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Description

Twixtor enables you to "time warp" your image sequences with visually stunning results. In order to achieve its unparalleled image quality, Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original sequence... employing RE:Vision's proprietary tracking technology that calculates motion for each individual pixel. Twixor render nodes permit you to execute background render tasks on one or more machines on your network.

Now available with GPU support for Sony Vegas Pro, and Movie Studio, Avid Media Composer, Symphony, NewsCutter, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and After Effects: speedups clocked at up to 5x over the CPU version! 

Features

The following are a list of features for each host application

Twixtor features for After Effects plugins for After Effects, Combustion and Premiere Pro

  • Warping and interpolation of frames to "time warp" input footage.
  • Smart processing of interlaced material
  • Stretching of a sequence using a single scaling parameter.
  • Keyframable re-timing for complete control on a frame by frame basis.
  • Frame rate conversions made easy (Important Note: frame rate conversions are supported only from within After Effects and Combustion ).
  • 8 and 16 bits per channel processing. Unclamped floating point image support in After Effects 7.0 or later
  • Option to automatically enhance dark imagery or imagery with poorly defined edges. In many cases, footage that was difficult to track becomes much more well-behaved upon re-timing.
  • Contains an option to add or remove motion motion blur, as appropriate.
  • Support for marking material so that Twixtor does not motion-interpolate across a cut.
  • After Effects only: ability to remap audio and video using AE's time remapping tools but using Twixtor "under the hood"

Twixtor Pro for After Effects plugins adds the following features

  • Object separation: Support for foreground and background separation using a specified matte. Twixtor then tracks each layer separately for improved results. This feature uses proprietary filling and tracking techniques when working on the background layer even when it is obscured by the foreground! Support for up to 3 foreground layers.
  • Track Point Guidance: Up to 12 user-defined points can be specified to help guide Twixtor's motion estimation. By using the tracking points you can explicitly tell Twixtor where a pixel moves from one frame to the next in order to guide Twixtor's calculation of motion vectors. You can set the position of each point at each frame by hand, but more importantly, In After Effects and combustion these points can be positioned from frame-to-frame using the host application's point-tracking features.
  • Spline Guidance: When Twixtor exhibits tracking problems, you can guide Twixtor by simply creating and animating shapes to show Twixtor where objects are actually moving. Interactive feature registration is directed through the host program's drawing and roto tools (splines and polylines), not through a grid of mesh points! As such, there is no new interface to learn! This feature only available within After Effects 5.0 (and later) and combustion 3.0 (and later).
  • Motion Vector Import: Give Twixtor motion vectors generated elsewhere (like from a 3D system) to time remap footage, including adding motion-interpolated fields to otherwise progressive material. Only supported in apps that work in 16bpc or higher.
  • Motion Vectors Export: You can now output the motion vectors that Twixtor generates internally. This powerful feature comes with visual debugging modes to more intuitively assess and tune the quality of the motion estimation. The motion vectors can then be used elsewhere in the pipeline (including the Twixtor plugin that imports motion vectors). Only supported in apps that work in 16bpc or higher.
 

Twixtor features, Autodesk Sparks

  • Warping and interpolation of frames to "time warp" input footage.
  • Smart processing of interlaced material
  • Stretching of a sequence using a single scaling parameter.
  • Keyframable re-timing for complete control on a frame by frame basis.
  • 8 and 12 bits per channel and floating point image processing.
  • Option to automatically enhance dark imagery or imagery with poorly defined edges. In many cases, footage that was difficult to track becomes much more well-behaved upon re-timing.
  • Contains an option to add or remove motion motion blur, as appropriate.
  • Support for marking material so that Twixtor does not motion-interpolate across a cut .
  • Object separation. Support for foreground and background separation using a specified matte. Twixtor then tracks each layer separately for improved results. This feature uses proprietary filling and tracking techniques when working on the background layer even when it is obscured by the foreground! In certain hosts there is support for up to 1 foreground layer.
 

Twixtor features, Avid Systems (AVX)

  • Twixtor 5 for Avid Media Composer, Symphony and Newscutter released, including the 64-bit versions supported.
  • Warping and interpolation of frames to "time warp" input footage.
  • Smart processing of interlaced material
  • Stretching of a sequence using a single scaling parameter.
  • Keyframable re-timing for complete control on a frame by frame basis.
  • 8 bits per channel processing.
  • Option to automatically enhance dark imagery or imagery with poorly defined edges. In many cases, footage that was difficult to track becomes much more well-behaved upon re-timing.
  • Contains an option to add or remove motion motion blur, as appropriate.
 

Twixtor features, Fusion and Vision

  • Warping and interpolation of frames to "time warp" input footage.
  • Smart processing of interlaced material
  • Stretching of a sequence using a single scaling parameter.
  • Keyframable re-timing for complete control on a frame by frame basis.
  • 8 and 16 bits per channel and unclamped floating point image support.
  • Option to automatically enhance dark imagery or imagery with poorly defined edges. In many cases, footage that was difficult to track becomes much more well-behaved upon re-timing.
  • Contains an option to add or remove motion motion blur, as appropriate.
  • Support for marking material so that Twixtor does not motion-interpolate across a cut .
  • Object separation. Support for foreground and background separation using a specified matte. Twixtor then tracks each layer separately for improved results. This feature uses proprietary filling and tracking techniques when working on the background layer even when it is obscured by the foreground! In certain hosts there is support for up to 3 foreground layers.
  • Track Point Guidance. Up to 12 user-defined points can be specified to help guide Twixtor's motion estimation. By using the tracking points you can explicitly tell Twixtor where a pixel moves from one frame to the next in order to guide Twixtor's calculation of motion vectors. You can set the position of each point at each frame by hand, but more importantly, these points can be positioned from frame-to-frame using the host application's point-tracking features.
  • Spline Guidance. When Twixtor exhibits tracking problems, you can guide Twixtor by simply creating and animating shapes to show Twixtor where objects are actually moving. Interactive feature registration is directed through the host program's drawing and roto tools (splines and polylines), not through a grid of mesh points! As such, there is no new interface to learn!
  • Motion Vector Import. Give Twixtor motion vectors generated elsewhere (like from a 3D system) to time remap footage, including adding motion-interpolated fields to otherwise progressive material.
  • Motion Vectors Export. You can now output the motion vectors that Twixtor generates internally. This powerful feature comes with visual debugging modes to more intuitively assess and tune the quality of the motion estimation. The motion vectors can then be used elsewhere in the pipeline (including the Twixtor plugin that imports motion vectors).
 

Twixtor for Final Cut Pro

  • Twixtor within FCP X released (FCP 10.0.3 needed)
  • Warping and interpolation of frames to "time warp" input footage.
  • Smart processing of interlaced material
  • Stretching of a sequence using a single scaling parameter.
  • Keyframable re-timing for complete control on a frame by frame basis.
  • Option to automatically enhance dark imagery or imagery with poorly defined edges. In many cases, footage that was difficult to track becomes much more well-behaved upon re-timing.
  • Contains an option to add or remove motion motion blur, as appropriate.
  • Support for marking material so that Twixtor does not motion-interpolate across a cut.

Twixtor Pro for Final Cut Pro Features

  • Object separation. Support for foreground and background separation using a specified matte. Twixtor then tracks each layer separately for improved results. This feature uses proprietary filling and tracking techniques when working on the background layer even when it is obscured by the foreground! There is support for up to 3 foreground layers.
  • Track Point Guidance. Up to 12 user-defined points can be specified to help guide Twixtor's motion estimation. By using the tracking points you can explicitly tell Twixtor where a pixel moves from one frame to the next in order to guide Twixtor's calculation of motion vectors. You can set the position of each point at each frame by hand.
 

Twixtor features for OFX (Nuke, Maya / 3ds Max Composite & Scratch)

  • Warping and interpolation of frames to "time warp" input footage.
  • Time remap using animatable speed percentages, or exact frame numbers.
  • 8 and 16 bits per channel and unclamped floating point image support.
  • Option to automatically enhance dark imagery or imagery with poorly defined edges. In many cases, footage that was difficult to track becomes much more well-behaved upon re-timing.
  • Contains an option to add or remove motion motion blur, as appropriate.
  • Support for marking material so that Twixtor does not motion-interpolate across a cut .
  • Object separation. Support for foreground and background separation using a specified matte. Twixtor then tracks each layer separately for improved results. This feature uses proprietary filling and tracking techniques when working on the background layer even when it is obscured by the foreground! In certain hosts there is support for up to 3 foreground layers.
  • Track Point Guidance. Up to 12 user-defined points can be specified to help guide Twixtor's motion estimation. By using the tracking points you can explicitly tell Twixtor where a pixel moves from one frame to the next in order to guide Twixtor's calculation of motion vectors. You can set the position of each point at each frame by hand.
  • Motion Vector Import. Give Twixtor motion vectors generated elsewhere (like from a 3D system) to time remap footage.
  • Motion Vectors Export. You can now output the motion vectors that Twixtor generates internally. This powerful feature comes with visual debugging modes to more intuitively assess and tune the quality of the motion estimation. The motion vectors can then be used elsewhere in the pipeline (including the Twixtor plugin that imports motion vectors).
  • Note for Toxik users, we properly locate the points from the center of project is 0,0 reference so you can use expressions to connect to tracker locations to Twixtor's Tracking Point settings.
 

Twixtor for Apple Shake

  • Warping and interpolation of frames to "time warp" input footage.
  • Smart processing of interlaced material
  • Stretching of a sequence using a single scaling parameter.
  • Keyframable re-timing for complete control on a frame by frame basis.
  • 8 and 16 bits per channel and unclamped floating point image support.
  • Option to automatically enhance dark imagery or imagery with poorly defined edges. In many cases, footage that was difficult to track becomes much more well-behaved upon re-timing.
  • Contains an option to add or remove motion motion blur, as appropriate.
  • Object separation. Support for foreground and background separation using a specified matte. Twixtor then tracks each layer separately for improved results. This feature uses proprietary filling and tracking techniques when working on the background layer even when it is obscured by the foreground! Support for up to 3 foreground layers.
  • Track Point Guidance. Up to 12 user-defined points can be specified to help guide Twixtor's motion estimation. By using the tracking points you can explicitly tell Twixtor where a pixel moves from one frame to the next in order to guide Twixtor's calculation of motion vectors. You can set the position of each point at each frame by hand, but more importantly, these points can be positioned from frame-to-frame using the host application's point-tracking features.
  • Spline Guidance. When Twixtor exhibits tracking problems, you can guide Twixtor by simply creating and animating shapes to show Twixtor where objects are actually moving. Interactive feature registration is directed through the host program's drawing and roto tools (splines and polylines), not through a grid of mesh points! As such, there is no new interface to learn!
  • Motion Vector Import. Give Twixtor motion vectors generated elsewhere (like from a 3D system) to time remap footage, including adding motion-interpolated fields to otherwise progressive material.
  • Motion Vectors Export. You can now output the motion vectors that Twixtor generates internally. This powerful feature comes with visual debugging modes to more intuitively assess and tune the quality of the motion estimation. The motion vectors can then be used elsewhere in the pipeline (including the Twixtor plugin that imports motion vectors).
 

Twixtor for Autodesk Softimage

  • Warping and interpolation of frames to "time warp" input footage.
  • Smart processing of interlaced material
  • Stretching of a sequence using a single scaling parameter.
  • Keyframable re-timing for complete control on a frame by frame basis.
  • 8 and 16 bits per channel and unclamped floating point image processing.
  • Option to automatically enhance dark imagery or imagery with poorly defined edges. In many cases, footage that was difficult to track becomes much more well-behaved upon re-timing.
  • Contains an option to add or remove motion motion blur, as appropriate.
  • Support for marking material so that Twixtor does not motion-interpolate across a cut.
  • Object separation. Support for foreground and background separation using a specified matte. Twixtor then tracks each layer separately for improved results. This feature uses proprietary filling and tracking techniques when working on the background layer even when it is obscured by the foreground! Support for 1 foreground layer.
  • Track Point Guidance. Up to 12 user-defined points can be specified to help guide Twixtor's motion estimation. By using the tracking points you can explicitly tell Twixtor where a pixel moves from one frame to the next in order to guide Twixtor's calculation of motion vectors. You can set the position of each point at each frame by hand, but more importantly, these points can be positioned from frame-to-frame using the host application's point-tracking features. Autodesk Softimage version also supports using arbitrary clusters of points and lines from the 3D scene.
  • Motion Vector Import. Give Twixtor motion vectors generated elsewhere (like from a 3D system) to time remap footage, including adding motion-interpolated fields to otherwise progressive material.
  • Motion Vectors Export. You can now output the motion vectors that Twixtor generates internally. This powerful feature comes with visual debugging modes to more intuitively assess and tune the quality of the motion estimation. The motion vectors can then be used elsewhere in the pipeline (including the Twixtor plugin that imports motion vectors).
 

Twixtor for Sony Vegas Pro

  • Twixtor features now available for Sony Vegas Pro
Twixtor v5.1 is now compatible with Adobe After Effects 7, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5 and CS6.   Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, CS5, CS5.5 and CS6  

Version / Release Updates

RE:Vision Effects announces Twixtor 6 with GPU support for NUKE, Scratch, Avid Media Composer, Symphony and NewsCutter. 
 

Video

Specifications & Licensing

System Requirements

  • After Effects CS5 or later.
  • Premiere Pro CS5 or later. CS6 or later is needed for GPU support. Customers must have a GPU that is supported by Premiere Pro. Premiere Pro does not need to support the GPU in OpenCL mode, but it must support the GPU in either the CUDA or OpenCL modes.
  • Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 10.0.8 and up.
  • Sony Vegas Pro 10.0d or later. 64-bit version required.
  • Media Composer v6 and up, Symphony v6 and up or NewsCutter v10 and up. 64-bit version required.
  • Windows 7 or 8, 64-bit for GPU support. Vista is still supported for CPU mode.
  • Mac OS 10.7 or 10.8. Mac OS 10.6 still supported for CPU mode. It is highly recommended that when on Macintosh to use Mac OS 10.8 for the GPU mode of Twixtor. OpenCL drivers within are more robust and run up to 30% faster than those of Mac OS 10.7. Macintosh OS 10.9 (Mavericks) is needed for Intel HD Graphics GPU support. 
  • GPU with 1G memory officially supported. GPUs with 500m can work for Twixtor, but are not officially supported.
  • Driver for GPU must support OpenCL 1.1 (even if Premiere Pro is using CUDA for your GPU). Note that Mac OS 10.7 and up automatically provides this compatibility. On Windows, check with your manufacturer for updated drivers for your GPU, and make sure that you have one that supports OpenCL 1.1. We recommend the latest drivers available.
  • More detailed GPU information found here.
 

Licensing

Floating licenses, you must pick a license server and point your potential clients to look to the server to check out licenses. Our licenses are check out per-machine, so only one license is checked out on a machine even if multiple processes each need a license on that machine.
  • When you are in GUI, a GUI license is checked out. If none are available, the plugin runs in demo mode.
  • Render mode occurs in one of two situations: a) when you fire up the host with no GUI, and b) when in Shake you render a flipbook from Shake (the flipbook application actually is a render-only applications as far as it reports Shake's status to our plugin). If you are in render mode the following license checkouts are attempted:
    1. if a GUI license is checked out for the machine, then that license is used to render (that way you don't check out a GUI and a render-only on the same machine if someone is already using an interactive license on the machine).
    2. if no GUI license is checked out for the machine, then a render-only license is checked out.
    3. If no-render only licenses are available after step 2, then a GUI license is checked out (if available) for the render-only process. (You should know this, in case you fire up too many renders, then you may find yourself without a GUI license to use!)
GUI licenses may be used in a render-only context, but then the GUI license is not available for another machine. So what this means is that at the end of the day, if everyone is finished with their GUI licenses, then you can use all render AND GUI license to render with.

License Manager Requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista and up, including 64-bit Windows versions.
  • Macintosh OS X 10.4 and up.
  • Linux: the software is compiled linking to libstdc++ v6 (compatible with gcc 3.4 and above), so your Linux must have the appropriate .so files to support this. Most, if not all, modern Linux variants support this. Note that Red Hat 9 and RHEL 3 do not, by default, come with the proper .so files needed for our software to run.

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

Upgrades 

  • Upgrade from previous version to current
  • Upgrade from node-locked to floating
  • Upgrade from single host to multi-host

Support

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
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Autodesk Sparks
  • Autodesk Combustion
  • Autodesk Maya / 3ds Max Composite
  • Autodesk Softimage
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Apple Shake
  • Avid
  • eyeon Fusion
  • The Foundry Nuke
 

Training / Resources

Go to Re:VisionFX for Training and tutorials Go to Creative Cow for forums, tutorials and training