RE:Vision Effects today released RE:Fill, a plugin set designed to mend holes in image sequences by intelligently filling user-specified regions. RE:Fill can replace missing pixels in numerous ways: for example, selecting the nearest “good” pixel, mirroring pixels about a hole’s edge, or cloning from another “good” region… and the good region can even come from another point in time or from another sequence altogether.
RE:Fill addresses many different production problems:
* Fill in holes created when keying or rotoing out noisy blobs, scratches or other unwanted small objects.
* Fill in small image regions along an image boundary that can become “invalid” after distorting or warping an image.
* Fill in an area between two objects being lined up that don’t exactly fit together.
* Fill in areas that have unwanted blown out areas, or other unwanted specks due to bad camera or lighting setup, or due to some unfortunate color correction that has been applied.
* Fill in areas left behind after the removal of small tracking markers, crosses or orange balls.
* Create nice color gradients and washes by filling in large holes.
* Create interesting kaleidoscopic effects using a mirror fill on large holes
RE:Fill supports both 8 and 16 bits per channel processing.
RE:Fill’s plugins are After Effects compatible designed to work within Adobe After Effects, Discreet combustion, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and Pinnacle Systems Commotion, and other After Effects plugin-compatible applications.
RE:Fill is regularly priced at $99.95, but will be offered through June 1, 2003 at a price of $79.95.
Demo versions of the software and sample movies process with RE:Fill are available on the RE:Vision Effects website, http://www.revisionfx.com.