Thursday, June 30, 2011

Reminder: Several Sales Ending Today; Maxon Cinema 4D, GenArts Sapphire/Monsters, RealFlow, Adobe Creative Suite

Through 6/30/2011, Save 25% on ALL Maxon C4D Products*!

Sale Includes Full Retail Prime, Studio, Broadcast, Visualize, and Bodypaint 3D Titles, Competitive Upgrades, Multi-license,and Full Upgrade Products! *Excludes Academic Titles.

cinema 4d

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. Save 25% on Maxon Cinema 4D Titles in our Store!

NOTE: Cinema 4D sales are only available to the Americas (Canada, USA, Central and South America) through Toolfarm



FREE TRIAL: Get a Free Demo Version of Cinema 4D on our Demo Downloads Page!




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Purchase GenArts Sapphire v5 AE and add Monsters GT to your toolkit at no charge. Offer good through June 30, 2011.

Purchase a new license of Sapphire for After Effects and receive a license of Monsters GT for AE free (a $999 value).

GenArts Sapphire AE: GenArts Sapphire’s 220+ visual effects plug-ins for After Effects, Premiere Pro and Combustion dramatically enhance the quality of those editing and composting systems. We’ve been carefully crafting the world’s finest visual effects plug-ins for over 13 years, and that excellence has made Sapphire the industry standard for the most discerning artists and editors. Free Trial

GenArts Monsters AE: Designed to complement GenArts Sapphire’s industry-standard everyday tools, Monsters GT offers an array of stunning new effects to After Effects users for the first time. Adobe CS5 compatible, Monsters GT features excellent control, the highest image quality available anywhere and the performance of GPU optimization to maximize creativity- all at an extremely aggressive price. Monsters GT equips artists with over 50 one-of-a-kind stylize, warp, fluid, trail and particle effects such as rain and smoke. Free Trial



Applies only to Sapphire for After Effects purchases between May 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011.
Only one promotion per order.


Sale: Last Call for Next Limit RealFlow Upgrades! Save 30% Through June 30th 2011

30% Off RealFlow Upgrades through Release of RealFlow 2012- includes 1 year free support and maintenance, which includes a free upgrade to RealFlow 2012. (Compare to upgrade cost of $2,500 from v4 to 2012)

For Existing RealFlow 5 customers, add maintenance now for the best savings in moving up to RealFlow 2012!

RealFlow v4 customers will no longer be able to access the customer download area or receive technical support after the promotion ends on June 30th 2011.

To continue to be able to access these features after this time you will need to upgrade to RealFlow 5.

Next Limit RealFlow 5 Standard Upgrade from RealFlow 4
:
Reg: $1,995 SALE: $1,397.00

Next Limit RealFlow 5 Standard Upgrade from RealFlow 3 and earlier versions:
Reg: $2,500 SALE: $1,750

Next Limit RealFlow 5 Standard Upgrade from Educational v4 or v5:
Reg: $2,500 SALE: $1,750

Next Limit RealFlow 5 Node License Upgrade from RF4 Command Line:
Reg: $300.00 SALE: $210.00

Next Limit RealFlow 5 Standard Licenses Support and Maintenance (1 Year): $1,000.00

Next Limit RealFlow 5 Node Licenses Support and Maintenance (1 Year): $50.00


adobe production premium

If you’re a Final Cut Pro user, save US$300 when you upgrade your current version of Adobe After Effects® or Photoshop® to Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium, the ultimate production toolset. Offer ends June 30, 2011

Learn More/Upgrade to Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium

With Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS5.5, included in Production Premium, you’ll enjoy blazing fast performance, native file-based and DSLR editing — no transcoding, no rewrapping — and timesaving integration with Adobe software and Final Cut Pro.
CS5.5 Production Premium features:
  • The Adobe Mercury Playback Engine. Real-time effects, smooth scrubbing, accelerated rendering and superior multi-layer performance in Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Native file-based and DSLR editing. The industry’s most efficient format support for RED (up to 5K!), Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC and DSLR cameras.
  • Unparalleled Adobe integration. Native import of Photoshop and Illustrator files and efficient Dynamic Link to move easily between After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Encore® without delays for intermediate rendering.
  • Cross-platform, open workflows. Easy collaboration with Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools software. Take advantage of EDL support for applications like Scratch as well as integration with Discreet Smoke.
Boxed Version Only View Full Promo Details

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

News: Detroit Windsor Film Festival Topics/ Links

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Due to request, I've put together a list of plug-ins for After Effects discussed at Detroit Windsor Film Fest (DWIFF) last weekend. You can learn more about these plug-ins/purchase in our store, and download free trials on our downloads page. Thanks to all who attended!

http://www.toolfarm.com/demo/demo.php

Lens Flares/Lighting Effects

Video Copilot Optical Flares: Optical Flares is a plug-in for designing and animating realistic lens flares in After Effects. Also available are presets for Optical Flares to expand your library of effects.

Particle Generators

Trapcode Particular: Includes lighting control for shaded particles, 3D camera integration, custom shapes, depth of field, and physics controls such as air resistance, gravity and turbulence.

Rowbyte Plexus: Create stunning geometric art with ease, highly integrated into After Effects, native Camera and Light aware.

Watch List: Video Copilot Element: Will be released and available at Toolfarm soon.

Color Correction

Magic Bullet Colorista II: Brings the power of high-end color systems to your desktop- perform professional color grading in your favorite editing applications and move between them with consistent, quality results.

Synthetic Aperture Color Finesse: high-end color correction and enhancement tools you need both as a plug-in for your favorite application—including After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Premiere Pro—and as a standalone application. Now included in After Effects.

Keying

The Foundry Keylight: Academy Award winning keyer. It is simple to use and is particularly good at tackling reflections, semi-transparent areas and hair. Now included in After Effects.

Red Giant Primatte Keyer
: Powerful features allow Primatte Keyer to overcome keying challenges such as uneven lighting, compression artifacts, subtle shadows, and edge light contamination.

Motion Tracking

Imagineer mocha: mocha AE helps solve problematic shots that challenge the built in tools of After Effects and Final Cut by bringing advanced planar tracking and matte creation tools in a simple, easy to learn interface. Now included in After Effects.

3D in After Effects

Boris Continuum Complete/ 3D Objects: Includes BCC Extruded Text, BCC Extruded EPS, BCC Type-On Text, BCC Extruded Spline, and BCC Layer Deformer. Available in the full BCC bundle or can be purchased separately: Boris Continuum Complete 3D Objects.

Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator/Pro Animator: Gives video editors a way to easily create stylish 3D animations in the editing suite, with familiar looking tools and methods. Plug-in for After Effects and standalone options for other hosts. Intuitive, tactile animation with no keyframes.

Digieffects FreeForm AE: 3D Layer mesh warp options and bump map extrusions that integrate with After Effects 3D camera and lighting system. Now included in After Effects.

Text and Graphical Elements

Noise Industries Yanobox Nodes: Visually animate Objects & Relationships through Nodes and Lines- combine text and graphics in beautiful 3D animations. Free Trial available with Noise Industries FxFactory installer.

Noise Industries Yanobox MoType
: Motype is a revolutionary text animation plug-in that works in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion and Final Cut Express. Free Trial available with Noise Industries FxFactory installer.

Big Bundles! The Kitchen Sink

Boris Continuum Complete AE v7
: Nearly 200 filters, 11 new filters including a 3-way color corrector with built-in keying and masking tools, a new video noise reduction tool, a spline-based warp filter, an audio-driven keyframe generator, a new OpenGL particle engine, and still and video morph technology. Each BCC filter has been re-engineered to take advantage of 64-bit processing and OpenGL acceleration.

Noise Industries FxFactory Pro: Nearly 200 award-winning plug-ins with unmatched features and performance for Final Cut Pro, Motion, Final Cut Express and Adobe After Effects. FxFactory Pro plug-ins are accelerated using the graphics card for unbeatable previewing and rendering performance.

GenArts Sapphire: Sapphire is packed with over 220 state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects, including: Glows, EdgeRays, LensFlare, Lightning, FilmEffect, Warps and Transitions. It features unrivaled image quality, a unique organic look, and easy usability.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sale: Vicon Boujou 50% Off!

Save 50% on Vicon Boujou through the end of September. That's $5,000 in savings!

Emmy Award-Winning Matchmoving software that enables you to add computer generated effects seamlessly into your film or video footage.

Building on its industry leading automatic toolset boujou software, boujou 5 allows you to solve complex shots even faster and to step in and work directly with the data. boujou 5 has a unique way of solving which radically accelerates the way you work, you can now solve even more shots in less time.

boujou 5 takes the headache out of matchmoving. Two clicks and the majority of your shots can be matchmoved automatically. No manual tracking required, saving you time and resources.

New: GenArts Launches New Sapphire Edge Video Effects Software for Videographers

Innovative Software Supports Apple Final Cut Pro Versions 6 and 7, FCP X, and Sony Vegas Pro 10 for $299

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - GenArts® Inc., the global leader in specialized visual effects (VFX) software for the media and advertising industries, today announced the launch of Sapphire Edge, the new VFX solution that enables videographers to get film-quality video effects quickly and easily. Key innovations include: a portfolio of pre-built looks, a Looks Browser to preview looks in real-time on the user's footage, and streamlined controls to fine-tune easily. Sapphire Edge is priced at $299 and initially supports Apple Final Cut Pro v6.0, v7.0, Apple Final Cut Pro X, and Sony Vegas Pro 10.

Powered by the same Sapphire engine that has delivered the highest quality looks for the film, television, and broadcast industries for the past 15 years, Sapphire Edge makes studio-quality looks accessible to videographers without the steep learning curve or need to compromise quality for cost. With Sapphire Edge, video creators can maximize both their productivity and creativity.

"Video is exploding and becoming the primary means of communication," said Katherine Hays, CEO of GenArts. "As more individuals and businesses use video to entertain, influence, and inform, they must deliver a minimum level of quality to be credible -- and the bar is high. Today's viewers expect to see the same quality on every screen, or they disengage and abandon. Until now, visual effects were largely the domain of media and advertising experts who relied on them to improve quality and engage viewers. With Sapphire Edge, we are thrilled to introduce a simple, intuitive solution that empowers every video creator to maximize the value of their video content," said Hays.

Only new Sapphire Edge lets video creators start with the look. Videographers can quickly browse 350+ pre-built looks and view on their own clip inside the native look and feel of their editing system. Sapphire Edge includes access to regular preset updates so looks stay fresh and relevant.

"The Sapphire Edge solution offers compelling visual effects features that work seamlessly with Vegas Pro 10," said Dave Chaimson, vice president of global marketing at Sony Creative Software. "Users can now utilize the new, intuitive 'Looks Browser' to help find the filters that work best for their footage without time-consuming searches."

GenArts' effects engine, Sapphire, powers the pre-built looks to ensure superior image quality and fast render speeds. Sapphire Edge's simplified user interface reduces the design complexity and helps videographers maximize the appeal and value of their content.

Sapphire Edge Feature Highlights:

  • Innovative, real-time visual Looks Browser
  • Over 350 pre-built looks
  • Easy-to-use design sliders
  • Affordably priced at $299
  • Available on Apple Final Cut Pro and Sony Vegas Pro

About GenArts®
GenArts, Inc. is the premier provider of specialized visual effects software for the film, broadcast, and video industries.

About Sony Vegas Pro
Sony Vegas Pro software is ideal for digital video production, streaming content creation, broadcast production.

News: Red Giant Launches Magic Bullet Suite 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Release for 2011 Adds Two New Products: Highly Anticipated Looks v2, and Cosmo, a Brand New Skin Smoothing, Cosmetic Cleanup Application

Portland, OR (June 28, 2011) – Red Giant (http://www.redgiant.com) today announced the release of Magic Bullet Suite 11. Designed by Stu Maschwitz, the acclaimed filmmaker with credits that range from Star Wars to Fantastic Four, Magic Bullet Suite 11 is a significant upgrade that delivers nine powerful software applications for professional color correction, enhancement and film output. Magic Bullet Suite 11 includes several exciting products in its lineup, including the highly anticipated Magic Bullet Looks v2; Cosmo, a brand new tool for skin smoothing and cosmetic effects; and also includes Grinder 1.5, a new product released this spring, for fast, simple transcoding of DSLR/HDSLR footage to edit friendly formats.

Additionally, Red Giant has streamlined Magic Bullet Suite 11 from eight individual installers to one installer for all nine products with one serial number. Magic Bullet Suite 11 is available immediately and remains priced at $799.

Magic Bullet Suite 11 made its industry debut last night at a series of Tweet Ups in Portland, San Francisco and New York City. During the Tweet Ups, the Company premiered "Plot Device," a nine minute short film directed by Seth Worley, and executive produced by Red Giant’s own Aharon Rabinowitz. Aharon and Seth co-wrote the film, working together in close collaboration throughout the project. Plot Device was created to demonstrate first hand the high caliber work that can be created when using Magic Bullet Suite 11, even on a limited budget. The entire film was funded by Red Giant for under $9,000. Plot Device can be seen at the Red Giant site (http://redgiantsoftware.com/plotdevice), along with a short behind the scenes documentary on RedGiantTV.

"When I first designed Magic Bullet Looks, it was with the fundamental idea that a powerful tool can be fun to use. What the many creative users of Looks have taught me over the years is that a fun tool can be incredibly powerful. With this new we’ve taken that to heart, simplifying and streamlining the interface, and adding new creative tools," said Stu Maschwitz, designer of the Magic Bullet Suite.

Simon Walker, Apple Certified Master Trainer, editor and colorist, has worked closely with the development team and has been beta testing Magic Bullet Suite 11. Simon had this to say:

"I’ve been in post production for 18 years, and having sat on both sides of the table, I understand what it takes to make projects look really good. But the key thing is also to be able to work quickly. I like that fact that Looks 2 has the sort of controls that typically only appear in high end grading packages. The Cosmo tool, for example, auto-recognizes skin tones and allows me to apply cosmetic softening beauty treatments accurately in just a few clicks, while the Pop tool gives me the ability to increase contrast to add sharpness and definition to shots, without then having to adjust for saturation changes. It’s these sorts of powerful tools that help to improve the quality of my work, but also make my workflow more efficient."

What’s New in Magic Bullet Suite 11

Magic Bullet Suite 11 now encompasses nine color and image enhancement applications, and adds two new products; Cosmo a brand new tool for simple, elegant cosmetic clean up; and Looks 2, the long-awaited upgrade to the Company’s popular color treatment and imaging tools.

Looks 2

Looks 2 delivers a significant upgrade to this next generation color design tool and includes:

  • A new, professionally designed and modernized user interface;
  • 64 new and updated presets designed by professional colorists and designers;
  • New scopes, including Hue/Lightness, Skin Scope, Hue/Saturation and Memory Colors;
  • 6 new tools including the Colorista 3-Way, Ranged HSL and Pop bringing the power of Colorista II right into Looks. New tools like Cosmo, Haze Flare and Lens Distortion open up users’ creative possibilities;
  • Video Out hardware support for Blackmagic and AJA, the top customer request;
  • Improved speed, size and resolution for better handling of large file formats and more efficient rendering;
  • Full compatibility with Looks 1.

Cosmo

Cosmo is a powerful new cosmetic clean up tool that smoothes skin tones, softens problem areas and fixes blemishes. Powered by Colorista II technology, Cosmo is a brand new addition to Magic Bullet Suite 11. Highlights include:

  • Default settings assembled by Stu Maschwitz enable users to best capture the range of skin tones in most beauty shots. Artists can simply drop Cosmo on footage and continue working;
  • Accurately identify skin tones: Cosmo uses the same automatic skin detection from Mojo and Looks 2;
  • Sharper Details: Cosmo does an excellent job of smoothing out the skin, while giving users the control to ensure a model’s facial details stay in focus. The Detail slider brings back the sharpness of important details;
  • Color Correct: The Skin Color and Skin Squeeze sliders bring skin into an acceptable range of pleasing skin color;
  • Smooth Skin: Skin Softening helps with subtleties of hiding blemishes and lightening wrinkles while preserving the natural skin grain;
  • Simple, Fast: With Colorista II keying technology under the hood, Cosmo combines simplicity and speed with default settings that improve footage on the first pass, without the need for further customizing or tedious touchups.

Grinder v1.5

Launched at NAB 2011 and included as a free upgrade in Magic Bullet Suite 11, Grinder v1.5 is the smartest way to transcode DSLR/HDSLR footage. Grinder converts Canon video to edit-friendly formats, burns in timecode and generates web-resolution proxies in a single time-saving pass. Version 1.5 adds new features directly from customer requests, which include support for Apple ProRes, timecode from camera EXIF data, new 25p conform frame rate, and render priority control.

All products in the Magic Bullet Suite 11 are 64-bit and designed for use with Adobe’s Creative Suite 5.5, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Motion. Magic Bullet Suite 11 will also offer support for Final Cut Pro X in the near future. Details will be announced as soon as possible.

About Red Giant

Founded in 2002, Red Giant (www.redgiant.com) creates an ever-expanding universe of effects tools ranging from plug-in suites, applications and mobile apps to Guru Presets, free products and sharing communities. We provide software for motion design, photography and color correction that is used for everything from major motion pictures to worldwide television programming to web production. Red Giant offers the industry-leading Trapcode tools for broadcast design; Magic Bullet Suite for color correction; and over 60 products that run in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, Avid, Vegas, Nuke, and Avid Studio. Our effects have enhanced dozens of feature films such as Angels & Demons and The Social Network, and added sparkle to networks like NBC Universal, ESPN, Disney, CNN, Comedy Central, MTV, and TNT. Join us on Facebook (RedGiantSoftware), follow us on Twitter (@RedGiantNews) and get free content at Redgiantpeople.com.

Update: 3-Way Color Grading Added to Boris RED 5



Boris RED's new 3-Way Color Grade filter gives you a professional color grading process complete with three custom color wheels for pedestal/gamma/gain adjustment. The filter includes built-in masking and keying tools to isolate areas of secondary color correction. Separate color grading can be applied to the inside and outside of a mask, eliminating an extra compositing step. The 3-Way Color Grade filter is included with Boris RED v5.0.4 which is a free update for all RED v5.x users. The v5.0.4 update also includes many other important updates and enhancements. We encourage all RED v5.x users download the RED v5.0.4 update.

Friday, June 24, 2011

News: Introducing Sapphire Edge

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l Cut Pro Supermeet on 23rd June – with a commercially available date at the end of June. New Sapphire Edge is an innovative visual effects software solution that enables busy videographers to get film-quality video effects quickly and intuitively by leveraging the Sapphire effects technology in an affordable and easy-to-use product.

What is Sapphire Edge?
Sapphire Edge is a whole new visual effects solution from GenArts designed to make visual effects accessible to a broader group of video creators. Available on Final Cut Pro and Sony Vegas, new Sapphire Edge starts with high-quality, pre-built looks and simplifies the process of adding visual effects to help video editors improve quality, maximize their productivity and exceed their client's expectations. Key Innovations include:

  • A large portfolio of pre-designed effect-driven Looks
  • A new Looks browser to search and view preset Looks in real time on the users' footage
  • Streamlined controls to fine-tune Looks quickly and intuitively

Integral to the Sapphire Edge product is a new subscription-based service, FX Central. Located on the GenArts website, the beta version of FX Central will allow users to browse and download new Looks for use in Sapphire Edge. This ensures that the Looks stay fresh and relevant.

Who is the Sapphire Edge target market?
GenArts created Sapphire Edge to help busy videographers better meet their client's demand for quality looks on a tight schedule. Sapphire Edge is aimed at the large pool of videographers and editors who are looking to get GenArts quality in their effects but prefer pre-built looks and a simple and intuitive experience to maximize their time, budgets and expertise. Sapphire Edge contains over 350+ pre-built looks to inspire creativity and uses the same powerful Sapphire engine to ensure speed, image quality and stability.

GenArts selected a set of high-quality effects and transitions from the extensive Sapphire portfolio to produce the optimal mix with greatest relevance and appeal to busy editors. Next, we optimized the user interface so that videgraphers can quickly find and fine-tune the ideal look they need to make their story come to life. Finally, we've launched a beta version of FX Central, the place customers can go to expand and refresh their collection of pre-designed looks.


When is Sapphire the best choice for you?
The Sapphire product line will remain the visual effects suite of choice for film compositors, broadcast editors and motion graphics artists who require the greatest creative freedom, flexibility and a broad range of tools.

Sapphire is ideal for content creators who want to create original, cinematic and organic looks and require maximum design control and freedom. Sapphire's collection of 220+ effects and adjustable parameters enables artists to streamline their evolving workflows and increase their design productivity.

How does Sapphire Edge compare to Sapphire?

SapphireSapphire Edge
Preset LooksNot currently availableLeads with the look. Includes 350+ built-in looks. Use as is or customize.
Looks BrowserNot currently availableView looks in real-time on your own media.
Number of ControlsHundreds of parameters for maximum controlSimplified control set for quick application and customization.
FX Central SubscriptionNot currently availableIncludes a complimentary 1 year subscription FX Central to an ever expanding Looks library
Host PlatformsAll major host platformsApple Final Cut Pro & Sony Vegas Pro
PriceStarts at $1699$299 including complimentary 1 year subscription to FX Central, a $99 value

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Announcement: Video Copilot Element, new plug-in



We're big fans of Video Copilot and were very excited to see that Andrew Kramer posted about an upcoming plug-in, Element. It looks amazing!
Hey what’s up! It may be Wednesday but I’m excited to share some details about a new Video Copilot plug-in called Element. Formally Code-named Atom, like a secret agent, the new plug-in Element is a 3D geometry-based particle style plug-in for After Effects with many powerful features. I’m working on a demonstration soon that should answer a lot of questions and explain how the plug-in works in detail. Be sure to check out the mini-poster for a list of features that will be available.

All three images were created with Element inside of After Effects.

We'll have it in our store as soon as it's available.

Sale: 10% Off Red Giant & Trapcode Thru June 23, 2011!

Save on all Red Giant and Trapcode plug-ins and presets through midnight tonight, Thursday June 23, 2011. Have you been wanting to pick up Magic Bullet Suite for a while? Colorista II perhaps?

Trapcode Suite which is already discounted $300 from $899 to $599 through tonight!!! Save big on Trapcode and Red Giant. to

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tutorial: Set Extensions in 3D Space by Andrew Kramer/Video Copilot

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Video Copilot: Tutorial- 3D Set Extensions in After Effects | 50mins.


• Create a 3D set extension with fog using Stock Footage
• Use Camera Tracker to matchmove inside of AE

3rd Party Tools: The Foundry CAMERATRACKER, Trapcode Particular
(download free trials)

Watch 3D Set Extensions Tutorial at Video Copilot

Original Clip used from ArtBeats.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

FCPX: Pro Export FCP 5.0 for Final Cut Pro X to Pro Tools

Automatic Duck Pro Export FCP includes an export app that works with the new Final Cut Pro X to export AAF or OMF to send audio to Pro Tools!

FCP X to Pro Tools
In this movie we show how you can export audio from Final Cut Pro X to Pro Tools via AAF or OMF.

Pro Export FCP 5.0 only works with Final Cut Pro X, so the v4.0 plug-in for Final Cut Pro 7 and earlier is still available. When you purchase you get both Pro Export FCP 4.0 for FCP7 and Pro Export FCP 5.0 for FCPX.

Pro Export FCP 5.0 for FCPX ships along with Pro Export FCP 4.0 for FCP 7 for $495. Users of Pro Export FCP 4.0 and earlier can upgrade to Pro Export FCP 5.0 for FCPX for $195.

Live Webinar: Professional Compositing and Titles in Avid Media Composer

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Live Webinar: Professional Compositing and Titles in Avid Media Composer

When: Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 1:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time

Register Now!

Description

Join Jeff Greenberg as he shows you how to create professional composites and titles in Avid Media Composer using Boris RED 5. Jeff's presentation will cover:
  • Boris RED's Text Tool and Style Palette
  • Lower Thirds, Type on Text, and Text on a Path
  • EPS Import and Extrusion
  • Color Correcting with Custom Masks
  • Chroma Key Composites with Custom Spline Mattes and Filtering
About Jeff Greenberg

To great annoyance from his parents, Jeff left a pre-med program to pursue a degree in film. Since then, he's struggled to explain exactly what his job is to his parents.

He's the Owner of JGreenberg Consulting and Senior Instructor for Future Media Concepts. Over the last decade, he's amassed over 20 different certifications and is a Master Adobe, Apple, and Avid Instructor in the areas of editorial, compositing, sound, color correction, and compression.

Along the way, he's been well received as a seminar speaker, works as a post production specialist/consultant, and is responsible for the Editors Retreat - a yearly exotic getaway by editors, for editors.

Occasionally, he has written books and articles. He also has video teaching materials available from Lynda.com and Vasst.com

News: Confused by Plug-in support in FCP X?

Confused by plug-in support in FCPX? So are we! Stayed tuned to our web site as we will be posting updates. We've received some conflicting information and are sorting through the details. Stay tuned and thank you for your patience.

You can also Follow us on Twitter and "like" us on Facebook

Update: Noise Industries FxFactory 2.6; Support for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5

Noise IndustriesThis version of FxFactory makes our most essential visual effects available in Final Cut Pro X and introduces support for Motion 5.

At this point there is no native FxPlug support in FCP X. Noise Industries' current FCP X effects are implemented as Motion Filters, Transitions and Generators.

More than 140 effects, generators and transitions from FxFactory Pro are now available inside Final Cut Pro X. The upgrade is free for current FxFactory Pro customers.

All our plug-ins continue to be available in previous versions of Final Cut Pro and other hosts, including the new Motion 5.

Learn More/Purchase FxFactory Pro in our Store | Download Trial / Update

What’s New/ Support in Final Cut Pro X


FxFactory Pro is our first product to become available in Final Cut Pro X.

Noise Industries FxFactory (Free Download) embraces the modern architecture of Final Cut Pro X to allow seamless background renders, firing up multiple processor cores and graphics cards to deliver your results. Our effects are a natural fit for the new high-precision, color managed pipeline offered by Final Cut Pro X.

Noise Industries FxFactory Pro effects, generators and transitions for Final Cut Pro X are not based on the FxPlug architecture. Only a limited set of plug-ins and features are currently available in Final Cut Pro X.

What’s New / Support in Motion 5

FxFactory 2.6 lets you enjoy all our products in Motion 5, giving you access to the full range of plug-ins and advanced features.

Motion 5 sets a new standard for accelerated, film-quality visual effects. For the best experience using our plug-ins in Motion 5, we recommend a graphics card with at least 512MB of video memory.

Sale: 30% Off mdm Flash Software Development Plug-ins

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mdm Software Brings Rapid Application Development to the Adobe Flash Platform

Monday, June 20, 2011

New: GreyscaleGorilla Texture Kit for Cinema 4D

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Essential Custom Materials for Cinema 4D

GreyscaleGorilla Texture Kit is a collection of over 140 Custom Materials and Textures for Cinema 4D for use in your projects and renders. These materials are made by Cinema 4D artists and ready for professional production work.

Over 140 custom textures including natural textures like brick, wood, glass, and leather. Mograph style textures like Glows, Gloss, Patterns, and soft material. Many Hair and specialty textures are included as well.

GreyscaleGorilla Texture Kit for Cinema 4D

GreyscaleGorilla Texture Kit for Cinema 4D Multi User Pack

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Extras!?!?

Texture Kit also comes with "Texture Maker" which makes making simple textures very quick and easy by using sliders and color pickers instead of the default texture options.

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Sale: ProDAD Mercalli v2 50% Off ($99.00 Reg. $199.00)

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Video Stabilization + Rolling-Shutter Correction Plug-in for Windows® and Macintosh® NLEs

Quickly and easily remove unwanted camera shake from your videos with proDAD's popular Mercalli V2 Pro 3D video stabilizer & rolling-shutter correction plug-in, now available for popular Windows and Mac NLEs. Mercalli V2 Pro differs from other video stabilizers in that it can stabilize X, Y, and Z camera axis without the need for much "zoom-in", and keeps the video borders intact.

Learn More/Purchase in our Store | Download a Free Trial



Compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, AVID/Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas/Pro, Thomson Grass Valley, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Apple Motion.

Sale: Save $300 on Trapcode Suite $599 (Reg: $899) Through Thursday June 23rd 2011

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Trapcode Suite 10: The Industry Standard for Broadcast & 3D Design

Trapcode Suite 10 is the industry standard package for high quality broadcast design and 3D motion graphics. Its full-featured tools create beautiful realistic effects -- with an emphasis on flexible 3D content -- for text titles, animated backgrounds, logo treatments and VFX design. Trapcode Suite gives you 3D styled elements like a powerful particle system, volumetric lights and organic forms, all built for the After Effects 3D environment. Get nine addictive plug-ins at an affordable price for a comprehensive addition to your studio workflow.

Includes Starglow, Sound Keys, Trapcode Shine, Trapcode 3D Stroke, Lux, Form, Horizon and the new Particular 2 plug-in. Download a Free Trial

Updates: The Foundry Furnace 4.2v5 & Telestream Episode 6.1.1 Released

FURNACE 4.2v5 from the foundry is now available! This release includes:
  • A new 5 point widget to F_ScratchRepair for more freedom when selecting scratches
  • Improved installation experience to Windows 7
  • Bug fixes to both F_ScratchRepair and F_WireRemoval

Telestream Episode 6.1.1 is now available - update your encoding now!

This is a free maintenance release for Episode, Episode Pro, and Episode Engine video encoding software products, which includes a number of important fixes including:

  • Improved H.264 encoding quality
  • Improved WebM encoding support
  • Many encoding fixes and improvements
  • Improved user task management on the Mac
  • and much, much more!
Please note: Episode 6 is a paid upgrade from Episode 5 and previous versions. If you are on Episode 5.x and want to upgrade to Episode 6, upgrade here.

Friday, June 17, 2011

New: Sorenson Squeeze Server Options Now Available at Toolfarm

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Sorenson Squeeze Server: High volume encoding at it's best, versions for every need and workflow

Sorenson Squeeze Managed Server – Multi-Tenant - This encoding solution is ideal for getting started encoding video in the cloud.

Squeeze Managed Server is high volume encoding by the hour in the AWS Cloud. No hardware, easy setup, No worries. Just select a plan, grab the APIs and get going.

Sorenson Squeeze Solution Pack – Includes Onboarding - Includes a managed server, fast file upload and automatic server scaling

Squeeze Solution Pack is Enterprise encoding – featuring fast file upload and extreme scalability to turn large video quantities on demand. The most advanced Cloud encoding solution available.

Sorenson Squeeze Server On Premise – (For Servers with fewer than 8 Cores) - Ideal for in house encoding operations on existing or less powerful server hardware

Squeeze Server On Premise is the award-winning Squeeze engine automated and optimized for high-volume workflows you control. Encode pristine video nonstop on your hardware behind your firewall.

Sorenson Squeeze Server On Premise – (For Servers with 8+ Cores) - Ideal for in-house encoding operations on new, powerful server hardware

Squeeze Server On Premise is the award-winning Squeeze engine automated and optimized for high-volume workflows you control. Encode pristine video nonstop on your hardware behind your firewall.

Reminder: Sale Ends Tonight: Get Digieffects Camera Mapper for $49 (Reg: $79)


Simulate a 3D scene from 2D still images or video footage

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The Camera Mapper plugin allows you to isolate one or several objects in your footage, project these objects on a separate layer and pull that layer out of the background, creating the visual illusion of the object floating in front of the original footage.

Learn More/Purchase Camera Mapper in our Store | Free Trial
  • Realistically create the illusion that a still image is fully dimensional moving footage.
  • Subtly change the perspective of a shot, or animate it over time.
  • Can be combined with 3D tracking to add or alter elements in a scene.
  • Now you can step back in time and get another chance to move the camera.
  • Allows you to stay in After Effects when working with fully dimensional models.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tutorial: What’s New and Changed in After Effects CS5.5 // Free Videobrain training by Todd Kopriva

Posted at ProVideo Coalition:

adobe What’s New and Changed in After Effects CS5.5 is a free new Video2brain workshop, with Adobe Technical Support Lead Todd Kopriva, who is the guide on the changes in After Effects CS5.5.

Todd shows “how to use the new Warp Stabilizer and Camera Lens Blur effects, camera layer settings for depth-of-field blur, camera commands, stereoscopic 3D features, and light falloff properties. You’ll also see how to use source timecode, how time controls have been modified to be easier and more informative, and how both importing and exporting have been enhanced, including improved Adobe Media Encoder and RED digital cinema support. In addition to all of these major changes, you’ll be introduced to variety of user interface improvements and helpful tweaks that will make your work in After Effects easier and more productive.”

View the Training (1hr. 25 min.) at ProVideo Coalition

Learn More/Purchase/Upgrade Adobe CS5.5 Products


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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sale: Save 30% on Digimetrics EOS Video and Audio Plug-ins for Final Cut Pro Through July 15th 2011

Sale: Save 30% on Digimetrics EOS Video and Audio Plug-ins for Final Cut Pro Through July 15th 2011
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Digimetrics Eos is Broadcast Standards Monitoring & Correction. Add Trust To Your Editing. Digimetrics Eos is a series of plug-ins for Final Cut Pro, providing measurement and AutoFix correction for video and audio levels, in addition to safe title/action overlays for most internationally recognized broadcast formats.

Trust means that the files out of editing meet Broadcast Standards for:
  • Safe Title/Action Area
  • Color Gamut Levels
  • Audio Loudness Levels
Digimetrics Eos Broadcast Video Plugin for Final Cut Pro:
Reg: $299 SALE: $209.30 | Free Trial

Eos Broadcast Video Plugin for Final Cut Pro: In regards to Color Gamut, Eos offers the ability to set limits for measurement and correction (and, by default, correct gamut using AutoFix) relative to EBU R103 in several methods: Percentage of legal limits, Millivolts (mV), IRE (absolute value adjusted to 0-255)

Safe Title/Action Area overlays are provided in the preview window for:
NTSC 4:3 and 16:9 (525 line raster), PAL 4:3 and 16:9 (625 line raster) where applicable, overlays for 14:9 also provided, 720p, 1080p, and 2k/Digital Cinema

Using the following standards for measurement: SMPTE ST-2046-1, SMPTE RP-218, ARIB TR-B4, ITU-R BT.1700, ITU-R BT.1379-2, EBU R92and EBU R95



Digimetrics Eos Broadcast Audio Plugin for Final Cut Pro:
Reg: $299 SALE: $209.30 | Free Trial

Digimetrics Eos Broadcast Audio Plugin for Final Cut Pro offers the ability to measure Audio Loudness relative to multiple standards, including: ATSC A/85, UK BCAP 6.9, EBU R128, and User-defined variation of ITU BS.1770 fast or integrated mode.

AutoFix: Loudness is offered in both directions, scaling the waveform up to the threshold when the audio is too soft and scaling the waveform below the threshold when the audio is too loud.

Professional Tools at Pro-sumer Prices
The testing components of Eos are the same as used in Digimetrics' leading file-based QC suite, Aurora. So the same measurements used for testing your ingest, transcoding and playout storage can now be used directly in your editing process.

Sale: 30% Off Next Limit RealFlow Upgrades Through June 30th 2011

Sale: Last Call for Next Limit RealFlow Upgrades! Save 30% Through June 30th 2011

30% Off RealFlow Upgrades through Release of RealFlow 2012- includes 1 year free support and maintenance, which includes a free upgrade to RealFlow 2012. (Compare to upgrade cost of $2,500 from v4 to 2012)

For Existing RealFlow 5 customers, add maintenance now for the best savings in moving up to RealFlow 2012!

RealFlow v4 customers will no longer be able to access the customer download area or receive technical support after the promotion ends on June 30th 2011.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tutorial/Tip: Saving From After Effects CS5.5 to Older Version

adobe Tutorial/Tip: Saving From After Effects CS5.5 to Older Version/CS5

Not only can you open an After Effects CS5 project in CS5.5, a new feature to CS5.5 is the ability to save your project back to an older version (CS5) using "File > Save As > Save A Copy As CS5". However, new features to CS5.5 will not be retained in this transfer. In this Adobe TV Episode Chris Meyer discusses this new feature, and tips to avoid conflicts in your project files when doing so.




"After Effects CS5.5 includes the long-requested ability to save a project file back to the prior version. Chris Meyer demonstrates how this interacts with the new features added in CS5.5, including the ability to remember CS5.5-specific effects."

Tutorial: Shoot Off A 3D Plexus Particle Stream on AEtuts+

Tutorial: Shoot Off A 3D Plexus Particle Stream Posted by Lloyd Alvarez on AEtuts+



"The tutorial is on how to create a “pseudo” particle stream using Plexus. I say pseudo because it’s not really a particle stream, it just appears as one. The tools involved are Cinema 4d and After Effects with these 3rd party plugins: Plexus, Trapcode Particular and VCP Optical Flares although Particular and Optical Flares could be substituted with Particle World and any lens flare but I used particular and optical flares in the tut."

View the Tutorial on AEtuts+

Tutorial Details

Requirements: After Effects, Plexus, Trapcode Particular, and Video Copilot Optical Flares
Download Free Trials of these Plug-ins to follow along!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Run Time: 32:36 min
Source files: are available with AEtuts+ Premium Subscription

New: AEScripts/Plug-ins ft-Cubic Lens Distortion Plug-in for After Effects

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Pixel Bender plugin that allows for quick and easy lens distortion correction or effects including chromatic aberration.

When working on tracking or composition CG elements with shot footage, you usually have to deal with lens distortion. At first you would undistort your footage in your matchmove or compositing package, then track it, render your CG and make sure to apply the same distortion to your CG so it will look and match perfectly! While this methos workd, it makes you go back and forth with your different applications to undistort, distort again and so on!

Learn More/Purchase AEScripts/Plug-ins ft-Cubic Lens Distortion Plug-in for After Effects

ft-Cubic Lens Distortion let you manage all those distortion steps in one place: After Effects. It is based on the Syntheyes cubic lens distortion algorithm! You will be able to un-distort your live footage, and distort your CG renders without going back to Syntheyes (or any other app you are using for lens distortion)!

On top of that, you will be able to apply finishing effects like chromatic aberration to your final composition.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tutorial: Create a 3D DNA Strain in After Effects by Maltaannon- From the Archives at AEtuts+

Tutorial; Create a 3D DNA Strain in After Effects by Maltaannon- From the Archives at AETuts+

Tutorial Details

Requirements: After Effects and Trapcode Form | Download a Free Trial of Form
Difficulty: Intermediate | Run Time: 30:22 min



"Twice a month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from back in the archives of Aetuts+. Today we’ll look at an amazing post from Maltaanon. This tutorial was first published in May 2009 and uses Trapcode Form to create something that would normally require a 3D application, but is accomplished entirely within After Effects."

View the Full DNA Tutorial at AETuts+

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Webinars: Topaz ReMask Training With Adobe Photoshop- Webinars and Quick Tip Thursdays

topaz remaskTopaz ReMask Training: Topaz ReMask is simply the fastest, easiest, and most effective way to create detailed masks and extractions. Comprehensive masking solution that solves the challenge of masking tricky objects such as hair, fur, trees and wedding veils - while addressing color bleed and transparency issues. Since the release of ReMask 2, our developers have been working on new technology to better address these issues.

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Learn More/Purchase Topaz ReMask | Download a Free Trial

Masking Made Easy, presented by Greg Rostami
Friday, June 17 - 1pm Central (11am PDT, 2pm EDT, 6pm GMT)

Tired of spending too much time on masking? With a simple workflow and results that will speak for themselves, ReMask is your creative gateway to background replacements, selective adjustments and unique compositions. And with the release of ReMask 3.2, your complex masking tasks will be faster and easier than ever! Join Topaz expert Greg Rostami as he introduces you to and demonstrates Topaz ReMask. If you are new to ReMask or searching for an easier and faster masking solution, you don't want to miss this presentation. Register Now

Background Replacement using ReMask and Photoshop

Tuesday, June 14 - 4pm CDT (2pm PDT, 5pm EDT, 9pm GMT)

Want to replace the sky in your image and don't know how? Confused on how to work with the layers palette in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements? Join Nichole Paschal as she covers a step-by-step workflow for background replacement in both of these host programs.. Register Now

Photo Collages and Unique Compositions using ReMask and Photoshop
Monday, June 20 - 11am CDT (9am PDT, 12pm EDT, 4pm GMT)


ReMask and Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements) make it simple to create and combine multiple cutouts for interesting photo collages and unique compositions. Join Topaz' Nichole Paschal as she covers the simple process of masking in ReMask and how to arrange your compositions using the layers palette in Photoshop. Register Now

How To Effectively Mask Trees and Other Transparent Objects
Tuesday, June 28 - 2pm CDT (12pm PDT, 3pm EDT, 7pm GMT)


One of the most common masking struggles is the inability to cut out transparent objects such as trees, veils and hair. Trying to cut out these types of subjects usually becomes tedious, time-consuming and quite frustrating. In this session, Nichole Paschal will demonstrate the tools in ReMask that make these difficult tasks easier, faster and more precise. Register Now

Quick Tip Thursdays

Quick Tip Thursday webinars are designed for users who are already familiar with the basics of Topaz Plug-ins, and are interested in learning some quick tips and tricks to improve their Topaz workflow. All webinars are under 15 minutes in length.

Greg Rostami's Staples Center Miniature
Thursday, June 16 - 1pm CDT (11am PDT, 2pm EDT, 6pm GMT)


Using multiple Topaz programs, including Clean, Lens Effects and ReMask, Greg Rostami was able to transform an image of the Staples Center into this unique and realistic miniature scene. How was he able to produce this image? Join Greg, Topaz expert, as he walks you step-by-step through his workflow. Register Now

Selective Adjustments using ReMask
Thursday, June 23 - 4pm CDT (2pm PDT, 5pm EDT, 9pm GMT)


Are you looking for a simple way to selectively enhance a section of your image? Do you need to adjust your foreground separately from your background? Join Topaz Labs' Senior Marketing Specialist, Nichole Paschal, for a quick, yet informative demonstration on efficiently selecting areas of your image using Topaz ReMask, making selective adjustments a breeze. Register Now

Merging and Blending for a Natural Composition
Thursday, June 30 - 3pm CDT (1pm PDT, 4pm EDT, 8pm GMT)

Need some tips on effectively blending images together for a seamless transition? Interested in creating realistic and natural-looking merged compositions? Join Nichole Paschal for some general guidelines and a quick demonstration on the tools available in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements to help create a more natural feeling image. Register Now

Sale: Digieffects Damage Aged Film 50% Off through Sunday

Turn back the clock and with Aged Film and show which era you set your shot.... and it's on sale this week!

Save 50% on Digieffects Damage Aged Film 1.3 through Sunday, June 12! The Regular price is just $49.00, but get it for only $24.50 through Sunday at Midnight EST. Aged Film is the best value for achieving this effect in today's post production applications.

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  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Combustion
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Edius
  • Boris RED

Thursday, June 09, 2011

New/PR: Digital Anarchy Releases Primatte Chromakey 5.0 for Speedy Batch Processing of Green Screen Images

Digital Anarchy Releases Primatte Chromakey 5.0 for Speedy Batch Processing of Green Screen Images

Upgrade for Photoshop Plugin Adds Improved AutoMask and Built-in Compositing for High Volume Photographers

San Francisco, CA — June 6, 2011 -


Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective software for photographers and digital artists, today announced the availability of Primatte 5.0 chromakey software for Adobe Photoshop. In this impressive upgrade, Primatte 5.0 lets photographers automatically key out the background, add custom backdrops and color correct all in the Primatte interface. Primatte 5.0 makes productivity and output much easier for event, little league, and school photographers who sometimes process thousands of images.

"With this release of Primatte, we aimed to make life easier for photographers who shoot a lot of green screen images," said Jim Tierney, President of Digital Anarchy. "In particular, the AutoMask feature has been significantly improved and gives a high success rate when batch processing high volumes of images."

Primatte 5.0 has great new features for all photographers, but the software really excels when used in high volume environments. A redesigned AutoMask tool gives a high success rate and easier functionality when batch processing large numbers of photographs. Smarter algorithms help Primatte to identify the background color, automatically key it out and remove color spill without any user interaction. New Backdrop and Overlay features add custom backgrounds and logos directly inside Primatte for a speedier workflow. The powerful AutoMask and new compositing features in Primatte 5.0 give fast, high quality results for any artist doing blue or green screen photography.

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The new features of Primatte 5.0 include:
  • Improved AutoMask: The Auto-Mask button automatically creates an underlying mask.AutoMask algorithms have been improved so keying is easier on every image and especially benefits high volume batch processing
  • Successful Batching: Better auto-masking results in a very high success rate when batch processing large groups of photographs.
  • Add in Backdrops: New Backdrop feature adds in custom backgrounds within Primatte so there is no need to composite in Photoshop.
  • Add in Overlays: New Overlay feature makes it easy to add text or a logo directly within Primatte. Great for event photographers or anyone looking to brand or customize the photos.
  • Image Transforms: The subject, backdrop or overlay can be moved, scaled and rotated with Transform controls.
  • Fix Uneven Lighting: The new Fix Lighting tool helps with better keying around wrinkles, hotspots and shadows in unevenly lit screens.
  • Better Light Wrap: Improved Light Wrap feature gives more realistic compositing of keyed subject against a custom background.
  • Super-Simplified Interface: A cleaner, simplified UI makes Primatte more intuitive and easier to use.
Pricing and Availability

Primatte Chromakey Version 5.0 is on sale for $199 through July 5th, 2011. Primatte Chromakey is regularly priced at USD $299.

Download a Free Trial


The plugin works in Photoshop CS3 or higher on Mac and CS and higher on Windows. On Mac, the product runs on OS 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6. On Windows, the product runs on Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro, Vista 32-bit, Vista 64-bit and Windows 7.

Seminar: Premiere Pro: Improve Editing Efficiency | Adobe Audition Integration June 14 2011

Free Online Seminar: Premiere Pro: Improve Editing Efficiency | Adobe Audition Integration June 14 2011. Part of the motion+connect Summer Series

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"Adobe recently released Production Premium CS5.5. With this new release, there are some amazing new features designed specifically for motion graphic designers, vfx artists, and editors.

This summer in the motion+connect Summer Series, you’ll have the opportunity to get ahead of the curve by learning first hand how these new features work and how to integrate them in your next project.

Join us for the second in our summer series – Premiere Pro | Adobe Audition Integration with Elaine Montoya from the motion group.

It’s time to take a look at the latest addition to Production Premium CS5.5 - Adobe Audition. Now available for both Mac and Windows. In this session we’re going to take a look at how we can roundtrip edit using Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition. We’ll also touch on OMF integration with third party applications like ProTools or Apple Logic."

Learn More/ visit motion.tv for More Information

About the Speaker

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Elaine Montoya is a principal of Zocoloco Studios – a graphic design firm specializing in motion graphics, video for the web, and print. Founded in 1985, Zocoloco Studios has won numerous awards and has been published in HOW Magazine.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

New: e-on Software LumenRT : Visualize Architectural Projects in Real-Time 3D

e-on Software LumenRT is e-on software's revolutionary new product for the visualization of architectural projects in real-time 3D with accurately simulated lighting.

Thanks to LumenRT, architects no longer have to choose between high-quality images and real-time visualization: They can walk or fly through their designs and experience the true quality of light in fully immersive 3D! LumenRT real-time environments are packaged into convenient, self-contained executables that can be run on any computer without requiring additional software.

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A More Engaging User Experience

The combination of LumenRT’s vivid output and rich navigation capabilities allow your clients and co-workers to experience and interact with designs in a much more immersive and exciting manner. LumenRT creates very high-fidelity output complete with accurately simulated lighting, shadows, and reflections.

This output can be navigated interactively in a self guided fashion using either the game-like, walk-though mode, or explored using a 3D style orbit mode similar to how programs like Sketchup operate. In addition, LumenRT LiveCubes can employ animation paths which allow you to direct and present the viewing experience in a predictable, predefined manner. The animation mode is also useful for self-running, kiosk style presentations.

High Fidelity Real-Time Visualization

Designed to provide high fidelity visualization with accurate lighting, shadows and reflections, LumenRT is the ideal solution for:
  • Creating a virtual interactive showroom
  • Demonstrating and sharing design concepts
  • Visualizing 3D models in client presentations
  • Exposing your projects in fully real-time photo-realistic 3D.
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LumenRT Review for SketchUp is available for Macintosh (OS X 10.6) and Windows (XP, Vista and Seven).

Tutorial: Digital Cosmetics in Final Cut Pro with Red Giant Magic Bullet Colorista II

magic bullet coloristaRed Giant TV Episode 56: Digital Cosmetics in Final Cut Pro with Magic Bullet Colorista II: By Simon Walker

In this episode of Red Giant TV, Apple certified Master trainer Simon Walker revisits a tutorial by Stu Maschwitz on digital cosmetics with Magic Bullet Colorista II - He'll be working in Final Cut Pro, with a focus on getting it done faster. Product(s) Used: Magic Bullet Colorista II.

View the Tutorial | Download Project Files

Learn More/Purchase Magic Bullet Colorista II | Follow Along with a Free Trial

Get Simon Walker's Weddings & Events Presets for Looks

Simon Walker's Website

New: Xara Designer Pro 7 and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 7

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Xara Designer Pro and Photo & Graphic Designer v7 includes a complete 'website creation' feature that enables you to design multi-page websites with ease, including mouseover and pop-up effects, navbars and menus, animations and widgets. One click preview and ftp upload included. It's the world's most advanced WYSIWYG web page layout - and with no HTML skills required!

Xara Designer Pro v7
is Xara's top of the range product and includes all the features and templates of Web Designer and Photo & Graphic Designer. Plus it adds extra features that Pro designers need including support for PDF/X, PANTONE® and color separations, multi-core processor support for extra speed, enhanced import/export filters, a pro version of the photo panorama tool and more.

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer v7 is quite simply the best value and fastest all-in-one graphics package you'll find. For drawings or photo work, for print or web graphics, it's the perfect choice.

Learn More/Purchase Xara Products in our Store | Download a Free Trial

What's New in Version 7
  • Remove unwanted objects from photos with seamless automatic 'magic' erase
  • Improved workflow via new docking system for all galleries
  • Greatly enhanced page management via the Page & Layer Gallery
  • Flexible 'snap to' object alignment aids all design
  • Improved anchoring of graphics and text repelling for DTP
  • Better document info and control with tabbed document windows
And additionally in Designer Pro
  • Live copies, which all update when one is edited
  • Built-in page preview in the 5 most popular browsers
  • Easy creation of online presentations and Webinars, templates included
  • New 'eye catcher' photo & text animation widgets
  • Add animation effects between pages and layers
  • More web page and graphic templates, more bundled widgets

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

New: ISP Film Color Anti FalseColor Plugin for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro

"ISP Film Color Anti FalseColor" is a plugin which allows users to remove false colors easily. By using "ISP Film Color Anti FalseColor", you can remove false colors on Premiere Pro and After Effects.

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"ISP FilmColor Anti FalseColor" is a plugin software which allows users to remove false colors from videos in Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Learn More/Purchase ISP FilmColor Anti FalseColor | Free Trial

Remove False Colors on Premiere Pro and After Effects

Perhaps you have experienced that there are false colors on your video, and realized it after the shooting has done. By using "ISP Film Color Anti False Color", you can remove false colors on Premiere Pro and After Effects.

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Amount of Removal can be Adjusted

Fine tuning is also available. By using 2 parameters, you can adjust the amount of removal of false colors. But not only that, you can select "Night Scene" for a night video.

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Monday, June 06, 2011

New: ISP Film Color Like HDR for After Effects and Premiere Pro

Emulate high dynamic range videos easily in Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro

"ISP Film Color Like HDR" is a plugin which allows users to emulate high dynamic range videos easily. The HDR effect is well known among still image editing field, but now it is available on video as well. With "ISP Film Color Like HDR", you can create HDR-like video on Premiere Pro and After Effects. HDR: A technique to produce images with low-flying white and dark, by combining multiple photos changing their exposure.

Learn More/Purchase ISP Film Color Like HDR | Download a Free Trial



"ISP FilmColor Like HDR" is a plugin software which allows users to emulate HDR videos on Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Get an HDR-like Video Easily

No complicated operation is needed to create HDR-like video. Just apply "ISP Film Color Like HDR". That's all, and that's enough.

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More Attractive Result by Adjusting Parameters

"Amount" parameter adjusts the amount of effect.
Also, by changing the value of "Saturation" and "Blur", you may get oil painting-like effect as well.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

One Day Sale: Save Half Off Imagineer mocha AE v2.6 and mocha AE v2.6 Upgrade Thursday 06-02-11 Only

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One Day Sale: Save Half Off Imagineer mocha AE v2.6 and mocha AE v2.6 Upgrade Thursday 06-02-11 Only

Imagineer Systems has incorporated a number of powerful new enhancements in the newest version of mocha: Final Cut Pro, Motion support (add track and roto to FCP), Speed Improvements
mocha AE: tracking and roto tools for After Effects and Final Cut mocha AE is a stand alone tracking and roto tool now updated to support both After Effects and Final Cut users. mocha AE helps solve problematic shots that challenge the built in tools of After Effects and Final Cut by bringing advanced planar tracking and matte creation tools in a simple, easy to learn interface.

One Day Sale: Today Only Half Off Digimetrics Eos Broadcast Audio Plugin for Final Cut Pro

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Digimetrics Eos is a series of plug-ins for Final Cut Pro, providing measurement and AutoFix correction for video and audio levels, in addition to safe title/action overlays for most internationally recognized broadcast formats.

Learn More/Purchase Digimetrics Eos Broadcast Audio Plugin for Final Cut Pro Reg: $299 SALE: $149.50

Digimentrics Eos Broadcast Audio Plugin for Final Cut Pro offers the ability to measure Audio Loudness relative to multiple standards, including:
  • ATSC A/85
  • UK BCAP 6.9
  • EBU R128
  • User-defined variation of ITU BS.1770 fast or integrated mode
AutoFix
Loudness is offered in both directions, scaling the waveform up to the threshold when the audio is too soft and scaling the waveform below the threshold when the audio is too loud.

Professional Tools at Pro-sumer Prices

Sale: Class on Demand Particular v2 Training 50% Off; Class on Demand Apple Scones Looks for only $49 Through 06-08-2011

Sale: Class on Demand Particular v2 Training 50% Off; Class on Demand Apple Scones Looks for only $49 Through 06-08-2011

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Class on Demand Training Sale: Through June 8th, 2011

Class on Demand Training for Particular v2: $99.95/ Sale: $49.98

Get up to speed with Red Giant's Trapcode Particular 2 plugin through this series of informative and project-focused lessons. Explore emitter types and functions in-depth with motion graphics expert, Harry J. Frank. Go beyond generating your typical particle effect and learn to use Particular in new and interesting ways. After Effects project files are included so that you can follow along with the instructor.





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Class on Demand Scone Looks for Apple Color: $110/ Sale: $49.00


SCONE LOOKS come with 400+ Color Grades, Primary Grades, Secondary Grades and ColorFx presets for use within Apple Color. These Looks work with progressive and interlaced footage. SCONE LOOKS can be modified and combined in endless ways to suit your specific footage and project needs. Click the Scone Looks below to see a preview of the included filters.


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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

New: ISP 3D Title for After Effects and Premiere Pro

Generate S3D subtitles and graphics in After Effects and Premiere Pro

ISP 3D Title is a plugin software runs on Premiere Pro and After Effects, providing users generating 3D subtitles with very simple operation. Wouldn't it be cool to put 3D subtitles on your 3D video?

Just select from "Video Effects" menu, subtitles made on Premiere Pro and After Effects turn into 3D. Of course, parallax can easily be adjusted by editing parameters.



Supports high-definition video over 4K. Available for professional use, such as movies and CM films.

Learn More/Purchase 3D Title in our Store | Download a Free Trial

Adding Subtitles on Your 3D Video with Simple Operation

Just apply it from "Video Effects" menu. That's it. Subtitles you have created on Premiere Pro or After Effets turns into 3D subtitles. Parallax can be adjusted by editing parameters.

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Check with "ISP 3D Preview" during Editing

By using "ISP 3D Preview", which is included in "ISP 3D Title", you can check the parallax of your 3D video, transforming it into Anaglyph

AnaglyphOutput Type: Green/Red, Blue/Red, Blue/Red Colored, Blue/Red Colored Balance

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Sale: Save Big on Class on Demand Training for Trapcode Particular v2 and Scone Looks for Apple Color

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Class on Demand Training Sale: Through June 8th, 2011

Class on Demand Training for Particular v2: $99.95/ Sale: $49.98

Get up to speed with Red Giant's Trapcode Particular 2 plugin through this series of informative and project-focused lessons. Explore emitter types and functions in-depth with motion graphics expert, Harry J. Frank. Go beyond generating your typical particle effect and learn to use Particular in new and interesting ways. After Effects project files are included so that you can follow along with the instructor.

Learn More/Purchase COD Training for Particular v2




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Class on Demand Scone Looks for Apple Color: $110/ Sale: $49.00


SCONE LOOKS come with 400+ Color Grades, Primary Grades, Secondary Grades and ColorFx presets for use within Apple Color. These Looks work with progressive and interlaced footage. SCONE LOOKS can be modified and combined in endless ways to suit your specific footage and project needs. Click the Scone Looks below to see a preview of the included filters.

Class on Demand Scone Looks Preview


Learn More/Purchase COD Scone Looks for Apple Color

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