FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
SYNTHETIC APERTURE’S COLOR FINESSE 2.1.4 ADDS UNIVERSAL MACINTOSH SUPPORT
Color Corrector Plug-in and Application Now Run Natively on Intel-Based Macintosh Systems
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA — December 13, 2006 — Synthetic Aperture today began shipping an update to Color Finesse® 2, its color correction software, which adds native Intel processor support to the Macintosh version. Both the standalone application and the plug-in for Apple Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 are now Universal applications, taking full advantage of the native computing power of both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macintosh systems.
“Working in conjunction with Apple’s Final Cut Pro™ 5.1.2, this update to Color Finesse unleashes the full power of the quad-core MacPro systems.” said Robert Currier, President, Synthetic Aperture. “Color Finesse has been further optimized for Intel processors, making extensive use of vector processing instructions, benefiting our Windows users as well as our Macintosh users.”
The Color Finesse 2.1.4 plug-in and standalone application are available for Intel- and PowerPC-based Macintosh systems. The plug-in is also available for x86-based Windows XP systems.
Pricing and Availability
Color Finesse version 2.1.4 is available for immediate purchase from resellers and direct from the company’s web site. Registered owners of previous versions of Color Finesse 2.1.x are eligible for a free downloadable upgrade. A demo version of the new version is also available on the web site.
List price for the Color Finesse 2.1.4 PI plug-in is $595, and for the Color Finesse 2.1.4 HD+ standalone application is $1995. Registered users of the earlier Color Finesse 1.x may upgrade to Color Finesse 2.1.4 for $169. A special $169 upgrade to Color Finesse 2.1 LE is also available to those who received the limited edition of Color Finesse bundled with Adobe After Effects 6.5 and 7.0. All orders for electronic delivery receive a $20 discount.
About Synthetic Aperture
Founded in 1995, Synthetic Aperture is a provider of practical tools for digital video and audio. Synthetic Aperture publishes the Color Finesse advanced color corrector, 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.
Further information on Synthetic Aperture may be obtained by calling (949) 493-3444, accessing the company’s Web site at http://www.synthetic-ap.com, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Gamma & Density Co.
Gamma and Density Co. creates tools for the director and DP to maintain artistic and technical control over their images in an increasingly complex, digital environment. Gamma & Density’s aim has been to start on set and develop a set of standards for collaboration with colorists and post-production facilities. More information may be found on the company’s web site http://www.gammaanddensity.com.
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