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FURNACE 3 PLUG-INS INCREASE SHAKE PRODUCTIVITY

January 20, 2006
FURNACE 3 PLUG-INS INCREASE SHAKE PRODUCTIVITY

The plug-ins include a sophisticated DeBlur solution, which automatically removes motion and out-of-focus blur; MatchGrade for automatic color histogram matching; and Tracker, a multi-point tracker which can track the most challenging regions within a moving image.

Additional key features include: ColourAlign, which automatically removes any discrepancy in the alignment of the three color channels in an image; Depth, which generates a relative depth matte from a sequence; and DeNoise, a motion compensated noise and grain removal plug-in. DeNoise reduces noise without introducing any of the artifacts typically associated with noise reduction.

The MotionBlur feature uses advanced motion estimation technology to add motion blur to a sequence. PlanarPatcher tracks planar regions in a sequence. The plug-in allows artists to create new image elements, such as hand-painted frame repairs, and accurately patch them over a complete clip, taking into account any perspective changes, rotations and zooms. And the Splicer feature stitches together arbitrarily shaped images or parts of an image. Given a rough join position, the plug-in automatically finds the most visually believable seam along the border between the images.

Furnace 3 node-locked is priced at $4,000. Furnace 3 float is priced at: $6,000. Existing customers can upgrade for $2,000 and $3,000 respectively.