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Description

AdvantEdge allows you to achieve realistic-looking composited scenes that would otherwise be too dangerous, impossible, or impractical.  Ultimatte AdvantEdge lets you place your talent in any situation without the expense of transporting them and their entourage to a location shoot.

The software is focused on blue screen and green screen, but will allow any color to be selected as the screen color.

 


 

AdvantEdge Features

Platform protection

  • AdvantEdge users get twice the flexibility because it comes ready to go to work on Windows NT/2000/XP, Mac OS X, and Red Hat Linux.

 

Stylish user interface with automated controls

  • The user interface has been designed to automate the control settings by easily sampling different parts of the image or matte with a simple eyedropper cursor. Once a sample has been taken the software automatically sets multiple controls to find the best adjustment.

 

Fully-linear mask

  • Eliminates hard edges -- fine detail, blurred images, transparencies and shadows visible in the foreground image will all reproduce in the final composite.

 

Video Correction

  • AdvantEdge is the world’s first matte generation tool with video correction filtering (VCF) for the 4:1:1, 4:2:0, and even 4:2:2 digital video formats. VCF restores the lost color information in compressed video formats and greatly reduces the blocky artifacts found in most blue/greenscreen composites using DV footage.

 

Advanced Spill Suppression and Clean Up controls

  • Automatically removes discoloration of foreground subjects caused by light reflecting from the blue or green stage. Removing excessive backing color spill from the foreground subject has been automated by sampling the contaminated area with the eyedropper cursor and watching AdvantEdge wash away the spill. Also Matte Clean Up now has individual controls for softening and shrinking the matte.

 

Roto Screen Correction

  • A revolutionary method for making poorly shot footage usable by automatically creating an articulate roto-mask to isolate the foreground without the tedious and labor intensive work of traditional rotoscoping.

 

Automation

  • Allows AdvantEdge to automatically set the best value for Roto Screen Correction, Matte, Spill, and Color controls by sampling problematic areas in the image.

 

Film Correction

  • Reduces the effects of “cyan undercutting” seen as a smeared red edge in areas of sharp transitions in film shots.

 

Matte Correction
  • Reduces the effects of matte lines introduced over-densing the matte, which could be caused by excessive spill onto subject matter.

 

Screen Correction

  • Import a clean plate to eliminate the problems of a “bad” bluescreen.

 

Roto-Screen Correction

  • Allow AdvantEdge to generate a synthetic clean plate for you to eliminate the problems of a “bad” blue or green screen.

 

Video Correction

  • Reduces the blocky artifacts created through 4:2:2, 4:1:1, or 4:2:0 video chroma compression which always compromises the quality of the extracted matte.

 

Matte Sizing

  • Sub-pixel matt sizing and softening allowing for a "Smart Choke & Blur" on the matte.

 

Shadow Control

  • In conjunction with Roto-Screen Correction, allows for independent control of shadows including density, softness, and tint.

 

Color Conformance

  • Allows for individual RGB control over the foreground Brights, Midtones, and Darks, as well as Hue, Saturation, and Brightness.

 

Clean-Up Size & Soften

  • Improved Clean-Up controls to compensate for anomalies in the screen area including Shrink and Blur.

 

 


 

Brochure - PDF

Manual - PDF

 


 

Specifications & Licensing

System Requirements

AdvantEdge Minimum System Requirements


Windows

  • Windows NT/2000/XP Pro
  • (Win 98, ME are not supported)
  • Pentium III 900Mhz or higher
  • 512MB RAM

Macintosh

  • Mac OS 9 (v9.2.2)
  • Mac OS X (v10.1)
  • G4 system 500Mhz or
    higher
  • 512MB RAM

Linux

  • Red Hat v6.1 or higher
  • Pentium III 900Mhz or higher
  • 512MB RAM

SGI

  • IRIX v6.5.x or higher
    R12K 250 MHz
    512MB RAM

Multi-processor support has been built into AdvantEdge. The use of multi-processing will significantly improve
render times on Windows, Mac, Linux, or SGI multi-processor based system.

 


 

Licensing

Licensing: Available with USB Dongle Only

Ultimatte AdvantEdge - USB license

Includes:

  • Ultimatte AdvantEdge for Mac OS X and Win XP Pro & Vista

Support for:

  • Adobe: PhotoShop, AE, and Premiere
  • AVID: Xpress, Xpress DV, Media Composer, Symphony, DS
  • Apple: Final Cut Pro
  • Discreet: Combustion
  • Eyeon: Digital Fusion
  • Media 100:  100i, 100HD

Ultimatte AdvantEdge Render Only

Included Support for:

  • Adobe AE
  • Digital Fusion
  • Combustion

Ultimatte AdvantEdge - PhotoShop Only - USB License

Support for:

  • Adobe PhotoShop

Ultimatte RT/AdvantEdge Bundle - USB License

Ultimatte RT (Real Time) for Mac OS X:  Apple Final Cut Pro and Motion

Ultimatte RT - USB License Only

Additional Info

Upgrades / Support

Upgrades

  • Upgrade AdvanEdge to Ultimatte RT/AdvantEdge Bundle

Support

RFX is available for all your support needs.

Ultimatte offeres the following support options

  • Ultimatte provides free phone and email technical support
  • Existing AdvantEdge customers recieve a discount
  • 30 day money-back guarantee