Red Giant's Composite Wizard is a plug-in for After Effects (Mac/Win) that helps you create realistic composites. It provides control over issues such as film grain, noise, wire rigs, and uneven screen illumination, and gives you edge control of your layers so you can create an organic-looking composite. There are also advanced tools for color blending the foreground and background layers of your composites together.
This upgrade is valid for all owners of previous versions of Composite Wizard, such as version 1.4.0.
This tool applies an averaging function across pixels from a sequence of frames, and effectively reduces or eliminates film and video noise. This works well for cleaning up dark areas of images that become noisy.
Eliminate wires and unwanted objects from a shot by either cloning or stitching pixels together from the surrounding areas. You can eliminate stage rigging from a blue or green screen shot or fill in film scratches or video dropouts before you bring the footage into the keyer.
Miracle Alpha Center
Applies a cleanup pass to your alpha channel, identifying dirt and other artifacts based on a combination of their size, alpha level, and proximity to the principal element. Use this tool to minimize the amount of manual repair you need to do the alpha channel.
Helps reduce lighting and surface variances on your blue or green screen. Smooth Screen compares pixels to the target keying color, and corrects them to smooth out the blue or green screen before keying, giving you a more consistent screen and a better key.
When you have light spill from your screen contaminating your foreground, this tool helps to neutralize the blue or green contaminated pixels restoring the underlying color of your foreground subject.
Composite Wizard's Super Blur algorithm allows you to correct footage that has tattered edges and easily blend and integrate multiple images into your composite.
Deluxe Edge Finder
Create a precise border along a layer's alpha channel. You can use this border as a control layer to control the exposure, color balance, sharpness, and transparency of the composite's edge.
Matte Feather & Matte Feather Sharp
Control the feathering of your matte's edge. Correct dirty or tattered layer edge or soften a hard edge from a CG object, making it a more organic composite.
The various tools you use to create a clean Alpha Channel may end up degrading the look of your original footage. Composite Wizard allows you to take an alpha channel and composite it to the original footage.
Composite Color Matcher
Create a more organic looking and believable composite by using this tool to automatically adjust a clip's colors to match the composite environment by blending its tonal and exposure ranges.
Super Compound Blur
Extends the power of Super Blur to allow the blur intensity to be set by a control layer, such as a layer's luminance or individual R, G, B, A channel. When used with a control layer created with Deluxe Edge Finder, realistic composites with subtle edge integration can be synthesized.
Super Rack Focus
This tool brings Z-buffer control to the Super Blur algorithm, allowing the creation of realistic depth-of-field simulation when a Z- buffer or "depth map" is available. Super Rack Focus can reference depth maps created in 3D applications to progressively blur an image as it recedes in space away from the viewer creating a realistic rack focus effect.
Restore image colors to the desired level after multiple filter passes.