September 12, 2003 (Newport Beach, CA) -- Digital Media Online, the industry’s
leading provider of information for the Digital Content Creation (DCC)
market and publisher of over 40 online B2B publications and e-newsletters
through its industry hub www.DigitalMediaNet.com (DMN), in collaboration
with special effects tools creator Profound Effects, Inc. is pleased to
announce the availability of free plug-ins for Avid® video editing
software and Adobe® After Effects® software.
Mask for Adobe After Effects®
The Create Bullnose Mask plug-in lets you create a rounded rectangular
mask (sometimes known as a bull-nosed matte) on video or solid layers.
Currently, you have to switch to a program like Adobe® Illustrator®
to draw the rounded mask, copy it, and then paste it into your Adobe After
Effects® composition. This plug-in allows you to create these masks
easily and without having to leave the After Effects software.
Avid® editing systems
Transfer is an AVX™ plug-in for Avid® editing systems that allows
you to composite video tracks using transfer modes (also known as blending
or apply modes) similar to those available in Adobe® graphics and
effects software. Normally, the video in a higher video track completely
obscures the video in lower video tracks. Although you can use a Superimpose
effect, your only blending control is for opacity. By using a transfer
mode, you can control how the pixels of a video track blend with the pixels
in lower video tracks to create a stylistic effect. The Transfer plug-in
also lets you control how much blending is performed, as well as how the
transfer mode settings are interpolated between key frames.
The free plug-ins
can be downloaded from http://www.dmnforums.com/htm/plugins.htm.
“We are very
happy to be able to offer our readers software of this high caliber,”
said Lou Wallace, CEO of Digital Media Online. “The fact that we
are making these plug-ins available for free is another way to show our
commitment to our readers and to the market in general. Digital Media
Net publications and e-newsletters are designed to provide the most timely
and market specific news and information available for industry professionals.
Worldwide, no other company provides so much information on the digital
media industry to so many professionals. Now we are also providing them
with useful software that is available no where else in the world, and
making the software completely free to use.”
very excited to be part of providing this service to Digital Media Net
subscribers,” said Perry Kivolowitz, CEO of Profound Effects, Inc.
“We share DMN’s commitment to providing significant value-add
to the benefit of post-production professionals everywhere.”
Digital Media Online, http://www.digitalmedianet.com,
the leading online publisher for the digital media industry, with more
than 30 daily publications 13 e-newsletters and receiving over 1.5 million
visits a month. Digital Media Net serves distinct market segments including
broadcast and post production, streaming media, digital video, animation,
special effects, desktop publishing, imaging and design, audio, CAD, workstations,
game development, and film production. DMN resources include breaking
technology and product news, tutorials, product reviews, white papers,
research, directories, classified ads, plus royality-free stock content
such as 3D models, digital video, animation, photographs, digital art,
sound effects and music.
Profound Effects, Inc., http://www.profoundeffects.com,
is a leading innovator in digital special effects technology. Founded
in 2001 by industry veterans Perry Kivolowitz and Paul Miller, Profound’s
flagship products, Useful Things®, Useful Assistants™, and Elastic
Gasket™ have become widely adopted among users of Adobe® After
Effects® and Avid® editing systems. Profound has also established
itself as a leading provider of consulting services to major players in
the post-production industry. Perry and Paul collaborated previously on
Elastic Reality®, for which Perry received an Academy Award for Scientific
and Technical Achievement in 1996.
Contact: Lou Wallace
CEO, Digital Media Online