Synapse / Neurons
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Synapse allows the Quantel Q range operator direct, interactive use of hundreds of professional-grade After Effects plug-ins from within the Quantel environment.
Synapse / Neurons


provides Quantel users over 1,000 state-of-the-art visual effects and imaging plug-ins. Using Synapse, users can apply plug-ins to layers in QEdit, QEffects, and QUtility (the latter being for time-based tools and effects). Synapse supports plug-ins from the top developers in the industry, including the latest from BorisFX, Conoa, DigiEffects, DFT, Genarts, RE:VisionFX, Red Giant Software, and Tiffen.


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 Sapphire Glint plug-in in Synapse, with on-screen controls

Synapse displays the plug-in parameters as Quantel-style menu controls, allowing the user to adjust interactively and see the results on the screen. In addition, many of the plug-ins provide on-screen controls for further ease of use.


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Monsters GT Aurora plug-in in Synapse, with on-screen controls

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Synapse plug-ins come in bundles called Neurons. There are currently Twenty Six Neuron bundles available, including the following:

Neuron Bundle 1: Boris Continuum Complete

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Popular and extensive set of nearly 200 eye-catching effects plug-ins and powerful imaging tools. Includes image restoration tools, time-based effects, distortion and perspective effects, generators such as Snow, Rain, and Fire, lights such as Glint, Glare, and Glitter, wipe transitions, key and matte tools, colors and blurs, and film, glow, and cartoon effects.

For more details: Neuron Bundle 1 Boris Continuum Complete

NeuronBundle 2: RE:Vision FX

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RE:Vision FX includes highly specialized filters to: Reduce noise using smart spatial and time-based methods; Provide smarter de-interlacing/pull-down; Intelligently mend holes in images; Blur based on tracked image motion; Turn 2D artwork into 3D rendered imagery; Slow down or speed up clips using image warping; Turn pictures and videos into painted works of art; and Apply advanced blurring and distortion tools. Utilizes RE:Vision's proprietary motion tracking and shading-from-shape technology.

For more details: Neuron Bundle 2 REVision

Neuron Bundle 5: Knoll Light Factory

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Well-known package of Lens Flares and lighting effects.

For more details: Neuron Bundle 5 Knoll Light Factory

Neuron Bundle 6: Sapphire from Genarts

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Our most popular bundle, Sapphire is a collection of more than 200 fast-rendering, state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects such as glows, glints, lighting, film effects, warps and textures.

For more details: Neuron Bundle 6 Genarts Sapphire

Neuron Bundle 8: Final Effects Complete

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Final Effects Complete is a collection of over 100 effects filters, well known for the unique particle treatments of Mr. Mercury and Bubbles, the creative distortions of Griddler and Flo Motion, and the eye catching, stylized effects of Mr. Smoothie and Glue Gun.

For more details: Neuron Bundle 8 Final Effects Complete

Neuron Bundle 12: Digital Film Tools

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More than 30 plug-ins, including compositing, matte manipulation, color correction, grain and lighting tools. Includes Composite Suite Pro and zMatte keyer.

For more details: Neuron Bundle 12 Digital Film Tools

Neuron Bundle 13: Tiffen DFX

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Over 100 plug-ins, including simulations of many popular award-winning Tiffen glass filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction plus natural light and photographic effects.

For more details: Neuron Bundle 13 Tiffen DFX

Neuron Bundle 14: Text Anarchy

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Text Anarchy will generate the coolest text-based effects while giving you fine typographic control. Animate based on preset paths, particle arrays, and Matrix-style patterns. Also includes the Geomancy Shapes plug-ins for creating backgrounds and patterns of all kinds.

For more details: Neuron Bundle 14 Text Anarchy

Neuron Bundle 15: ToonIt

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Transforms your material into beautiful cartoon shading and lines, with precise control over styles, shading and outlines.

For more details: Neuron Bundle 15 ToonIt

Neuron Bundle 16: Trapcode Shine, Starglow, and 3D Stroke

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Create stunning light ray effects with Shine, add sparkling glint/streak/shimmer with Glow, and generate organic line and shape animations with 3D Stroke.

For more details: Neuron Bundle 16 Trapcode Shine, Neuron Bundle 16 Trapcode Starglow, and Neuron Bundle 16 Trapcode 3D Stroke

Neuron Bundle 26: Genarts Monsters GT

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Designed to complement Genarts Sapphire, Monsters GT offers an array of stunning effects, including over 50 one-of-a-kind stylize, warp, fluid, trail and particle effects.

For more details: Genarts Monsters GT

Individual Plug-in: DFT PhotoCopy New

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Copy the brightness, color, tone, detail, grain and texture from one image and apply them to another. Or, pick a preset look from 94 movies, 72 paintings, 40 photographs or 30 historical processes, using a convenient browse menu with thumbnails and preview window.

For more details: VDS Synapse DFT PhotoCopy

Individual Plug-in: Genarts Particle Illusion

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Create amazing effects: explosions, smoke, fire, sparkles, motion graphics backgrounds, space effects, creatures, and abstract artistic effects. Browse and preview from the huge library of included effects, and then fine tune using an extensive set of key-frame-able parameters.

For more details: VDS Synapse ParticleIllusion

Individual Plug-in: Beauty Box from Digital Anarchy

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Give your actor or model an incredible makeover in post-production by incorporating state-of-the-art face detection and smoothing algorithms. This plugin automatically identifies the skin tones and removes imperfections, while leaving important facial details sharp.

For more details: VDS Synapse BeautyBox

Individual Plug-in: Neat Video from ABSoft

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Neat Video is designed to reduce visible noise and grain in film and video footage. It incorporates the most advanced noise reduction algorithms in the industry, and features the highest accuracy of noise reduction: preserving sharpness and details while reducing the objectionable noise in your footage.

For more details: VDS Synapse Neat Video

Bundle Updates from VDS

VDS actively updates Synapse to support the latest versions of each Neuron bundle. These updates are of interest to many users since they provide new plug-ins and features. For further info on the latest and greatest, please see:

For more details: Neuron Bundle Updates

For more information call VDS today at (631) 249-4399.