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dvGarage Announces Conduit Suite

Powerful Suite for High-end, Real-time Nodal Compositing; Includes Free Three-month Membership to Pixel Corps (March 05, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-3-5--dvGarage, a provider of tools and training for the next generation of media artists, today announced Conduit Suite, the latest update to its line of Conduit nodal compositing tools. Introduced through Conduit Suite is Conduit Live, dvGarages powerful new standalone nodal capture tool that offers real-time video compositing and analysis of any form of digital footage live. Conduit Studio also offers new users the latest version of Conduit for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, along with Conduit versions for Apple Motion and Apple Final Cut Pro. In addition, the Conduit Suite includes a free three-month Pixel Corps membership (a USD $200 value), an hour of video training and a quick-start guide. Conduit Suite is available for download at

?Conduit Studio will have a tremendous impact on the overall workflow of todays compositors, directors and artists by offering flexibility, advanced architecture and powerful tools in one solution, says Alex Lindsay, dvGarage founder and chief architect. ?Conduit also utilizes the processing speed and power of the computers GPU; as a result users are seeing better performance and color precision than an application can offers on its own, and rendering is done in real time.

Developed in partnership with Lacquers Ben Syverson and Pauli Ojali, Conduit utilizes Apples FxPlug technology to combine high-end nodal compositing with high-performance Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) acceleration, providing users with a powerful variety of visual effects compositing tools that render in real time. By relying on the GPU, Conduit provides blazing fast render speeds to augment the power of an ?open-ended compositing environment. As a result, users can do complex effects, even to HD frames, without incurring much or any delay.

A list of Conduits key features is as follows:
* Real-time HD performance
* Advanced color correction capabilities
* Film-class color precision
* Flexible node-based workflow
* Artifact-free color manipulation
* Blazing speed
* Easy-to-use
* Superb keying capabilities of both HD and DV footage
* Multipass and visual effects compositing capabilities
* Compatible with High Dynamic Range Images (HDRI)
* Adobe After Effects and Photoshop plug-ins are now available for Windows users

Pricing and Availability
The Conduit Suite is available for both Mac and Windows platforms and is available for download from dvGarages website: Conduit Suite is priced at USD $199 MSRP. Download contents include: Conduit After Effects, Conduit Photoshop, Conduit Live (Mac only), and Conduit FxPlug (Mac only), a three-month membership to Pixel Corps, over an hour of video training and a quick-start guide. Conduit Suite system requirements include: Apple Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 and/or Apple Motion 2 or higher, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop 7 or higher. For more information, please visit:

About dvGarage
Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., dvGarage is dedicated to providing tools and training for the next generation of visual artists around the world. Founded in 2001 by industry veteran, Alex Lindsay, dvGarage, is the home of dvMatte and numerous video training products on topics ranging from 3D to Illustrator to Photoshop. For more information, please visit:

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