Red Giant Software has announced Discreet combustion 3 versions of its Primatte Keyer and Knoll Light Factory 2 plug-ins, both to be released before the end of August.

Both products were previously only available as After Effects plug-ins, and Red Giant Software claims that the new releases will bring increased functionality to the pipeline for combustion 3 artists.

Primatte Keyer enables filmmakers to extract keys from any colour background, the company claims, overcoming matte extraction challenges such as uneven lighting, subtle shadows, and edge light contamination. Primatte Keyer will retail for £295 plus VAT.

Knoll Light Factory is a tool for creating lens flares and lighting effects and will retail for £225 plus VAT.