Thursday, March 7th, 2024 Posted by Jim Thacker

RE:Vision Effects releases Twixtor 8 in beta

RE:Vision Effects has released Twixtor 8 in commercial beta.

The update adds a new AI-trained algorithm to the high-performance video retiming software for motion graphics and VFX work, improving output on tricky shots.

A GPU-accelerated retiming tool integrated with key video editing and compositing apps
One of the original video retiming tools, Twixtor slows down, speeds up or changes the frame rate of video, creating slo-mo shots from standard footage by warping and interpolating frames.

The software is GPU-accelerated, hardware-agnostic, and integrates with a wide range of video editing, compositing, motion graphics and rotoscoping tools.

The regular edition includes the core retiming features; the Pro edition adds the option to guide the process with mattes, tracking points, splines or motion vectors.

Twixtor 8: new AI-trained algorithm reduces artifacts on problem shots
Twixtor 8 features a new machine-learning-trained algorithm to improve results on problem shots, like fast camera pans, and fast-moving objects with a lot of motion blur.

The change eliminates artifacts that RE:Vision Effects memorably describes as “wobbles, gloopiness or … ghosting”, even when retiming footage shot at standard frame rates.

You can see detailed comparisions in the company’s YouTube playlist, which compares the output of Twixtor 7 and 8 when retiming tricky shots between 3x and 8x.

Price, system requirements and release date
Twixtor 8 is available in beta for most host applications, including After Effects, Autograph, DaVinci Resolve, Flame, Fusion Studio, Nuke and Silhouette, on Windows and macOS.

Support for Final Cut Pro, Motion and Media Composer, Linux support, amd the Pro edition are due in “Q2 2024”.

Regular licenses of Twixtor cost $329.95 and work with 10 host applications. Node-locked Pro licenses cost $595; floating licenses cost $892.50..

Read more about Twixtor 8 on the beta webpage

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