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  The Foundry Kronos 5.0 for After Effects (Node-Locked License)
The Foundry Kronos 5.0 for After Effects (Node-Locked License)



 

The Foundry Kronos for After Effects (Node-Locked)

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Retiming and Motion Blur plug-in for After Effects

KRONOS offers Hollywood quality CUDA GPU accelerated retiming, based on our Academy Award®-winning FURNACE algorithms. Use KRONOS for retiming, speed-ramping, time-remapping and slow motion effects, plus the addition of realistic motion blur. Retiming is useful when you have to make something fit an allotted time segment, or want to creatively move in "super slow-motion". To create slow motion, new frames have to be generated. Just repeating frames results in very poor quality output with blurring and stuttering, and motion vector techniques have traditionally been very slow to render. KRONOS produces far superior results by creating brand new frames using optical flow/motion estimation, and at incredibly high speed thanks to its ability to utilize your NVidia GPU for offloading processing.

KRONOS 5.0 Features:

  • Blink: Real-time CUDA acceleration
    • KRONOS 5.0 was the first product to use our ground breaking Blink technology. Blink is the framework which translates our algorithms to run on your GPU, in this case, utilizing NVidia's CUDA technology.
    • New details in the KRONOS release notes.
  • Optical-flow engine
    • KRONOS uses clever maths to look at every pixel on each frame, tracking where it moves to on the next.
    • By comparing the two, it estimates what would appear in-between, allowing the creation of additional frames and a super smooth slow-motion result.
    • This knowledge also allows KRONOS to add high motion blur to your clip based on the movement of objects within it.
  • KRONOS plug-in
    • KRONOS is used to change the speed of a clip.
    • The algorithm uses motion-estimation technology to generate motion vectors that describe where each pixel is moving from frame to frame.
    • This is then used to build in-between frames in a sequence.
    • Motion blur is automatically created when speeding up clips.
    • Much of our research has concentrated on reducing the edge-dragging between foreground and background objects.
  • MotionBlur plug-in
    • MotionBlur uses the Foundry's advanced motion estimation technology to add realistic motion blur to a sequence.
    • MotionBlur uses the same techniques and technology as the motion blur found in KRONOS but presents the controls in a less complex, more user friendly way.

In the video clip below, Alexander Lehnert of Haus & Gross Communications demonstrates selectively speed ramping a clip for artistic effect using KRONOS.


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