San Francisco - dvGarage released dpMatte, a greenscreen keyer for Apple's Aperture 2.1. Based on technology used in dvGarage's existing keyer, dvMatte, the new background replacement tool is the first plug-in to be released using Aperture's new SDK.
dpMatte uses Apple's SDK for Aperture, which enables developers to use existing Cocoa tools to develop full-featured applications inside of Aperture's existing framework.
dpMatte is designed to remove green and blue backgrounds used in film and still photography in order to composite subjects into new backgrounds. Still photographers use this technology to add backdrops in post rather than commit to a specific backdrop while shooting. Backgrounds can range from simple colors to photographs to complex 3D backgrounds.
dvGarage is working on an HDR plug-in called HDRToner for Aperture as well as porting its nodal compositor Conduit to the application.
dpMatte is available for download at www.dvgarage.com. It is priced at $69, but it is on sale for $49 until May 3. All Aperture 2.1 technical requirements are necessary.