SAN FRANCISCO — Digital Anarchy (www.digitalanarchy.com) has released Samurai Sharpen for Video, an intelligent video sharpening tool for Final Cut Pro X and Adobe’s After Effects and Premiere Pro applications. Samurai Sharpen for Video is edge-aware sharpening software that uses a number of intelligent algorithms, as well as GPU acceleration, to give users working with HD and 4K footage, a high level of image quality control. The tool gives video editors and colorists the ability to sharpen precisely the details they want and be highly selective of those areas they want untouched.
Areas like skin tones or dark, noisy background areas, which usually do not look better sharpened, can be protected and not sharpened. Samurai Sharpen for Video incorporates a variety of built-in masks and edge-aware algorithms. Users can control the overall strength of the effect, and can adjust the light and dark sharpening halos individually, providing the precise control needed to create effective, but subtle, sharpening.
Samurai Sharpen for Video is available immediately and is priced at $129. An introductory price of $99 is available through November 15th. Support for Avid and OpenFX is planned in the near future.