Available!

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CINEMA 4D Prime, Release 12

Renowned for its ease of use, speed and professional results, CINEMA 4D Prime is an ideal choice for all graphic designers looking to add 3D to their toolset. CINEMA 4D Prime's interface is designed to ease you into the powerful and exciting world of 3D graphics. The intuitive workflow will inspire your creativity. Learn More/Purchase in our Store | Upgrade

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CINEMA 4D Broadcast, Release 12

CINEMA 4D Broadcast has everything you need to create dynamic broadcast graphics quickly and easily. If you are a motion graphics artist looking to add 3D to your existing suite of tools, then this is the ideal choice for you. Learn More/Purchase in our Store | Upgrade

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CINEMA 4D Visualize, Release 12

CINEMA 4D Visualize is easy to use, professional 3D software that enables you create anything imaginable: 3D motion graphics, character animation, visual effects and so much more. Learn More/Purchase in our Store | Upgrade

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CINEMA 4D Studio, Release 12

CINEMA 4D Studio is the very best that MAXON has to offer for professional 3D artists. If you want the power to create jaw-dropping 3D graphics quickly and easily, then this is the choice for you. Learn More/Purchase in our Store | Upgrade

MAXON Announces Immediate Availability of Release 12 of Acclaimed 3D Package CINEMA 4D


New Version Extends Dynamics, Rendering, Scripting, Character Animation Capabilities and Company Introduces New Streamlined Product Offerings.

Friedrichsdorf, Germany, September 1, 2010 - MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D software, today announced the immediate availability of CINEMA 4D Release 12, the next generation of its highly-acclaimed professional 3D software application. The comprehensive CINEMA 4D Release 12 builds on more than two decades of 3D graphics development excellence and boasts dozens of new productivity enhancing features including improved rendering, enhanced dynamics, new deformers and superior character animation capabilities to allow digital artists to intuitively and easily create high-end 3D images and animations.

"Today's release marks a significant milestone in the development of MAXON‘s professional 3D software and is a testament to more than two decades of programming excellence," remarked Harald Schneider, CEO and co-founder of MAXON Computer. "Our development team made every effort to bring customer requested features that are easy to use, stable and powerful. Creative professionals from all industries will find unparalleled solutions to help them meet the challenges of today's fast-paced production environments and create award-winning content."

Key Highlights of CINEMA 4D Release 12


(Not all features are included in every configuration. Please see the Product Comparison Chart for more info)

  • Powerful New Dynamics: CINEMA 4D now includes a comprehensive and easy-to-use rigid body dynamics system based on the production-proven Bullet engine. Objects can be connected via hinges, springs and complex joints, and with a simple click, can be transformed into soft bodies.
  • Enhanced Rendering Features:
    • Linear Workflow and Color Profiles: Adopting a linear workflow is now as simple as activating a checkbox. Colors and lighting are mixed in a more realistic way, resulting in higher-quality images with less effort. Color profiles are now integrated throughout CINEMA 4D for accurate color representation.
    • IES lights: It's now possible to apply accurate light falloffs using the IES data directly from lighting manufacturers. Photometric intensities based on Lumen and Candela are also supported.
    • True Units of Measurement: CINEMA 4D now supports units, ensuring that calculations are accurate and scene scaling remains consistent. Units are automatically converted and scaling/unit information is automatically stored within each document.
    • Render Queue: Batch rendering has been streamlined with this augmented render task manager, complete with logging capability.
    • Picture Viewer: CINEMA 4D's breakthrough picture viewer now includes full-screen playback, a histogram display and navigator.
  • New Character Tools: The Inverse Kinetics (IK) system features new dynamic properties. CINEMA 4D Studio also includes a powerful, integrated pose-mixing and morphing system.
  • New Deformers: Several new deformers have been added to include options for modifying objects based on a low-poly cage or within the screen space.
  • Python: Extensive support for the powerful Python language is now fully integrated allowing users greater functionality to create scripts, expressions and plugins for unlimited creative workflow.
  • Others: A variety of other new features include double precision, dual transforms, OpenGL 3 support, new architectural shaders, and an parametric spline L-system.

This release also marks a widespread reorganization across the CINEMA 4D R12 product line with the introduction of four editions offering a proven workflow and feature sets targeted to professional 3D animators, motion graphics artists, architects and designers. Paul Babb, president and CEO, MAXON US adds, "The product line reorganization is a practical step that gives all customers, from hobbyist to studio professional, clear choices when deciding on the features they need to deliver high impact, creative results," he said. "Customers will also benefit from the streamlined and condensed product structure as it allows our team to better focus on developing new, exciting functionality."

[US Editors' note: The CINEMA 4D Release 12 product line will be on display in the United States at the Content & Communications World Conference next month, October 13 – 14, in New York City.]

MAXON's New Product Line-Up

The CINEMA 4D Release 12 product line includes breakthrough new editions that cater to the creative workflow needs of professionals in specialized 3D markets, as well as an upgrade to BodyPaint 3D, MAXON's highly acclaimed high end painting and texture application, as follows:

  • CINEMA 4D Prime: Professional 3D Graphics Begin Here. The core professional 3D graphics package that includes basic modeling, animation and rendering functionality. Release 12 now additionally includes Ambient Occlusion and many deformers formerly found in the MOCCA and MoGraph modules. Product Info
  • CINEMA 4D Broadcast: The 3D Motion Graphics Powerhouse. Leverages CINEMA 4D Prime functionality to deliver a powerful motion graphics toolset expressly designed to enhance the creative process for broadcast design professionals. Release 12 now includes features of the previous MoGraph module, GI rendering and an extensive library of objects, materials and presets. Product Info
  • CINEMA 4D Visualize: The Professional Solution for Architects and Designers. Leverages CINEMA 4D Prime functionality to deliver a professional solution for architects and designers. CINEMA 4D Visualize includes all features of the previous Architecture and Engineering Editions,(Advanced Render, Sketch and Toon and NET Render 3 modules plus extensive object and material libraries). Product Info
  • CINEMA 4D Studio: Everything You Need for High-End 3D Animation. The most comprehensive CINEMA 4D Release 12 edition includes all available features, as well as all libraries of the Broadcast and Visualize packages. Product Info
  • BodyPaint 3D Release 12: 3D Painting, Texturing and UV Editing. While benefiting by all the new developments of its sister application, CINEMA 4D Prime, BodyPaint 3D Release 12 offers a full complement of 3D painting and texturing tools unmatched by any other package on the market. New features in Release 12 include color profiles, the option to render Ambient Occlusion into a texture, and the Cineman connection to RenderMan including preview renders directly inside BodyPaint 3D. It also boasts updated exchanges with 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage and LightWave 3D. Product Info

MAXON will no longer be offering individual modules for purchase.

System Requirements
Recommended system requirements include Windows XP, Vista or 7 running on Intel or AMD CPU with SSE2-Support; Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher running on an Intel-based Mac; 1024 MB RAM, DVD ROM drive. Standard DVD installation can take up to 2.5 GB of disk space.

Pricing, Availability and Upgrade Path
CINEMA 4D Release 12 and BodyPaint 3D Release 12 are available here.