Video Copilot has released FX Console, a new plugin for Adobe After Effects that adds a hotbox-style interface enabling you to quickly find and apply FX and presets. The tool is highly configurable with the ability to give FX custom names, change priorities, add favourites, change default FX settings and much more. Download free and find out more on Video Copilot.
Reality Keyer is a keying plugin that features technology originally developed by Zero Density for their Reality Virtual Studio green screen system. Reality Keyer is a GPU-accelerated, image-based keyer, that, according to Zero Density, provides great results in terms of keeping details and softness and is optimized for fixed camera shots with clean plates. Features include: image-based color difference keyer, soft matte and core matte blending, and spill suppression and screen subtraction. The plugin is priced at $399. More on Zero Density's website.
RandomControl has announced that ArionFX is now available for After Effects. The EXR processing suite includes 32 bit tools for firefly removal, color grading, bloom and glare, chromatic aberration, aperture,obstacle and dirt maps, HDR upcasting to push lens effects, and tone-mapping. ArionFX is also available for Photoshop and Nuke. Find out more on RandomControl's website.
Blackmagic Design announced that the final release of Fusion 8.2 is now available. The latest version of the VFX and motion graphics software is out of public beta and available as a native application for the Linux platform (as well as Windows and OS X), both in its free and Studio versions. Studios can run Fusion projects and workflows in mixed OS environments and integrate Fusion in existing studio pipelines using Python and Lua scripting. In addition, Fusion projects can be moved between the Mac, Windows and Linux versions so artists can work on the platform of their choice. Fusion 8.2 Studio provides additional features for $995, including unlimited free render nodes and other multi-user features. (more...)
Boris FX has announced that they have merged with GenArts, bringing Sapphire into their product lineup to join Boris Continuum Complete and the recently acquired Mocha Pro. Following the acquisition it is reported that Sapphire will continue to be sold separately in its current form and developed by the same team. Read the full press release on Boris' website.