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Digital Film Tools To Release 55MM 2.0

Plugins simulate optical filters and specialized lenses By Dave Nagel
Digital Film Tools says it will release 55MM 2.0 in the coming month. 55MM is a set of plugins for simulating optical filters and specialized lenses. It works with Avid, Adobe, Apple, Discreet and Pinnacle compositing and editing systems on Macintosh and Windows.

In addition to the list of plugins in the current version, the next release will include Polarizer, Glow, Low Contrast, Dual Tint, Black and White, Bleach Bypass and a Star Filter. All of the new 55MM 2.0 plugins will be able to process in 16 bit even in systems limited to 8 bits.

According to Digital Film Tools, the 55MM 2.0 update will be free for current users. Those who purchase the current version for $145 will also receive the ew version at no additional cost. The software supports Avid Media Composer, MCXpress, Xpress, Xpress DV, DS and Symphony; Adobe After Effects 4.0 or higher; Discreet Combustion; Pinnacle Commotion; and Apple Final Cut Pro. For more information, visit

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, 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

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