Digieffects has released two new collections of plugins for compositing and editing applications. Aura offers plugins such as Grayscaler, wich provides fine control over color to grayscale conversion, and Lightwrap, which helps integrate composite elements by glowing background light around foreground objects. Tweak includes various filters to process the image in various ways, such as Newsprint, Crystallizer and VanGoughist, as well as filters to add graphics to the image, such as Schematic Grids and Visual Harmonizer.(more...)
As many had speculated when Blackmagic Design acquired Eyeon Software, the Australian company has shaken the compositing market announcing the release of a free version of Fusion. The compositing software is now available for download, and the free version can be used for "both personal and commercial work" without restrictions. The only features missing are optical flow image analysis tools for retiming, stabilization and stereoscopic 3D work, support for third-party OpenFX plugins, unlimited distributed network rendering and multi user collaboration tools.
Also of note, the previously mentioned features are available in a pro "Studio" version of the software, which has been reduced significantly in price to $995. (more...)