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Sound Infused Transition Effects - Digital Juice Releases 8 New Volumes of Swipes!?¢(April 14, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-4-14--Digital JuiceĀ® announced that it is adding eight new titles to its highly successful animated Swipes!?¢ line of products. The eight new titles bring the rapidly expanding sound-infused wipe collection to forty volumes covering an array of different styles and themes including Basketball, Construction, Money and Metals to name a few.
Swipes! are animated wipes or transition effects that are accompanied by matching sound effects. "In a video or multimedia production, Swipes! are ideal for cleansing the visual pallet and refocusing attention on the next clip, section or idea" says Viv Beason, President of Digital Juice.
Most wipes are single-Alpha and full-screen... the alpha channel allows video to show through every part of the screen that's not the animation itself... blocking the screen entirely by the graphic at the selected point . Digital Juice calls this the Switch Frame. To apply the wipe, you position this frame over a cut to mask the edit. When you play the sequence, you get a seamless transition. The double alpha Swipes! (included on volumes 13 and higher) come in two pieces: an animated transitional matte and a coordinated animated overlay. An editor would start by applying the transitional matte to two video clips, assigning the lead clip to the black portion and the trailing clip to the white... then add the matching animated overlay to finish it off. The effect is a slick transitional composite that doesn't require a full-screen switch frame.
Digital JuiceĀ® provides a free WindowsĀ® and MacĀ® utility, Juicer?¢ 3, that makes it easy to browse, search, and select from any of the Swipes!?¢ volumes. Just click the boxes in the Juicer to preview a Swipe! with sound effect 1 sound effect 2 or without audio. Then export the Swipe! in whatever format that is needed to suit the editing application being used. Each DVD volume of Swipes! contains 60 full screen animated wipes (30 SD and 30 HD) along with 60 matching Sound FX (2 per wipe). The animations are provided at 60 FPS for super smooth interlaced and progressive playback in QuicktimeĀ® MOV format.
The 8 New Volumes include:
Swipes! 33: Nothing But Net - The sights and sounds of basketball are simply familiar and "Nothing But Net" has them all. From a bevy of basketballs bouncing across the hardwood to the gentle swish of a ball through the net (along with a miss or two) - it's all in this Swipes! volume dedicated to the sport of the court.
Swipes! 34: Under Construction - This volume contains construction materials and tools of all types from screwdrivers to plastic pipes, from paint roller to measuring tape. If something in your production needs to be knocked down and built back up, let Swipes! 34: Under Construction carry the action for you.
Swipes! 35: Filigree Flow - Filigree is defined as "an ornamental openwork of delicate or intricate design" with dazzling colors, shimmering luminance and an angelic sound effect to make this product flow. Add a touch of romance, magic or a dreamlike accent to your productions with Swipes! 35: Filigree Flow.
Swipes! 36: Money Money Money - Whether your production covers global economic matters or issues of local financial concerns, you will find a wide variety of currency-related imagery to fit the money situation that is right for you.
Swipes! 37: Chromed Themes - Using both familiar real world chrome-covered objects and stunning, twisting, metallic abstractions from the virtual world, this is an unparalleled collection of metallic and mechanical visuals.
Swipes! 38: In A Flash 1 - Flashes of color and glimmers of brilliant light can help bring life to the dullest of subject matter. In this collection of lightning-fast transitions, the range of color and motion is unprecedented. From the simple flash of a glittering gold array to a complex network of glowing electric arcs, every animation in this volume has one specific purpose -- to move the action from point A to point B in a stylish moment of brilliance.
Swipes! 39: In A Flash 2 - More color, more glitter, more glow! This volume continues where its predecessor left off -- with its own unique collection of shining, flashing waves of light and sparkling, gleaming particles. Once again the action is fast but meaningful. Use these colorful events to move from one scene to the next with eye-catching appeal that won't interfere with your production's flow.
Swipes! 40: Screen Smashers - This volume gives you 30 ways to make a dramatic point between scenes using an unexpected burst of destructive action. In these animations a glass falls and cracks in a variety of intricate patterns, bricks of all shapes and sizes tumble and fall towards the viewer, wood splinters and cracks under the blade of an axe, and explosive heat ripples across the screen, burning up anything underneath.
Pricing & Availability
The new Swipes!?¢ volumes 33 through 40 can be ordered through Digital Juice's online store (www.digitaljuice.com) or by calling the company's customer service center toll-free at 800-525-2203. Individual volumes retail for $69 each but can often be purchased in special bundles for as much as 50-75% off. Check the website for details on bundle pricing and specials. The company's free Juicer?¢ 3 software can be found at www.digitaljuice.com/juicer/.
About Digital Juice
Digital Juice is the world-leader in royalty-free broadcast animation content for video and multimedia professionals. Digital Juice products are in use in nearly every major studio, broadcast, and cable station including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, HBO, CNBC, Fox News, and countless high profile television shows such as American Idol and the Grammy Awards. The company provides royalty-free animations, music, stock footage and print graphics to a wide variety of video, print, presentation and web professionals and enthusiasts. The company is known for its extremely high quality and innovative content as well as aggressive and affordable pricing.
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