Tue, 09 Jun 2009 Tiffen Dfx 2 Review review
Plug-in filter suite offers outstanding special effects
- Manufacturer: Tiffen
- Pros: Excellent collection of useful effects; parameter control allows lots of customization; previews make for easy filter selection; very good built-in masking tools.
- Cons: No way to save out DFx’s internal masks; no way to automatically apply the effects to a copy of a layer.
- Min specs: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), Universal.
- Price: £64 plus VAT ($99.95 - standalone) ; £192 plus VAT ($299.95 - Photoshop plug-in) ; £383 plus VAT ($599.95 - After Effects, Avid or Final Cut Pro)
- Star rating:
Macworld Buying Advice
When I first heard about Tiffen Dfx 2, I wasn't expecting much. Not because of anything to do with Tiffen -- I've used their filters for years on still and video cameras -- but because when hardware companies try to venture into software, the results are often very amateurish. But that is absolutely not the case with the Dfx 2 suite. It is an excellent if pricey collection of effects wrapped up in a smart interface that provides a tremendous amount of customization.