Red Giant Software will show five new products at the upcoming NAB convention in Las Vegas.
Trapcode Horizon is a plug-in designed specifically for After Effects users doing 3D work. Instead of figuring out how to get a camera to match a virtual background, Trapcode Horizon generates motion in 3D in a true 3D space. Priced at $99 (around £50), this product will ship in Q2 2008
Instant HD Pro is designed to deliver the highest possible quality conversion for SD to HD. Its advanced tool set offers sharp, motion-compensated de-interlacing and de-noising; advanced pan and scan; and a super-resolution algorithm for providing actual resolution enhancement in an editing application. All these features are combined into one plug-in with a preset menu for choosing the right HD and 2K output formats. Priced at $399 (£202) this product will ship in Q2 2008.
Radium Glow will be a new package of plug-ins to create glowing areas in an image, based on the brightest parts of the frame. The four plug-ins are Glow EZ, a simple plug-in with limited controls, Glow with advanced controls and masking, Glow Edge for creating glows only on the edges of an image or around text, and Glow Depth which will create the Glow based on a secondary z-depth or depth buffer layer. Priced at $99 (£50) this product will ship in Q2 2008.
Magic Bullet Steady will include two new plug-ins for Final Cut Pro 6 and After Effects CS3 (Mac and Windows). The stabilizer function removes unwanted camera movement and drift with a software-based 2D translation that is near real-time. Also, included in this set is a tool to reduce visible noise and grain in DV sequences produced by digital video cameras, camcorders, TV-tuners, digitizers of film or analog video. Priced at $199 (£101) this product will ship in Summer 2008
Primatte Keyer Pro 4 is a professional greenscreen tool that extracts keys from any color background quickly and easily. Version 4 brings new levels of power and speed to After Effects and Avid, and for the first time, Final Cut Pro. New features include easy-to-use Auto setup, which creates an almost-perfect key with one click. Powerful features allow Primatte Keyer Pro to overcome keying challenges such as uneven lighting, compression artifacts, subtle shadows, and edge light contamination. Best of all, Primatte Keyer Pro 4 works right on the timeline. The plug-in available now for $499 (£252) new or $199 (£101) as an upgrade.