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Update: Discreet's Combustion/Cleaner PromotionMac users to get upcoming Cleaner 6 with bundle
According to Discreet, those who purchase the Combustion 2/Cleaner bundle for the Macintosh will receive Cleaner 6 when it's released in a few weeks. The bundle is available for $1,497. Separately, Combustion 2 sells for $4,995, while Cleaner sells for $529. The discount will be available through the end of the year.
Cleaner 6 for the Macintosh will run natively in Mac OS X and will also support multiple processors for faster encoding. Cleaner is a video encoding suite for Web, CD and DVD.
Combustion is a compositing application that features keying and garbage mask features from Flame and color support that includes linear and log, 8-bit, 10-bit, 12-bit and 16-bit per channel support. The software's film features, including LUT controls and gain tools, come to Combustion via Flame and Inferno. It also offers network rendering capabilities and support for output to Discreet's higher-end systems, as well as an 8-bit particle system and vector paint. It is also Mac OS X-native.
The bundle is available for Macintosh and Windows, though the Windows bundle includes Cleaner 5 rather than Cleaner 6. For more information, visit http://www.discreet.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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