Saturday, November 1, 2014

Re: [Avid-L2] Digital Anarchy Releases Free Plugin: Flicker Freak

 

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On 31 Oct 2014, at 20:05, "'Jim Tierney' jim@digitalanarchy.com [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

We've released a free plugin that does the opposite of our popular deflicker plugin, Flicker Free… Flicker Freak adds flicker to video. It simulates a malfunctioning light that's strobing on and off. A common dramatic effect used in horror movies. Particular cheesy, low budget ones. And speaking of cheesy, low budget things… here's the demo reel:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDHQ40cYPzo

 

The plugin is available for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro 7/X, and Avid. Mac and Windows. You can get more info and the free plugin here:

 

http://digitalanarchy.com/demos/flicker_freak.html

 

Enjoy... and stay away from dark hallways and men in elephant suits with chainsaws.

 

Cheers,

Jim Tierney

Chief Executive Anarchist

Digital Anarchy

 

Full Press Release:

 

Digital Anarchy Releases Free Plugin, Flicker Freak, for Adding 'Horror'-esqe Flicker to Video

 

Flicker Freak easily gives your Halloween video the effect of being shot with a broken, flickering light in the scene.

 

San Francisco, CA — October 31st, 2014 — Digital Anarchy today announced Flicker Freak, a free filter for adding flicker to video. It's difficult to make it as a serial killer these days if the lights are always on. Flicker Freak makes it possible to make lights malfunction without being an electrician. The lights appear to flicker on and off, creating an effect commonly seen in horror movies. To do this it uses technology found in Digital Anarchy's popular Flicker Free plugin, which removes flicker from video. Flicker Freak supports Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid.

 

"I'm 73% more effective with my chainsaw when I use Flicker Freak. It's bloody amazing!", said a guy in a hockey mask.

 

 

Flicker Freak joins Digital Anarchy's other free plugin, Ugly Box, as tools for making your video look worse. Flicker Freak simulates a malfunctioning light in your scene which flickers on and off. This is frequently used in horror movies for dramatic effect and to create suspense. The strobe light-like effect  gives normal or slow motion footage an eery feel.

 

 

"Flicker Freak is easily the best of class plugin for adding flicker and chainsaw enhancement.", said Jim Tierney, Chief Executive Anarchist. "I mean, if you're a guy in an elephant suit with a chainsaw, who else would you trust but Digital Anarchy?"

 

 

Flicker Freak is a mostly automatic plugin with just a couple controls for adjusting the frequency of the strobing and increasing the contrast of the scene. It aims to simplify the usual process. No longer do you have to go around breaking all the lights in your deserted motel.

 

Features of Flicker Freak

 

-              Ease of Use: Just apply it and adjust the Freak Time parameter

-              Automatic Color Correction: The plugin increases contrast and hides dark areas, since that's how the eye adjusts when looking at a strobe light.

-              Randomize: You can have the flicker occur at a steady rate (every three frames) or vary it randomly (e.g. every 2 to 4 frames).

-              Technology from Flicker Free: The color correction technology is the same as what our Flicker Free plugin uses for removing flicker.

-              Support for Final Cut Pro X: Flicker Freak supports Final Cut Pro X, along with earlier versions of FCP.

-              Support for Adobe CC: Flicker Freak supports the latest version of the Adobe Creative Cloud.

-              Support for Avid Media Composer 6.5 and higher

 

 

Pricing and Availability

 

Flicker Freak is free and can be downloaded here: http://digitalanarchy.com/demos/flicker_freak.html

 

Flicker Freak runs in After Effects and Premiere Pro CS4 and above (incl. Creative Cloud), Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, and Avid Media Compose 6 and above.

 

Flicker Free is priced at $149 USD. Flicker Free is a powerful new way to de-flicker video. It fixes flicker that's common for many types of footage, be it from lights and cameras being out of sync (rolling bands), time lapse or slow motion (high frame rate) video.

 

The products run on Macintosh 10.6 and higher, Windows Vista and higher. Demo filters and samples are available at www.digitalanarchy.com. Customers should contact Digital Anarchy at sales@digitalanarchy.com with update questions.

 

 

 

About Digital Anarchy

 

Digital Anarchy is a privately owned company in San Francisco, CA that creates smart image enhancement software for video editors, broadcast designers, professional and aspiring photographers, and 2D animators. These tools let you spend less time processing images and more time on creative work, solving issues from skin smoothing software to masking out bluescreens for commercial still photography. Digital Anarchy products work in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid, Davinci Resolve, Nuke, Assimilate Scratch, Photoshop, and Aperture. For more information, please see the company's website at www.digitalanarchy.com or call 415-287-6069.

 

Digital Anarchy is a registered trademark of Digital Anarchy Inc. All other brand names, product names, service marks, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

 

Digital Anarchy

www.digitalanarchy.com

sales@digitalanarchy.com

 

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Re: [Avid-L2] Honda Video

 

Almost certainly a little Java script that has the 'family' video as an overlay. Press R to mute the overlay. 

Tony

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On 31 Oct 2014, at 23:28, "tcurren@aol.com [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

I want to know how they are pulling off the dual streams with no lag when switching. All I can find on it is this PR piece.

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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: Any takers for an Avid MC 3.5 dongle?

 

MC is 1299 USD for a new user, which includes 12 months of updates & support (they're not sold separately if you don't already have a licence.)

Thereafter, it's 299 USD (at current prices) every 12 months to keep it up to date. If you fail to do that, you get to keep using the version of MC you currently have, but you can never update that licence again.

The other option to that is to go down the subscription path, which would allow you to pay for a month of activation only when you need it.

As for dongles, Avid is clearly trying to discourage their use at that price...

D.

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On 1 Nov 2014 16:56, "switthaus@mac.com [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
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> Let me get this straight in my simple mind: For a new user the Media Composer software, in essence, is $999.  $300 for support and upgrades for the year and then an additional $500 for a dongle, if desired (can that be right)? 
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> Great scheme for current users already in the MC workflow, but I just don't see a lot of new users coming from this idea  Good to regulate the cash-flow, challenging to increase it beyond increasing the annual fee.  It will be interesting to watch the new subscription rate after 12/31/14.
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Re: [Avid-L2] Any takers for an Avid MC 3.5 dongle?

 

I can confirm the $500 price of the dongle. License cost is separate from this. 

DQS


On Nov 1, 2014, at 12:40 PM, 'Job ter Burg (L2B)' Job_L2@terburg.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


This was what I was told back in April when they announced the new scheme. New licenses are 1299 and include 12 months of upgrades/updates/support, a dongle is a 499 premium to that. Only on new licenses.

On 31 okt. 2014, at 13:42, David Ross speckydave@gmail.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Job, where do you get the value of 500 USD for the dongle?

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Re: [Avid-L2] Any takers for an Avid MC 3.5 dongle?

 



DQS


On Nov 1, 2014, at 12:40 PM, 'Job ter Burg (L2B)' Job_L2@terburg.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


This was what I was told back in April when they announced the new scheme. New licenses are 1299 and include 12 months of upgrades/updates/support, a dongle is a 499 premium to that. Only on new licenses.

On 31 okt. 2014, at 13:42, David Ross speckydave@gmail.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Job, where do you get the value of 500 USD for the dongle?

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[Avid-L2] Re: Any takers for an Avid MC 3.5 dongle?

 

Let me get this straight in my simple mind: For a new user the Media Composer software, in essence, is $999.  $300 for support and upgrades for the year and then an additional $500 for a dongle, if desired (can that be right)? 


Great scheme for current users already in the MC workflow, but I just don't see a lot of new users coming from this idea  Good to regulate the cash-flow, challenging to increase it beyond increasing the annual fee.  It will be interesting to watch the new subscription rate after 12/31/14.

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Re: [Avid-L2] Any takers for an Avid MC 3.5 dongle?

 


This was what I was told back in April when they announced the new scheme. New licenses are 1299 and include 12 months of upgrades/updates/support, a dongle is a 499 premium to that. Only on new licenses.

On 31 okt. 2014, at 13:42, David Ross speckydave@gmail.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Job, where do you get the value of 500 USD for the dongle?

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[Avid-L2] Re: Cursor Keeps Turning to Magnifying Glass in Color Correct

 

Forgot to update this. Not sure what caused it, but it has not reappeared since I updated to 7.0.4. Thanks all for your ideas.


Martin

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[Avid-L2] Re: Honda Video

 

Thanks Scott. The coding must have been a bear.

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[Avid-L2] Re: Honda Video

 

Tony posted on the DS list that Stink Digital did the coding. 



It was evidently cut on FCPX.   Damn tricky piece and very well done.


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Friday, October 31, 2014

Re: [Avid-L2] Re: Tick Tock... Tick Tock.....

 

Or let nexedia just release it as a third party plugin.

Otherwise bouke can write one for us.

On 1 Nov, 2014, at 6:33 am, "vq@qmediainc.com [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 


 Tic Toc

 

October, 2013

10/31/14 is the anniversary of receiving my purchase of ScriptSync and PhraseFind for $1,345.  Six months later, on April 30, 2014, AVID has moved on to MC8 and SS & PF aren't included.

 

May, 2014

 I was asked to be an instructor in a round robin event "Comparing Editing Platforms" for TIVA-DC.   There were three rooms each showing either AVID; PP; or FCP X.   The idea was to demonstrate in 25 minutes "why I love this editing platform".   I did the AVID room.

 

I showed: timewarp; ScriptSync and PhraseFind; tracking; advanced keyframes; fluid morph; AMA; and so on.

 

Some of the biggest oohs and aahs were from seeing ScriptScript and PhraseFind.  That was painful to me because by 5/22/14 I knew that my long-term access to my recently purchased & expensive AVID options of SS and PF had become a  "maybe".

 

They are such a great features. Please, let's push to keep them.

 

AVID has a commitment here.  I hope they don't betray valued customers like myself and many of my colleagues.

 

Is hope a strategy? 

 

Tic Toc

 

What recourse or accommodation is AVID giving to owners of ScriptSync and PhraseFind? These expensive options cost MORE than a brand new MC8 license.

 

If AVID really can't work out the licensing deal with Nexidia, I hope they will AT LEAST REALLY SUPPORT MC7 for those of us who can't afford to leave it entirely right now.   

 

Unless we keep this discussion going then I believe hope will be our only strategy.

 

Thank you for your time and attention.

 

Best,

 

Virginia Quesada

 

ACI Certified Instructor – all levels

Adobe Certified Instructor – Premiere

Producer/Editor  Q Media,Inc.

vq@qmediainc.com

 

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Re: [Avid-L2] Tick Tock... Tick Tock.....

 



Some decision is needed pretty quickly, since many 
users are still waiting to upgrade.

Either offer it to users through Avid as an "option,"
or have Nexidia release it as a plug-in. 
I don'k users care who they get the functionality from . . .
they just want/need it.



On Oct 31, 2014, at 4:48 PM, owen owen@thenowcorporation.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

It is true that whenever I show phrasefind to a client they are awed. These two apps are so special I hope the two parties can come to agreement. It is really important to the long time health of the Avid Media Composer.

thanks,
owen
PS I hope the higher ups at the two companies realize compromise is the answer!
 
Owen Plotkin
CO
now.
7 w 22 st., Floor Six
NY NY 10010
212 367 7701
http://thenowcorporation.com









On Oct 31, 2014, at 7:33 PM, vq@qmediainc.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


 
Tic Toc

 

October, 2013

10/31/14 is the anniversary of receiving my purchase of ScriptSync and PhraseFind for $1,345.  Six months later, on April 30, 2014, AVID has moved on to MC8 and SS & PF aren't included.

 

May, 2014

 I was asked to be an instructor in a round robin event "Comparing Editing Platforms" for TIVA-DC.   There were three rooms each showing either AVID; PP; or FCP X.   The idea was to demonstrate in 25 minutes "why I love this editing platform".   I did the AVID room.

 

I showed: timewarp; ScriptSync and PhraseFind; tracking; advanced keyframes; fluid morph; AMA; and so on.

 

Some of the biggest oohs and aahs were from seeing ScriptScript and PhraseFind.  That was painful to me because by 5/22/14 I knew that my long-term access to my recently purchased & expensive AVID options of SS and PF had become a  "maybe".

 

They are such a great features. Please, let's push to keep them.

 

AVID has a commitment here.  I hope they don't betray valued customers like myself and many of my colleagues.

 

Is hope a strategy? 

 

Tic Toc

 

What recourse or accommodation is AVID giving to owners of ScriptSync and PhraseFind? These expensive options cost MORE than a brand new MC8 license.

 

If AVID really can't work out the licensing deal with Nexidia, I hope they will AT LEAST REALLY SUPPORT MC7 for those of us who can't afford to leave it entirely right now.   

 

Unless we keep this discussion going then I believe hope will be our only strategy.

 

Thank you for your time and attention.

 

Best,

 

Virginia Quesada

 

ACI Certified Instructor – all levels

Adobe Certified Instructor – Premiere

Producer/Editor  Q Media,Inc.


vq@qmediainc.com

 



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