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Bauhaus Ships Mirage 1.0Mac version set to arrive later this year
Mirage combines video and broadcast graphics, special effects, compositing, animation and painting capabilities into a single, unified environment designed to centralize the workflow for visual effects production. Mirage offers a wide range of production capabilities, including motion graphics, compositing, effects, animation and painting. It offers a large number of built-in effects, such as particles, flares, volumetric lighting, cloning, etc.; and real-time, 64-bit, sub-pixel-accurate video painting, which includes text and video tools, natural media emulation, animated brushes and other drawing and filling features. Other features include:
- Infinite layer manipulation with color, luminance and difference keying (with color suppression), four-point tracking and two-point image stabilization;
- A full-featured, layer-based animation system, including keyframing and motion paths;
- A full complement of color correction tools, including HSV, LUTs, histogram and color-region-independent channel controls;
- A scripting language and plugin API.
The full retail version of Mirage 1.0 is available now for Windows for $895. Those who purchased the pre-release version are eligible to receive both the Mac OS X and WIndows versions of the retail release. The Mac OS X version is expected to ship later this year. A demo version will be available Oct. 27. Upgrade pricing is available for users of NewTek Aura, Video Toaster and LightWave. For more information, visit http://www.bauhaussoftware.com.
Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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