has announced the release of ReTimer SD, a new After Effects plug-in designed to enable users to manipulate frame rates in digital video software. While this initial release is for Windows only, Realviz debuted ReTimer SD at last month’s MacExpo 2002 and plans to release an OS X version in January.
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Designed on the same core engine technology used by Realviz’s ReTimer software, ReTimer SD enables you to slow down or speed up frame rates in video, film and image sequences during post-production. ReTimer SD calculates individual pixel movement to automatically generate new frames in between existing frames, enabling users to manipulate speed without needing slow-motion cameras.
“Motion blur” adds realistic motion to fast moving sequences, according to the developer, and ReTimer SD supports variable retiming for slow or fast ease-in and ease-out. You can work with progressive or interlaced video footage without interpolating frames, and mattes are supported as well.
The plug-in is designed to work with Adobe After Effects, Discreet Combustion and Apple Final Cut Pro. As the name implies, this version is specifically targeted at video pros working in Standard Definition (SD) resolution, in either PAL or NTSC formats.
ReTimer is being offered for US$790 (€790).