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Announcing ReelSmart Motion Blur v5 with GPU acceleration

Posted 5 months ago by Ian Easton - Posted in Plug-ins

RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 with GPU support for After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Media Composer, Motion, Nuke, Premiere Pro, Scratch, and Vegas Pro 

RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of ReelSmart Motion Blur™ version 5 with GPU support for: Adobe® After Effects®; Apple®; Final Cut Pro®; Avid® Media Composer®, Symphony® and Newscutter®; The Foundry Nuke™; Adobe Premiere Pro®; Assimilate Scratch®; and Sony® Vegas® Pro. 

ReelSmart Motion Blur (RSMB) automatically adds more natural-looking motion blur to a sequence. Proprietary tracking technology is at the heart of RSMB, so there is no handwork involved. Of course you can add as little or as much blurring as you need and even remove motion blur! This is a useful tool to give video a more film-like feel, and is also useful to reintroduce motion blur for blue or green screen shoots where a fast shutter is necessary to pull a good key. Also included in some RSMB versions is a feature that allows you to blur with user-supplied motion vectors that, most likely, will come from a 3D animation system (see the RE:Vision Effects website for which versions include this feature).

Speedups up to 4x on GPUs when using RSMB have been measured over running RSMB in CPU mode, already known for its speed. Speedups of this magnitude are usually seen with higher end cards. Note that most currently-sold GPUs will provide customers with needed acceleration, including many mobile GPUs for laptops. Of course, the total speedup end-users will see will vary once application overhead is taken into account: this includes disk I/O, internal host buffering schemes, bandwidth of PCIe bus, codec used for footage, etc.

Users are advised that their specific speedups are dependent on system configuration, specific GPU, and features of RSMB that are used. Customers who have used RSMB v4 should test the demo to make sure they will see the speedups they desire before upgrading to RSMB v5.

 

Availability and Compatibility:

Adobe After Effects or Premiere Pro CS5, CS5.5, CS6 and CC.

FCP X, 10.0.8 and up. Motion 5.0.7 and up.

Media Composer v6 and up, Symphony v6 and up or NewsCutter v10 and up. 64-bit version required.

Sony Vegas Pro 10.0d or later or Sony Movie Studio 11.0 and up. 64-bit version required.

Nuke 5.1v2 and up. 64-bit version of Nuke required.

Assimilate Scratch v4 and up.


System Requirements:

For GPU support, the GPU driver must support OpenCL 1.1. On Windows, check with your manufacturer for updated drivers for your GPU, and make sure you have one that supports OpenCL 1.1. We recommend the latest drivers available.

For Windows: Windows 7 or 8, 64-bit. Windows Vista support for CPU-only mode.

For Macintosh. Mac OS 10.7 or 10.8 needed for GPU support, Mac OS 10.6 still supported for CPU mode. It is highly recommended that when on Macintosh to use Mac OS 10.8 or 10.9 for the GPU mode of Twixtor because the OpenCL drivers are more robust and run up to 30% faster than those of Mac OS 10.7. Macintosh OS 10.9 (Mavericks) is needed for Intel HD Graphics GPU support.

For Linux: GPU with driver that supports OpenCL 1.1


Pricing:
Save 5% on all Re:Vision RSMB at AV3 - for full pricing see our RSMB product list.

Posted by Ian Easton
Tags: Re:Vision , ReelSmart Motion Blur , After Effects , Adobe , Final Cut Pro , Apple , Media Composer , Avid , Motion , Nuke , Premiere Pro , Scratch , Sony Vegas Pro ,

Grid Effect tutorial from Video Copilot

Posted 6 months ago by Ian Easton - Posted in Introductions

Posted by Ian Easton
Tags: After Effects , Adobe , Video Copilot , Grid Effect ,

Boris FX Announce Boris Continuum Complete 9

Posted 6 months ago by Ian Easton - Posted in Introductions

As of February 1, 2014, customers who purchase BCC 8 are eligible to receive a free upgrade to BCC 9.

Top 9 New Features of BCC 9:

FX Browser™ lets you quickly and easily browse the entire effects library over video from your timeline, not just a still image. Work more efficiently.

30 new transitions & filters. Work more creatively.

BCC Grunge & BCC Edge Grunge. Work grittier.

BCC Magic Sharp. Work with sharper images.

BCC ChromaKey Studio. Work with cleaner chromakey shots.

BCC 2-Strip Color. Work in Technicolor classic Hollywood glam. 

BCC Vignette. Work like Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window.

BCC Lens Correction. Work like a boss with your GoPro footage.

BCC Laser Beam. Work like Luke Skywalker.

 

Open CL and NVIDIA CUDA acceleration for supported graphics cards. Work even faster.


Pricing:

Available April 2014 :

BCC 9 AE 

- new seats : US$995

- upgrade from any version : US$295

- rental : US$99 per month

BCC 9 AVX

- new seats : US$1995

- upgrade from any version : US$599

- rental : US$185 per month


Available May 2014 :

BCC 9 OFX

- new seats : US$695

- upgrade from any version : US$195

- rental : US$99 per month

 

Available June 2014 :

BCC 9 FxPlug

- new seats : US$695

- upgrade from any version : US$195

 

- rental : US$99 per month

Posted by Ian Easton
Tags: Boris FX , Continuum Complete 9 ,

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