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RE:Vision Releases Twixtor 2

New version gets performance improvements, reduced glooping By Dave Nagel
RE:Vision Effects yesterday released ReelSmart Twixtor version 2.0. Twixtor speeds up and slows down image sequences in Adobe After Effects and other hosts. The new version gains some performance improvements and a few new features in both the Pro and standard versions.

Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames from the original sequence using RE:Vision's proprietary tracking technology that calculates motion for each individual pixel. New features in version 2.0 include:

  • Increased performance via caching and skipping the calculation of the motion vectors when appropriate;
  • The ability to use a tracking sequence separate from the color image sequence;
  • Control over the limits of how far pixels are allowed to move, which can greatly reduce the "glooping" that can occur when objects in a scene pass over each other;
  • A new blending mode that's designed to reducing the pulsing effect that can occur during a slow-motion operation.

In addition, the new Pro version gains support for foreground and background separation using a specified mask. According to RE:Vision, the two layers are tracked, interpolated and warped separately.

Twixtor is available for a variety of hosts, including Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere 6.0, Apple Final Cut Pro, Discreet combustion and Pinnacle Commotion. The new version will be demonstrated next week at the SIGGRAPH convention in Los Angeles. The standard version costs $329.99. The Pro version runs $495. It's available for Macintosh and Windows. For more information or to download a demo, visit

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