updated 09:15 am EST, Thu November 30, 2006
Conduit for FCP, Motion
dvGarage today announced that Conduit 1.5, its nodal compositing plug-in, is now available for Apple's Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 and Motion 2. Conduit 1.5 utilizes Apple's FXPlug technology to combine high-end nodal compositing with high-performance Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) acceleration, providing Apple Final Cut Pro and Motion 2 users with a powerful variety of visual effects compositing tools that render in real-time. In addition, Conduit 1.5 is bundled with a free three-month Pixel Corps membership (a $200 value), an hour of video training and a quick start guide. Conduit relies on the GPU, which is often much faster than the computer's own Central Processing Unit (CPU) when calculating visual functions, according to the developer. It features real-time HD performance, advanced color correction capabilities, film-class color precision, flexible node-based workflow, artifact-free color manipulation, advanced keying capabilities for both HD and DV footage, multipass and visual effects compositing functions, and compatibility with High Dynamic Range images. Conduit is available now as a Universal Binary for $150 and requires Mac OS X 10.2.5.