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Neat Video is a video noise reduction plug-in for Adobe After Effects. The plug-in efficiently reduces random noise, film grain, analog interference, and compression artifacts. Neat Video includes adaptive intraframe and temporal filters that together provide the most accurate video noise reduction currently available: Noise is reduced, while actual details are accurately preserved.
Boris Continuum Complete AE
Boris Continuum Complete AE delivers the most comprehensive VFX plug-in suite ever created for Macintosh and Windows versions of Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. A whopping 200+ filters include 3D particle effects, image restoration and touchup tools, true 3D lens flares and volumetric lighting effects, keys and mattes, extrusions, color grading tools, time-based effects, blurs, glows, and cinematic effects such as film glow, film grain, and film process looks. Over 1,000 professionally-designed presets are included free with every installation of BCC. Customers can save and freely share their own presets and build customized preset collections tuned to the specific needs of a project. All filters take advantage of either multi-processing or OpenGL hardware acceleration for an interactive effects design experience.
Final Effects Complete AE brings over 120 designer effects and transitions to Macintosh and Windows versions of Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. These simple-to-use filters allow you to create totally unique organic looks with just a few simple adjustments. Quickly generate full-featured 3D particle effects such as Hair, Bubbles, and Mr. Mercury; tap into a complete range of unique auto-animating transitions including Glass Wipe and Light Wipe; and spice up your titles with edge treatments such as Wiggle Edges and Burn Edges. All-new transitions, cross-platform presets, the PixelChooser matting and masking tool, built-in Motion Tracking, Beat Reactor for audio-driven effects creation, and on-screen overlay widgets differentiate Final Effects Complete from the Cycore effects included with After Effects.
Lock and Load X
Lock and Load X can smooth out motion in all types of footage in just seconds. Just select the clip, analyze it in seconds, and play back the smoothed clip. That's it — instant gratification, even on clips with complex rotation motion or camera zooms. New feature: Lock and Load X is now able to also reduce Rolling Shutter Artifacts at the same time as it stabilizes your footage.
CoreMelt Complete V2
From soft organic glows and blurs to advanced color correction tools and instant photo montages, CoreMelt Complete will save you hours of time on every project, no matter what type of editing or motion graphics work you do. CoreMelt Complete includes all eight CoreMelt products: ImageFlow Fx V2, PolyChrome Transitions V2 TRX, PolyChrome Transitions V2, Delta V, Pigment, Gadget, Luminous, and Shatter, in total providing you with over 200 GPU-accelerated plug-ins to kick-start and floor your workflow.
CycoreFX HD is the professional version of CycoreFX that allows for doing compositing and effects work at higher bit depths, HDTV, and film. All plug-ins in the HD package support 16 bpc and 34 have 32 bpc support (float). CycoreFX HD also contains 12 additional plug-ins such as the more advanced Rainfall and Snowfall simulators. Rainfall and Snowfall allow you to easily and quickly create "real-looking" rain and snow when there is no time to get into a complex particle generator. The HD package features an impressive total of 73 plug-ins. For more information and for a detailed comparison between CycoreFX HD and the bundled CycoreFX version, visit the website.
NOTE: A full version of CycoreFX HD is included in After Effects.
CFX Path Tools
Path Tools is a package containing two powerful plug-ins, Rakka and Wiggle Stroke. These plug-ins are targeted at creating animations based on mask paths. Rakka is a tool for handling multiple repetitions of a layer that can be animated along a mask path. Wiggle Stroke wiggles and repeats a stroke based on a mask path. Both plug-ins offer controls that allow for almost endless combinations to create anything from very basic animations to highly unique effects and background elements, even from just an ellipse or straight line mask path. Path Tools supports 32 bpc color (float). For more information, visit the website.
CFX Sphere Utilities
CFX Sphere Utilities is a set of four plug-ins designed to deal with spherical maps (equirectangular maps) commonly used to texture 3D spheres or as 3D environments. Animating layers and drawing lines on spherical maps are a breeze when Sphere Utilities handles the spherical transformations required. Animations can then be used directly in After Effects with CC Sphere, any other plug-in that support spherical mapping, or any 3D application. Spherical maps are also used as environment maps and for panoramic viewers, which are other sources where this kind of capability is important. Sphere Utilities supports 32 bpc color (float). For more information, visit the website.
For over a decade Delirium has been the standard for essential visual effects and motion graphics capabilities. Delirium v2's 45 effects continue to be a staple for users of After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. Delirium v2 offers 45 different effects spread across six categories: Natural Forces, Special Effects Elements, Color & Style Filters, Patterns & Distortions, Lighting & Glow Effects, and Compositing Tools. These effects let you inexpensively add greater control and quality to the built-in features of your host application.
To all of you who thirst to wreak more havoc, the scores of you who wish to take all that is beautiful and render it visual debris, and for those of you who have been writing us about all the electronic carnage you daydream about if only you had a way to do it faster, with more options. So we've created Damage v2. All the ancient evil of analog signal defects in Skew and Interference, the modern, coldly unsympathetic digital malfunction of Artifact and Blockade...and now, we've harnessed the incompetence at the source. Two new effects in the Damage toolbox, Aged Film, Destabilize and Overexpose, allow you to go back in time...and not only corrupt your footage, but also ruin the image of the camera operator.
Buena Depth Cue v2
Buena Depth Cue v2 is a collection of plug-ins for 3D object manipulation in Adobe After Effects. It includes tools to generate depth maps, add atmospheric effects, map footage onto 3D objects, and add dramatic lighting to your 3D scenes. All of the plug-ins rely on users building the scenes with 3D Solids, so you can generate the depth information needed.
Composite Suite Pro
Composite Suite Pro includes visual effects plug-ins that were only available in-house at a Los Angeles film effects facility. The Composite Suite plug-ins include everything needed to combine multiple images: color correction, blur, grain, matte manipulation, and edge blending. The set features a well-rounded collection of compositing plug-ins such as Composite, Drop Shadow, Edge Composite, Holdout Composite, Light Wrap, Math Composite, Non-Additive Mix, and Optical Dissolve, as well as specialized tools for combining imagery such as fire, smoke, and explosions. There are also many useful tools such as Glows, DVE, Matte Generator, Matte Repair, Film Masks, HDTV Masks, Grain, Blurs, Defocus, Distortion, Deartifact, a variety of color correctors, and Light! for creating natural lighting effects.
Power Matte is an easy-to-use interactive image matting tool capable of extracting almost any object in an image — even if you are dealing with fine hair detail, smoke, or reflections. This extraction process creates what is known as a matte — essentially a black-and-white cutout. White matte areas are extracted, black areas not, and gray areas in between represent a level of transparency. Once a matte is extracted, the foreground object can be seamlessly composed onto a new background, and filter and image corrections can be applied only within the area defined by the matte.
Designed with the creative workflow of colorists, film/video editors, graphic designers, and artists in mind, Power Stroke introduces a simple, interactive, stroke-based workflow to quickly and intuitively perform targeted adjustments. Instead of meticulously drawing exact masks, using inaccurate matte extractions, or hand painting frame to frame, regions of interest are isolated by drawing a few simple and loose After Effects open or closed masks. Masks can be assigned multiple corrections and effects such as color correction, recoloring or desaturation, colorization of black-and-white images, blur, fill light for dimly lit image areas, and diffusion/glow.
zMatte is a full-featured blue and green-screen keyer. Using proprietary matte extraction techniques and 16-bit processing, zMatte helps you quickly and simply create mattes with minimal parameters even if you are dealing with fine hair detail, smoke, or reflections. It is easy to use, yet provides the needed tools when faced with good, bad, or ugly shots — tools such as multiple matte creation, automatic spill suppression, sophisticated matte and edge manipulation, and color correction. Visit the website for more information and a free demo.
A first-of-its-kind plug-in for After Effects, Color Rules is designed to drastically cut down the time required to experiment with color and define the perfect color scheme for your motion graphics projects. Based on the well-established rules behind picking harmonious colors, the plug-in gives you instant access to more than 500 preset Color Swatch Sets — or you can jump right in to create your own. Color Rules lets you choose and link these color schemes to your layers in After Effects, working with multiple layers and compositions at the same time, so you can instantly and interactively experiment and test out any number of possible color looks. The plug-in uses an intuitive interactive Color Wheel for color selection and guides you in choosing your color scheme based on a series of established principles of color theory and color relationships. Color Rules provides you with creative flexibility while taking the guesswork out of picking colors that will work well together in your projects.
Stereoscopic Suite X1
Stereoscopic Suite X1 is for stereoscopic parallax modification in post, enabling film editors to tailor 3D depth for optimal effect on any 3D screen, whether cinema, home theater, TV, or mobile device. It interactively renders new camera perspectives that are viewable live on an external 3D display. Thus, shots with problematic on-set camera geometry can easily be fixed in post, and content shot for one screen can be remastered for another.
emotion3D's innovative software also computes high-quality z-depth maps, which are ideal for depth-based keying and compositing of graphics, animations, text, and shot footage.
KRONOS 5.0: GPU Accelerated Retiming
The Foundry has created a Hollywood-quality CUDA GPU-accelerated retiming plug-in based on their Academy Award–winning FURNACE algorithms: KRONOS 5.0. Use KRONOS for retiming, speed-ramping, time-remapping, and slow-motion effects, plus the addition of realistic motion blur. Retiming is useful when you have to make something fit an allotted time segment, or want to creatively move in super slow motion.
Flair brings eight high-quality effects to Adobe After Effects and Photoshop® compatible programs. Among them are shine, glow, and sparkle effects with 16-bit and multi-CPU support.
Curves are a very versatile and precise color-correction tool. The native After Effects version lacks control and accuracy to take full advantage of it. Fresh Curves makes up for these drawbacks so you can get the most out of this basic tool.
Lenscare moves depth of field and out of focus generation to post-production. If you need high-quality camera blurs with the flexibility of 2d post processing, Lenscare is a great choice. It can get rid of long extra 3d rendering times. The key aspect during the development of these filters was to match the real thing as closely as possible. Lenscare is available as a plug-in for Adobe After Effects and Photoshop compatible programs.
Lensfeed shows a camera's live preview inside After Effects: No still frames, but a moving live feed! Lensfeed is implemented as regular After Effects filters, so the live feed is displayed inside compositions and can can be treated like regular footage.
Frischluft.com's product is made to lead a line of tools that introduce a new meaning to depth in compositing. The ZbornToy can extract a maximum of information out of simple depth images and allows you to not only light and texture them, but to refract backgrounds, cast caustic reflection back onto the background and a whole lot more.
20/20 vision for your mind’s eye. Part visionary, part well-oiled machine, GenArts Sapphire for After Effects is a leader of visual effects plug-ins. It earned this status by providing the perfect balance of creative control and efficiency. Sapphire is packed with over 200 state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects, including Glows, EdgeRays, LensFlare, Lightning, FilmEffect, Warps, and Textures. It features unrivaled image quality, a unique organic look, and easy usability. Sapphire is responsible for so many Oscar-winning films, it should have its own seat at Nobu. Onscreen widgets and online documentation make it easy to enhance any project, and all plug-ins support multiprocessing and operate at 8/16/32 bit.
Designed to complement GenArts Sapphire's industry-standard everyday tools, Monsters GT offers an array of stunning new effects to After Effects users. 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 stylize, warp, fluid, trail, and particle effects such as rain and smoke. For more information, visit the GenArts website.
Scopo Gigio is a full-featured video waveform monitor and vectorscope plug-in for After Effects. It emulates most of the features you'd find in a hardware-based waveform monitor/vectorscope combo, but at a fraction of the cost. Scopo Gigio supports all major color systems, RGB or D1 signal levels, and 0 or 7.5 IRE black levels, and also provides luminance, parade, overlay, and arrowhead displays in either line or field mode. Scopo Gigio is also available for Adobe Photoshop. For more information, visit the website.
Mettle creates and markets next gen 3D plug-ins for After Effects. These plug-ins add functionality that is usually found only in 3D programs. This saves time, and allows for more creative freedom within After Effects. The main products are: FreeForm V2 (formerly bundled in CS5 as Digieffects FreeForm), FreeForm Pro, ShapeShifter AE and 3DNAE. Mettle products are created with the creative professional in mind. They offer fast and professional quality products that enhance workflow, and facilitate the creative process! Free project files and presets are available on the site to help kick start your projects. Don’t wait... Create!
FreeForm V2 is a plug-in that bends AE layers in 3D on the X, Y and Z axis. The mesh-warp tool creates cylinders, curves, ribbons, etc. The 3D displacement mapping lets you press a grayscale image into a flat plane to create a 3D image, ie. a mountain range, billowing flag etc.
FreeForm Pro is a feature-enriched version of FreeForm V2. It is a pro-level mesh warp software that can do 2D and 3D stereo conversion, 3D shape morphs, advanced 3D morphing, character animation, organic effects and water replacement.
ShapeShifter AE is a pro-level 3D extrusion plug-in for AE, that uses a powerful and flexible approach to extrusions. One key feature is the built-in Generator; it can be used for organic particle effects, complex-looking 3D text extrusions, animated shapes and logos. Fast rendering times means more creative freedom.
Mettle’s proprietary 3D engine and coding foundation that is used to create Mettle products. We use industry leading openGL, openCL and our own algorithms. Mettle and our collaborators use 3DNAE to create fast, unprecedented, professional quality products for Adobe After Effects.
NewBlueFX is a powerful collection of video and audio effects plug-ins from NewBlue, Inc. Video editors, professional videographers, effects artists, compositors, and amateur video enthusiasts worldwide employ NewBlueFX to easily add creative effects and transitions to their digital video projects. This acclaimed product line offers fresh, creative, and innovative techniques wrapped in intuitive controls. Best of all, NewBlueFX plug-ins integrate directly into Adobe video editing software, which eliminates the need to learn a separate application. And all NewBlueFX plug-ins come with professionally designed presets to enable fast, aesthetically pleasing results. Currently the product line includes 8 video effect collections, 9 video transition collections, and 5 audio effect products boasting over 1,500 presets in over 200 distinct video and audio plug-ins. Visit us on our website.
FxFactory Pro is an advanced visual effects package for After Effects, offering more than 150 hardware-accelerated filters, generators, and transitions with unique professional features.
Presets: FxFactory Pro plug-ins come with presets, a timesaving feature that makes it easy to try new looks with minimal effort. Save your own parameter configurations to disc and re-create the same look later.
Hardware acceleration: FxFactory Pro plug-ins are accelerated using the graphics card for unbeatable previewing and rendering performance.
Unique features: FxFactory Pro is the only visual effects package that lets you customize and create your own plug-ins for After Effects without writing a single line of code.
Visit the Noise Industries website to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
Motype is a revolutionary text animation plug-in that works in After Effects. Visit to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
Make your image stand out with DVShade EasyLooks, a color grading plug-in that gives you complete control over the final look of your video. Visit to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
SUGARfx Design Tools
Design Tools plug-ins help you constrain your projects to specific layouts or color palettes (for example, to meet your client's brand guidelines). Visit to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
SUGARfx Slate Tools
Slate Tools plug-ins will assist you in creating slates and copyright notices commonly used in the broadcast industry. Visit to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
SUGARfx Light Pack
Fun and useful filters in Light Pack include Marquee, Paparazzi, and Lens Flare. Visit the website to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
SUGARfx Cine Fest
Add a film festival look to your projects with these 12 theme elements with customizable colors, background media, and titles. Visit to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
SUGARfx Urban Studio
Composite your own media inside urban environments. The Studio version is highly customizable. Visit to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
SUGARfx Folding Cards
Folding Cards is an elegant, uncluttered 3D theme with eight elements and a customizable color palette. Visit to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
SUGARfx World Cup Studio
World Cup Studio is a stunning version of the popular 3D World Cup theme, endlessly configurable and adaptable to your projects. Visit to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
SUGARfx Drop In Studio
Drop In Studio is a highly configurable 3D theme with multiple animating title and media elements. Visit to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
Portfolio lets you elegantly showcase your work, up to seven media tracks at once. Visit to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
SUGARfx Mondrianesque Complete
This powerful theme allows you to elegantly animate stills in After Effects. Visit to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
SUGARfx Video Wall
Video Wall comes with a filter and a generator so you can use it any way you want, in two flavors: Light and Pro. Visit to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
SUGARfx Perf Motif
Perf Motif features seven elegantly animated generators with a full set of parameters to quickly adapt the theme to your project. Visit to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
Futurismo Backgrounds is a stunning collection of eight animated generators, great as backgrounds for DVD projects and more. Visit to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
Futurismo Titles features eight animatable title generators with particle explosions, letter trails, and much more. Visit to download demo filters, sample movies, and tutorials.
Our entire line of plug-ins is CS5 compatible. Updates to current version users are free via our website.
This set of 11 affordable plug-ins provides thousands of fresh, aesthetic effects for Adobe After Effects. CreativEase includes many types of color, blur, depth, grain, and time-based effects — all completely customizable. Often bought together with our popular Adobe Premiere Pro version of CreativEase, creating a workflow with maximum flexibility.
The custom soft/organic effects and transitions in SpiceMASTER give you wonderfully creative, subtle alternatives to the few transitions provided in After Effects. New to version 2.5 are film-style dissolves, resolution independence, up to 1,000 “spice” geometries, and an industry-first visual “mixer” that automatically tailors the effects to your image content. SpiceMASTER also can organically animate any other effect or key in After Effects (built-in or third-party). Often bought together with our popular Adobe Premiere Pro version, creating a workflow with maximum flexibility.
Introducing Beauty Box, the next generation in skin retouching plug-ins for After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere Pro. By using advanced techniques like Face Detection, this skin retouching plug-in automatically identifIes skin tones while preserving important facial features. We make the process of retouching video in After Effects and Final Cut Pro easier than ever. Say goodbye to manual masks or retouching frame-by-frame.
Knoll Light Factory Pro 2.5.2
The famous lens flare tool from Academy Award winner John Knoll
Created by John Knoll, Photoshop co-creator and “Star Wars” effects guru, Knoll Light Factory is one of the industry's most popular motion graphics tools. It is most famous for its high-fidelity simulations of light effects called flares, which simulate reflections from a very bright light source as seen through a camera's lens. Knoll Light Factory is Hollywood's go-to tool for adding interest to text or logos or extra pop to FX explosions.
Magic Bullet Looks 1.1
For setting the mood on any timeline
Desert sunrise, Arctic tundra, nighttime urban streets: The look of your footage defines the mood. Now you can define the style of your video or film, regardless of on-set conditions, with powerful imaging tools. Choose from more than 100 Looks presets to help set the mood for everything from a wedding to the next Sundance original. You also get the standalone Magic Bullet LooksBuilder for previsualizing looks on set or anywhere. Portable presets load into any editing hosts, so the same Looks you create on set are the ones you finish with in the editorial suite — no need for an expensive finishing system.
Pro Keying Suite 2008
Everything you need to pull the perfect key in After Effects
Frizzy hair? Semitransparent glass? This bundle of Primatte Keyer Pro 4.0 and Key Correct Pro lets you tackle the toughest keying challenges with confidence and in record time. Begin by using the pre-key tools in Key Correct Pro to prep your footage for keying in the powerful Primatte Keyer, and then touch up your mattes in Key Correct Pro for pixel-perfect results within After Effects.
Trapcode 3D Stroke 2.5
Making paths, logos, and lines come to life
With 3D Stroke, paths, logos, or lines can take on lives of their own: glowing, tapering, and moving in complex ways through 3D space, while a built-in camera lets you capture the action from any angle. It's broadcast TV's secret weapon for animated logos and sophisticated write-on effects.
Trapcode Echospace 1.0
Painless control of 3D layer instances
Echospace takes the tedium out of working with multiple layer instances in After Effects. Begin with an image, text, footage, or even compositions, and Echospace will create multiple versions of that layer that can be controlled as a group or individually. Movement and effects can ripple through the stack — with offset and delay controls and much more.
Trapcode Form 1.0
Smoke and mirrors, fire and brimstone — all in a single 3D surface generator
Words dissolve into sand, logos catch fire, and water droplets ripple to bass guitar. All of this is possible with a single powerful plug-in that generates animated 3D shapes to mesmerize and entice viewers. Choose from 61 customizable presets, or tweak your own to get just the look you want. Full integration with the 3D environment of After Effects allows you to fly cameras through and around your animated forms.
Trapcode Horizon 1.0
A camera-aware image mapping tool
Give your compositions what they've been missing with this unique mapping tool. The Trapcode Horizon plug-in is a camera-aware image mapping tool that ties your After Effects camera to a 3D world. By applying images or gradients to the inside of a giant sphere, Horizon creates an infinite background. No matter where your camera is directed, the simple controls make photo-realistic backgrounds or sky gradients a snap.
Trapcode Lux 1.0
A way to see the light in After Effects
The 3D lighting feature in After Effects creates pools of light generated from light sources in 3D space — but you can't see the light itself or the cone it produces. Enter Trapcode Lux: a speedy plug-in that adds volumetric lighting effects to projects that require realistic spotlights, point lights, or stage lighting of all kinds.
Trapcode Particular 1.5
Quick-rendering 3D particles with full camera integration and natural behavior
Many editing programs offer basic particle-generation features. But Trapcode Particular goes way beyond the basics, with real-time interactive previews, bouncing particles, 3D camera integration, particles that emit particles, custom shapes, air resistance, gravity and turbulence controls, depth of field, and more. Get the effects seen in “Spider-Man 3.”
Ultra-fast light ray effects
Create compelling light effects without leaving your editing timeline, and without the tedious render times of specialized 3D applications. Sunshine through clouds, headlights through fog, or horror movie titles — Shine does it all. Choose from 22 powerful presets, or make your own light ray effects from scratch. With 16-bit and 32-bit support, Trapcode Shine guarantees high-quality light effects for any project.
Trapcode Sound Keys
Easy audio-to-video synchronization
Audio-intensive animations no longer require time-consuming hand tweaking of keyframes. Trapcode Sound Keys makes it easy to synchronize motion and sound in After Effects using either amplitude or frequency ranges. Unlike palette-based audio-sync products, Sound Keys is applied as a regular effect, making it possible to save settings with your project, generate keyframes into output parameters, and link keyframes to expressions.
Dazzling effects to transform ordinary highlights
Starglow is a fast-rendering multidirectional glow effect. It can be used to create multicolored star-shaped glints like those created by a camera filter. Each customizable glow consists of up to eight directions, and each direction can be assigned an individual color map and streak length offering endless possibilities.
Trapcode Suite 2008.5
All the Trapcode plug-ins at one affordable price
With Trapcode Suite 2008, the right effects plug-in will always be at your fingertips. Bundle pricing offers enormous savings over purchasing plug-ins individually. The set includes Shine, Starglow, 3D Stroke, Lux, Particular, Echospace, Sound Keys, and the new Trapcode Form plug-in.
Reduce noise using spatial and time-based (optical flow) methods.
FieldsKit provides smarter deinterlacing and more workflow options for interlacing and pulldown. At the heart of FieldsKit is FieldsKit Deinterlacer, which deinterlaces video imagery with superior results. Using proprietary field reconstruction and adaptive motion techniques, FieldsKit Deinterlacer can build full frames from fields that are of much higher quality than the standard approaches available in most effects and video-editing applications. FieldsKit works in both After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro.
Provides per-vertex feather control for After Effects.
RE:Fill mends holes in images by intelligently filling user-specified regions. RE:Fill can replace missing pixels in numerous ways, for example, by selecting the nearest “good” pixel, mirroring pixels around a hole's edge, or cloning from another “good” region. And the good region can even come from another point in time or from another sequence altogether. RE:Fill is a plug-in that works in both After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro.
RE:Flex brings intuitive morphing and warping directly to After Effects 5.0 or later. Achieve superior results using proprietary and sophisticated technology. RE:Flex is especially easy to learn because it uses the host program's own drawing and masking tools to direct the warping and morphing, so there's no need to learn a whole new user interface. RE:Flex, which uses RE:Vision's proprietary tracking software, is the first morphing program to combine hand feature matching with automatic image registration.
ReelSmart Motion Blur
Automatically add more natural-looking motion blur to a sequence using ReelSmart Motion Blur. RE:Vision's tracking technology is at the heart of ReelSmart Motion Blur, so no handwork is involved. Of course, you can add as little or as much blurring as you need, and even remove motion blur. Finally, you can create interesting effects by blurring one sequence by using the motion from another. ReelSmart MotionBlur is useful for the following:
- Reduce strobing in sequences — particularly useful when frame rates of video are changed after digitizing. ReelSmart Motion Blur has fewer artifacts than other methods such as frame blending.
- Automatically smooth the jerkiness of hand-drawn and scanned animations.
- Motion-blur complex 3D animations when your 3D system takes too much time; in many cases, ReelSmart Motion Blur will be much faster and just as effective.
- Motion-blur one sequence using another sequence's motion for unique effects.
- Sharpen image sequences by removing motion blur.
Give your imagery volume and depth without the hassle of 3D modeling. ReelSmart Shade/Shape generates 3D models from your 2D graphical and picture elements using RE:Vision's powerful and proprietary shading-from-shape technology. The models are then lit and rendered in true 3D. Add further detailing to your 3D models by applying reflection and bump maps. As 2D elements merge and split in a sequence, ReelSmart Shade/Shape automatically merges and splits the geometry in an intuitive fashion. Features include automatic 3D model creation, 3D lighting and rendering, bump mapping, environment mapping, and stable and smooth-over-time shading produced for moving imagery.
SmoothKit provides the ultimate filter set to smooth your imagery by combining user-directed controls and feature-sensitive methods. This set of filters complements the basic blurs provided by host applications. SmoothKit's emphasis is precise control of the filtering process with no compromise on image quality. For example, SmoothKit has a “real” compound blur that exhibits no blocky artifacts. In addition to effects, the SmoothKit toolset can be used to reduce image defects in a much more intelligent manner. SmoothKit is a plug-in that works in both After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro.
Twixtor enables you to speed up, slow down, or use frame-rate conversion on image sequences with visually stunning results. To achieve its unparalleled image quality, Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original. Features include:
- Calculation of motion vectors at each pixel
- Warping and interpolation of frames to “time warp” input footage
- Smart processing of fields in the input and output as appropriate
- Stretching of a sequence using a single scaling parameter
- Keyframable retiming for complete control on a frame-by-frame basis
- Frame-rate conversions made easy (supported only in After Effects)
The Video Gogh plug-in transforms images and video into painted works of art. Video Gogh is different from other paint filters because it can actually track objects in movies for an unparalleled smooth result. Features include three styles of brush strokes, variably sized strokes, variable distance between strokes (so there can be empty space between strokes), and various translucent brushes. All of the brush stroke effects can be animated, with the ability to leave masked layers unaffected by special effects. Visit the website for more information.
2D to 3D Suite
This product provides tools for professional semiautomatic 2D-to- 3D conversion using depth maps to accelerate creation of converted stereo 3D films by minimizing required manual work. The software is intended for film post-production and VFX studios. Key features include: • Depth propagation—given depth maps for just a few frames from a scene, depth map for the entire scene can be calculated • High-quality stereo generator—provides fully automatic stereo generation from 2D+Depth with depth map correction to maximize stereo video quality
Stereo Generator Suite
This product offers several tools for generating stereo video from 2D+Depth. It enables high-quality 3D conversion, featuring 16-bit color depth, parallax and screen-plane level control, accurate processing of fuzzy edges (objects like hair, fur and foliage). Automatic depth map correction is done to compensate for inaccurate depth. Supports external clean plates.
Stereo Processing Suite
This tool set contains plug-ins for various types of stereo video enhancement and conversion: automatic parallax change, geometry and color mismatch correction, stereo-to-multiview conversion, left view and right view disparity maps estimation. Multiview creation and parallax corrector plug-ins allow both interpolation and extrapolation of views. The latter has also options for adjusting screen-plane level (or the convergence point) of stereo.
Tiffen award-winning Dfx Creative Effects software is compatible for Mac OS and Windows platforms, enabling users to work faster and on higher resolution projects with After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Photoshop. Featuring over 2,000 filters and special effects, users can choose from standard and special effects that simulate Tiffen’s award-winning optical equivalents, plus a host of effects from Gam, Rosco, and Kodak. An exclusive feature for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements owners is multiple masking and multiple layering without having to exit the plug-in each time. Tiffen Dfx installers can be downloaded from the Tiffen website and offer a fully functional 15-day trial period at no charge.
Optical Flares is a plug-in for designing and animating realistic lens flares in After Effects.
Control chaos with Twitch. Twitch is a plug-in for After Effects that synchronizes random operators to create stylistic video effects for motion graphics and visual effects.