updated 01:55 pm EDT, Wed March 19, 2008
Digieffects has begun shipping Damage, a new set of plugins for video and film post production professionals. Damage is a collection of four effects designed for post production professionals who want to create an extensive variety of digital and/or analog defects, errors and artifacts in their footage. It supports Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Autodesk Combustion and Boris RED.
Among the included effects is Blockade, which makes a clip look like it is highly compressed and being transmitted through a very bandwidth-limited pipe. Essential for simulating internet based micro cam display or personal video communication. Artifact simulates lost DCT blocks and frame dropping, most often seen when a digital video file suffers from corruption or a satellite feed is hampered by weather. Interference creates the look of interlaced video fields, even on progressive footage or still images, adding noise, colorization and offset separately for each field. Skew offers analog/broadcast image badness like noise, image shearing, ghosts
Damage has a retail price of $99 and is available immediately from Digieffects and its resellers.