Sunday, October 31, 2010

REMINDER: Sale Ends Tonight! Get $100 off all $199 Red Giant/Trapcode Products Through October 31st 2010

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Sale: Red Giant/ Trapcode Halloween Special

We are offering $100 OFF all of $199 products for the next 5 days. This is a perfect time to explore Red Giant's industry-leading tools for designing popular film looks, creating cool shadow or text effects, and generating realistic volumetric lighting and water. Download a free trial and try before you buy!

Learn about Trapcode Form
Learn about Trapcode Lux
Learn about Red Giant Magic Bullet Photolooks
Learn about Red Giant Magic Bullet Frames
Learn about Red Giant Text Anarchy
Learn about Red Giant Psunami
Learn about Red Giant Warp

5 Day Sale: This $100 OFF sale runs through Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST (California). To find out when the sale ends in your time zone, visit the World Clock site.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sale: Save 10% On Crowd Control Credits thru November 5, 2010

Crowd Control AdCrowd Control is pre-keyed alpha footage of actors, with over 45,000 clips to choose from. Need a business man? A fashion model? A grown woman dressed as a fairy? Crowd Control has it all!

Use the code WINDY10 in the Crowd Control Checkout and save 10% on credits (minimum purchase $100, no maximum) through November 5.

New: Zaxwerks 3D Reflector 2.0 & 3D Serpentine 2.0



From the Zaxwerks Blog:

The time has finally come. Zaxwerks is proud to announce the release of our first two plug-ins that are CS5 compatible! Yea, Hoo-raw, Three Cheers and all that.

First out of the gate is 3D Reflector 2.0.

Not only did we make it compatible with After Effects CS5 but we added features too. For instance, the plug-in now supports 16 and 32 bit rendering. We also added a feature that lets you choose the composite mode for the reflections. This can make reflections look tons better especially when creating reflections in bright surfaces.

Finally we created a new online documentation system. These online docs are accessed from inside of After Effects and let you get your hands on movies, tips and explanations of the controls right when you need them. The online docs are continually updated so if there is a new development, bug or technique, you’ll find it the next time you click the button.

Also being released is 3D Serpentine 2.0.

Like 3D Reflector, 3D Serpentine has also been upgraded for 16 or 32 bit rendering, and it has its own improved online documentation system.

Tutorial: Sharpen Depth of Field in After Effects with Digieffects Depth


Video Tutorial: Sharpen Depth of Field in After Effects with One Click from StudioDaily. Digieffects Depth plug-in, when used with lens blur, lets you gain more photo-real control of your comps.


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Watch the Video | Follow along with a Free Trial of Digieffects Depth

Learn More/Purchase Digieffects Depth in our Store

In this video tutorial, Digieffects' Dustin Klein shows you how to create a depth map with one click while working in After Effects. Using the company's recent plug-in, Depth, Klein shows you how to add more accurate and photoreal results to your comps than you can create with the default tools inside AE. The Depth plug-in can turn an entire AE comp into a depth map based on the relative positions of layers in z-space.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

News: Live Webinar: VFX and Compositing in Sony Vegas Pro 10

Boris Live Webinar: VFX and Compositing in Sony Vegas Pro 10
webinar

When
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 @ 1:00 PM Eastern Time

DescriptionTurn Sony Vegas Pro 10 into an effects and compositing powerhouse with Boris Continuum Complete 7!

Attend this webinar and learn how to:

• Create precise, realistic keys with a minimal amount of adjustment
• Achieve the warm organic look of film in seconds
• Selectively apply BCC filters to video via region or channel-based mattes
• Use BCC's built-in motion tracker to track an image and apply an effect to the tracked image

Featured Boris Continuum Complete 7 effects will include BCC Chroma Key, BCC Matte Choker, BCC Light Wrap, BCC Witness Protection, BCC Wire Remover, and BCC Correct Selected Color.

Presenter

Dirk de Jong has been in the video software industry for more than 13 years, working for companies that serve the film and video post production market. He is currently a product manager at Boris FX and has worked at Boris FX for over 10 years, primarily involved in the development of titling and 3D-related products.

Space is Limited

Reserve Your Webinar Seat Now at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/946127753

One lucky attendee will win a free Boris Box Set - a $1,995 USD value!

Sale: Get $100 off all $199 Red Giant/Trapcode Products Through October 31st 2010

red giant halloween

Sale: Red Giant/ Trapcode Halloween Special

We are offering $100 OFF all of $199 products for the next 5 days. This is a perfect time to explore Red Giant's industry-leading tools for designing popular film looks, creating cool shadow or text effects, and generating realistic volumetric lighting and water. Download a free trial and try before you buy!

Learn about Trapcode Form
Learn about Trapcode Lux
Learn about Red Giant Magic Bullet Photolooks
Learn about Red Giant Magic Bullet Frames
Learn about Red Giant Text Anarchy
Learn about Red Giant Psunami
Learn about Red Giant Warp

5 Day Sale: This $100 OFF sale runs through Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST (California). To find out when the sale ends in your time zone, visit the World Clock site.

Tutorial: The Importance of Compositing: A Layer By Layer Breakdown in After Effects

The Importance of Compositing: A Layer By Layer Breakdown in After Effects from Nick Campbell at greyscalegorilla

"In this video, I wanted to show you how important compositing is for your 3D renders. A 3D render is never finished straight from Cinema 4D or any 3D package. Every shot needs and deserves some sort of compositing and color correction before it’s ready for prime time."

Read the full rundown at greyscalegorilla.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

New Product: Boris Continuum Complete 7 AVX for Avid DS Now Available

Boris Continuum Complete 7 AVX for Avid DS Now Available: 180+ comprehensive filters for Avid’s high-resolution conform, compositing, and graphics solution

Marlborough MA - October 25, 2010 - Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Continuum Complete 7 AVX for Avid DS (BCC 7 AVX for DS) is now available. BCC 7 AVX for DS brings over 180 filters to Avid DS. New features include a video noise reduction tool, a new OpenGL particle engine, new on-screen overlay control widgets for streamlined workflow, and support for Boris AAF Transfer.

"BCC AVX for Avid DS allows Avid DS users to conform offline and online Avid Media Composer and Symphony sequences with AVX 2.0-based BCC effects,” commented Boris Yamnitsky, president and founder, Boris FX. "In addition, Apple Final Cut Pro sequences with BCC effects can now be transferred to Avid DS using the new Boris AAF Transfer plug-in for Final Cut Pro.”

"Until we had Boris Continuum Complete AVX for Avid DS, the onlines were becoming more and more difficult to achieve," commented Tony Quinsee-Jover, owner, HD Heaven. "With BCC AVX for DS, all offline BCC effects are contained within the AFE and conform completely with all animated parameters correctly set. This is an enormous boon for us. Now, we couldn't imagine conforming and onlining a show without our armory of BCC effects at hand. It means that we can spend more time grading and perfecting other aspects of the show instead of wasting time recreating effects that have already been determined."

Boris Continuum Complete 7 AVX for Avid DS New Feature Highlights

BCC Noise Reduction smoothes out video noise using spatial and temporal information derived from the video clip - especially in dark areas of an image.

BCC Particle Array 3D creates a grid of particles oriented in 3D space.

BCC Pin Art 3D creates a pin board look based on a layer image.

BCC Lens Blur emulates a popular lens blur or rack defocus effect where out-of-focus highlights of an image clip take on the shape of the lens shutter. The filter includes a gradient map layer to control the depth of focus.

BCC Lens Shape is a designer effect similar to a rack defocus effect where the shape of the bokeh can be imported from an external layer.

BCC Lens Transition is a wipe filter that applies a lens blur or rack defocus effect to the specular highlights of outgoing and incoming image clips.

Compare Mode. Added to over one-third of BCC 7 AVX for DS filters, Compare Mode is a convenient tool that enables users to compare the filtered result with the unfiltered source via either a side-by-side view or a live split-screen view. In the side-by-side view, users can view the unfiltered and filtered image result in the preview window as changes are made to the image. In the split-screen view, users can drag the wipe bar anywhere across the image to compare the filtered result with the unfiltered source at any zoom level. Additionally, the Compare Mode feature includes the unique ability to view the filtered result with a live filtered layer in the timeline.

On-Screen Overlay Control Widgets. The most commonly-used parameters in each BCC AVX for DS filter are now accessible via Avid-native on-screen overlay widgets, each with dynamic parameter value displays that update automatically as the widget is adjusted. Color-coded and easy to use, the new widgets allow parameter adjustments while the editor’s eye remains focused on the image.

• Performance Gains. The new BCC Pin Art 3D and BCC Particle Array 3D filters integrate a new particle engine that is OpenGL-accelerated. All BCC 7 AVX for DS filters take advantage of either multi-processing or OpenGL hardware acceleration to deliver an interactive effects design experience.

Avid Media Composer and Symphony Compatibility. BCC 7 AVX for DS filters are fully compatible with BCC 6 AVX or BCC 7 AVX effects when sequences are conformed from Avid Media Composer or Symphony projects to Avid DS.

Boris AAF Transfer Support. BCC 7 AVX for DS is supported by Boris AAF Transfer, a new plug-in that facilitates seamless transfer of Final Cut Pro sequences with BCC 7 FxPlug filters to Avid DS or Avid Media Composer. BCC 7 FxPlug filters are translated to corresponding BCC 7 AVX for DS filters – including keyframed changes.

Pricing and Availability

Boris Continuum Complete 7 AVX for Avid DS is available immediately for an MSRP of $2,495 USD.

BCC 7 AVX for DS is a free upgrade for BCC 6 AVX for DS users.

Owners of previous versions of BCC AVX for DS upgrade
for an MSRP of $599 USD.

About Boris FX

Founded in 1995, Boris FX is the leading developer of integrated graphics and effects technology, delivering 3D compositing and vector graphic products for broadcast, post-production, film, and multimedia. Boris products have grown to serve millions of artists worldwide. The company's success lies in its ability to integrate and leverage technologies through strong partnerships with industry-leading developers such as Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid, Grass Valley, and Sony.

Tutorial: Stereoscopic 3D Production

cineformAdobe talks about Stereoscopic 3D Production in Premiere Pro using CineForm Neo 3D and After Effects.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tips: Chris Zwar on After Effects features that most people don’t seem to notice

Chris Zwar on After Effects features that most people don’t seem to notice
Posted at Adobe region of interest blog

Last year, Chris Zwar created what I think is one of the best pieces ever on using After Effects. Now, he’s back with another series of videos on the ProVideo Coalition website, this time introducing (or re-introducing) many features that are buried within After Effects—the sorts of things that you’d probably use and love if you only knew that they were there.

Here’s a breakdown of the episodes and what each shows (with a little bit of nitpicking from me here and there)

New Product: NewBlueFX Video Essentials IV

newbluefxWith dozens of image-enhancing, time-saving presets, all-new Video Essentials IV allows unthinkable: Turn day into night, make wrinkles disappear, overlay a timer, and add a reflection - with ease. This collection of over 100 presets in 10 integrated plugins solves everyday production problems, saves time and spurs creativity.

NewBlueFX Video Essentials IV in our Store | Free Trial



This collection includes: Bleach Bypass, Day for Night, Drop Shadow, Fish Eye, Luma Key, Magnifying Glass, Reflection, Skin Touch Up, Slide Show, Time Clock.

New Product: CrumplePop Lower Thirds for Final Cut Pro

Image NameEasy to use, adjustable lower thirds for FCP. Extremely high quality, smooth type with no stairstepping/aliasing.

Just drag and drop
Add colors and videos
Includes 10 intro/outro transitions and 15 ProRes backgrounds
High quality, smooth edges



Learn More/Purchase CrumplePop Lower Thirds in our Store


Support SD, 720 and 1080


All CrumplePop effects support standard definition and high definition resolutions.

Work Inside Final Cut

CrumplePop effects work inside Final Cut 6 or 7. Just drag and drop a template onto your timeline, adjust some parameters, and the template does the rest.

Supports 40 Major Codecs

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Product: Digieffects Delirium v2

digieffects deliriumDelirium v2, the multi-functional toolbox for any artist or designer's needs! We're keeping only the best effects from the original Delirium package. And, we're adding some new ones.

Originally developed in 1999, the award-winning Delirium is used by tens of thousands of video professionals worldwide. This is the plugin collection that established the standard for essential visual effects and motion graphics capabilities.

Delirium v2 will continue to be a staple in the toolboxes of motion graphics and visual effects artists the world over. Now with 45 effects, this set has helped drive the edge of post production since its introduction and this visual effects favorite continues to add flexibility for new users every day.

Learn More/Purchase Digieffects Delirium v2 | Free Trial | Upgrade

Upgrades and New Features include:
  • 64 bit compatible
  • 32 bits per channel
  • Added Walker Effects plugins
  • Speed Optimizations
  • New Textures
  • New presets and project files

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

News: Sneak Peek- Coming Soon: Imagineer Systems mocha Pro

Auto object Removal, Correct Lens Distortion, Track, Roto and Remove! Imagineer Systems to reveal mocha Pro in Q4 2010. Coming up soon!

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Tutorial: Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE's Particle Array 3D Filter

Tutorial: Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE's Particle Array 3D Filter

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Follow Along with a Free Trial of BCC7


In this Halloween-inspired Boris TV episode, Kevin P. McAuliffe uses the BCC Particle Array 3D filter to position a whole bunch of elements in 3D space and then quickly and easily animate them to create a realistic, organic animation.

View the Tutorial at Boris FX

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Special Offer: Maxon Cinema 4D 3 Seat Discount Pricing

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This includes licenses you already own! If you own a single license or two C4D licenses, just enter your serial numbers for the existing licenses.*

Maxon Cinema 4D Prime R12 Multi-License (For 3+ seats total) $795.00

Maxon Cinema 4D Broadcast R12 Multi-License (For 3+ seats total) $1,495.00

Maxon Cinema 4D Studio R12 Multi-License (For 3+ seats total) $3,295.00

(*For existing Cinema 4D Prime R12 customers adding additional licenses only)

FAQ: What are the optimum memory settings for best performance in After Effects CS4 and CS5?

adobeFAQ: What are the optimum memory settings for best performance in After Effects CS4 and CS5? (Via Todd Kopriva on Adobe Forums)

(For a video version of this frequently asked question and answer, click this link.)

Because compositions and computer systems vary greatly, there is no one right answer to this question. A good start toward an answer, though, is here:

"Please try recommended memory settings for After Effects CS5 and give feedback."

Here are a couple of pages that go into detail about considerations for memory and multiprocessing settings:

"Performance tip: Don't starve your software of RAM."
"Performance tip: Don't overschedule your processors"

More performance improvement tips:

"Improve performance" (CS5)

"Improve performance" (CS4)

Information about RAM usage in After Effects:

"Memory (RAM) usage in 64-bit After Effects CS5"

"Memory (RAM) usage and storage in After Effects CS4"

Monday, October 18, 2010

Update: Digital Anarchy Beauty Box Video Skin Smoothing Plugin for HD, Video and Film v1.2 Speed Update

da beauty boxAmazing Speed Update for Beauty Box Video Skin Smoothing Plugin for HD, Video and Film - Digital Anarchy’s Award Winning Software Gets Free, Highly Anticipated Render Speed Increase

San Francisco — Oct 18, 2010 — Digital Anarchy today announced a free update to their award winning, best-of-breed skin retouching plugin, Beauty Box Video. Version 1.2 gives Beauty Box Video an amazing speed increase by taking advantage of the latest hardware and operating systems. The update uses nVidia’s CUDA and other GPU optimizations to achieve rendering results that are 3–6x’s faster than version 1.0. The update also features UI changes and bug fixes that provide a smoother, faster workflow in After Effects, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro. Beauty Box Video’s results are amazing and now fast as well.

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Learn More/Purchase Digital Anarchy Beauty Box | Free Trial

"BeautyBox is almost magical. We didn't have time to properly light our scene, and the artists didn't look like themselves. Options were slim and costly. With BeautyBox, we were able to solve the problem the same afternoon we downloaded it. The facial tracking really works, the skin-tone algorithms are pretty natural, and the interface is simple. I'm still amazed." - Bill Evans, Radiant Records [Project: Steve Morse & Sarah Spencer promotional video.]

Beauty Box Video gives an actor or model an incredible makeover in post-production by incorporating state-of-the-art face detection and smoothing algorithms. Beauty Box automatically identifies the skin tones and removes imperfections and blemishes. A critical aspect of Beauty Box is it’s ability to keep important details, like eye lashes, lips, etc., razor sharp and keep the natural texture of the skin (pores).

“We’re very excited about this release. Beauty Box has won a couple awards and many accolades from users. “, said Jim Tierney, President of Digital Anarchy. “However, it’s always been a bit slow to render, which this release corrects. Especially for those with nVidia cards, the increased speed is really amazing.”

For the version 1.2 update, users with an nVidia card that supports CUDA will see the most drastic speed increases, particularly when used with a 64-bit operating system and multiple processors. nVidia’s CUDA gives Beauty Box an amazing speed boost and provides an impressive increase even with ‘gaming’ cards that support CUDA, like the GeForce 480GTX. Higher end video cards, like the Quadro FX4800, when used in conjunction with After Effects’ multi-processing can render HD footage up to 6 fps.

Pricing and Availability

Digital Anarchy Beauty Box Video 1.2 is regularly priced at $199 USD, but will be on sale for $149 USD until November 15, 2010.

Beauty Box Video runs in After Effects 7.0–CS5, Final Cut Pro 6.0–7.0 and Premiere Pro CS4–CS5. The plugin runs on Macintosh 10.4–10.6, Windows XP–7 and Vista systems.

Free Trial/ Update Now!

About Digital Anarchy

Digital Anarchy is a privately owned company operating out of San Francisco, Calif., that creates high-quality creative software for broadcast designers, 2D animators and professional photographers. These tools solve a wide range of design issues, from skin smoothing software to masking out bluescreens for commercial still photography. Digital Anarchy products work in conjunction with host applications from companies like Adobe and Apple. For more information, please see the company’s website at www.digitalanarchy.com or call 415-586-8434.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Webinar: CoreMelt Lock & Load X and new Lock & Load Express Monday, October 18th 2010

lockandload expressCoreMelt, the Sydney, Australia-based developers of innovative and “filthy” fast video plug-ins, will be hosting another live webinar opportunity to acquaint members of the press with its latest product line addition – Lock & Load Express – the 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.

Join Iain Anderson, Apple certified trainer, for an overview of the features of Lock & Load X and the all new Lock & Load Express, and find out what makes this video stabilization plugin so popular with digital content producers seeking a solution for making shaky, hand-held footage look like steadicam in just minutes. Check out all of Iain Andersons tutorials and demo clips on Creative Cow.

The CoreMelt Lock & Load Live Demo will be held on Monday, October 18th, as follows: 9:00 p.m. London (BST) 4:00 p.m. East Coast (EDT) 1:00 pm West Coast (PDT)

To register for the webinar , please visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/171543302

New Product: Nik Software HDR Efx Pro

nik hdrExperience the power, control, and creative expression of HDR

HDR Efex Pro is the essential new standard for creating amazingly high quality realistic to artistic HDR images with a revolutionary new all-in-one workflow. HDR Efex Pro includes a vast selection of one-click visual presets for incredibly fast results, advanced tone mapping algorithms, powerful and detailed HDR controls, and patented U Point® technology.

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Features
  • Multiple Algorithms- Our all in one toolkit lets you achieve your best HDR images ever, ranging from the realistic to artistic.
  • Intuitive Interface- A streamlined workflow similar to other Nik Software products means fast results, high quality, and maximum experimentation.
  • U Point® Technology- Get a completely finished look and unbelievably precise selective adjustments with our patented
    U Point technology.
  • Visual Presets- Easily achieve incredible “one-click” HDR looks with scores of unique visual presets, or create your own and share with others.
Nik Software HDR Efx Pro in our Store | Download a Free Trial

HDR Photography: A Revolution in Digital Imagery

High dynamic range photography is a process in which multiple exposures are captured, aligned and merged to generate a single image that enables a much wider range of colors and tonality. HDR techniques are typically used to enhance landscape, architectural, nighttime, and artistic photography.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Freebies: FREE Red Giant Trapcode Particular Preset & Tutorial: “Sparkler” From Nick Campbell

FREE Trapcode Particular Preset & Tutorial: “Sparkler” From Nick Campbell

New Trapcode Particular Preset: "Sparkler" - Including Motion Sketch Tutorial from Nick Campbell on Vimeo.

From Nick on greyscalegorilla.com:

“I recently posted a new preset over at RedGiantPeople for Trapcode Particular. It’s called “Sparkler” and it is based off of images of writing your name with a sparkler. You can see the example above. In this tutorial, I wanted to show you how you can write YOUR name with the preset using After Effects and Motion Sketch. By the way, If you don’t own Particular, what the heck are you doing with your life? Go Get it!!!“

Thanks Nick!!! This is awesome! Folks – Get the Free preset right HERE.

Nick Campbell's Vintage Film for Looks from Red Giant Software on Vimeo.

Don’t forget to check out Nick’s Guru Preset Pack, “Nick Campbell’s Vintage Film for Looks” which gives you all the old-school looks of his great iPhone apps CrossProcess and ShakeIt Photo and much MUCH more.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

New Product: Boris Continuum Complete 7 for Sony Vegas Pro 10; Special Introductory Pricing

bcc sony vegasBoris Continuum Complete is the Swiss Army Knife of Visual Effects, giving Sony Vegas Pro 10 editors the most complete and useful plug-in suite ever created. This comprehensive collection of 140+ plug-ins includes keying and motion tracking tools, dazzling light effects, popular film effects, realistic in-camera effects, and image restoration tools. Customizable presets allow you to quickly create high-end effects with no learning curve. Effects can be selectively applied via channel or region-based masks. All filters take advantage of either multi-processing or OpenGL hardware acceleration to deliver an interactive effects design experience.

Special Introductory Pricing:


Boris Continuum Complete 7 for Sony Vegas Pro : Promo MSRP: $595 USD (regularly $995 USD)

Download a Free Trial

Introductory pricing is in effect through November 19, 2010.

Beta: Telestream Pipeline for Mac OS X v2.5 BETA

Telestream Pipeline for Mac OS X v2.5 BETA is now available on the web.


This builds contains the following new features, fixes and improvements:
  • New - Adds selection for DVCPro50 and Apple Pro Res LT/Proxy video codecs
  • Requires a Pipeline HD Dual with F/W 2.4.64349 or later
  • New - Adds name token selector which allows for easier custom file naming
  • New - Adds capture frame offset preference allowing adjustment for VTR or routing latency
  • Fixed - issue with capturing DNxHD 36Mbit Avid AAF+MXF files
  • Fixed - issue with spaces in path for Avid AAF+MXF files
  • Fixed - issue with Drop Frame vs. Non-Drop Frame file creation with Avid AAF+MXF files
  • Fixed - issue where saved documents do not contain full Pipeline name and IP address
  • Improved - Adds Reel/Tape Name to QuickTime file
  • Improved - Now allows for 16 channels of audio with appropriate formats
  • Improved - Trigger document's Time Code break feature; adds frame break threshold adjustment, automatic servo lock detection and more accurate file creation
  • Improved - UI's visual feedback when in capture mode
  • Improved - TIFO wrapper now allows for creation of TIFO version 4 files. Allows for full progress bar support in Episode V6 and other Telestream applications supporting version 4
  • Improved - 'Hinting' of allowable video and audio choices
  • Improved - Adds 'Save All' selection for saving all opened documents at once
  • Improved - Web Service responses have been augmented and unified with Pipeline for Windows V2.5 responses
  • This will require modifications to custom applications utilizing Pipeline Web Service API
  • This is a pre-release beta build and cannot yet be supported directly by our Technical Support staff. To report bugs or problems, make suggestions or comments email them to plfeedback@telestream.net.
Download the Pipeline for Mac OS X v2.5 Beta | Buy Telestream Pipeline

Update: The Foundry CameraTracker 1.0v2 for After Effects is Now Available; Win a FREE License!

foundrycameraCameraTracker – Matchmove, directly inside Adobe After Effects

CameraTracker 1.0v2 for After Effects is now available. The version 2 release adds improved handling of non square aspect ratio and long format sequences, and a number of other smaller improvements and fixes.

The Foundry CameraTracker for After Effects analyses source sequences to extract the original camera's lens and motion parameters, allowing you to composite 2D or 3D correctly with reference to the camera used to film the shot. You can now match camera moves within the Adobe After Effects 2.5D environment, opening up new, robust options for the placement of composite elements, such as the creation of Fringe/Heroes style 'in scene' titles, the extension of virtual sets, motion graphics elements integrated into a scene, and much more…

Update The Foundry CameraTracker to 1.0v2

The Foundry CameraTracker for After Effects Node-Locked
$250.00/ TF Price: $238.00

The Foundry CameraTracker for After Effects Floating $375.00/ TF Price: $356.00

The Foundry CameraTracker for After Effects Render-Only $20.00/ TF Price: $19.00




To celebrate the release The Foundry is running a competition to win a free node-locked license of the CameraTracker.

Competition Question: Which host platforms does The Foundry’s CameraTracker currently run on?

To be in with a chance of winning a node-locked CameraTracker license please e-mail sales@toolfarm.com with the answer to the above question and your full contact details!

Competition ends 22nd October 2010.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

New Products: Red Giant Preset Packs for Looks and Knoll Light Factory!

guru presetsStu Maschwitz’s Rebel Epic for Looks

Give Your DV Rebel-Style footage an Epic Film Look

Using Magic Bullet Looks and his serious color correction chops, Director Stu Maschwitz brings you a set of Looks Presets designed to you give your footage the look of a true Hollywood Epic film. This Guru Preset Pack comes with 25 Looks presets for simulating big-budget film styles, as well as several utility-based Looks presets for creating popular Hollywood film effects.



guru presetsHarry Frank’s Cinematic Flares for Knoll Light Factory

100 Breathtaking Flare Presets for Motion Graphics and Visual Effects

This collection of 100 Knoll flare presets makes it easy for you to add amazing cutting-edge visuals to film, still-imagery, music videos, motion graphics, and visual effects. If you’re looking to create fresh and exciting lighting effects that will stun your clients and audience alike, this essential addition to your Knoll Custom Lens Library is a must-have.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Update: Red Giant Software Knoll Light Factory for Photoshop v3.2

knoll light factoryNew Release: Knoll Light Factory for Photoshop CS5

Hot off the CS5 presses! With version 3.2, Knoll Light Factory Photoshop now supports Photoshop CS5 and 64-bit systems. We have also included gorgeous new custom lens presets like Blue Halo, Ethereal, Flash Gordon and Sunny D.

Red Giant Software Knoll Light Factory Photoshop 3.2 goes far beyond the typical lens flares found in Photoshop, with over 100 great presets, real-time previewing, and 19 powerful flare tools for creating your own custom effects. Photoshop co-creator and Star Wars effects guru John Knoll developed Knoll Light Factory to mimic the reflections from a very bright light source as seen through a camera's lens. It's proven to be one of the most popular plug-ins for both Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.

Get it Free: If you own Knoll Light Factory Photoshop 3.0 or 3.1, you get a free update to version 3.2. Download the free CS5 update for Red Giant Knoll Light Factory Photoshop 3.2

Get it New: If you own Knoll Light Factory Photo 2.0, the upgrade to version 3.2 is only $99. Red Giant Knoll Light Factory Upgrade from 2.0+

Download a trial version of Knoll Light Factory Photoshop 3.2

New Product: Automatic Duck Media Copy v3

auto duck media copyAutomatic Duck Media Copy is a helpful application that reads an Avid AAF or OMF 2.0 file or a Final Cut Pro XML file, figures out which media files are used by that sequence then copies the media to a location you specify.

This can be quite handy when your media files are strewn across your system, or you just don't know which media files are represented in your edited sequence.

Automatic Duck Media Copy 3.0

New in Media Copy version 3.0


The ability to read Avid AVP and AVB files-- those are Avid project and Avid bin files! You can use Media Copy as a project archive tool, read your Avid bins and copy all of the media those bins are using!

Update: Automatic Duck Pro Import AE 5.01 Now for Mac and Win

automatic DuckAutomatic Duck has updated their well-known After Effects import plug-in to version 5.01, fixing some issues that were in 5.0, so we definitely recommend everyone using 5.0 to update.

For some of you the even more important part of this release is that version 5 is now shipping for Windows as well!

Automatic Duck Pro Import AE 5.01

Users of Pro Import AE 4.0 and earlier can upgrade for $195

Users who purchased Pro Import AE version 4.0 on or after April 6 2010 are eligible to upgrade at no charge until December 6, 2010. Contact sales@toolfarm.com for more info.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Special Offer: FREE COD CS5 Training with Purchase of Select Boris Products

Through October 31st, 2010, receive Class on Demand's "Getting Started with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium" for FREE (Online Streaming Version) when you purchase the following Boris Products:

cod cs5Class on Demand Getting Started with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium

Learn the essentials of Adobe CS5 Production Premium software with Class on Demand expert, Tim Kolb. This series of lessons will guide you through Adobe’s “script to screen” workflow. Get a handle on the basics of taking your story from inception to delivery, regardless of your audience’s preferred playback device.

Offer ends October 31st 2010 or while supplies last.

New Product: SUGARfx Lens Pack for After Effects, Final Cut Pro and Motion

SUGARfx Lens Pack- Lens effects with a twist

The LensPack brings brand new and unique effects to the SUGARfx family.
The LensPack is a collection of enhancing tools and deformation plug-ins that will make your video clips stand out from a different perspective. These are no ordinary effects... they come bundled with a twist in creativity and a whole lot of fun!

SUGARfx Lens Pack


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For Final Cut Pro, Motion, Final Cut Express 4, Adobe After Effects CS3 and CS4

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Monday, October 04, 2010

New Product: LME 100 High Tech Gizmos/ 270 Elements for After Effects

LMEThe elements in this collection will add a high tech, cutting edge flavor to your project. For promos, video, photo and art display, commercials, program ID and more.

LME 100 High Tech Gizmos/ 270 Elements for After Effects is a bonanza of high tech devices that can be used in a variety of projects. Our Gizmos are just a way of showing you what can be done. Take them apart, mix and match elements and you have 100's of possible configurations at your disposal.






Some of the category of elements include: working dials, futuristic shapes, borders, and devices, grids, kinetic measurement devices, futuristic textures, odd shapes, symbols and icons, text in many moving and static configurations, wave forms, tumbling 3D shapes, body parts & x-rays, moving and static arrows, circular elements kinetic and static, moving and static bars, circuit boards, cross hairs, moving dashes, kinetic data circles, ariel surveillance photos starting from a continental view and zooming into street level: New York, Tokyo and suburbia USA.

(For After Effects CS3 or higher for Mac and Win. Premier Pro for Windows. No additional plug-ins needed)

Friday, October 01, 2010

Tutorial: Free Imagineer Mocha Day for Night Tutorial from Curious Turtle

Check out the free Imagineer Mocha Day for Night tutorial from Curious Turtle.

In this new free tutorial using footage from Artbeats, we'll look at creating a Day for Night scene using Imagineer Systems mocha to do the tracking and roto work. Then we bring that data into Adobe After Effects to do the compositing work.

This tutorial expects some knowledge of the mocha and After Effects user interfaces. If you don't then check out Rock Steady: Successful Motion Tracking in Mocha.?