dvGarage, a company dedicated to training the next generation of visual media artists, is releasing Ben Syverson’s
dvMatte plug-in for Adobe After Effects at an introductory price of US$49 through July 1. After this, it will cost $79.
The plug-in, previously only available with dvGarage’s “Composite Toolkit,” makes the often complex and mysterious process of bluescreen removal a snap, according to Alex Lindsay, dvGarage founder and former ILM artist. What was an expensive and difficult process has now become something even beginners can do, he added.
dvMatte is currently compatible with Adobe After Effects, but plans are underway for a Final Cut Pro version. It works with Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X. More info can be found at the dvGarage Web site. Ben Syverson, creator of the plug-in, is an artist and digital filmmaker currently studying and working at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.