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I. Compositing Software:

1. Software Compositors


a. Adobe After Effects: (Win, OSX)

b. Discreet Combustion: (Win, OSX)

c. Eyeon DFX: (Win)

d. Eyeon Digital Fusion: (Win)

e. Apple Shake: (OSX, Linux, Sgi)

f. Houdini Halo: (Win, Linux, Sgi, Sun)

g. Nuke: (Win, Linux)

h. Softimage XSI FXTree: (built in compositor)(Win, Linux, Sgi)

i. Matrix Compositor: (Win)

j. Jahshaka: (Win, OSX, Linux, Sgi) (Free!)

k. Chromanator/AlamDV: (Win, OSX)

l. Roach: (Win)

m. Softimage Eddie: DOA (Sgi)

n. 5D Cyborg: DOA (Win, Linux, Sgi) Sajt vise ne postoji.

o. Cineon: DOA (Sgi)

p. Alias Composer: DOA (Sgi)


2. Harware Compositors


a. Discreet Flint: (Sgi)

b. Discreet Flame: (Sgi)

c. Discreet Inferno: (Sgi)

d. Jaleo: (Sgi)

e. Piranah: (Linux, Sgi)

f. Media Illusion: DOA (Sgi)


3. Middle of the Road Compositor/Editor/Motion Graphics Software


a. Boris Red: (Win, OSX)

b. RadTime: (Win)

c. Apple Motion: (OSX)


II. Digital Paint

1. 2d Paint


a. Adobe Photoshop: (Win, OSX)

b. Corel Painter: (Win, OSX)

c. Gimp: (Win, Linux, Sgi, Sun, Freebsd) (Free!)

d. Amazon Paint: (Linux, Sgi)

e. Photogenics: (Win, Linux, Amiga, Pocktpc)

f. Eclipse Paint: (Win, OSX) Previously owned by Alias many years ago it was a paint package on Sgi only. Now it runs on standard windows/mac hardware.

g. Alias SketchBook Pro: (Win)

h. Alias Studio Paint: DOA (Sgi)2d/3d paint software used alot in the automotive industry and previously in the film industry. Many of it's features have been integrated into SketchBook Pro and the Alias Studio family of products.


2. Roto/Video Paint


a. Commotion: (Win, OSX)

b. Curious gFX: (Win, OSX)

c. Hammerhead roto: (Sgi, Linux)

d. Cinepaint: (Win, OSX, Linux) (Free!) Opensource painting application based on gimp. Previously was named FilmGimp. Many studios use it for Dustbusting Film.

e. Liberty Paint: (Win, Sgi) A variety of hardware and software based paint packages for film and video.

f. Matador: DOA (Sgi)


III. Matchmoving/Tracking

1. Realviz Matchmover: (Win, OSX, Linux)

2. 2d3 Boujou: (Win, OSX, Linux)

3. Science D Visions 3D Equalizer: (Win, OSX, Linux, Sgi)

4. Hammerhead ras_track: (Linux, Sgi)

5. Alias Maya Live: (Win, Linux, Sgi) A tracker that is built into Maya Unlimited. It was licensed technology from a company called Alchemy 3D, that was later bought by Synapix who went belly up a few year ago. Not a very good tracker compared to many of the standalone ones, but it works ok for day to day matchmoves.

6. AFX Scene Genie: (Win)

7. Mamoe: (Win, Sgi)

8. PFTrack/PFMatch: (Win, OSX, Linux, Sgi) Previously called Icarus, and developed at the Victoria University of Manchester.

9. Mokey/Monet: (Win, OSX, Linux, Irix)

10. SynthEyes: (Win)

11. Voodoo Camera Tracker: (Win, Linux)


IV. Retiming

1. Realviz Retimer: (Win, OSX, Linux)

2. Re:Vision Twixtor: (Win, OSX)

3. Phoenix Tools Timemaster: (Win)

4. Kronos: (part of Furnace) (Win, OSX, Linux, Irix)

5. PFRetime:


V. Editing Software:


1. Software Editors


a. Sony Vegas: (was sonic foundry)(Win)

b. Adobe Premiere Pro: (WinXP only)

c. Apple Final Cut Pro: (OSX)

d. Apple Final Cut Express: (OSX) A slimmed down version of Final Cut Pro for people who don't need all the extra features. Fills in the gap that Premiere left when it stopped on the mac platform in the under $500 editing software.

e. Avid Xpress DV: (Win, OSX)

f. Avid Xpress DV FREE: (Win, OSX) (Free!) Free version of avid's editing software with limitations like 2 video and 2 audio tracks.

g. Speed Razor: (Win)

h. Blade2: (Win)

i. Cinerella: (Linux) (Free!)


2. Hardware Editors


a. Discreet Smoke: (Linux, Sgi)

b. Discreet Fire: (Sgi)

c. Avid Xpress Pro: (Win, OSX)

d. Avid Media/Film Composer: (Win, OSX)

e. Avid Symphony: (Win, OSX)

f. Avid/Softimage DS: (Win)http://www2.softimage.com/avidds/

g. Media 100 i: (OSX)

h. Media 100 iFinish: (Win)

i. Media 100 844/x: (Win)

j. Pinnacle Liquid: (blue, silver, chrome, etc...) (Win)

k. Quantel eQ: (Win)

l. Alias Wavefront Zap-it: DOA (Sgi) Really cool editing software from Alias that worked really fast on the O2. Unfortunatly only worked with the I/O capture board on the Sgi O2 and was never upgraded to work with anything else.


VI. Digital Color Grading/Digital Intermediate

1. Discreet Lustre: (Sgi)

2. Da vinci:

3. Pandora Megadef:

4. Colorstar/Stardust: (Sgi)

5. SpeedGrade RT:

6. Silicon Color Final Touch: (Sgi, OSX)

7. Nacoda Film Master:

8. FilmLight Baselight:

9. Quantel iQ:

VII. Digital Daily Playback

1. FrameCycler: (Win, OSX, Linux)

2. Nucoda Data Play: (Linux, Sgi)

3. Bluefish 444 Symmetry: (Win)

3. Mflip: (Linux, Sgi) (Free!)

4. i-display: (Linux) (Free!)

5. 5D Commander: DOA


VIII: Broadcast Graphics

1. Quantel gQ:

2. Quantel QPaintbox: (Win)

3. Curious World Maps: (Win, OSX)

4. Globecaster:

5. Lyric:


X. Utilities


1. Particles

a. Particle Illusion: (Win, OSX)

b. Matrix 3D Particle System: (Win)


2. Warper/Morphers

a. Elastic Reality: DOA (Win, OSX, Linux, Sgi) A very popular warping software that avid stopped supporting a few years ago. Many companies still use it.

b. RE:Flex: (Win, OSX, Linux, Sgi)

c. Primordial ooze: (Win, OSX, Linux)

d. WinMorph: (Win)

e. Easy Morph: (Win)

f. MorphMan: (Win)

g. Morpheus: (Win)


3. Motion Blur

a. ReelSmart Motion Blur: (Win, OSX, Linux, Sgi)

b. PFBlur: (Win, OSX, Linux, Sgi)


4. Others

a. 2D3 Steady Move: (Win)

b. Realviz Stitcher: (Win, OSX)

c. Rising Sun Research Cinespace:

d. PFStable/PFPlate: (Win, OSX, Linux, Sgi)

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Tutorial/Information Links:


Camera Mapping


Front Projection

Fixed Front Projection - Faking reality (LW6.5)



Color & Lighting


Tips on Shooting Blue Screen and Green Screen

A few comments on "blue channel noise"

Visual Effects Lighting With Kino Flo

Environmental Design(lots of nice information about lighting and how objects absorb light)

What Wavelength Goes With a Color?

Lighting Controls for Computer Cinematography





1. DV Garage

2. OUTPOST - exercise in compositing 3D elements in a phototgraph

3. Working with Particleillusion 3.0 and After Effects

4. Compositing Backlighting(for AE, but general enough to use for anything)

5. Compositing Basics in 3d

6. Fake Camera Movement in Blue Screen Composites

7. Compositing info and tutorials from the people who made Duality

8. What the hell is multi-pass rendering?

9. Jeremy Birn Tutorials (Lighting In Layers & Multi-Pass Rendering)

10. Shadow Compositing

11. Rendering and Compositing CG Reflections


13. Intro To Compositing For Vfx

14. Compositing a 3D rendered object into Video


16. Darkness Tutorial

17. Compositing tutorial by Maarten Gribnau

18. Working with Particleillusion 3.0 and After Effects

19. Multi-Pass Rendering & Compositing

20. Multipass Rendering Surface

21. How-to: Lightsaber - working with CG props





Codec Comparison

Discreet Codec/Video info page

OneRiver Media Codec Resource Site





Film Technical Docs:Introduction to DI, Shooting HD for DI, Linear vs. Log Digital Capture, Thomson Viper HD Camera, Viper vs. 35mm film, Thoughts on Resolution, Digital Intermediate, Digital Film: Scene-to-Screen, Quantel's iQ DI system

The Ultimate Table of Formats-- Aspect Ratios

Film Format Scanning & Recording Resolution Tables from Cinesite

Cinesite Technical Scanning & Recording Documents



Keying(Blue/Green Screen)


Making A Green Screen With Local Materials

Why using green works better for DV

Clean DV Bluescreen/Greenscreen Composites

You Can Do Bluescreen in DV!

Blue Screen Production Tips

Green Screen DV Compositing

The Blue Screen Page



Matte Painting


Matte Painting for Visual Effects/Compositing by Dennis Sedov









Location Photography

Shooting for Visual Effects

Filmlook with Magic Bullet










Adam Wilt’s DV

Los Angeles Final Cut Pro Users group

A listing of Video Recording Formats

Wide Screen DV Notes

Camcorder Info

A Quick Guide to Digital Video Resolution and Aspect Ratio Conversions

HD Resource

What's an Anamorphic DVD

Dvd Faq





Transitions in Films

ImageMagick Resize Filters(nice overview of different filtering algorithms)

Discreet White Papers

The Quantel Digital Factbook

Digital Filtering Docs from Alvy Ray





Application Specific Tutorials



After Effects







MtoC: Maya to Combustion script

Jam Retimer

Tips and Tricks from FXguide for Combustion(around 30 of them)

Introduction to Combustion

Creative Cow Combustion Tuts

Cloning with Discreet combustion

Discreet Combustion 2 tuts

Creating Clouds with Combustion

The 3d transition in combustion2

Mist Effect Tutorial

Apply motion-blur to a moving object in your keyed footage

Combustion Hardware Guide: Build the Best computer!

Digital Producer tuts for C*

Pulling a Blue Screen with Combustion’s Keyer

Speeding Up Display Performance in Combustion 2

Moving to Combustion 2 from After Effects, 5 part series article:

Part 1: Working with Illustrator files

Part 2: Working with Photoshop files

Part 3: A birds-eye view of the C2 interface, volume one

Part 4: A birds-eye view of the C2 interface, volume two

Part 5: A birds-eye view of the C2 interface, volume three



Digital Fusion


Tips and Tricks from Fxguide for DF(around 11 of them)

Technical FAQs on Eyeon's site

Techniques on Eyeon's site(lots of tutorials, macros, scripts and courseware)

DFX+/Fusion Tutorial Videos on Newtek's site

Just for fun (requires flash)

Basic Poly mask in 30 seconds(requires flash)

Grid Warp

VFXTalk DF Tutorials

Fireworks Extravaganza

Color Matching


CMI Studios Video Tuts:

Faking smoke trails

Fusion Color Correct 1&2

Shiny Text

Additional text tuts at the bottom of the page at the link above:

#11 Simulating Microthermal Turbulence in Digital Fusion 4.02

#12 Fluid simulation with displacements and grid warp in Digital Fusion 4.02

#13 Displacement of clouds text effect DF 4.0

#14 Simulating fluid reflections in DF 4.02

Digital Producer tuts for DF:

Simple and Stuttered Strobes in Digital Fusion

Using DVE for a Motion Graphics Background in Digital Fusion

Using a Reference Frame for Color Matching in Digital Fusion

Grid Warp in Digital Fusion 4

Color Suppression in Digital Fusion 3.1

Creating a Fireworks Display Using Digital Fusion's Particle System

The Art of Rotoscoping with Multiple Splines

Post-Multiplication in Digital Fusion

Bitmap Particles in Digital Fusion

Simple Overhead Text in Digital Fusion



Flame / Flint / Inferno


Flame Tips and Tricks with Kuban Altan

CMI Studios Video Tuts: Displacements

Tips and Tricks from Fxguide for FFI(flame/inferno)




Houdini Halo


Sidefx Compositing Lessons

Oddforce tutorials

Visual Paradigms Houdini Page (temporarily down)

CMI Studios Video Tuts: Houdini Halo Image Based Glow Session





Throb's page

Nuke Central

CMI Studios Video Tuts: Channels Inhouse Tutorial, 3d Compositing, Changing Seasons

Tips and Tricks from FXguide for Nuke(4 of them so far)





Aneks tutorials on Multipass Keying and Multipass Comping(hosted on vfxtalk)

Building Sapphire Sparks Edge Ray in Shake 2.5.1

TV Scanline text tutorial for closeup animation

CMI Studios Video Tuts: Blurry Reflections, Shadow Displacements, Random Highlighting, Alternative GUI, Expression Linking, Simulating 3d in Shake, Smoking Text

Shake Support Documents(Bugs, Incompatibilities, etc...)

Compositing Tutorial by John Moores

Tips and Tricks from Fxguide for Shake

Shake Benchmarking Site



Additional Compositing Apps


Wondertouch.com Tutorials, hints and Tips for Illusion

Tips and Tricks from Fxguide

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Compositing Books


The Art and Science of Digital Compositing

by Ron Brinkmann



Digital Compositing In Depth: The Only Guide to Post Production for Visual Effects in Film

by Doug Kelly



Digital Compositing for Film and Video with CDROM

by Steve Wright



Apple Pro Training Series: Shake 3

by Marco Paolini



Inspired 3D Lighting & Compositing

by David A. Parrish



The Invisible Art

by Mark Cotta Vaz, Craig Barron



Combustion v2: The On-Line WebWarriors Guide

by Jack Pfeiffer



Combustion Ground Rules

by Todd Peterson



Focal Easy Guide to Discreet combustion 3 : For new users and professionals

by Gary M. Davis



Reference Books:

American Cinematographer Video Manual

by Frank Beacham



American Cinematographer Video Manual 3RD Edition

by Michael Grotticelli



Photoshop CS for Nonlinear Editors (DV Expert Series)

by Richard Harrington



Film Into Video: A Guide to Merging the Technologies, Second Edition

by Stuart Blake Jones, Richard H. Kallenberger, George D. Cvjetnicanin



Film Technology in Post Production, Second Edition

by Dominic Case



American Cinematographer Manual (8th Edition)

by Rob Hummel





The Art of Color

by Johannes Itten



Pantone Guide to Communicating with Color

by Leatrice Eiseman



Color Correction for Digital Video: Using Desktop Tools to Perfect Your Image

by Steve Hullfish, Jaime Fowler



Video Color Correction for Non-Linear Editors: A Step-by-Step Guide

by Stuart Blake-Jones





The Elements of Typographic Style

by Robert Bringhurst


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