Red Giant VFX Lens Distortion Matcher


Red Giant VFX Lens Distortion Matcher


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Red Giant VFX Lens Distortion Matcher

Remove or match distortion from any kind of lens.

Red Giant VFX Lens Distortion Matcher removes or matches distortion from any kind of lens.

Automatic Undistort

Lens Distortion Matcher makes it incredibly easy to undistort footage from any lens so that you can composite elements into your shot. Even if you don’t know what kind of lens – wide angle, GoPro, fisheye, or whatever – Lens Distortion Matcher can figure it out instantly.

Fast Pro Workflow and Results

Most undistort workflows are difficult and often end up with a loss in video quality through the roundtrip. Lens Distortion Matcher works differently, making the process simple, fast, and lossless. By analyzing the lens distortion in your original footage and then applying that lens model to your final comp, you get an undistorted composition to work in, and a final comp that matches the original lens.
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No More Slip and Slide

Getting a reliable After Effects 3D camera track or 2D track from wide angle footage is challenging if not nearly impossible. Composited elements tend to slip and slide as the camera moves, killing the final effect. But by using Lens Distortion Matcher before you track, you’re able to give After Effects a much more tracking friendly shot.  This results in reliable tracking results, ready for compositing.

Intuitive UI that makes it Easy

Identify curved lines that should be straight and lens distortion quickly solves the lens. Then create an undistorted precomp for all your tracking and visual effects work. Return to your master comp to losslessly reunite your visual effects with your footage. Lens Distortion Matcher and King Pin Tracker are part of a balanced breakfast.

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Lens Distortion Matcher is also part of the Red Giant VFX Suite.

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Red Giant VFX Lens Distortion Matcher Features

Get in Line

Lens Distortion Matcher uses the bends in straight lines from your footage to solve the lens. You don’t even need to know what kind of lens was used in the shot. All you have to do is show it a few lines and Lens Distortion Matcher does the rest. Often, identifying a single line can get the job done.

True Complex Lens Modeling

Lens Distortion Matcher has a robust lens model that can match every kind of lens. From telephoto to wide angle, GoPro to fisheye, Lens Distortion Matcher uses a true complex lens model to figure out the distortion of your shot.

Speed up your Workflow

Use the ‘Create Undistortion Precomp’ button, and let Lens Distortion Matcher do the hard work for you.  Lens Distortion Matcher will set up the work compositions required to build a shot where you can add elements and effects to match the footage, all without touching the original plate. What normally requires knowing a complex, tedious pipeline to ensure your elements are correct is now a matter of a single button click.

High-Quality Results

Unlike other solutions, Lens Distortion Matcher’s pro workflow means you get undistort and re-distort results with no loss in final image quality.


Lens Distortion Matcher is the best and easiest tool available for adding VFX into your wide angle footage, or any kind of footage with camera lens distortion.

Motion Graphics

Ever wanted to add text or other mograph elements into your drone shots or extreme sports footage? Lens Distortion Matcher handles the tedious, technical stuff so you can just focus on creating awesome motion graphics.


Host Applications

Adobe After Effects CC 2018-2020


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Operating Systems

Apple Macintosh

  • Mac OS X 10.13-10.15
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 800 MB of Hard Drive space


  • Windows 10 and later
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 800 MB of Hard Drive space

Additional Requirements

The minimum GPU required is an Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics chip. Of course, newer and faster discrete GPU components from AMD and Nvidia will yield faster performance.

– For Nvidia, we recommend 9xx series graphics cards or newer; mobile GPUs; or the professional series Quadro cards.

– For AMD, we recommend 200 series graphics cards or newer; mobile GPUs; or the professional series FireGL cards.

VRAM size requirements: For HD resolution output, we recommend that your GPU have at least 2 GB of memory. If you are planning on doing a high-resolution project in 4K or more, we recommend a GPU with at least 4 GB of memory.

Any CPU from Intel or AMD is supported.

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