Nov 14, 2005

Digital Film Tools Releases 55mm 6.0

Set of Digital Optical Filters for compatible programs

Press Release: Digital Film Tools releases 55mm 6.0, a comprehensive set of Digital Optical Filters for Adobe After Effects and compatible programs, Adobe Photoshop and compatible programs, Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Motion and Avid Editing Systems.

55mm is the definitive set of digital optical filters meant to simulate popular glass camera filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction as well as natural light and photographic effects –all in a controlled digital environment with either 8 or 16 bits per channel processing. The set of plug-ins includes: Black & White, Black Mist, Bleach Bypass, Center Spot, Color Compensating, Color Conversion, Color Correct, Color Grad, Color Spot, Color Temperature, Cross Processing, Day for Night, Defog, Depth of Field, Diffusion, Dual Grad, Enhancing, Fast Blur, Faux Film, Flashing, Fluorescent, Fog, F-Stop, GamColor Gels, Gels, Glow, Gold Reflector, Grain, Halo, Infrared, Lens Distortion, Light, Light Balancing, Low Contrast, Mist, Mono Tint, ND Grad, Night Vision, Overexpose, Ozone, Photographic Filters, Polarizer, Printer Points, Rack Focus, Radial Exposure, ReLight, Rosco Gels, Selection, Selective Color Correct, Selective Saturation, Silver Reflector, Skin Smoother, Soft Effects , Split Field, Star, Streaks, Strip Grad, Sunset/Twilight, Telecine, Temperature, Tint, Ultra Contrast, Vari-Star, Vignette, Warm/Cool, Warm Black Mist, Warm Mist, and Warm Soft Effects .

55mm 6.0 adds 12 new filters, tunes existing filter algorithms and adds filter presets to a variety of different plug-ins. Depth of Field, Rack Focus, Vari-Star, Strip-Grad and a new Light! filter are just a few of the highlights of 55mm 6.0. For instance, the Light! filter can add light to a scene where none existed before just as if you were adding light at the time of shooting. Realistic lighting and shadow is introduced using the entire pattern/gobo library created by GAMPRODUCTS, INC. Normally used in front of lights during photography , these same exact patterns can now be applied digitally to the entire image or inside a selection. There are 567 patterns to choose from including blendables, breakups, Christmas, cityscapes and towns, clouds, fences and openings, fire and water, flags, flowers, foliage, holidays and symbols, moons, natural elements, religion, signage, sky and stars, spirals, spotlights and pinspots, stones and brick, structures and sets, themes, trees, vignettes and windows. In addition, digital equivalents of the lighting gels created by GAMPRODUCTS, INC. can now be applied to your light source.

Digital Film Tools is an offshoot of a Los Angeles based full-service visual effects facility specializing in feature film and television special effects . 55mm is available for download or purchase at: WWW.DIGITALFILMTOOLS.COM at the following prices: Photoshop – $195; Avid, After Effects , Final Cut Pro , Motion, Combustion , Digital Fusion – $395; Upgrade pricing is available for existing customers.

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