updated 01:45 am EST, Fri October 31, 2003
dvGarage has released for Final Cut Pro 4, a plugin designed to "key," or remove blue and greenscreen backgrounds from digital footage, dvMatte Pro is specifically engineered to handle the artifacts created by video cameras, including artifacts are present in Beta, HD and DV video footage. It uses a 3-pass keying method to achieve clean key--even from DV footage that was once thought unusable for professional keying, according to the press release. dvMatte Pro has been available for Adobe After Effects (AE); however, dvMatte Pro 1.5 for FCP adds many new features, such as Color Matching, Edge Blending and Light Wrap. A $50 discount on the $200 plugin is available through November 11th. The AE version will later this year.