updated 10:45 am EST, Thu March 6, 2008
dvGarage product updates
dvGarage recently unveiled updates to Conduit Suite and dvMatte Pro, its respective Conduit nodal composition tool and chromakeying software. Conduit suite brings with it Conduit Live, a new standalone nodal capture tool which offers users real-tie video compositing and analysis of any live digital footage. The Studio bundle also includes Conduit for Motion, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, and After Effects. Conduit Suite is selling for $199, available from dvGarage's website.
In addition to the software, dvGarage includes an hour of video training, a quick-start guide, and a free three-month membership to Pixel Corps, which the company says is a $200 value.
dvMatte Pro 3.0 Studio ($200) allows users to remove green and blue screen backgrounds in real time from a wide variety of film formats. The update includes a new screen fix plug-in, which dvGarage claims to be the "silver bullet" for hard-to-key images when used with a clean plate. It also features a 3 pass keyer, which uses two color differences keyers and a hybrid luminance keyer to produce smooth mattes in real time.