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Adobe After Effects 7.0 Professional
The industry standard for motion graphics and visual effects 
Animate your ideas. Adobe® After Effects® 7.0 Professional software helps you create compelling motion graphics and blockbuster visual effects with efficiency, precision, and infinite variety. Take advantage of unmatched integration with other Adobe software, flexible 2D and 3D compositing, and more than 230 effects plug-ins, 32-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) color support, Timewarp retiming effects, motion tracking and stabilization tools, and more to bring a new dimension to your film, video, DVD, and Web productions.

Production excellence

Superior output and extensive file format support
Produce professional output for film, video, DVD, and the web in virtually every output format imaginable with the Render Queue. Simultaneously perform multiple renderings of a composition to different formats, and batch render files for greater efficiency.
Powerful masking tools
Easily design, edit, and work with masks using flexible auto-tracing options and RotoBézier masks.
Graph Editor
Create precise animations with the new Graph Editor, which offers complete visual control over keyframe editing and easy synchronization of animated properties across layers.
Professional color correction
Adjust the color of footage and other layer elements using color-correction tools similar to those in Adobe Photoshop® software, as well as Color Finesse™ for high-end corrections.
Highest quality keying and matte tools
Key bluescreen and greenscreen mattes that rival those created in any other toolset with the Academy Award-winning Keylight (Professional edition only) and a host of supporting tools.

Intelligent workflow

Unmatched Adobe integration
Experience an efficient Adobe workflow: Import Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator® files with attributes preserved, and, in Windows®, import Adobe Premiere® Pro projects, add motion to static Adobe Encore® DVD software menus, export After Effects projects as Adobe Premiere Pro projects, and more.
Optimal performance
Preview and render compositions in real time with accelerated OpenGL support as well as intelligent RAM previewing and disk caching.
Redesigned, unified user interface
Work within an elegantly redesigned interface featuring workspace panels that dock and group for optimal organization, eliminating overlapping windows. Save custom workspaces, control UI brightness, and more.
Adobe Bridge
Simplify the everyday tasks of asset management with Adobe Bridge, which offers powerful ways to browse and search digital assets, preview and apply presets, work with metadata, manage files, and run batch processes.
Media management and post-render options
Easily work cross-platform with full resolution independence, and use post-render actions to streamline back-end production tasks.

Creative empowerment

Flexible 2D and 3D compositing
Composite and animate in 2D or 3D space using multiple cameras, lights, and intersecting layers.
Expert visual effects
Create attention-getting effects using a broad range of plug-ins to blur; correct color; distort layers; simulate clouds, smoke, and other phenomena; and much more.
Unrivaled text animation and titling effects
Create animated text with unprecedented ease. Use the standard Adobe Text tool, or edit and animate text from Photoshop; instantly apply text Animation Presets; and much more.
Timesaving Animation and Behavior Presets plus project templates
Produce great-looking animations quickly using hundreds of fully customizable Animation Presets, including presets for animating text, effects, transitions, backgrounds, and behaviors. Use included project templates for DVD motion menus and motion graphics backgrounds.
Nondestructive vector painting
Paint nondestructively on layers to clean up footage, draw masks, clone elements, and create animations.

 

$999.00


Adobe After Effects 7.0 Standard
The industry standard for motion graphics and visual effects 
Animate your ideas. Adobe® After Effects® 7.0 Standard software helps you create compelling motion graphics and blockbuster visual effects with efficiency, precision, and infinite variety. Take advantage of unmatched integration with other Adobe software, flexible 2D and 3D compositing, and hundreds of effects and Animation Presets to bring a new dimension to your film, video, DVD, and Web productions.

Production excellence

Superior output and extensive file format support
Produce professional output for film, video, DVD, and the web in virtually every output format imaginable with the Render Queue. Simultaneously perform multiple renderings of a composition to different formats, and batch render files for greater efficiency.
Powerful masking tools
Easily design, edit, and work with masks using flexible auto-tracing options and RotoBézier masks.
Graph Editor
Create precise animations with the new Graph Editor, which offers complete visual control over keyframe editing and easy synchronization of animated properties across layers.
Professional color correction
Adjust the color of footage and other layer elements using color-correction tools similar to those in Adobe Photoshop® software, as well as Color Finesse™ for high-end corrections.
Highest quality keying and matte tools
Key bluescreen and greenscreen mattes that rival those created in any other toolset with the Academy Award-winning Keylight (Professional edition only) and a host of supporting tools.

Intelligent workflow

Unmatched Adobe integration
Experience an efficient Adobe workflow: Import Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator® files with attributes preserved, and, in Windows®, import Adobe Premiere® Pro projects, add motion to static Adobe Encore® DVD software menus, export After Effects projects as Adobe Premiere Pro projects, and more.
Optimal performance
Preview and render compositions in real time with accelerated OpenGL support as well as intelligent RAM previewing and disk caching.
Redesigned, unified user interface
Work within an elegantly redesigned interface featuring workspace panels that dock and group for optimal organization, eliminating overlapping windows. Save custom workspaces, control UI brightness, and more.
Adobe Bridge
Simplify the everyday tasks of asset management with Adobe Bridge, which offers powerful ways to browse and search digital assets, preview and apply presets, work with metadata, manage files, and run batch processes.
Media management and post-render options
Easily work cross-platform with full resolution independence, and use post-render actions to streamline back-end production tasks.

Creative empowerment

Flexible 2D and 3D compositing
Composite and animate in 2D or 3D space using multiple cameras, lights, and intersecting layers.
Expert visual effects
Create attention-getting effects using a broad range of plug-ins to blur; correct color; distort layers; simulate clouds, smoke, and other phenomena; and much more.
Unrivaled text animation and titling effects
Create animated text with unprecedented ease. Use the standard Adobe Text tool, or edit and animate text from Photoshop; instantly apply text Animation Presets; and much more.
Timesaving Animation and Behavior Presets plus project templates
Produce great-looking animations quickly using hundreds of fully customizable Animation Presets, including presets for animating text, effects, transitions, backgrounds, and behaviors. Use included project templates for DVD motion menus and motion graphics backgrounds.
Nondestructive vector painting
Paint nondestructively on layers to clean up footage, draw masks, clone elements, and create animations.

 

$699.00


Bauhaus Mirage 1.5 Motion Graphics Composition
Mirage from Bauhaus Software is a unified environment that simplifies the creation of animated graphics and special effects. Combining real-time paint, animation, and effects functionality into a single product, Mirage centralizes the workflow for visual effects production in film, video, cartoon/2D animation and the web. Mirage's power, speed and ease of use make it the premiere all in one addition to any creative environment.

Real Time Image Manipulation
Blurs, perspective grid, warps, bevels, shadows and more can be applied over time on unlimited frames or selected parts of frames with slow and fast motion time warping.
Compositing
Animate multi-plane composites with x, y, and z controls, full suite of rotoscoping tools, advanced keyer with spill suppression, and infinite, resolution-independent layers with real time playback and timing.
Special Effects
Extensive library of animatable effects including volumetric and 2D lighting, jitter, plasma, lightening, color replacer, kaleidoscope, and interactive multi-effects with FX Stack.
Advanced Particle System with Full Physics Engine
Particle presets with unlimited emitters and alpha based collision detection include explosions, star field, smoke, pixie dust, fireworks, water and more.
Motion Graphics
Create custom motion graphics with an advanced keyframer, reusable motion paths, animated brushes, auto paint stroke recording and playback, and fully integrated, animated titling tools.
Natural Media Paint
Artist friendly paint modes and tools, fills with gradients and opacity mapping controls, limitless paper textures, and custom brushes for painting with cutout images or sequences.
2D Animation
All classical and digital styles of 2D animation can be created including cel, anime, stop motion and cutout with a digital light table, full Wacom tablet support, and digital storyboard and previs tools.
Video Integration
Four point pixel tracking, Image stabilization, and real time output to SD and HD hardware cards thru WDM, Newtek, DPS, Leitch, Matrox, Bluefish, and QuickTime supported devices.

 

$599.00


Eyeon Fusion 5 Special Effects, Compositing & Animation
Fusion® 5 is a full-featured, node-based compositing system with built-in backend tools via a powerful scripting engine with ODBC support. A perfect balance between a backroom power tool and a front room client station, Fusion 5 has it all. Not only does Fusion 5 have a real 3D environment with camera/lights support for leading 3D packages, it is also one of the most powerful and intuitive 3D particle systems on the market. With hardware-accelerated 3D capabilities, you can now migrate from pre-vis to finals within the same application. eyeon's Fusion is a true synergy of 2D and 3D tools for ultimate compositing.

Fusion 5 support for film pipelines is truly remarkable. In our experience, we've learned that the best way to work with cineon is the way our clients choose to work. With this philosophy, we have created a vast and powerful film workflow that allows artists to work the way they want. Full-featured Look Up Tables are designed per comp, per view, and even assigned to any individual cineon loader. Choose to work in Logarithmic space, or convert to linear in Float 32 or Float 16 color space. You can even have individual branches in any color space, as well as the ability to switch back and forth throughout the composite.

With broad support for video and HD standards, and its native resolution independence, Fusion 5 is the perfect finishing broadcast tool. Extensive 3D text capabilities, coupled with a non-destructive paint system, make Fusion 5 the perfect tool for all of your commercial and broadcast compositing needs. Fusion 5 takes broadcast seriously; even the image viewer has built in histograms and our color correction system is second to none with its built-in color matching from reference plates to intuitive multi-point tracking and stabilizing.

Fusion® 5 is eyeon’s flagship product and marks the tenth major release of this powerful compositor, heralding a new image engine and raising the bar on performance levels and memory efficiency. Now, with Fusion 5, process in 8 bit, 16 bit integer as well as 16-bit and 32-bit floating point per pixel. Time-based caching gives realtime playback as compositions are created.

Legendary performance will now be scaled over the network via eyeon’s revolutionary clustering technology. Fusion’s network rendering has always been advanced, more than any other batch-based renderer. With Fusion 5’s new Power Cluster, you can efficiently network multiple machines into a superior working environment. By clustering the network render farm, the network continuously renders the sequence up to date. Time to take a fresh look at why feature films, motion graphics, broadcast design, and television and video post-production get landmark finishing with Fusion.

 

$4,995.00



Eyeon DFX+ 5 Special Effects, Compositing & Animation

Fusion® DFX+ 5 is the 8-bit expandable version of eyeon’s image processing software, Fusion. DFX+ is also based on the new architecture of Fusion 5 and offers a number of significant enhancements since its predecessor, DFX, including the flexible flow, superior character generation, PSD import into separate layers for animation, and more. Without sacrificing quality, purchase the core architecture of Fusion but pay only for what you need. DFX+ has seven additional modules designed to answer specific production demand.

With broad support for video and HD standards, and its native resolution independence, Fusion 5 is the perfect finishing broadcast tool. Extensive 3D text capabilities, coupled with a non-destructive paint system, make Fusion 5 the perfect tool for all of your commercial and broadcast compositing needs. Fusion 5 takes broadcast seriously; even the image viewer has built in histograms and our color correction system is second to none with its built-in color matching from reference plates to intuitive multi-point tracking and stabilizing.

$1,295.00


Adobe Photoshop CS2
The professional standard in desktop digital imaging
Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 software, the professional image-editing standard and leader of the Photoshop digital imaging line, delivers more of what you crave. Groundbreaking creative tools help you achieve extraordinary results. Unprecedented adaptability lets you custom-fit Photoshop to the way you work. And with more efficient editing, processing, and file handling, there's no slowing you down.

Create with unmatched power

Timesaving file handling with Adobe Bridge
Simplify file handling with Adobe Bridge, the next-generation File Browser, where you can process multiple camera raw images at once; resize, rate, and label thumbnails; quickly review images in Slideshow mode; search metadata; and more.
Revolutionary Vanishing Point
Achieve amazing results in a fraction of the time with the groundbreaking Vanishing Point, which lets you clone, paint, and paste elements that automatically match the perspective of the surrounding image area.
Image Warp
Easily create packaging mock-ups or other dimensional effects by wrapping an image around any shape or stretching, curling, and bending an image using Image Warp.
Advanced noise reduction
Polish digital photos with advanced noise correction in high-ISO shooting plus JPEG artifact reduction.
32-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) support
Create and edit 32-bit images, and combine multiple exposures into a single, 32-bit image with expanded range — from the deepest shadows to the brightest highlights.

Customize with unprecedented adaptability

Customizable workspaces and menus
Get easier access to the tools you need with task-based presets, highlight new or commonly used menu items, and set up and save custom menus and workspaces.
Enhanced automation
Use the new Image Processor command to process camera raw images, and use new built-in Actions to prepare images for film and video.
Variables
Instantly produce repetitive graphics with Variables, which automatically populate your design with data from spreadsheets or databases.
Event-based scripts
Accomplish more in fewer steps with event-based scripts that automatically activate at specified points in your workflow.
Adobe Help Center
Quickly get answers from the new, floating Adobe Help Center window with improved search features and convenient, task-based topics.

Work with unparalleled efficiency

Smart Objects
Perform nondestructive scaling, rotating, and warping of raster and vector graphics with Smart Objects. Even preserve the editability of high-resolution vector data from Adobe Illustrator® software.
Multiple layer control
Select and move, group, transform, and warp objects more intuitively by clicking and dragging directly on the canvas. Easily align objects with Smart Guides.
Multi-image digital camera raw file processing
Accelerate your raw file workflow with simultaneous processing of multiple images while you continue working. Import images into your choice of formats, including Digital Negative (DNG); enjoy automatic adjustments to exposure, shadows, and brightness and contrast; and much more.
Instant video preview
See your broadcast graphics as they'll appear to the audience, while you're still building them. With one click, you can preview your Photoshop CS2 images on a television monitor connected to your computer by IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.LINK.
WYSIWYG font menu
Quickly select typefaces from the font menu, which now displays a sample of each font.

 

$649.00


Adobe Illustrator CS2

Vector graphics reinvented
Adobe® Illustrator® CS2 software gives you new creative freedom that lets you realize your ideas quickly and powerfully. Instantly convert bitmaps to vector artwork and paint more intuitively. Save time with intelligent palettes and optimized workspaces. Plus, tight integration with other software allows you to produce extraordinary graphics for print, video, the web, and mobile devices.

Know no limits

Live Trace
Quickly and accurately convert photos, scans, or other bitmap images to editable and scalable vector paths with the Live Trace feature.
Live Paint
Apply color to any area of your artwork and use overlapping paths to create new shapes with the Live Paint feature, which intuitively colors artwork and automatically detects and corrects gaps.
3D effects
Turn 2D shapes into fully editable 3D objects by extruding and revolving paths. Add lighting and wrap images around 3D shapes to easily create objects such as packaging mock-ups.
Advanced typography
Easily create and control type with over 100 OpenType® fonts, paragraph and character styles, paragraph composition, underline and strikethrough, transparent effects, and more.
Envelopes and live distortion
Easily warp, liquify, and distort artwork any way imaginable with envelopes and live distortion tools.

Enjoy a smoother ride

Control palette
Discover new features and find existing features faster in the context-sensitive Control palette. Accessing selection-based tools from a single location eliminates the need for multiple palettes.
Adobe Bridge
Use Adobe Bridge to efficiently browse and preview your creative assets, run automation scripts, access Adobe Stock Photos, and more.
Professionally designed content
Jump-start your projects with more than 270 professionally designed templates and over 100 OpenType fonts, all included with Illustrator CS2.
Custom workspaces
Work more efficiently and optimize your screen area using custom workspaces that display only the palettes you need for a specific task. Save, share, or access any workspace at any time or use workspace templates.
Production automation
Work at peak efficiency with timesaving tools like dynamic, data-driven graphics, robust scripting, action sets, and automated processing in Adobe Bridge.

Work well with others

Integration with your favorite applications
Keep your work flowing with easy integration of your designs into other Adobe applications, as well as into Macromedia® Flash® (SWF), QuarkXPress, and Microsoft Office products.
Enhanced Adobe PDF file creation
Create native Adobe PDF files, including multipage PDF files, so clients and others can easily review your artwork using Adobe Acrobat® or free Adobe Reader® software.
Superior web graphics
Easily create for the web using vector-based slicing tools, expanded SVG import and export, Pixel Preview mode, expanded Adobe Photoshop® export options, simplified SWF file export options, and more.
Nearly universal graphic file format support
Work with almost any type of graphic file — including PDF, EPS, SVG, Photoshop (PSD), TIFF, GIF, JPEG, SWF, and more.
Superior print capabilities
Get fast, consistent results with an intuitive interface that includes advanced control over separations, transparency flattening, Fit To Page, and new support for printing page tile overlaps.

 

$499.00


Imaginate 2.0 by Canopus
Still Image Animation and Montage Creation:

Transform still images and photographs into movies with Imaginate 2.0. Featuring easy-to-use panning, zooming, scaling and 3D camera positioning tools, Imaginate 2.0 is perfect for still image effects such as creating photo montages with audio, DVD motion menus and documentary style movies.
The only limitation is imagination.

Imaginate 2.0 still-image animation software gives video professionals the tools to bring new dimensions to their productions by transforming still images and photographs into movies. The new Imaginate Scene Wizard and Storyboard mode can help create compositions in minutes with an intuitive interface that features realtime preview and detailed keyframing options for fine-tuning any animated sequence. Imaginate 2.0 projects can include music, combine with other Imaginate projects and be exported to video formats that are ready for video editing or VideoCD/DVD authoring.

$199.00