FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
SYNTHETIC APERTURE NOW SHIPPING TEST GEAR 2.5
Enhancements Include 64-bit Adobe CS5 Support
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA — December 3, 2010 — Synthetic Aperture announced today that Test Gear™ 2.5, a new version of their test instrument plug-in for Adobe® After Effects® is now available for immediate purchase. New features include 64-bit support for Adobe After Effects CS5.
Test Gear installs test intruments including waveform monitor, vectorscope, histogram, and audio monitoring directly into the After Effects interface. Additionally, it adds a color picker and color swatch book support.
Support for 64-bit Adobe CS5
Version 2.5 adds a 64-bit plug-in to support Adobe's CS5 64-bit version of After Effects, while continuing to offer full compatibility with the 32-bit After Effects CS3 and CS4.
The move to 64-bit addressing significantly reduces the possibility of out-of-memory errors occurring during effects rendering. Tests with real-world projects which could not be rendered in 32-bit mode work flawlessly and speedily with the 64-bit plug-in and applications.
New Features in Test Gear 2.5
In addition to 64-bit support, Test Gear 2.5 adds the following new features:
- Improved histogram, slice, and gamut display show color channel values > 1.0 in 32-bit After Effects projects.
- New support for loading Adobe Swatch Exchange (.ase) color swatch books.
- Automatically makes swatch books from Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator available within Test Gear, if those applications are installed.
- Enhanced vectorscope with a zoom capability, using the mouse scrollwheel, makes it easier to see detail when white and black balancing.
- Improved display performance.
Test Gear 2.5 is compatible with both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macintosh systems, running Mac OS X 10.4 and later, include 10.6 (Snow Leopard). For Windows users, Test Gear 2.5 is compatible with Windows XP, Vista 32/64, and Windows 7 32/64.
Test Gear 2.5 supports Adobe After Effects CS3 through CS5.
Pricing and Availability
Test Gear 2.5 is shipping now. The plug-in remains priced at $95. Upgrades from prior versions of Test Gear are $49. Time-limited demo versions of the plug-in are available on the Synthetic Aperture web site.
About Synthetic Aperture
Founded in 1995, Synthetic Aperture is a provider of practical tools for digital video, specializing in color correction and measurement. Synthetic Aperture publishes the Color Finesse advanced color corrector as a stand-alone application and as a plug-in for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro; Echo Fire video previewing software for Adobe After Effects and Photoshop; the Test Gear test instrument plug-in for After Effects; and the popular free utility Test Pattern Maker. More information may be found on the company's web site, www.synthetic-ap.com.
Note to editors: Color Finesse is a registered trademark and Test Gear, Colorociter, QuickGrade, Echo Fire, LiveFire, Video Finesse, Synthetic Aperture, Test Pattern Maker, and Boss Backgrounds, Tasty Textures, Cool Clips are trademarks of Synthetic Aperture.
Adobe and Adobe After Effects are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
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