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HitFilm combines editing, visual effects and compositing


FXhome HitFilm Ultimate video compositing After Effects particles screenshot FXhome released HitFilm, a new video product that ties 3D compositing, visual effects and video editing together in one application. Available in two versions, HitFilm Standard and HitFilm Ultimate, the software includes 3D cameras with depth of field and motion blur simulation, multiple keying filters for high quality green screen removal and extensive masking capabilities. Color filters provide essential color correction and stylish color grading tools. Realistic effects include explosions, gunfire, light flares, shockwaves, sparks and debris. HitFilm Ultimate includes a fully customizable particle simulator with sophisticated physics behavior with deflectors and forces, procedural fire and lightning and the ability to import 3D camera tracking data. HitFilm Standard ($149 US / 120 EUR, 105 GBP) and HitFilm Ultimate ($399 US / 325 EUR / 285 GBP) are available now for 32- and 64-bit Windows systems. Demos are available here. [source]

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MAGIX Samplitude Pro X2 with enhanced automation

MAGIX Samplitude Pro X2 MAGIX has released a new version of its Windows-based DAW application, Samplitude Pro X2. Samplitude Pro offers recording, editing, MIDI and mastering functionality with sample rate support up to 348 kHz. The Pro X2 version now comes with intuitive flexible routing for improved integration of external devices and use of effects in sequences; support for VST3 plug-ins; VCA fader functionality for greatly enhanced automation; optimized arranger with customizable toolbars and buttons; new zPlane time stretching algorithms in elastique Pro V3 for precise and high-quality adjustments of pitch and speed of audio, even within a transient-heavy material; and more. Additionally, the Samplitude Pro X2 Suite offers an aptly named Cleaning and Restoration Suite with Spectral Cleaning technology; Analog Modeling Suite with virtual replicas of analog sound tools (DN-e1, Bass Machine, Rock Drums, Vintage Organ); full version of Vandal, virtual guitar and bass amplifier; and a 70GB Premium Sound Library for the Independence Sampler containing over 3000 instruments and patches. The Samplitude Pro X2 Suite also support loudness metering and true peak limiting according to the to EBU R128//ITU-R BS.1771 standards. Samplitude Pro X2 is available for $499 US, while the Pro X2 Suite is $999 US. [source]

Carbon Scatter 2015 trial version available
S catter millions of instances in seconds, create wind-swept forests or animated crowds and render them directly inside 3ds Max, Maya and CINEMA 4D, using the new Carbon Scatter 2015 plug-in. [more]
Major upgrade to Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite
The Tiffen Company released the highly-anticipated version 4 of the award-winning Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite. [more]
PlantFactory and VUE 2014.6 PLEs
The "Personal Learning Edition" of PlantFactory and Vue, e-ons virtual nature products, are now updated for the recently announced 2014. [more]
Adobe After Effects CC 2014.2
Adobe released a 2014.2 (13.2) update for After Effects CC. [more]
V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max SP1 available for download
V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 is now available for download. [more]
Boris FX Graffiti 6.6
Boris FX updated Grafitti, its 2D/3D title animation plug-in. [more]

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