DOF PRO v4.0 features:
• Realistic simulation of complex depth of field camera effects
• Full Batch / Animation / Keyframing support, including:
- Industry standardized sequentially padded file reader
- Support for all common graphics file formats including .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tif, .tiff, .tga
- Source, Depth Map and Output image specification
- Hold frame option for single source frames requiring sequential depth maps
- Hold frame option for single depth Map frames requiring sequential source maps
- Automatic Start and End frame counter
- Start and End frame adjustment / range selection
- Log file generation and display
- Automatic preview window updater
- Full keyframe animation support of all sliders complete with animation curves
- Graphic display and interactive editing of all animation curves
- Broad range of animation curve interpolation methods
- Custom interpolation mode for ease in/out, hard in/out etc.
- Keyframe jump-to features
- Keyframe copy and paste features
- Interactive timeline scrubbing
- Frame preview
• Various Depth Map modes, including:
- Fixed Defocus
- Linear Gradient
- Radial Gradient
- External Depth Map
• Powerful focal point adjustment and visualization tools, including:
- Focal Depth controller allowing the user to change the focal point of an already existing depth map
- Preview window clickable option for interactively selecting where the user wants the focal point - DEMO 1 - DEMO 2
- Option to display the currently selected depth map or focal point
- Option to overlay the depth map over the source image for visual representation of the focal plane
• Numerous Depth Map editing tools, including:
- Inversion
- Brightness
- Contrast
- Gamma
- Rotation
- Stretch Range
- Clamp Range
- Scale Range
• Depth Map Edge Management for artefact reduction/elimination, including:
- Alias Depth Map
- Adjustable Edge Threshold
- Adjustable Edge Blurring
- Option to display selected edges
• Full Aperture / Bokeh control, including:
- Custom Aperture Maps (Create your own aperture shapes in any external application)
- Selectable Aperture Shape (Circular, Pentagonal, Hexagonal, Heptagonal, Octagonal, Custom Aperture Map, Cat's Eye NEW)
- Adjustable Pixel Aspect Ratio (PAR) with pre-defined values for NTSC, PAL, 16:9, Custom NEW
- Adjustable Aperture Size
- Adjustable Bokeh Angle
- Adjustable Bokeh Curvature / Roundness
- Adjustable Bokeh Spherical Aberration (Bokeh 'rings')
- Adjustable Bokeh Chromatic Aberration (Bokeh 'color spectrum') NEW
- Adjustable Bokeh Edge Thickness (Edge 'crispness') NEW
- Option to toggle between low and high aperture sizes (to accomodate film and print requirements)
- Option to display selected Bokeh
• Highlight Enhancement Tools, including:
- New and improved Highlight preservation algorithm
- New and improved Bokeh visibility algorithm
- Adjustable Highlight Threshold
- Adjustable Highlight Enhancement
- Ability to Tint Highlights with selectable color
- Option to display selected highlights (both processed and unprocessed)
• Sophisticated Grain Rendering Engine, including:
- Animated or static grain
- Monochromatic or random color grain
- Uniform, Photometric, Additive or Subtractive modes
- Fixed, Depth Map or Blur Amount-controlled distribution
- Ability to Tint Grain with selectable color
- Instant display of selected grain on a gradient strip
• Highly Detailed Rendering Console, including:
- Single-Frame Progress Bar Indicator
- Detailed graphical batch progress bar
- Detailed numerical batch progress bar
- Detailed single frame and batch mode timer
- Detailed status messaging window
- Option to disable preview window for faster workflow
- Resolution controlled menu for faster workflow
- Selected aperture shape visual display
- Full preview rendering statistics
- Full final image rendering statistics
- Zoom preview options for faster workflow
• Easy interface navigation and usability, including:
- Interactive dialog resizing NEW
- Dialog maximize, minimize, restore, default NEW
- Saving and loading of user settings
- Help display
- Source Image Information display
- Global reset option
- Local reset options (per category)
• Powerful rendering technology, including:
- 100% multicore rendering technology capable of using unlimited system cores NEW
- Multigigabyte memory management (3GB of RAM under 32bit Windows (2000, XP, Vista) , 4GB of RAM under 64bit Windows) NEW