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dvGarage Launches Conduit

VFX Compositing Tool for Apple Motion (July 11, 2006)

dvGarage, a provider of tools and training for the next generation of media artists, today announced the immediate availability of Conduit, a new visual effects compositing plug-in for Apple Motion 2. By using Apples FXPlug technology to combine high-end nodal compositing with high-performance GPU acceleration, Conduit provides Apple Motion 2 users with a powerful variety of visual effects compositing tools that render in real time. In addition, Conduit is bundled with a free three-month Pixel Corps membership (a USD $200 value), an hour of video training, and a quick start guide.
?Conduits speed is stunning, comments Alex Lindsay, dvGarage founder and chief architect. ?We were looking for something that would allow Motion users to do basic compositing, and we ended up with a plug-in that really changes the way compositors will look at compositing.
Developed in partnership Lacquers Ben Syverson and Pauli Ojali, Conduit was developed to provide Motion users with an entirely new set of compositing tools at an affordable price range.
?dvGarage has an excellent training and support history, which is one of the reasons why we partnered with them, says Pauli Ojali, Conduit co-writer. ?By providing users with training and on-going support, a high-end product like Conduit can now succeed in a wider user market.
Conduits interface allows users to build complex composites while watching their results in real time. A list of Conduits key features is as follows:
* Real-time HD performance
* Film-class color precision
* Flexible node-based workflow
* Artifact-free color manipulation
* Blazing speed
* Easy to use
* Superb keying capabilities
* Can work with High Dynamic Range images
Pricing and Availability
Conduit is available for download from dvGarages website at: Priced at USD $199 MSRP, download contents include: Conduit for Apple Motion 2, a three-month membership to Pixel Corps, over an hour of video training and a quick start guide. Conduit system requirements include: Apple Motion 2 and the related Apple Motion 2 hardware requirements. 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. A list of dvGarages products include: 3D Toolkit 2.5, Maya Lab 1, Maya Lab 2, Camera Mapping Lab, Multi-Pass Render Lab, Graffiti Collection, dvMatte Pro, dvMatte Blast, Composite Toolkit, CTK Companion, The Surface Suite, Surface Toolkit, Reflection Toolkit, Grafitti Collection, Aircraft Parts, Water Damage, Terrain Toolkit, Illustrator Lab 1, Illustrator Lab 2, Photoshop Basics 1, Photoshop Basics 2, and training on Photogrammertry, QuickTime Pro and Realviz Stitcher. For more information, please visit:
About Lacquer
Lacquer Oy (Ltd) is a privately held, limited liability company registered in Helsinki, Finland. The company's founder and Managing Director is Pauli Ojala. The Chairman of the Board of Directors is Olli Hyppänen, who is Senior Vice President of Software Production at Basware Corporation. Conduit has been created by Pauli Ojala and Ben Syverson. Lacquer's publishing partner is dvGarage Inc. For more information about Lacquer Oy, please visit:

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