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Red Giant Software Releases Primatte Keyer 3 and Key Correct Pro

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News : Red Giant Software Releases Primatte Keyer 3 and Key Correct Pro


Last Updated: August 4, 2005 3:52 pm GMT
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(San Francisco, CA) Red Giant Software, publisher of a line of professional desktop tools including the award-winning Magic Bullet™ technology, today announced the availability of Primatte Keyer 3 and Key Correct Pro.


Primatte Keyer’s enhanced versatility adds increased functionality to the production pipeline of independent filmmakers and visual effects artists. Key Correct Pro is a set of 15 tools to help motion graphic and visual effects artists achieve more realistic composites.

Primatte Keyer, published under exclusive agreement with Photron USA, is the most advanced software version for After Effects, Discreet combustion, and Avid AVX—enabling artists to extract keys from any color background for compositing.  The software overcomes matte extraction challenges including uneven lighting, subtle shadows, and edge light contamination (spill) prior to compositing. New features include:
  • New Deartifacting input correction for all formats including DV and HDV

  • New feature rich library and accuracy inline with other Primatte versions for Discreet, Shake, etc.

  • Updated UI and new split screen View modes for more efficient keying

  • Alpha channel adjustment integrated into the keyer

  • Integrated secondary spill removal, simple and accurate Color Matching, and Light wrap built in to the keying interface


Key Correct Pro is a set of 15 plug-ins designed to help AE users create better composites with built-in keying tools. The plug-ins can be in used in combination with any keyer to better enhance the final result. Features include:
  • Accurate matte feather tools

  • Color Matching plug-in with automatic matching and color balance adjustment

  • Alpha cleaner plug-in for fixing noise and filing holes in mattes

  • Complete support for 8 and 16 bit operations for all plug-ins


“With the market explosion of HDV cameras, Primatte Keyer fills a technology gap with quality tools at an affordable price. We also proud to release a new compositing tool with 16-bit support and other fine tuning features for the best end result. We look forward to feedback on how these unique product offerings are used in future productions,” said Sean Safreed, Partner at Red Giant Software.   


Pricing and Availability
  • Primatte Keyer 3 for Adobe After Effects ($695 USD). Updates to Discreet combustion and Avid AVX versions will be available in Q4 2005.

  • Key Correct Pro ($395 USD)

  • Composite Wizard customers can upgrade to Key Correct Pro for ($149 USD)



Visit www.redgiantsoftware.com for additional product information.


About Photron
Photron (www.photron.com) was founded in 1974 to provide manufacturing, sales and service of professional film and video equipment and photo- instrumentation. Primatte was developed at Imagica Corp. in Tokyo, Japan, and was turned over to Photron Ltd. for worldwide distribution. While it is still a relatively new product, Primatte has made a major impact on the industry and has been used on such major feature films as Harry Potter, Daredevil, Lord of the Rings, X-Men, Spiderman, as well as many more films, TV shows, music video and commercials. 

About Red Giant Software
Red Giant Software LLC (www.redgiantsoftware.com) is a San Francisco-based company that develops and distributes professional tools for digital video production. Products are available as stand-alone products and plug-ins for popular video editing and effects applications including Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and other compatible applications such as Apple’s Final Cut Pro. The products are based on production-proven technology developed by visual effects veterans.

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