Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, announced that FxFactory has expanded host integration support to include the newly released Adobe® After Effects® CS4(AE CS4) application. In
addition to the expanded host support, there are 4 new plug-ins for FxFactory Pro users. The new plug-ins are packaged in the FxFactory Pro 2.0.5 update and include Random Close Up, Whoosh, Cube and Upscale.
The Noise Industries team is also offering a brand new Pan and Zoom plug-in FxPack. Released as part of the special Noise Industries Free FxPack Collection, free FxPacks such as Pan and Zoom can be used by any FxFactory supported Adobe or Apple® user. A look made popular by Ken Burns, the new Pan and Zoom plug-in enables users to create the stunning Pan and Zoom motion effects without using a single keyframe.
“Our recent release for Adobe After Effects has been a huge success all around. Many of the Apple Final Cut Pro and Motion users also have the AE package and are very appreciative of the ability to bring their existing FxFactory workflow seamlessly into AE; making their effects production pipe much more efficient,” comments Niclas Bahn, director of business development, Noise Industries. “Also exciting is the new Pan and Zoom freebie. This is available to anyone who has a supported Adobe or Apple host. Many clever features and controls are built-in … I am confident that users will be hooked on the effects after the
Users can download FxFactory 2.0.5 as well as the free Pan and Zoom FxPack directly from www.noiseindustries.com.
About FxFactory Products and New Updates The FxFactory product line offers over 300 award-winning visual
effects plug-ins optimized for real-time performance on the Mac platform. FxFactory products support native integration for Adobe After Effects CS3 and CS4, Apple Final Cut Studio® and Apple Final Cut® Express applications – all within a single package.
New FxFactory Pro plug-in highlights offered in version 2.0.5:
NEW Random Close-Up
This new plug-in will pick random regions of source media and scale them up to cover the entire frame. Random Close-Up allows users to transition from one randomly selected region to the next via one of many built-in transitions.
The new Whoosh transition improves the look of a basic “push” effect with directional blurring and exposure shift.
The new Cube plug-in simulates a 3D transition effect made popular by many Mac programs.
The Upscale filter, new in the “NI Video” category, lets users select a region of the source media and scale it up to cover the entire frame. The filter is extremely easy to set up and allows users to fine-tune the quality of the upscaled image.
NEW Pan and Zoom Free FxFactory FxPack
The new Pan and Zoom generator plug-in automatically creates a smooth animation between any two regions of a still image or clip. Users can also animate a single region with keyframes to handle more complex scenarios. Pan and Zoom can be used by any Adobe AE CS 3 and CS 4 or Apple Final Cut Studio 2 user free of charge. The free FxFactory plug-in manager must be installed to operate plug-ins.
Availability and Pricing
FxFactory Pro 2.0.5 is available today for 399.00 USD. Additional partner plug-in packages are available for free, or commercially starting at a price point of 29.00 USD. FxFactory products can be purchased via the Noise Industries website (www.noiseindustries.com) or through select resellers.
Adobe® After Effects CS3, CS4, Apple Final Cut Studio 2 and Apple Final Cut Express 4 users can test drive hundreds of FxFactory plug-ins by downloading the free 15-day trial version from: