The Tiffen Company announced the release of version 3.0 of its Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite. Tiffen Dfx 3.0 offers enhanced multi-processor acceleration for faster interaction and rendering of images, over 10 new filters for optical effects, updated host support and interface improvements.
Designed for photographers, filmmakers, editors and visual effects artists, the popular video and still image editing effects suite simulates over 2,000 Tiffen glass filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grains, exacting color corrections, plus natural lighting and other photographic effects.
“Whenever I shoot in HD, I always look for new, more efficient ways to take the edge off of the sharp, inorganic nature of the format,” said cinematographer Saro Varjabedian. “With Tiffen’s Dfx v3 software I can easily apply filters such as film grain, bleach bypass, black diffusion or glimmer glass to help texturize and soften the inorganic nature of HD recordings. The new Tiffen Dfx software makes for a wonderful companion to Tiffen’s trusted line of optical filters.”
Increasing the technology’s range of use in various workflows, Tiffen has made it possible for one Tiffen Dfx v3 photo plug-in license to run in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture if installed on the same machine. Similarly, one Tiffen Dfx v3 video/film plug-in license will allow it to run in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro 6/7 and Avid editing systems if installed on the same machine.
“The versatility and compatibility of the Tiffen Dfx filter suite in so many different workflows, formats and editing systems is simply outstanding – from my work in print, to music videos and commercials, Tiffen Dfx is the first – if not only – set of filters that I turn to when needing to adjust lighting, color, texture, you name it,” said Michael Bernard, director and cinematographer. “Simply put, I think Tiffen Dfx is truly a digital dark room essential for any photographer, cinematographer or retoucher.”
“The ability to match one image to another is an incredibly useful tool,” said Wayne Herrschaft, photographer and videographer, Headlamp Digital. “Photographers frequently have to match photos shot under varying lighting conditions and color temperatures to achieve consistency, while editors are constantly tasked with having to combine images from different locations and fit them together smoothly, and visual effects artists need to combine multiple elements into one seamless composition. With the new Match filter in Tiffen Dfx v3, these problems are solved.”