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Flexible parameters of new LiveToon plug-in allows for easy and fast generation of cartoon and comic book looks for Final Cut, Motion and After Effects.

Boston, MA – September 29, 2009 – Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the postproduction and broadcast markets, announced the release of the LiveToon plug-in from development partner DVShade. FxFactory® powered plug-ins are designed by Noise Industries and their development partners to extend the visual effects capabilities of Adobe® After Effects® versions CS3 and CS4, Apple® Final Cut Studio®, and Apple Final Cut® Express applications.

Using LiveToon's built-in presets editors and compositors can quickly create and add professional looking cartoon, graphic novel, and sketch effects to footage. Extensive controls enable users to utilize their creative instincts and explore LiveToon's capabilities. Parameters include posterization, saturation, cartoon edge lines and a variety of screen effects ranging from dots and lines to hash and circulars for a perfect, customized comic book look.

"After the popularity of EasyLooks 2.5, there is no doubt that DVShade has engineered yet another exciting, high performance visual effects plug-in," said Niclas Bahn, director of business development, Noise Industries. "Its easy-to-use controls are powerful and straightforward, resulting in a unique cartoon appearance. We know that LiveToon will be a hit with the FxFactory community and look forward to seeing examples of its utilization."

"FxFactory brought ease and quickness to the engineering of LiveToon without hindering its functionality or image quality," said Trevor Anderson, DVShade founder. "With the help of FxFactory, LiveToon's intuitive parameters were designed to easily manipulate any project, resulting in superior cartoon and comic book effects. I am incredibly thankful to be working with Noise Industries again to provide our users with yet another feature-rich visual effects tool."

LiveToon Feature Highlights

* Highly customizable cartoon, comic book, graphic novel and sketch appearances

* Easy-to-use presets and parameters

* Create and save your own preset effects

* Over 10 professionally designed built-in presets for quick conceptualizations

* Halftone screen effects including: dot, line, hash and circular

* GPU Acceleration and High Precision Rendering

LiveToon Pricing and Availabilty

LiveToon is available for purchase at $49.00 USD from the Noise Industries (www.noiseindustries.com) and DVShade (www.dvshade.com) websites. Adobe After Effects CS3, Apple Final Cut Studio 2 and Apple Final Cut Express 4 users can also sample hundreds of other FxFactory plug-ins by downloading the free 15-day trial version of FxFactory from: www.noiseindustries.com/fxfactory.

About Noise Industries Development Partners

Plug-ins are developed by Noise Industries and its partners using the Noise Industries FxFactory Pro Plug-in Manager. The FxFactory Pro Plug-in Manager provides broadcast designers a user-friendly development tool to create additional effects plug-in packages for Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Studio and Final Cut Express applications.

DVShade has been a development partner since 2008 and recently engineered the award-winning EasyLooks 2.5 plug-in for the FxFactory platform.

About Noise Industries, LLC

Established in 2004, Boston, Massachusetts-based Noise Industries is an innovative developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast community. Their products are integrated with popular non-linear editing and compositing products from Apple, Adobe and Avid®. For more information about Noise Industries, please visit: http://www.noiseindustries.com.

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(email) Kathleen@zazilmediagroup.com

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