SmoothKit is a set of filters that complements and extends the features of basic blurs and sharpens provided by host applications. Each plugin in SmoothKit is carefully crafted with fine control to provide the ultimate in filtering. SmoothKit's emphasis is precise control of the filtering process with no compromise on image quality.

SmoothKit allows you to blur without blurring over edges, sharpen with much less ringing, intelligently reduce small image defects, reduce jaggies, blur with per-pixel direction control, and z-blur using greyscale depth images. Many plugins have per-pixel controls, allowing you to vary the amount of blur or the direction of the blur, and many other controls, at each pixel.

As an example, with SmoothKit you can smooth out the skin in someone's face but not eliminate the details of the hair that hangs in front of the face. In addition to "effects", the SmoothKit toolset can be used to reduce image defects in a much more intelligent manner.

SmoothKit render nodes permit you to execute background render tasks on one or more machines on your network.


  • Ability to selectively filter the luminance, or the chrominance, or each of the RGB channels independently.
  • Soften areas while preserving sharp edges.
  • Sharpen plugin with a "multi-res" mode that significantly reduces usual sharpening ringing artifacts.
  • Optional grayscale images may be used to scale filters on a pixel-by-pixel basis.
  • Includes a jaggie-reducing filter, to help eliminate staircasing.
  • Median filter option (in the Diffusion plugin) that produces much less blocky results than regular median filters.
  • Intelligently reduces block artifacts (for example, DV or MPEG compressed footage).
  • Ability to soften areas without blurring edges.
  • Directional filtering with per-pixel direction and strength controls.
  • Ability to use splines to control the direction of the blur at each pixel (After Effects and combustion only).
  • Multi-frame (temporal) filtering with several processing modes.
  • Z-blur that uses depth maps for blurring control. Ability to change where the focal point should be.
  • 8 and 16 bits per channel processing (only 8 bits per channel supported within Final Cut Pro). Floating point image support in After Effects 7.0 or later.
  • Optimization to take advantage of After Effects's region-of-interest and other smart rectangle processing.
  • Better multiprocessing support.


Version / Release Updates

RE:Vision Effects announces support for Adobe After Effects CS6 and Premiere Pro CS6.

RE:Vision Effects has announced support for Adobe After Effects CS6 and Premiere Pro CS6. In addition to CS6 support, all of RE:Vision Effects' After Effects-compatible plug-ins now come with uninstallers.

In order to properly work in After Effects CS6 or Premiere Pro CS6, users will needSmoothkit: v3.1.
Smoothkit is a blurring filter set that combines user-directed controls and feature-sensitive methods. In particular, what is novel is that the most of the tools in SmoothKit allow the user to blur or otherwise “smooth” images while retaining important features, such as edges in the imagery.


Specifications & Licensing

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Mac OSX 10.2.8 and up
  • Windows XP and Windows 7

Host Applications

  • Adobe After Effects 7, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5 and CS6
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, CS5, CS5.5 and CS6
  • Apple Final Cut Pro 5.1 and up
  • Autodesk Combustion 2.1 and up
  • Boris Red 4.2 and up
  • eyeon Fusion 4.04e or 5.0 and up via the AE plugin adapter
  • Quantel generationQ



Node-Locked Licenses

With the purchase of a license, you get a year's worth of license transfer support. After that, you can buy an additional year's worth of license transfer support for 15% of the current price (and so on). In this way you don't have to pay for floating license software that would increase the price of the product by a substantial amount, yet you still have a way to transfer licenses if necessary.

Licenses can be transferred for an additional fee

Additional Info

Upgrades / Support


  • Upgrade from previous to current version


RFX is available for all your support needs.

Re:Vision offers the following support

  • Free online technical support
  • FAQ's and online Forums available


Related Products

  • Adobe After Effects 7.0 and up,(including 64-bit support for CS5)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 1.0 and up
  • Apple Final Cut Pro 5.1 and up
  • Autodesk Combustion 2.1 and up
  • Boris Red 4.2 and up
  • eyeon Fusion 4.04e or 5.0 and up via the AE plugin adapter
  • Quantel generationQ


Training / Resources

Go to Re:VisionFX for Training and tutorials

Go to Creative Cow for forums, tutorials and training