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Buena Software Releases Au Naturel 1.1.1

Update to After Effects plugin adds support for Premiere Pro on Windows (April 05, 2005)

Buena Software's Au Naturel v.1.1.1

Buena Software Releases Au Naturel v.1.1.1

Buena Software, Inc. announced the release of Au Naturel v.1.1.1 today. This update to their popular plugin for After Effects and compatible hosts for Mac OS and Windows adds support for Premiere Pro on Windows, fixes a small memory leak, and improves the demo experience for users wanting to try it out. This is a free upgrade for users of the previous version, and costs $99US for new purchasers. Users can download a fully-functional demo to test out at

Au Naturel is a video effect plugin that manipulates footage in 32-bit per channel linear RGB to produce much more photographic results than the host application's built-in tools. This allows it to produce lens blurs that look more like the lens was actually defocused than a typical Gaussian Blur. Its Directional Blur also looks more natural than the built-in directional or motion blur tools. And its interface includes the ability to adjust the exposure of your footage in f-stops rather than the unnamed units that tools like "Brightness" and "Contrast" use.

Users who would like to see Au Naturel in action can do so at this year's NAB convention from April 18th through the 21st at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Buena Software president Darrin Cardani will be on hand at the Plugin Pavilion in booth SL760H showing off Au Naturel and Buena's other plugins.

Au Naturel includes the following tools:

Adjust Exposure - allows you to increase or decrease the exposure of your footage in f-stops

Levels - changes the input or output white and black points in linear RGB, and even allows you to set them below the minimum or above the maximum values

Gaussian Blur - produces a blur that looks much more like a defocused lens than the host application's built-in blur

Directional Blur - produces motion blur that looks much more like real motion blur than the host application's built-in directional blur

Transform - scales, rotates, and skews your footage with extremely high quality

Composite - allows you to composite images in linear RGB, which is closer to how light actually works, and allows you to choose a different alpha channel for each color channel.

Time Lapse - mimics the effects of long exposures used to create time-lapsed photography.

About Buena Software
Buena Software, Inc. offers video, image and audio processing software and development services. For more information about their consulting services and/or products, visit their web site at or call them at (847) 259-7970.


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