Knowledgebase: DFT
What's new if I am upgrading from Composite Suite Pro, Tiffen Dfx or zMatte?
Posted by Marco Paolini on 17 August 2017 07:01 PM

DFT (aka Digital Film Tools) is a combination of Composite Suite Pro, Tiffen Dfx and zMatte along with a number of new plug-ins. As a result of the merging, some some plug-ins were deleted where there was a duplication of functionality. In addition, some plug-ins were renamed as our sales and marketing agreements with Tiffen and Rosco expired.

New Plug-ins

All Versions

Chroma Bands
Creates rainbow diffraction patterns.

Fan Rays
Generates asymmetric fanned rays.

Hot Spot
Utilized in most lens flares, hot spot simulates the circular glow created when a light source interacts with a lens.

Lens Flare
Lens flares are produced by the scattering or flaring of light within a lens when pointed into a bright light. Although an image aberration, lens flares can be added for dramatic effect and are created by combing the following elements: Caustic, Chroma Bands, Chroma Ring, Circle, Circles, Disc, Edge Streak, Ellipse, Fan Rays, Hot Spot, Polygon, Polygons, Radial Streaks, Random Spikes, Ring, Spikes, Spiral Rays, Star, Star Caustic, and Stripe. 331 optical lens flare presets are included along with a Flare Editor where you can create your own flares.

Radial Streaks
Short radial streaks emanating from the center point.

Random Spikes
Generates asymmetric radial rays.

Spikes
Long radial rays emanating from the center point.

Spiral Rays
Creates spiral rays.

Star
A star pattern similar to those created by lens flares.

Photo Plug-in and Standalone Versions

Color
Generates a solid field of color.

Video/Film/OFX Versions

Camera Shake
Simulates camera shake using random changes in amplitude, speed, scale, rotation, and motion blur.

DeFlicker
Removes luminance flickering.

Premultiply
Multiplies the RGB channels by the alpha channel.

Turb Distort
Distorts the image by pulling it in a random manner.

Unpremultiply
Divides the RGB channels by the alpha channel.

Color Correct

Color Wheels
A visual Color Wheels interface can adjust brightness, hue and saturation using master, shadows, midtones and highlights wheels.

New Presets
Added 89 color grading presets from Academy Award nominated movies including 2001 A Space Odyssey, Apocalypse Now, Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Frankenstein, Gone with the Wind, King Kong, Saving Private Ryan and Titanic.

Diffusion
Added 60 new textures to the Diffusion plug-in for a total of 110 textures.

Film Stocks - New Presets

8 New Black & White Films - Polaroid Presets
Polaroid® Polapan®, Polaroid® Polapan® Blue, Polaroid® Polapan® Cyan, Polaroid® Polapan® Pink Blue, Polaroid® Polapan® Pink Blue Halo, Polaroid® 55, Polaroid® 55 Sepia, and Polaroid® 55 Blue.

12 New Faded - Color Presets
Super Faded, Super Faded Cool/Warm, Faded Warm, Hi Con Warm, Low Contrast, Low Contrast Warm, Sharp Cool, Sharp Desaturated, Sharp Warm, Soft Blue, Soft Green, and Soft Yellow.

5 New Faded - Black & White Presets
Hi Con, Hi Con Cool/Warm, Hi Con Sepia, Faded, Faded Green.

16 New Motion Picture Film Presets
BW Hi Con Print 1, BW Hi Con Print 2, BW Hi Con Print 3, Cool 35mm, Fuji Externa 8573 35mm, Fuji 8546 35mm, Fuji 8553 35mm, Kodak 5201 35mm, Kodak 5205 35mm, Kodak 5207 35mm, Kodak 5218 35mm, Kodak 5219 35mm, Kodak 5222 35mm, Kodak 5229 35mm, Kodak 5231 35mm, and Sepia 35mm.

Light - New Gobos
751 new gobos have been added in the following categories: Abstract (115), Doors (97), Elements(67), Foliage (82), Snowflakes (8), Textures (110) and Windows (272).

Tint - New Presets
1439 new tint presets have been added in the following categories: Astronomical (162), Basic (8), Beach (57), Cloth (90), Drinks (21), Earthtones (44), Eyes (11), Flowers (50), Foliage (49), Four Seasons (62), Fruits (79), Hair (33), Ice Cream (23), Landscapes (63), Lips (25), Metal (48), Painterly (348), Skintone (75), Stone (48), Subdued (39), Sweets (28) and Vegetables (76).

Changes

Composite Suite Pro
Plug-In Name Changes
The following plug-in names have been changed.

  • Camera Flash to Overexpose
  • DVE to Transform
  • Edge Glow to Glow Edges
  • Frame Averager to Time Blur

Deleted Plug-ins
The following plug-ins have been removed.

DeArtifact
Deartifact is included in zMatte.

Film Masks
Film Masks has been removed as it no longer relevant.

Glow Effects
Glow Effects can be replicated with Halo and Net.

HDTV Masks
HDTV Masks has been removed as it no longer relevant.

Matte Generator
Matte Generator can be replicated with zMatte.

Tiffen Dfx
Plug-In Name Changes
The following plug-in names have been changed.

  • Color-Grad to Color Gradient
  • Diffusion/FX to Silk
  • Dual Grad to Dual Gradient
  • Edge Glow to Glow Edges
  • FL-B/D to Fluorescent
  • ND-Grad to ND Gradient
  • Nude/FX to Skin Tone
  • Pearlescent to Mist
  • Soft/FX to Net
  • Sunset/Twilight to Sunset
  • Ultra Contrast to Shadow/Highlights
  • Vari-Star to Multi-Star

Deleted Plug-ins

812 Warming
812 Warming can be replicated with Gels.

Close-Up Lens
Close-Up Lens can be replicated with Transform.

Glimmerglass
Glimmerglass can be replicated with a combination of the new Silk and Halo filters.

Halo
Halo can be replicated with the Looks > Halo preset.

HDTV/FX
HDTV/FX can be replicated with a combination of the Silk and Shadows/Highlights filters.

HFX Star
More sophisticated stars can be created with the Lens Flare filter.

Pro-Mist
Pro-Mist can be replicated with a combination of the Silk and Halo filters.

Satin
Satin can be replicated with a combination of the Silk and Halo filters.

Smoque
Smoque can be replicated with the Halo filter.

Soft Contrast
Soft Contrast can be replicated with the Shadows/Highlights filter.

DVE Parameter Group Renamed to Transform
The DVE group was renamed to Transform.

Match Algorithm Changed
A new Match filter color matching algorithm was implemented so that it could be used in all host applications.

Rosco and Gam Gels and Gobos
The Rosco and Gam Gels and Gobos filter presets have been removed and replaced with new ones as our license agreement with those companies has expired.
Note: If you keep Tiffen Dfx installed on your machine, you can load the Rosco and Gam Gobos into the DFT Light plug-in.

zMatte
Plug-In Name Changes

  • Frame Averager to Time Blur
  • Keyer to zMatte

Matte Generator Removed
Matte Generator can be replicated with zMatte.

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