Serious Magic ULTRA 2

Studio Monthly By Douglas Spotted Eagle Ultra2ULTRA from Serious Magic has a seriously stellar reputation as a great keying tool in the ubiquitous world of DV, where clean keys aren’t always easy in the 4:1:1 or 4:2:0 color spaces. Version 2 makes that reputation even better. I tested ULTRA 2 in a variety of keying situations, including those in which the greenscreen is improperly lit, resulting in nasty hotspots on the edge of the screen. This creates a gradient that makes it difficult for most any NLE to quickly key. A few clicks in ULTRA 2 fixed that problem. You can add, edit and remove keypoints easily. Working with a well-lit key proved to be a one-click operation. read more...

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