RSMB Release Notes for After Effects

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Version 5.1.8 | January 23, 2017

  • Fixes a crashing bug. (Developer note: in premult/straight conversions)

Version 5.1.7 | December 19, 2016

  • Fixed a bug where turning on GPU resulted in green frames on Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra) on some Mac models (mainly laptops).

Version 5.1.6 | October 7, 2016

  • Added an update checker for future version updating. The update check runs on the local machine, and must be manually run.

Version 5.1.5 | June 15, 2016

  • Fixes a bug where a green frame was not produced when the GPU was NOT supported.

Version 5.1.4 | June 1, 2016

  • Fixes GPU memory leak found (eventually producing green frames)
  • Fixes occasional crashing some users experienced.

Version 5.1.3 | September 29, 2015

  • Fixes a crashing bug in Premiere Pro.
  • Premiere Pro users will now see utilization of two or more GPUs at the same time, provided they are the fastest GPU on the machine, and are of the exact same type.
  • Premiere Pro users will no longer the GPU to be supported by Premiere Pro in order to utilize GPU acceleration.

Version 5.1.2 | September 18, 2015

  • Premiere Pro users will now see utilization of two or more GPUs at the same time, provided they are the fastest GPU on the machine, and are of the exact same type.
  • Premiere Pro users will no longer the GPU to be supported by Premiere Pro in order to utilize GPU acceleration.

Version 5.1.1 | June 30, 2015

  • Version needed to run in AE CC 2015 if you use splines to help guide RSMB Pro (this version fixes a crashing bug).
  • Fixed a crashing bug with AMD FirePro series

Version 5.1 | May 15, 2014

  • Version needed to run in AE CC 2015 if you use splines to help guide RSMB Pro.
  • Fixes some bugs in RSMB Pro within After Effects CC 2014 where the render cache was not properly re-rendered when masks were modified that the plug-in was using.
  • Adds support for RVL_NOGUI_LIC and RVL_QUIT_LIC_FAIL environment variables during render-only use in After Effects. Read more here.

Version 5.0.3 | June 5, 2014

  • Fixes a bug where RSMB Pro when using tracking points and no image tracking did not work in GPU acceleration mode
  • Fixes a bug where negative alpha could be erroneously created when removing motion blur (bug was in GPU mode only)
  • Fixes a bug where GPU mode did not work properly in demo mode on some GPUs.

Version 5.0.2 | May 29, 2014

  • Fixes a bug where RSMB Pro when using tracking points and no image tracking did not work in GPU acceleration mode
  • Fixes a bug where negative alpha could be erroneously created when removing motion blur (bug was in GPU mode only)

Version 5.0.1 | April 21, 2014

  • Fixes a crashing bug that could happen when scrubbing or positioning the current time pointer on the timeline.

Version 5.0 | March 28, 2014

  • Initial v5 release with GPU acceleration.

Version 4.2.3 | January 31, 2014

  • Fixes a bug where red frames were returned incorrectly in some situations

Version 4.2.2 | January 16, 2014

  • Fixes a bug where images over 10,000 pixels in width or height could not be processed.

Version 4.2.1 | December 2, 2013

  • Fixes a bug in AE where some projects cannot be reloaded when Auto Levels, Auto Contrast or Auto Color are on the same effects stack with any of of the RSMB plug-ins.
  • Version 4.2: Fixes a bug in Premiere Pro CC (7.0) where changing the in point can reference incorrect frames in the source material. This is actually a bug introduced by Premiere Pro CC, and in order to workaround this bug, we have disabled the option to select Motion Source Video track. Projects that are saved in CS6 referencing another video track as Motion Source than the current one where the effect is applied will not work properly.

Version 4.2 | September 13, 2013

  • Fixes a bug in Premiere Pro CC (7.0) where changing the in point can reference incorrect frames in the source material. This is actually a bug introduced by Premiere Pro CC, and in order to workaround this bug, we have disabled the option to select Motion Source Video track. Projects that are saved in CS6 referencing another video track as Motion Source than the current one where the effect is applied will not work properly.

Version 4.1.3 | September 5, 2013

  • Fixes a bug that occurred when running aerender with -mp argument. The plug-ins could incorrectly check out floating GUI licenses, or would not see render-only floating licenses when they were available.

Version 4.1.2b | June 17, 2013

  • Adds installer support for Adobe CC.

Version 4.1.1,4.1.2 | October 7, 2012

  • Fixed a bug with RSMB Pro, Vector Input, that sometimes did not blur images in floating point projects.
  • Fixed a potential crashing bug with RSMB Pro Vectors when there is non-full alpha pixels in the motion vectors.
  • Fixed a bug with licensing some users were seeing.

Version 4.1 | May 3, 2012

  • Added changes necessary to work in Adobe CS6 applications

Version 4.0.4 | May 11, 2011

  • Fixes a bug some users saw with RSMB render-only floating licenses.

Version 4.0.3 | April 21, 2011

  • Fixes a bug where RSMB can crash.
  • Adds installer support for Adobe CS5.5 products.

Version 4.0.2 | October 28, 2010

  • Fixes a bug that crashes AE CS3 when a project is set t work with 32-bit pixels.

Version 4.0.1 | July 9, 2010

  • Adds floating license capability for RSMB Pro and Effections floating license purchases.

Version 4.0 | May 11, 2010

  • Added support for 64b for After Effects and Premiere CS5.
  • Significant speed enhancements.
  • RSMB regular: Properly handles different image rectangles - now has option full frame or to use masked regions or user-set ROI.
  • Better error handling within Premiere.
  • Within After Effects CS5, there is now better caching behavior when animating any of the plugin's parameters. Only the frames that need to be rerendered are removed from the cache, instead of all the previously rendered frames.

Version 3.2.6 | December 5, 2008

  • Fixed a bug where RSMB could crash or hang Quantel generationQ.

Version 3.2.5 | October 6, 2008

  • Fixed a bug where RSMB could either crash or hang Premiere Pro.
  • Fixed a bug where installing a render-only Pro version did not install the render-only regular version. Windows only.

Version 3.2.4b (Mac only) | July 18, 2008

  • Fixed a bug in the Macintosh installer where the RSMB Pro render-only installer did not properly activate the use of ReelSmart Motion Blur regular in render-only mode.

Version 3.2.4 | October 18, 2006

  • Fixed a problem where RSMB 3.x and RSMB Pro 3.x plugins may not produce frames or even crash within After Effects 7.0 when the layer had AE's Time Remapping, Time Stretch, Time-Reverse Layer or Freeze Frame applied.
  • Fixed a problem where a red frame might flash when interactively scrubbing along the timeline within AE 7.0.

Version 3.2.3 | April 20, 2006

  • Fixed a problem on Windows where AE 7.0 won't quit if a project has RSMB applied.
  • Added Intel support for Final Cut Pro. Read about limitations.

Version 3.2.2 | April 19, 2006

    There was no version 3.2.2 released

Version 3.2.1 | January 25, 2006

  • Fixed a bug that was crashing Final Cut Pro.
  • In RSMB Pro, the Track Points were incorrectly grouped with the FG1 grouping of settings. This has been corrected.

Version 3.2 | January 17, 2006

  • Added the improved tracking of Twixtor 4.5
  • Added floating point image support for After Effects 7.0
  • smoother results when vector images with alpha are provided to the Pro version plugins that blurs using user-supplied vectors
  • On the Macintosh, make sure to delete the previous set of plugins for ReelSmart Motion Blur in your plugins folder, because the name of the plugin files have been changed
  • On the Macintosh users will see a significant improvement on G5 CPUs running Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger).

Version 3.0.2 | August 18, 2004

  • Fixed a crashing bug in combustion when interacting with parameters or scrubbing the timeline from within combustion on both Macintosh and Windows.
  • Fixed a problem with crashing and hanging on multiprocessor Windows machines when deleting a plugin from a project or quitting a host application.

Version 3.0.1 | July 5, 2004

  • Fixed a rare crashing bug. The same fix will avoid incorrect tracking (when not causing a crash) in some rate situations as well.
  • The Motion Sensitivity setting is now more continous when determining how far pixels are tracked (in previous versions, the motion sensitivity only changed in discreet jumps).

Version 3.0 | March 25, 2004

  • Because we've added new options in version 3.0:
  • You'll see that we've renamed the plugin, and that it will show up in the applications as "RSMB 3.x" and "RSMB Pro 3.x." That way, your old projects will still run and load (using pre-3.0 RSMB).
  • New features to both regular and Pro versions:
  • o Cheap Render-Only licenses for render farms.
    o Motion sensitivity now varies smoothly rather than jumping in discreet steps.
  • New features in RSMB Pro 3.0:
  • o Motion blur can be applied using motion vectors from an external source, e.g., motion vectors from your 3D system.
    o Automatic scene change intelligence so that motion blur is not applied across a scene cut.
    o On problematic footage, give RSMB Pro tracking hints through the use of tracking point settings that can often be tied to a host program's point tracker.
    o In addition you can give RSMB Pro hints by showing exactly where objects move from frame to frame using After Effects’ splines (known in After Effects as masks).
    o Per-pixel image tracking can be turned off and motion blur added based solely on the motion of tracking points and splines.
    o In combustion, splines used to hint RSMB's tracking can have their control vertices tied to combustion's tracker!

Version 2.1 | December 17, 2003

  • Multiprocessor support added. Users will see a significant speedup on multiprocessor machines.
  • G5 optimization added for Mac versions of the products. Updates for Mac versions only available for Mac OS X.

  • We've added two few features:
  • o Motion Sensitivity: Prior to version 2.0 you really had no choice to limit the amount of motion calculated for any motion estimation quality. The newly added Motion Sensitivity option now allows you to limit how much pixels can move once a particular motion vector quality is chosen. This can help eliminate the "gloop" in creating new frames that is seen when objects pass over each other in the imagery.
    o In ReelSmart Motion Blur Pro, we allow you to specify (via a matte), a foreground layer that is separate from the background layer. The two layers are tracked, interpolated and warped separately. ReelSmart Motion Blur uses proprietary filling and tracking techniques when working on the background layer, even when it is obscured by the foreground! Note: applying earlier versions of ReelSmart Motion Blur to 2 layers (the foreground and background) and then combining them does not produce the same results, because in the Pro 2.0 version we figure out the motion for the portion of the background layer that is covered by the foreground later, an important part in reconstructing the background when the foreground moves in front of it.

  • Because we've added new options in version 2.0:
  • o You'll see that we've renamed the plugin, and that it will show up in the applications as "ReelSmart Motion Blur 2.x." That way, your old projects will still run and load (using pre-2.0 Motion Blur).

Version 1.8.2

  • Support for 16 bits per channel from within After Effects 5.0 Pro Bundle. To gain access to 16-bit support, you must purchase ReelSmart Motion Blur Pro, or the ReelSmart Motion Blur Pro Upgrade if you've already purchased the regular version.

Version 1.8.1

    Only the After Effects version has been updated!

  • ReelSmart Motion Blur After Effects-compatible plugin has been revamped so that Discreet combustion projects work correctly after saving and re-opening.
  • ReelSmart Motion Blur After Effects-compatible plugin fixes a bug that crashes an application when the "Get Motion From" sequence is of a different size than the output sequence.
  • ReelSmart Motion Blur After Effects-compatible plugin now works in Premiere 6.0.

Version 1.8

  • ReelSmart Motion Blur 1.8 is now 15% faster than version 1.7.
  • ReelSmart Motion Blur provides you the option to remove as well as add motion blur.
  • ReelSmart Motion Blur listens for user actions, making for greater interactivity with the host application.

Version 1.7

  • ReelSmart Motion Blur 1.6 disabled the feature of using one clip to blur another... this has been fixed in 1.7

Version 1.6

  • ReelSmart Motion Blur 1.6 is now much faster, taking 40% less time... what used to take 10 minutes now takes 6 minutes.
  • ReelSmart Motion Blur 1.6 now works perfectly in Final Cut Pro 1.2.5, in addition to may other applications, such as After Effects 3.1, 4.0, 4.1, Commotion and combustion
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Version 1.5

  • ReelSmart Motion Blur v. 1.5 now conforms to the After Effects 3.1 standard, which means it will work with After Effects 3.1, 4.0 and 4.1. Furthermore, it continues to work with Commotion, Final Cut Pro (although with some restrictions). It does not work with the current version of Discreet's effect
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  • On a Macintosh G3 processor based machine (iMac, G3, G4), the plugin has enhanced performance.

Version 1.4

  • Even better tracking than previous versions. Most notably this reduces or eliminates “splotches” that occur in some situations.
  • crashes resulting from multi-layering of the filter have been fixed.

Version 1.3

  • Better tracking, leading to fewer anomalies (i.e., fewer "splotches" that still occurred in 1.2).

Version 1.2

  • fixed problem with frame going dark on occasion
  • fixed problem with splotches appearing in rendered frames.
  • slightly better tracking
  • better Draft Rendering support