toggle

AAPL Stock: 102.25 ( + 0.12 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

dpMatte 2.1 uses Aperture 2.1 SDK

updated 01:20 pm EDT, Sat April 26, 2008

dpMatte 2.1 for Aperture

dvGarage this week released dpMatte 2.1, a greenscreen keyer for Apple's Aperture 2.1 photography solution. Based on technology used in dvGarage's existing keyer, the new background replacement tool is the first plug-in to be released using Aperture's new SDK. It uses Apple's SDK for Aperture, which allows developers to use existing Cocoatools to develop full-featured applications inside of Aperture's existing framework; it is designed to easily remove green and blue backgrounds used in film and still photography in order to composite subjects into new backgrounds. Still photographers use the same kind of technology to add backdrops rather than commit to a specific backdrop while shooting. With dpMatte, users can select backgrounds that range from simple colors to photographs to complex 3D backgrounds.

"We're very excited about developing for Aperture," stated dvGarage founder, Alex Lindsay. "We view the photography industry as a massive growth market and we're glad Apple has opened Aperture to third party development."

The software adds an unspill process from Conduit to automatically remove all the green spill from images without making them purple (a common problem with standard despill operations, the company claims). In addition, user can adjust the edge color and foreground tint of the image to match the background colors more effectively.

"One of the things we really focused on was ease of use," explained dvGarage vice president, Christopher Marler. "dpMatte allows non-technical artists to quickly and easily remove greenscreens and place their subjects into new environments."




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the din ...

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Pure Jongo T2 wireless speaker

Multi-room audio compatibility is a key metric for wireless sound systems these days. The entry cost into a house-spanning system can ...

toggle

Most Commented