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NOV 2014


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Digital Film Tools Releases Composite Suite Pro 2.0 and zMatte 4.0
Digital Film Tools, developer of visual effects software, today announced that its Composite Suite Pro v2.0 and zMatte v4.0 plug-ins now support the OFX plug-in format. The Foundrys Nuke visual effects software and Sony Vegas editing systems are qualified hosts.
Composite Suite Pro features a well-rounded collection of visual effects plug-ins that were previously only available in-house at a Hollywood feature film effects facility. Tested in the rigors of everyday production, Composite Suite Pro provides all that is needed to combine multiple images by using compositing tricks and techniques, color correction, blur, grain, matte manipulation, lens distortion, lighting effects and edge blending.

zMatte is a full-featured keyer that is the result of Digital Film Tools experience in creating hundreds of successful blue and green screen composites. Using proprietary matte extraction techniques, zMatte quickly and simply creates mattes with minimal parameters, even when dealing with fine hair detail, smoke or reflections. It is easy to use, yet provides the necessary tools when faced with difficult shots tools such as multiple matte creation, automatic spill suppression, sophisticated matte and edge manipulation, and color correction.

“The move to OFX has been a long time coming for Digital Film Tools,” comments Marco Paolini, founder and president, Digital Film Tools. We are excited to get back to our visual effects roots with Nuke support as well as support for the mainstream Sony Vegas editing system.

Composite Suite Pro Feature Highlights

  • Compositing tricks and techniques
  • Effectively composite fire, explosions and smoke
  • Sophisticated color correction tools such as Color Correct, F-Stop, Printer Points, Telecine and Temperature
  • Edge tools to correct color or blur the composite’s edge
  • Natural lighting effects and glows
  • Proprietary matte generation
  • Matte manipulation using shrink, grow, blur and wrap functions
  • DVE to transform your images
  • Film and HDTV Mask Overlays
  • 32-bit processing
  • GPU Acceleration

  • Matte Feature Highlights

  • Create mattes from blue, green or any color screen
  • Multiple matte creation
  • Matte shrink, blur and wrap functions
  • DV and HD de-artifacting
  • Sophisticated color correction and suppression
  • Light wrapping
  • Edge tools to color correct or blur only the edge
  • Integrated DVE
  • Screen smoothing for unevenly lit blue and green screens
  • Effectively composite fire, explosions and smoke
  • 32-bit processing
  • GPU acceleration

  • Availability and Pricing

    Composite Suite Pro and zMatte are both available now for $395 USD each. If installed on the same machine, one license will run in the following applications: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion 5, Avid Editing Systems, Sony Vegas and the Foundry’s Nuke. Upgrades from Composite Suite Pro v1.5 and zMatte v3.5 are free of charge while previous versions are available for $100 USD.

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