New preset 3D materials include gold, aluminum, copper, glass, and plastic, and new natural media include procedural wood, fractal noise, marble, granite, and others. Graffiti also comes with overall speed improvements, new compositing tools, and audio import and playback.
Version 2.1 of Red, Boris FX's 3D compositing, titling, and effects application for nonlinear editors, offers expanded host application support, a new Corner Pin Tracker, faster 3D rendering, online help, and several interface improvements.
Red 2.1 costs $1995. Graffiti costs $495 in a standard version that supports nine host applications, including Adobe After Effects and Apple's Final Cut Pro. For $995, the professional version supports additional software, including several Avid packages and Discreet's Edit. (Boris FX; www.borisfx.com) -JD