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Red Giant Software Ships Knoll Light Factory 2.5

Light Effects and Flares Featured in Two Recent Movie Trailers (August 01, 2006)

Red Giant Software, publisher of a line of professional digital video tools, including Magic Bullet today announced the availability of Knoll Light Factory 2.5. This top selling After Effects plug-in was most recently used by John Knoll, software creator and Visual FX Supervisor at Industrial Light + Magic on the Imax feature Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D, and also by BLT Associates on the Dreamgirls teaser trailer.

See Knoll Light Factory in Action

? Imax / Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D trailer:  

? Dreamgirls teaser trailer:  

Created by Photoshop co-creator and Star Wars effects guru John Knoll, Knoll Light Factory is one of the worlds most used motion graphics tools, used by thousands to digitally simulate light effects called flares. Flares simulate reflections from a very bright light source as seen in a cameras lens. You see them most often used in nature to simulate the sun, on text or logos to enhance their appearance or in special effects explosions.

Knoll Light Factory 2.5 is available in two versions: Editors ($199 USD) and Pro ($399 USD). Knoll Light Factory Editors is targeted for users working primarily in one environment such as Avid Xpress Pro, Final Cut Pro, Motion, or Premiere Pro. Knoll Light Factory Pro is best suited for professionals working with multiple editing and compositing applications in SD, HD, or film.

What's New in Version 2.5?

? 25 NEW preset flares, including Flash Bulb, digital camera sun, and more

? GPU engine for up to real-time rendering

? Added controls for Light Factory Spectacular including brightness and scale

? Integrated alpha generation with Knoll Unmult

? Host support includes support for After Effects, Motion, Final Cut Pro, Avid, and Premiere Pro

Knoll Light Factory Editors

? Light Factory EZ is the one-stop tool for adding sophisticated light effects inside your video editor

? Just click and apply the very same effects found in major motion pictures

? Create fully animatable broadcast-style transitions in minutes

? 70 quality presets range from tiny twinkles to the warm sun of Monkey Planet

? Light effects can interact naturally with text to create dazzling titles

Knoll Light Factory Pro

? Includes all the Light Factory EZ, and the Lens Editor to create your own effects

? Light Factory Spectacular adds light effects to particles for dramatic effects such as fairy dust or meteor showers

? 19 individual element plug-ins with exacting controls to let you create sophisticated motion graphic effects

? 16-bit support that delivers high-quality output for any playback format

? 10 animation presets that shows the tweakable power of Light Factory elements

About Red Giant Software

Red Giant Software LLC ( is a San Francisco-based company that develops and distributes professional tools for digital video production. Products are available as stand-alone products and plug-ins for popular video editing and effects applications including Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and other compatible applications such as Apples Final Cut Pro. The products are based on production-proven technology developed by visual effects veterans.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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