Digital Film Tools Launches Composite Suite 1.0
Mac Avid and After Effects systems
Light Composite, one of the filters included
in Composite Suite 1.0, allows you to insert light effects as if
the light had been present at the time of shooting.
Film Tools has launched Composite Suite 1.0, a set of tools for Avid AVX
systems and Adobe After Effects.
It includes effects tools that were, until recently, only available in
house at Digital FilmWorks. (Digital Film Tools is an offshoot of Digital
FilmWorks, a Los Angeles based visual effects facility specializing in
feature film and television special effects.)
Composite Suite features 12 functions for working with mattes and color,
creating effects and compositing. Features include:
- Color Correct,
which manipulates red, green and blue values of the overall image and
separately in the shadows, midtones and highlights. Brightness, gamma
and contrast controls allow for further control.
- Composite layers
a foreground over a background using a matte with the ability to add
- Grain simulates
film grain with individual control of red, green, and blue grain size
- Holdout Composite
is a two-layer effect that composites images like fire, explosions and
- Light Composite
adds light to the scene with special matte extraction techniques to
isolate of specific parts of the image. Once isolated, light or shadow
is introduced. A pre-built light library includes windows, doors, leaves
and abstract patterns.
- Math Composite
combines two clips using one of the image Math functions. You can choose
from Add, Subtract, And, Or, Xor, Min and Max.
Matte Generator extracts
and creates mattes using luma, chroma, red, green, blue, cyan, magenta
and yellow. Up to five mattes can be extracted and combined.
- Matte Repair allows
you to grow, shrink or blur a matte, as well as clean up impurities
in the black or white areas of the matte.
- Non-Additive Mix
combines two pictures by controlling their luminance level relative
to each other as well as a set mix percentage.
- Paste Color takes
the luminance values of the foreground image and pastes them as a color
over the background.
- Selective Color
Correct uses matte extraction to isolate specific parts of the image,
which can then be selectively color corrected.
- Selective Soft
Focus allows you to introduce defocus to certain areas of an image,
which are isolated using image analysis.Ê
Suite 1.0 requires an Avid AVX-compatible system (Media Composer 7.0 or
higher, MCXpress 1.5 or higher or Xpress 2.0 or higher) or Adobe After
Effects. The suite is available at an introductory price of $345 for After
Effects and $695 for the Avid version. For more information, visit http://www.digitalfilmtools.com.
An evaluation version is available for download at http://www.digitalfilmtools.com/html/downloads.html.
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