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The Red Giant Primatte Keyer 5 Plug-In is an electronic download of a chromakey plug-in for select NLE and effects applications. This version is a volume license, requiring a minimum purchase of 12 units. You can mix and match activations between Mac and Windows, and the plug-in can reside on a network. The plug-in supports both Windows and Mac platforms, working with select versions of Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion and After Effects.
Primatte Keyer is a fast to use, chromakeyer that provides you many tools to handle difficult-to-key footage. It features a redesigned user interface that incorporates feedback from users of the previous version, and puts more advanced tools in their own section. Some of the feedback helped to create an improved Auto Compute Tool that is now a centrally located with additional controls for improved accuracy. You can let Primatte automatically generate your alpha channels, and then manually adjust the settings to find tune your mattes. The settings are keyframable, and can be animated over the duration of your clip.
This version of the plug-in requires a minimum purchase of 12 units.
After the software download, you will receive a serial number good for activating the number of licenses you have purchased.
The plug-in is cross platform, and you can mix and match the licenses across the Mac and Windows platform.
For those using host applications across a network, the volume license also works across a network allowing you simultaneous uses up to the number of licenses you have purchased.
Host Application Support
Primatte Keyer works as a plug-in for select versions of Adobe After Effects, Apple's Final Cut Pro and Apple Motion. Please check the specifications tab for a list of the supported software versions.
Three automatic tools give you more choices.
Auto Compute is now an easy-to-access button with an improved algorithm and spot-on default settings.
Adjust Light evens out background colors for accurate background removal.
Smart Sample generates great results using smart foreground sampling and a histogram pass.
Redesigned User Interface
Primatte's interface has been revamped with better organization. Powerful but less-used features reside in an advanced section, streamlining your workflow.
Overcorrections, No Problem
Primatte features 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.
Tools for Difficult Images
Primatte's toolsets allows you to extract 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 situations.
The Hybrid Matte tool helps 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 features tools to combat problem footage with wrinkles, discoloration or uneven lighting.
Spill Correction Tools
Tools like Spill Sponge, Matte Sponge, Spill Minus/Plus and Spill Killer give many ways to remove spill color without harming the original image. 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.
Smooth out the matte edges with Deartifacting tools that treat all source footage from DV or HD cameras. Primatte's de-artifacting tools remove blockiness and artifacts around the foreground edges caused by compression algorithms in the source format.
Controls are keyframeable, allowing you to animate your settings over the duration of the clip.
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Minimum System Requirements (Mac)
OS X 10.5.8
OS X 10.6 to 10.6.8
OS X 10.7.2 and later
OS X 10.8
Minimum System Requirements (PC)
Windows XP SP1 or later
Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit
Windows 8 64-bit
Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or faster (or AMD equivalent)
Host Application Compatibility
Adobe After Effects: CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3
Apple Final Cut Pro: 7, 6
Apple Motion: 4, 3.0.2
For specific Operating System and Host Application compatibility, please visit the Red Giant Website.
Red Giant Primatte Keyer 5 Plug-In (Download, Volume License) Review