Pinnacle Systems Ships Commotion
app adds compositing
Systems today announced that it's finally shipping version 3.0 of
Commotion, an effects and compositing application for digital video.
(Commotion was originally developed by Puffin Designs, which was
acquired by Pinnacle earlier this year.)
software is now available in two versions: Pro and DV. The DV version
has fewer features than the Pro version and sells for significantly
less. Click here
for a comparison of features between Commotion 3 Pro and Commotion
features in version 3.0 include:
and Keyframing, including full controls for compositing, sorting
and keyframing multi-layer moving images. Users can combine an unlimited
number of layers using Adobe Photoshop-compatible blend modes. Additionally,
the compositing engine features a new motion blur for photo-realistic
rendering of motion.
Previews allow users to preview and move independent layers with
direct controls over position, scale and rotation. NTSC and PAL
preview output support is included with support for the built-in
FireWire ports on Apple's G3 and G4 systems and some Pinnacle Systems
Paint allows users to paint on a clip and see immediate results
in the Composite Preview window. Paint can also be applied directly
in the Composite view, and results will also appear in the clip.
Elements can be cloned between layers and frames using Commotion's
SuperClone tools, and the brushes are sub-pixel accurate.
Cache Disk Playback extends the RAM playback capabilities of previous
versions of Commotion to include playback from disk. Long clips
that will not fit into RAM can be played back using a RAID 0 disk
array, with as few as two Ultra2 SCSI drives.
Filters: Commotion Pro 3.0 includes more than 75 effects filters.
Primatte Keyer generates mattes by isolating images from any colored
background. Composite Wizard filters include automated color correction,
blur and feather edges, and the ability to remove unwanted artifacts.
Image Lounge includes style tools for text and motion graphics effects.
Included in the set of filters are fractal particle systems to simulate
natural elements such as fire, smoke, water, shadows, displacement
and accurate camera blur.
Pro 3.0 is available for $1,995. Commotion DV is available for $795.
For more information, visit http://www.pinnaclesys.com