RE:Vision Effects releases RE:Match for Nuke and Fusion, with automatic color matching for multicam and stereo shoots
RE:Vision Effects announced the initial release of RE:Match for The Foundry's Nuke and eyeon Fusion.
RE:Match takes intuitive color and texture matching to a whole new level by addressing common problems on multicam and stereo shoots. RE:Match is a set of plug-ins to match one view of video or film to another so that it looks as if it was shot with the same camera and settings. RE:Match assumes that both image sequences are taken roughly at the same location but perhaps were not shot at the same time or from the same point-of-view.
For general multicam shoots RE:Match matches, as best it can, one sequence's overall color appearance to match that of another. For stereo pairs, RE:Match can further refine the overall color match by taking into account that the two views are captured at the same time with a relatively small distance between the views. In addition, RE:Match is also able to propagate color changes into areas that are present in only one view. RE:Match can also make other details, such as reflections, specular highlights, and lens flares be consistent between the two views.
Nick Brooks, Academy Award and Emmy Award winner for visual effects, says RE:Match provides "amazing color matching for stereo pairs... really!!! The specular and optical aberrations matching is high quality and very effective. Like all RE:Vision Effects software, it's nicely parameterized for pro-users, but works out of the box."
Johnathan Banta, stereo pipeline designer, says "The smart guys at RE:Vision Effects have created a very cool toolset that I have been lobbying for for a long time. Brilliant!"
Features of RE:Match:
- Ability to globallycolor correct one sequence to match another.
- Ability to globallycolor correct a whole sequence based on a particular point in time, or canbe performed separately for each pair of frames in both sequences.
- Ability to perform automaticglobal (whole image) color correction based on a smaller window of pixelsfor each of the image sequences.
- Works well with overbright values and very wide dynamic ranges.
- Matching for stereopairs takes advantage of internal per-pixel registration using opticalflow methods.
- Stereo pair matchingtakes into account occlusions.
- Stereo pair matchingtakes into account that the two images may not have corresponding detailsat some of the edges of the frame.
- Stereo matching hascontrols for making details, such as reflections, lens flares and specularhighlights match between the two views.
- Methods provided toremove or attenuate on-lens artifacts (such as water drops on a lens).
- Because RE:Match usesinternal pixel registration, stereo matching does not require imagealignment prior to use.
- Visualization modes areprovided to visualize and guide what RE:Match is doing internally.
- Not limited to anyparticular resolution of images.
- Works on all bit depths,including HDR images.
Source: RE:Vision Effects
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.