updated 08:40 pm EST, Thu March 25, 2004
ReelSmart Motion Blur 3
RE:Vision Effects has released , a major upgrade to the plugin for After Effects compatible applications (Combustion, Boris Red, Final Cut Pro, Commotion). ReelSmart Motion Blur (RSMB) automatically tracks every pixel in a sequence and blurs based on calculated motion. RSMB is available in regular ($90) and Pro ($150) versions--with both versions now supporting 8- and 16-bits per channel processing. Both versions have also been optimized for multiprocessor machines. The Pro version adds support for foreground and background separation using a specified mask.
Version 3.0 allows motion blur to be applied using motion vectors from an external source (e.g., motion vectors from your 3D system). It also includes
automatic scene change intelligence so that motion blur is not applied across a scene cut. On problematic footage, RSMB Pro accepts tracking hints through the use of tracking point settings that can be tied to After Effects' point tracker.
In addition, users can give RSMB Pro hints by showing exactly where objects move from frame to frame using After Effects' and combustion roto splines.
Per-pixel image tracking can be turned off and motion blur added based solely on the motion of tracking points and splines. It also features inexpensive render-only licenses for render farms; Motion sensitivity now varies smoothly rather than jumping in discreet steps as well.