Shake is the only compositing software with a complete toolset for both single artists and visual effects facilities. With 3D multi-plane compositing, 32-bit Keylight and Primatte keying, cutting edge Optical Flow image processing, Final Cut Pro integration and an open, extensible scripting language, Shake delivers all the tools required for sophisticated film and television visual effects.
License Qty: 1 user
Package Type: Retail
OS Required: Apple MacOS X 10.4.6 or later
Apple Shake 4.1 Specifications
Part # MA434Z/A
Manufacturer Part #
Creativity, Video Editing & Production
Compatible Operating Systems
Apple MacOS X 10.4.6 or later
Power Mac G5; Power Mac G4 or PowerBook G4 with 1GHz or faster PowerPC G4 processorQuickTime 7.0 or later
Mac OS X v10.3.9 or Mac OS X v10.4
QuickTime 7.0 or later
512MB of RAM or more
1GB of available disk space for caching and for temporary files
AGP graphics card with at least 32MB of video memory and OpenGL hardware acceleration
Display with 1280-by-1024-pixel resolution and 24-bit color
Apple Shake 4.1 Features
Editing and effects pipeline integration
Now the leading film visual effects software can be combined with the world's leading non-linear editing software for a powerful editing and effects integrated pipeline. Cuts and layers from the Final Cut Pro 5 timeline can automatically create a Shake node tree. Shake 4 will automatically launch from the Final Cut Pro 5 timeline, reducing the need to recreate the edits and layers in Shake from scratch.
Unified 2D/3D compositing
Shake 4 lets you composite live action and 3D CGI layers with more realism using the new OpenGL-accelerated 3D multi-plane compositing node. 3D compositing is seamlessly integrated into the node view to work with the same flexible user interface as every other operation. You can combine full 32-bit float Keylight and Primatte keyers, vector-based paint and rotoshapes with tracking along with 3D animated cameras; or import your camera animation from a Maya-compatible camera data file.
Advanced image processing technology
Shake 4 leads the way in integrating the latest image processing technology into a single visual effects package. No other visual effects software delivers a complete set of tools including shape-based morphing and warping and advanced Optical Flow technology. Optical Flow algorithms use pixel-by-pixel image analysis to create smooth retiming, incredible high-quality resizing and automatic stabilization.