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Red Giant Software Supports Discreet

Knoll Light Factory 2 and Primatte Keyer to support combustion 3 (August 02, 2004)

Red Giant Software today announced that Knoll Light Factory 2 and Primatte Keyer will support Discreet combustion 3 desktop compositing software. Previously only available as After Effects plug-ins, the enhanced versatility of these products will add increased functionality to the production pipeline for combustion 3 artists.

Knoll Light Factory was created by John Knoll, co-author of Adobe Photoshop and Visual Effects Supervisor at Industrial Light + Magic. Used by thousands of motion graphic and visual effects artists, Knoll Light Factory is the gold standard for designing lens flares and lighting effects commonly seen on television and in feature films.

Primatte Keyer, published under exclusive agreement with Photron USA, enables filmmakers to extract keys from any color background. Primatte Keyer overcomes matte extraction challenges including uneven lighting, subtle shadows, and edge light contamination (spill) even prior to compositing.

"Knoll Light Factory and the Primatte Keyer are powerful additions to the creative toolset in Discreet combustion desktop compositing software that allow our clients to tackle a broader range of complex production problems in creative new ways," said Maurice Patel, product marketing manager, Discreet. "The quality and precision of these tools is well established and their direct integration into the combustion workflow boosts both speed and efficiency. We are delighted to welcome them to the combustion plug-in family."

"Making Knoll Light Factory 2 and Primatte Keyer available in combustion was a top feature request from combustion users. These tools are a perfect complement to combustion's professional paint, animation, editing, and 3D compositing capabilities-helping to dramatically improve workflow efficiency," said Sean Safreed, Senior Product Manager at Red Giant Software.

Pricing and Availability
Knoll Light Factory and Primatte Keyer for combustion are available from Red Giant Software. Visit for additional product information.

-- Knoll Light Factory 2 for combustion 3 software will be available by the end of August 2004 for $395 USD.
-- Primatte Keyer for combustion 3 software will be available by the end of August 2004 for $495 USD.

About combustion
Discreet combustion 3 -- available on both Macintosh and Windows platforms-extends workflow capabilities with the creative tools, speed and interactivity required of digital effects artists. Paint, animation, editing and 3D compositing are combined in an integrated environment based on Discreet's legendary user interface. Designed to satisfy the most demanding effects professionals and priced to fit within any budget, combustion 3 is the best solution for creating effects and motion graphics for video, film, DVD, and the web.

About Photron
Photron was founded in 1974 to provide manufacturing, sales and service of professional film and video equipment and photo-instrumentation. Primatte was developed at Imagica Corp. in Tokyo, Japan, and was turned over to Photron Ltd. for worldwide distribution. While it is still a relatively new product, Primatte has made a major impact on the industry and has been used on such major feature films as Harry Potter, Daredevil, Lord of the Rings, X-Men, Spiderman, as well as many more films, TV shows, music videos, and commercials. For more information about Photron, visit the company's web site at

About Discreet
Discreet empowers media professionals to realize the visual experience and transform their most evocative and ambitious visions into reality. Discreet's award-winning solutions are designed for digital media creation, management and delivery-across all disciplines from film and television visual effects, color grading and editing to animation, game development, web/interactive, and design visualization. Discreet --based in Montreal, Quebec -- is a division of Autodesk, Inc., the world's leading design and digital media creation, management, and distribution company.

About Red Giant Software
Red Giant Software LLC is a San Francisco-based company that develops and distributes high-end tools for digital filmmakers. Products are available as plug-ins for popular video editing and effects applications including Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, and other compatible applications such as Adobe Premiere and Apple Final Cut Pro. The products are based on production-proven technology developed by visual effects industry veterans such as John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor at Industrial Light + Magic and Stu Maschwitz, CTO and Co-Founder at The Orphanage. For more information, visit

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