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Technicolor Supports After Effects in Color Assist 1.5

New Version Adds Powerful Tools for Fast, Professional Results, Plus a New Fully Functional Trial Version

Paris (France) & Hollywood (CA) – May 14, 2013 – Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, today announced the latest version of Technicolor Color Assist, its video color correction and grading software package. Key improvements of version 1.5 include compatibility with Adobe® After Effects® and support for AVCHD video and still images, meeting the needs of an ever-expanding universe of creative artists.

Color Assist 1.5 draws on Technicolor’s deep heritage in color science to bring powerful studio color grading and color correction to users who want professional-quality results. 

Adobe After Effects is the preeminent visual effects and motion graphics software, and AVCHD is one of the most popular prosumer video formats. Both groups will benefit greatly from the powerful, yet simple-to-use tools in Color Assist.

“The professional post-production tools Adobe offers enables our customers to create high-quality productions. Now Color Assist 1.5 builds on its existing support for Adobe Premiere® Pro by adding compatibility with Adobe After Effects, therefore giving the post-production community more choices in the tools they use in their workflow,” said Simon Williams, Director of Strategic Relations at Adobe. “Creative professionals are always squeezed for time, and Color Assist 1.5 is quick and powerful.”

Version 1.5 also includes important workflow improvements that make it easier than ever to learn and use. ”Color Assist 1.5 is proof of our ongoing commitment to work with our partners, such as Adobe, and to help video creators realize their artistic vision,” said Alejandro Guerrero, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Technicolor CineStyle. “Over the past five months we’ve listened intently to our customers and responded with a plethora of enhancements – like our Pixelmeter, improved bin and browser navigation, and workspace customization – that improve efficiency and expand creative options.”

Color Assist 1.5 is currently available for both Mac and PC users and supports a growing list of video production suites, including Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 & higher, and now Adobe After Effects. The company is committed to making Color Assist available to an even broader user base, and is working closely with its partners to ensure that Color Assist will support the most popular video editing platforms as they continue to evolve on the desktop and in the Cloud.

Pricing & Availability

Color Assist is available for purchase this week with support for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CS 5.5 & higher, Final Cut Pro 7, and Final Cut Pro X on Mac OS and Windows for $99 USD at Existing users can receive a free update that includes Adobe After Effects support and all the new enhancements of version 1.5, and new users can download a free, fully functional 14-day trial of Color Assist. Additional Color Assist Looks packages can be purchased for $19 USD and include 10 additional custom-created Looks per package. Join Technicolor’s Color Assist online communities on Facebook and Twitter to keep current on product news and updates. 

About Technicolor

Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world-class research and innovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies, based on a thriving licensing business. Our commitment: supporting the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in theaters, homes and on-the-go. Euronext Paris: TCH

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