Digieffects Streamlines, Strengthens VFX Plug-In Product Line with Launch of Buena Depth Cue V2

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Digieffects Bolsters Buena Depth Cue V2 with 64 Bit Performance; Powerful Tools for Adding Realistic Depth-Related Effects to 3D Layers in After Effects

Wilmington, NC (December 10, 2010)

– Digieffects® (


), a developer of popular visual effects software plug-ins, announced today it is continuing its strategy of streamlining and strengthening its family of VFX plug-ins with the launch of Buena Depth Cue V2. Buena Depth Cue receives its first significant upgrade since its original launch approximately 5 years ago, adding 64-bit performance enhancements and providing After Effects artists with a sophisticated, powerful set of tools to add realistic 3D layers to their compositions. Similar to the launch of Delirium V2 last month, Digieffects is bolstering Buena Depth Cue V2 with an updated 64-bit compatible code base, significant speed and performance enhancements, and a number of powerful plug-ins that enable After Effects artists to add sophisticated 3D layers with stunning image quality. New 64-bit compatibility also means that Buena Depth Cue V2 is optimized for Adobe Creative Suite 5. “Digieffects has always been enthusiastically dedicated to creating the best VFX plug-ins for the creative community, and this is evident in the launch of Buena Depth Cue V2,� said Robert Sharp, president of Digieffects. “But we’re also fiercely dedicated to creating the best experience for our customers. Which is why you’re beginning to see a new Digieffects presence emerging – one that is more streamlined, focused and that better supports our loyal customers. We’re not only strengthening our product lines, we’re also streamlining access to them, making it even easier for users to understand which tools best fit their workflow and budget. Looking ahead to 2011, our customers will see continued effort on our part to make Digieffects plug-ins as accessible and affordable as they are powerful.�

Buena Depth Cue V2: Innovative Approaches for Creating Visual Depth

 Buena Depth Cue V2 provides After Effects artists with an innovative workflow for creating visual depth in their projects. Using composition-based effects, such as Rack Focus, Falloff Lighting or Atmosphere, digital media artists can mimic Z depth in a unique way that cannot be replicated using practical depth of field. Buena Depth Cue V2 includes 6 powerful plug-ins for creating depth, including: - Depth: Displays the depth of each layer in grayscale for use as a gradient map with other plug-ins or applications; - Falloff Lighting: Adds realistic lighting effects to layers; - Atmosphere: Shrouds layers in a light haze or a deep, murky mist; - Rack Focus: Produces realistic depth of field effects and focus pulls, including simulating boke and anamorphic lens effects; - Camera Mapper: Turns 2D stills and footage into 3D scenes directly in After Effects; - Flipside: Maps one layer onto the backside of another layer, enabling artists to flip front layers over to reveal back layers.

Pricing and Availability

 Buena Depth Cue V2 is available immediately and is priced at $199 for new users, and as a $99 upgrade for existing customers. For more information or to purchase Buena Depth Cue V2, please visit



About Digieffect

 Founded in 1996, Digieffects is a developer of visual effects software. Our software functions as “plugins� and work in conjunction with Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Autodesk Combustion, Boris RED and Grass Valley Edius. We have customers all around the world including many of the best known brands in the media and entertainment industry. We also service a variety of other markets including corporations, government agencies, universities, non-profit institutions, independent freelancers and hobbyists. ###



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