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Red Giant Primatte Keyer 5.0 (Academic Pricing)

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Sugg Retail Price: $189.00

Red Giant's Primatte Keyer 5.0 (Academic Pricing) gives new levels of automation and efficiency with a reorganized interface, default settings that give great results, and tools to quickly tweak your key. An improved Auto Compute and the new Adjust Light tool are the special sauce in Primatte 5.0, creating an accurate key in a few clicks. Use the new Hybrid Matte for unprecedented control in keeping matte edges clean and a new Smart Sample algorithm for smarter foreground selection. Whether you are creating a documentary film, an indie production, news station promo or music video, Primatte 5.0 is an industry-loved solution that unlocks the secret to an easy, automatic key.

Note: Only eligible students and teachers are allowed to purchase this product for academic purposes.

Less Work, More Automation
Primatte 5.0 has three automatic tools that give you more choices. Auto Compute is now an easy-to-access button with an improved algorithm and spot-on default settings. Adjust Light is brand new tool that evens out background colors for accurate background removal. Another new feature, Smart Sample, generates great results using smart foreground sampling and a histogram pass. The power of Primatte now comes in fewer clicks.
A Quality Key at Your Fingertips
Primatte Keyer was created for the professional artist, and version 5.0 wraps in more specialized tools for an industry that demands perfect composites. Get high quality keys for any color background with new features like Hybrid alongside dependable tools like Alpha Control. Two new View modes, Adjust Light and Hybrid Matte, help visualize the matte so you can accurately fill transparency holes and clean up edges. A reorganized interface makes it easier than ever to get the perfect key, leaving you more time for what you love most.
Professional Keys for Every Composite
The zen of compositing a shot comes in making the foreground and background coexist, and Primatte is designed to sell the realism of your composite. In every chromakey situation, Primatte tackles keying challenges like uneven lighting, compression artifacts, grainy clips, screen seams, subtle shadows and edge light contamination. Primatte is especially great at preserving soft edges like flyaway hair, removing spill without losing image quality, and working around difficult areas like glass, fabric and fur.
Quality Keys in a Few Clicks
The one-click Auto Compute is your key to the fastest... well, you know. Want more control? Use the three Select buttons to build a mask with only a few extra clicks. The Select BG button now has a extra-special Smart Select option that adds a helpful histogram pass.
Auto Compute is a One-click Solution
Speaking of Auto Compute, that incredible tool is now a button that is centrally located and easy to access. We heard your feedback about how essential this feature is, and redesigned it as a one-click process for a speedier key.
Even Background Color with Adjust Light
We added controls to make Auto Compute even more accurate. Select the Adjust Light checkbox and watch as Primatte evens the background color and Auto Compute pulls an amazing key.
Reorganized and Streamlined Interface
Primatte's interface has been revamped with professionally designed buttons and better organization. We put the powerful but less used features in an Advanced section so your workflow is more streamlined. The new interface makes your keying efficient so you have more time to have fun compositing.
Fast Extraction on Difficult Images
It's great when you have good source footage, but often you don't. Luckily, Primatte easily extracts tricky objects such as semi-transparent water, smoke, and hair. This lets you create a professional looking key every time, even in the most difficult situation.
Hybrid Matte for a Clean Key
The new Hybrid controls help fill the transparency gaps in your foreground matte, making a cleaner key. Its companion View mode, Hybrid Matte, provides important visual feedback as you work. Combined with the Speck and Hole alpha cleaners, Primatte has a superior set of tools to to combat problem footage with wrinkles, discoloration or uneven lighting.
Enhance DV and HD Footage
Smooth out the matte edges with Deartifacting tools that treat all source footage from DV or HD cameras. Primatte's de-artifacting removes blockiness and artifacts around the foreground edges caused by compression algorithms in the source format.
Remove Difficult Spill Areas
Make unwanted areas of color spill disappear like magic. Tools like Spill Sponge, Matte Sponge, Spill Minus/Plus and Spill Killer give many ways to remove spill color without harming the original color of the pixels. Primatte corrects difficult spill situations like semi-transparent areas, edge fringe and motion blur, and has built-in spill suppression to prevent it from happening at all.
Fine Tune the Important Details
Over-correction happens, especially on chromakey footage that wasn't shot properly. Primatte has essential tools like Restore Detail and Decrease Opacity for recovering details that get lost in the keying and correction process. This fine tuning is especially important in semi-transparent objects like hair, clothing and smoke.
Minimum System Requirements (Mac) Mac OS X 10.5.8, Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.6.8, Mac OS X 10.7.2 and later, Mac OS X 10.8
Intel Mac
2 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space
Minimum System Requirements (PC) Windows XP SP1 or later, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit, Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or faster (or AMD equivalent)
2 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space
Host Application Adobe After Effects:
Mac OS X 10.7-10.8, Windows 8 64-bit: CS5, CS5.5, CS6
Mac OS X 10.6: CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6
Mac Intel OS X 10.5, Windows Vista 64-bit: CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5
Windows 7 64-bit: CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6
Windows 7/Vista 32-bit: CS3, CS4
Windows XP: CS3, CS4, CS5

Apple Final Cut Pro:
Mac OS X 10.7-10.8: FCP 7
Mac Intel OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6: FCP 6/7

Apple Motion:
Mac OS X 10.7-10.8: Motion 4
Mac Intel OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6: Motion 3.0.2, 4

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