Instant HD for After Effects 1.0 review

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Instant HD up-converts DV video into a variety of HD video formats.

License: Demo
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 9655K
Developer: Red Giant Software
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Price: $99.00
Updated: 21 Dec 2006
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Instant HD up-converts DV video into a variety of HD video formats. You can choose from a list of preset resolutions to make it easy to integrate DV video into your next High Definition production. When scaling from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD), the missing pixels must be generated in an intelligent way. Instant HD provides a high-quality method for converting SD sources to HD within your favorite video application.

IMPORTANT NOTE The product is specifically designed to work with progressive (non-interlaced) images. That means that if you are starting with interlaced video such as a standard Sony PD150 DVCAM capture, you will need to convert the image to progressive in the host application before applying Instant HD.

If you use a camera that has a progressive mode like the Panasonic DVX100 or the Canon XL2 there is no need to pre-process the material in any way.

After Effects 6.0 or later

Here are some key features of "Instant HD for After Effects":
Professional level results with easy to use options
Includes five simple controls: Output Size, Filter Type, Sharpness, Quality settings, and Antialiasing
Output resolution presets lets you quickly choose the right HD output resolution
Improve the final appearance with integrated sharpening
Antialiasing smoothes the rough edges of DV video

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