RE:Vision Effects has released a new version of Twixtor, bringing it to version 3.0. Twixtor is an effect utility designed for slowing down digital video. The latest version features multiple object support and 12 point motion tracking. According to RE:Vision Effects:
RE:Vision Effects today released Twixtor version 3.0.
Twixtor enables users to speed up, slow down image sequences with visually stunning results. In order to achieve its unparalleled image quality, Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original sequence... employing the next generation of RE:Visionis proprietary tracking technology that calculates motion for each individual pixel.
Twixtor Pro 3.0 adds significant new functionality by giving the user more options to guide Twixtor on problematic footage. With Twixtor Pro 3.0, users can:
- Help Twixtor Pro disambiguate the motion of multiple objects, specifying up to 3 foreground layers
- Use up to 12 tracking points to help guide Twixtor Prois motion estimation. By using the tracking points, users can explicitly tell Twixtor where a pixel moves from one frame to the next in order to guide Twixtor Prois calculation of motion vectors
- When Twixtor Pro exhibits tracking problems, users can also guide Twixtor by simply creating and animating shapes to show Twixtor Pro where objects are actually moving. Interactive feature registration is directed through the host programis drawing and roto tools (splines and polylines), not through a grid of mesh points
You can find more information about the latest Twixtor release at the RE:Vision Effects Web site. Upgrades are available starting at US$265.00, while the full version of Twixtor is available starting at US$329.00.