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jeudi 27 mai 2010

GenArts Announces Availability of Sapphire 5 for After Effects

Industry-Standard Visual Effects Suite Introduces New Levels of Performance and Creativity and CS5 Compatibility At A Special Upgrade Price

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – May 27, 2010 – GenArts, Inc., the premier provider of specialized visual effects software for the film, television and video industries, announced today the immediate availability of GenArts Sapphire™ 5 for Adobe After Effects. Unveiled in April at NAB 2010, Sapphire 5 raises the bar in visual effects by coupling the creativity, quality and reliability Sapphire is known for with GPU-optimized performance, a range of new effects and transitions, and full CS5 compatibility.

GenArts Sapphire has gained a following among the world’s best visual effects artists as the industry-standard plug-in suite. Used in countless films, television broadcasts and commercials, Sapphire is the essential tool in the professional artist’s toolbox. Now, After Effects artists may take advantage of these key additional benefits:

  • Enhanced productivity—Sapphire 5 provides GPU acceleration for lightning-fast render speeds and full interactivity at HD resolutions.
  • Greater creativity—Sapphire 5 delivers full floating point support for amazing image quality and maximum dynamic range to enable a level of creativity that sets your work apart from your competitor’s. It also offers many new transitions and effects such as TVDamage and Technicolor.
  • CS5 compatibility—Sapphire 5 is 64bit and fully supports Adobe’s new CS5 release.
  • All at a special upgrade price (50% off the regular upgrade price) designed to make the transition to CS5 as seamless as possible for current Sapphire customers.

“While visual effects are certainly essential in today’s film and television industries, artists are constantly challenged to create fresh, compelling content that sets them apart from their competitors -- on budget and on time,” said Steve Bannerman, CMO, GenArts. “With Sapphire 5 in their arsenal, After Effects artists will be able to push the limits of their creativity, generating one-of-a-kind looks without sacrificing deadlines.”

Pricing and Availability
GenArts Sapphire 5 for Adobe After Effects is now available for both Windows and Mac. (Sapphire 5 AE for the Mac will be fully GPU accelerated at a later date and will be available to Sapphire 5 AE Mac customers as a free update, when available.) Floating licenses are priced at $2,499; node-locked licenses are available for $1,699. Users may upgrade from either Sapphire version 1 or 2 to Sapphire 5 for the special price of only $299, and monthly rental licenses are priced at $169. Support for Sapphire version 1 for After Effects will end effective August 31, 2010.

Since the company's founding in 1996, GenArts software has been utilized in thousands of films, television broadcasts and commercials, including more than 20 Oscar-nominated pieces such as Titanic; I, Robot; Armageddon; Star Wars Episode I, II and III; The Matrix trilogy; The Lord of the Rings trilogy; Pearl Harbor; Spider Man; Pirates of the Caribbean; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Transformers; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Avatar and many more.

samedi 1 mai 2010

CS5

Pour ceux d'entre nous impatients de tester les fonctionnalités de Adobe Photoshop CS5 et les autres applications de cette même suite, nous rappelons qu'il est possible de télécharger en version "trial" ces logiciels, pour le moment en anglais seulement, à cette adresse  : http://www.adobe.com/downloads/

La Master Collection CS5 pèse 4,45GB à télécharger. Elle comprend:

Adobe Photoshop CS5 box

Adobe Photoshop® CS5 Extended

Discover new dimensions in digital imaging

Adobe Illustrator CS5 box

Adobe Illustrator® CS5

Explore new paths with the essential vector tool

Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 box

Adobe InDesign® CS5

Design professional layouts for print and digital publishing

Adobe Acrobat CS5 box

Adobe Acrobat® 9 Pro

Deliver revolutionary digital documents and accelerate information exchange with PDF

Adobe Flash Catalyst box

Adobe Flash® Catalyst™ CS5

Create expressive interfaces and interactive content without writing code

Adobe Flash Professional CS5 box

Adobe Flash Professional CS5

Create and deliver rich interactive content

Adobe Flash Builder CS5 box

Adobe Flash Builder™ 4

Develop cross-platform rich Internet applications

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 box

Adobe Dreamweaver® CS5

Design, develop, and maintain standards-based websites and applications

Adobe Fireworks CS5 box

Adobe Fireworks® CS5

Rapidly prototype and design for any device

Adobe Contribute® CS5

Simplify website management

Adobe Premiere® Pro CS5

Bring high-performance editing to next-generation storytelling

Adobe After Effects® CS5

Create motion graphics and visual effects with the industry standard

Adobe Soundbooth® CS5

Create and edit audio with ease

Adobe OnLocation™ CS5

Shoot better and faster with powerful production tools

Adobe Encore® CS5

Deliver virtually anywhere