Images taken with the sun in the view or other bright sources of light creates bright spots and rainbow coloured rings in the picture. These aberrations are known as lens flares. Flare introduces a sense of realism in the picture and makes it look more lifelike. For this very reason, video editors desire the introduction of flare into an otherwise dull scene. Computer generated images are also modified by introducing flare into them to add a sense of reality and perspective.
As the name implies, mflare allows the user to add flare to an image. It is a plug-in for the FCPX (Final Cut Pro X) & Motion 5 post production audio/video editing applications for Mac computers.
What is lens flare?
When light from a bright source such as the sun or bright lamps falls on the lens, the rays get scattered in lens system. This causes the entire image to become bright, lose colour intensity and the image appear faded.
The plug-in allows you to create flare in images. A range of different options is available that allows one to change properties of the flare like shape, texture, glow, colour, and brightness for instance. The plug-in features a collection of over 200 professional presets, over 170 realistic textures, two and three dimensional lighting options, light tracking, luma tracking, 64 bit architecture, real-time presets library and real-time dynamic preview.
- Mac PC with Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better
- 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)
- OpenCL-capable graphics card (Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later)
- 256 MB of VRAM
- Display with 1280 x 768 resolution or higher
- Mac OS X v10.6.7 or later
- ProKit 7.0 or later
- 180 MB of disk space
- Internet connection for software activation