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sig999
12-17-2004, 10:52 AM
http://www.thepixelfarm.co.uk/news/newsarticles.aspx?NewsID=58

At just 49 PFHoe is the most cost effective DV tracking application, for the Mac and Windows platform. Designed for DV hobbyists and budding CG artists alike PFHoe is a perfect introduction to tracking.

For the first time it is possible for those wanting to learn about match moving or experiment with matching computer graphics to video footage, to use cutting edge tools without the price tag to match.

Using core technology developed for PFTrack - the industry leading tracking and analysis system - PFHoe provides a tremendous amount of power via a very simple to use, intuitive interface. An import Wizard guides the user through importing and setting up the DV footage by explaining the parameters that are needed to successfully track a shot. The simple one click tool set provides an environment which will produce great results - even for the most inexperienced user. Like its big brothers PFTrack and PFMatch, PFHoe is able to solve any kind of camera motion, including zooms and nodal pans

PFHoe also features additional tools, including a unique automatic lens distortion correction tool, support for importing mattes from third party applications, simple edit tools to modify tracking data and quality graphs to aid the user in making data editing decisions. Distortion corrected DV resolution footage can also be exported as a QuickTime or AVI for proper matching of 3D objects into the scene in third party compositing applications.

Camera data can be exported to common CG packages with 3D support via a range of plug-ins working under an API to facilitate future support of new applications. PFHoe comes with a single exporter, chosen when purchasing the software, with the option to purchase additional export format support as and when needed.

Get a sneak preview of PFHoe by downloading a trial version from (http://www.thepixelfarm.co.uk)www.thepixelfarm.co.uk (http://www.thepixelfarm.co.uk). You can try everything apart from exporting data. Full versions of PFHoe will be available from the Pixel Farm shop from the 1st of Jan 2005 for 49.

For more information, check out The Pixel Farm web site: www.thepixelfarm.co.uk (http://www.thepixelfarm.co.uk)

jlelievre
12-17-2004, 10:21 PM
I saw the commercial that used this software on the tele last night and I gotta say you get pretty remarkable results using a software that only costs (weird pound symbol)49! Very cool indeed! :)

harlan_hill
12-17-2004, 11:58 PM
Yeah, PixelFarm makes some pretty neat stuff.

I give anyone who names a product "hoe" huge credit!!!

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