RE:Vision Effects releases Twixtor as an OFX plugin set; Foundry’s Nuke and Autodesk’s Maya Composite (Toxik) are currently supported. Other OFX hosts will be added to the list of supported applications once Twixtor is verified to work properly within them.
Twixtor raises the bar in motion estimation. Nick Brooks, Academy Award and Emmy Award winner for visual effects says, “Twixtor represents a new touchstone in retiming. The difference in accuracy means that retiming artifacts are either drastically reduced or disappear on the hardest to retime footage. ”
Twixtor enables you to retime your image sequences with visually stunning results. In order to achieve its unparalleled image quality, Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original sequence… employing RE:Vision’s proprietary tracking technology that calculates motion for each individual pixel. Twixtor has options to help prevent tearing and stretching of objects as they cross or go out of the frame, including a smart blending option for pans and zooms to prevent inappropriate streaking or weird artifacts at frame borders. Twixtor also has an option to automatically enhance dark imagery or imagery with poorly defined edges. With the features, many pieces of footage that could be difficult to track become well behaved.
What’s in the Twixtor OFX version?
* Warping and interpolation of frames to “time warp” input footage.
* Time remap using animatable speed percentages, or exact frame numbers.
* Unclamped floating point image support.
* Contains an option to remove motion blur when slowing footage.
* Contains an option to automatically enhance dark imagery or imagery with poorly defined edges. In many cases, footage that could be difficult to track becomes much more well-behaved upon retiming.
* Support for marking material so that Twixtor does not motion-interpolate inappropriately across a cut or other transition.
* Support for up to 3 foreground mattes for up to 4 layers of individual tracking. This is useful when crossing objects in a scene make tracking problematic.
* Motion Vector Import. Give Twixtor motion vectors generated elsewhere (for example, from a 3D system) to time remap footage.
* Motion Vector Export. You can now output the motion vectors that Twixtor generates internally. This powerful feature comes with visual debugging modes to more intuitively assess and tune the quality of the motion estimation. The motion vectors can then be used elsewhere in the pipeline (including the Twixtor plugin that imports motion vectors).
* Node-locked licenses of Twixtor, OFX version, is $665.00. Render-only nodes available for $133.00.
* Floating licenses of Twixtor, OFX version, is $997.50. Render-only nodes available for $199.50.
* Volume pricing, and multi-host floating licensing available. Contact email@example.com.
* Nuke 5.1 and later, Maya Composite (Toxik) 2009 SP1 and later.
Twixtor continues to be supported for Adobe After Effects, Eyeon Fusion, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Final Cut Express, Autodesk combustion, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid editing systems, Autodesk Systems (Sparks), Autodesk SoftImage, Apple Shake, Quantel genQ and others. Demo versions, sample footage and tutorials are available on the RE:Vision Effects website: http://www.revisionfx.com .
Twixtor is a trademark of RE:Vision Effects, Inc. All other trademarks, company names and products are the property of their respective holders. Features, pricing and availability are subject to change without notice.