dvGarage Releases dvMatte Pro for Final Cut Pro 4
dvGarage has released "dvMatte Pro 1.5" for Final Cut Pro 4.
Designed to "key," or remove blue and greenscreen backgrounds from digital footage, dvMatte Pro 1.5 is specifically engineered to handle the artifacts created by video cameras. These artifacts are present in Beta, HD and especially DV video footage. DvMatte Pro uses a 3-pass keying method to achieve clean keys even from DV footage that was once thought unusable for professional keying.
The Final Cut Pro 4 plug-in opens up new opportunities for independent filmmakers looking to add effects using their DV cameras but is not limited to DV. dvMatte Pro has also proved to be extremely effective on both Beta and HD footage.
dvMatte Pro has been available for Adobe After Effects for over three months, and already users have found the plug-in to be enhancing their workflow.
dvMatte Pro 1.5 for Final Cut Pro 4 adds many new features to the plug-in, such as Color Matching, Edge Blending and Light Wrap. These are all important tools for professional compositing yet rarely available to prosumers or independent filmmakers.
dvMatte Pro retails for $199. It is available for an introductory price of $149 until Nov. 11, 2003 at www.dvgarage.com.
dvMatte Pro 1.5 for After Effects is due before the end of the year.