updated 03:10 pm EDT, Fri October 17, 2008
ImageFlow 1.5 upgrade
CoreMelt has launched ImageFlow 1.5, adding rendering quality improvements and new filters to its photo animation plug-ins package. The plug-ins allow users to generate image montage animations in mainstream video editing applications. The rendering enhancements in v1.5 include a multisampling option that reduces jagged-edges and sparkling artifacts, higher supersampling levels for better final output (at the cost of more rendering time), and improved sub-pixel filtering when downscaling images. Version 1.5 also includes bug fixes and other improvements.
Three new plug-ins are included in v1.5, bringing the package total to 18. These include CardFlow, which creates a CoverFlow-styled animation; Carousel, a circular/spiral animator; and Light Wipe, which inserts a soft glow effect between images.
The package works with Apple's Final Cut Studio and Express, and Adobe's After Effects CS3. Mac OS X 10.5 or higher is required, and the collection costs $100.