Composite Suite Pro features a well rounded collection of visual effects plug-ins that were previously only available in-house at a Hollywood based feature film effects facility. Tested in the rigors of everyday production, Composite Suite Pro provides all that is needed to combine multiple images by utilizing compositing tricks and techniques, color correction, blur, grain, matte manipulation, lens distortion, lighting effects and edge blending. Eradicate the most common effects problems or employ specialized compositing tools for combining imagery such as fire, smoke and explosions. Cutout or isolate objects using a proprietary matte generator or pick from a variety of color correctors and natural lighting effects to spice up your images.
Composite Suite Pro Features:
- Compositing tricks and techniques
- Effectively composite fire, explosions and smoke
- Sophisticated color correction tools such as Color Correct, F-Stop, Printer Points, Telecine and Temperature
- Edge tools to color correct or blur the composite's edge
- Natural lighting effects and glows
- Proprietary matte generation
- Matte manipulation using shrink, grow, blur and wrap functions
- DVE to transform your images
- Film and HDTV Mask Overlays
- 32 bit processing
- GPU Acceleration
- The OFX plug-in format is now supported. Specifically, Sony Vegas and the Foundry's Nuke have been qualified. One Composite Suite Pro license will run in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas and The Foundry's Nuke if installed on the same machine.
Blurs the image with individual horizontal and vertical controls. It’s fast, high quality and blurs outside the frame which removes the dark inward bleeding edges of most blurs.
Camera Flash simulates the overexposure that occurs when a film camera is stopped.
Color Paste takes the luminance values of the foreground image and pastes it as a color over the background.
Composite Suite Pro includes a number of different color correctors that are handy for adjusting an image’s color. They include: Color Correct, F-Stop, Printer Points, Telecine and Temperature. Manipulation of a variety of different color values of the overall image and separately in user definable shadow, midtone and highlight areas is possible.
Colorizes the entire image with a selected color using a variety of colorization modes.
Using multiple colors, Colorize Gradient colorizes the image according to the image’s brightness values.
Composite layers a foreground over a background using a matte with the ability to add drop shadows. To create realistic composites, DVE, Color Correct, Blur and Grain controls are provided. Composite also lets you manipulate the matte using grow, shrink and blur tools. Another crucial feature in creating seamless effects, Composite's edge blending allows for color correction, blurring and controlling the opacity of the foreground images' edge.
DeArtifact is handy for cleaning up artifacts caused by DV and HD video footage. In fact, it is useful for cleaning up images that have aliased or jaggy edges. When activated, a RGB to YUV conversion takes place so that you can blur only the U and V color channels. Since this is where most of the artifacting shows up, this has the effect of cleaning up the ratty edges encountered when keying DV or HD video footage. It is usually best to blur mostly on the horizontal axis.
Using advanced deweathering algorithms, DeFog restores clear day contrasts and colors of a scene taken in bad weather such as fog and mist. It is also successful in removing the effects of optical Fog and Diffusion filters.
Depth of Field
Selective blur can be added to a scene by isolating and blurring only a portion of the image. The amount of blurring is directly proportionate to the luminance of the matte settings, a gradient or an input image.
Drop shadows can be added to an image that has an Alpha channel. The opacity, color, blur and transformation of the drop shadow can all be adjusted.
DVE allows you to transform your image using Position, Scale, Rotation, Corner-Pin, Shear and Crop controls. Why the name DVE? DVE is an acronym for digital video effects and refers to a real-time image manipulation device which does pans, rotations, flips as well as various hardware-specific effects such as page turns or customized wipes. In the film and video post production industry, DVE is frequently used in reference to transforming the image in some way.
Edge Composite automatically generates an edge matte from an existing Alpha channel and allows you to color correct or blur only the edge of the foreground. You can also mix the edge of the foreground with the background. This is very helpful for seamlessly integrating images as well as dealing with aliased mattes.
Edge Glow isolates lines and edges in an image and then adds glow only to these areas resulting in a stylized look.
Film Masks aid you in determining what will be projected on film by adding reticles and or a variable opacity mask to the image. The following aspect ratio’s are supported: 2:40 Common Center, 2:40 Common Top, 1:85, 1:78, 1:75, 1:66, 1:37 and the TV Transmitted Area, Safe Action and Safe Title for NTSC video.
The Frame Averager mixes frames together to create interesting motion effects. This plug-in is also useful for smoothing out film grain and video noise which can cause problems when pulling a key or generating a matte.
Glow Effects creates diffusion or glows around selected areas of the image.
Grain simulates film grain with control of size, intensity and softness. In addition, a Film Response parameter controls where you will see grain in the image. Popular film stock presets are provided as a starting point to adding grain.
If your HD images are destined to end up on film, the HDTV Masks plug-in aids you in determining the portion of the HDTV frame that will be projected on film by adding reticles and or a variable opacity mask to the image. The following aspect ratio’s are supported: 1:85 and the TV Transmitted Area, Safe Action and Safe Title for NTSC video.
To add practical fire, explosions, smoke or other footage not containing an Alpha channel is normally a challenge. A normal Math Composite Add function would cause areas of the background to get brighter. This is bad. Using a key of some type would most likely generate unwanted edge fringing. This is also bad. The Holdout Composite is a two-layer/track effect that effectively composites images such as fire, explosions and smoke. This plug-in first creates a luminance matte of the foreground and pastes it as black (or other color) over the background. You then use one of the Blend Modes to place the foreground over the "held out background".
Lens Distortion corrects for pin-cushioning and barrel distortion of camera lenses. It is also useful for creating the look of a wide angle lens.
Light can be added to a scene where none existed before just as if you were adding light at the time of shooting. Realistic lighting and shadow is introduced using digital versions of the entire gobo libraries created by Gamproducts and Rosco.
Light Wrap helps blend the foreground into the background by making the color of the background wrap into the foreground edges without softening the edge. This is accomplished by placing the background layer into a special matte and then combining it with the foreground.
Math Composite combines two clips using one of the Blend modes. You can choose from Add, Subtract, Multiply, Screen, Difference, Darken and Lighten.
The Matte Generator extracts and creates mattes using advanced matte extraction techniques. Methods of matte extraction are luminance, hue, saturation, average, red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow. Up to 5 mattes can be extracted and combined using Blend modes.
Matte Repair grows, shrinks or blurs a matte. It also is handy for cleaning up impurities in the black or white areas. Matte Repair has the same functionality as Matte Generator except it doesn’t have any parameters dealing with matte extraction.
Known as a NAM, the non-additive mix combines two pictures by controlling their luminance level relative to each other as well as a set mix percentage. This popular video switcher effect has been included to satisfy those die-hard online video editors.
Optical Dissolve uses a power function to simulate an optical film dissolve. You see the bright areas of the B side of the dissolve sooner than the darker areas.
The Ozone plug-in allows you to manipulate the color of an image with incredible flexibility and accuracy. Inspired by Ansel Adams' Zone System for still photography, we have created "The Digital Zone System" which takes the spectrum of image values and divides them into 11 discrete zones using proprietary image slicing algorithms. Zones can be created using luminance, hue, saturation, average, red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow values. With Ozone, the color values of each zone can be independently adjusted until you've painted a new picture. Your adjustments occur on a zone by zone basis, but you view the result of all color corrections simultaneously.
Rack Focus replicates a true camera defocus by introducing lens Bokeh effects. Bokeh is the Japanese term that describes the quality of out-of-focus points of light. In defocused areas, each point of light becomes a shape--either a circle or a polygon. The shape grows in size as the amount of defocusing is increased.
Selective Color Correct
Colors can be selectively isolated through the use of a matte and adjusted using hue, saturation, brightness, gamma, contrast, red, green, and blue controls.
Composite Suite Pro v2 Downloads:
User Guide and Tutorial
The above software contains a 15 day fully functional trial.
Note: Please download and test the software on your machine before purchasing. Once a permanent license has been issued, your order can not be refunded.
The software will be converted to a permanent version by purchasing a license.
Internet access required during activation / deactivation and to get a trial license.
System / Software Requirements:
- Adobe After Effects CS5 and up
- Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and up
- Apple Final Cut Pro X
- Apple Motion 5
- Avid Editing Systems (64 Bit only)
- Sony Vegas v13 and up
- The Foundry's Nuke v8 and up
- Macintosh Multicore 64 Bit Intel® processor
- Mac OSX 10.8.x and up
- Windows 7 64 bit and up
Internet access required for software activation / deactivation / trials
Version 2.0V8 (MAC ONLY) RELEASED 09/23/2016Bug Fix
- Plug-ins not showing up in FCPX and Motion
We worked around a bug in macOS Sierra which prevented our plug-ins from appearing in FCPX and Motion.
Version 2.0V7 (MAC ONLY) RELEASED 09/15/2016Features
- macOS Sierra Support
Composite Suite Pro is now compatible with macOS Sierra.
Version 2.0V7 (WIN ONLY) RELEASED 08/29/2016Bug Fix
- Installer Component Change
Fixed the location of an installer component which caused Rack Focus on Avid to not render right.
Version 2.0V6 RELEASED 12/07/2015Bug Fix
- After Effects and 16/32 Bit Depth Corruption
In Adobe After Effects CC 2015 Version 13.6, Adobe changed the way plug-ins dealt with 16/32 bit processing. New versions of our plug-ins are required to deal with this change.
Version 2.0V5 RELEASED 8/06/2015Bug Fixes
- OFX Keyframing
We fixed a problem where certain parameters were not keyframing in some OFX hosts.
Version 2.0v4 released 3/13/2015Bug Fixes
- Avid Crashing on Start (Mac Only)
Avid made an architectural change between MC v8 and v8.1 that caused the Avid to crash when Dfx v4 was installed. We have worked around this issue and the minimum requirement for Avid systems is now Mac OSX 10.8 and above.
Version 2.0v3 released 1/30/2015Bug Fixes
- Nuke Plug-in Naming
Added prefixes to the plug-in names so as to not create conflicts with Nuke's internal node naming.
Version 2.0v2 released 12/03/2014Bug Fixes
- gputool Not Signed on Mac
The gputool was not signed on Mac.
- gputool Settings Not Working Correctly
The gputool's settings were not overriding the preferences set in the photo and video/film plug-ins.
- Mac Pro Dual D700 FCPX Issue
GPU acceleration was not working properly on Mac Pro Dual D700 graphics cards in FCPX.
- Windows Installer - Check for OpenCL
The Windows installer now checks for OpenCL before installation.
Version 184.108.40.206 released 11/12/2014Bug Fixes
- DVE Not Showing Up in Vegas
The DVE plug-in was not showing up in Vegas.
Version 2.0 released 10/27/2014Features
- OFX Host Support
The OFX plug-in format is now supported. Specifically, Sony Vegas and the Foundry's Nuke have been qualified. One Composite Suite Pro license will run in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas and The Foundry's Nuke if installed on the same machine.
- GPU Acceleration Enhancements
A number of GPU acceleration enhancements were added.
- Gamma Reversed
The Color Correct > Gamma control was reversed.
Version 1.5.4 released 08/20/2014Changes
- Avid Media Composer 8.1 Compatibility
Composite Suite Pro is now compatible with Avid Media Composer 8.1.
- DeFog On-Screen Control Not Functioning
The on-screen control in DeFog was not having any effect when repositioned.
A number of licensing enhancements were implemented
Version 1.5.3 released 02/07/2014Bug Fixes
- Multiprocessor Previewing/Rendering in After Effects
Fixed a problem in After Effects when using the multiprocessor previewing/rendering preference.
Version 1.5.2 released 11/21/2013Bug Fixes
- Activation Problem
Fixed an intermittent activation problem on some systems.
Version 1.5.1 (Mac only) released 11/20/2013Bug Fixes
- Manual Activation Problem
Fixed a problem where Composite Suite Pro would not activate with some licenses created at the Self-Service Website.
Version 1.5 released 11/13/2013Features
- GPU Acceleration
Composite Suite Pro is now accelerated with OpenCL using your graphics card resulting in dramatic speed increases.
- 32 Bit Floating Point Precision
Composite Suite Pro can now process with 32 bit floating point precision.
- Multi-Host Licensing
One Composite Suite Pro license will allow it to run in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro 6/7/X and Avid Editing Systems.
- Color Correct
Added Hue and Saturation to the Shadows, Midtones, Hightlights groups.
Added Temperature and Cyan/Magenta to the all groups.
- Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro Support
Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro are now supported hosts.
- Blur Depth
Blur Depth has been renamed to Depth of Field.
DeFocus has been renamed to Rack Focus.
Distortion has been renamed to Lens Distortion.
- Glow Edges
Glow Edges has been renamed to Edge Glow.
- Grad Controls
Changed Direction to Type.
Added Horizontal and Vertical Strip to the Type menu.
Added an Angle control.
- Light and Gobo Combined
Light and Gobo have been combined into one plug-in called Light.
- Light Gobo Selector
A browser has been added to visually select Gobo's.
- Title Blur
Title Blur has been removed since it's functionality is now duplicated in the Composite plug-in.