Twixtor v6 Released with GPU Acceleration for After Effects, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro

The popular slow-motion plug-in, Twixtor, has been updated to version 6, and now includes GPU acceleration for After Effects, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro (7 or X). The update provides speeds up to 5x faster than with the CPU-only.

Adobe users need CS5 or later for PP or AE, while FCP users need FCP 7 or FCP X 10.0.8 or higher. Additional GPU and system requirements can be found here on RE:Vision Effects’ website.

Twixtor Pro v6 runs $595, while the standard version is $329.95. Upgrades for Twixtor standard are $82.49 and Twixtor Pro are $149.95. More details here on Twixtor’s pricing page.

FxFactory 4.0 Adds Support for Adobe Premiere Pro

FxFactory 4.0 is now available and adds support for Adobe Premiere Pro.  The plug-in management program has been a great tool for using with FCP X, Motion, FCP 7 and After Effects; however, the one video editing program that I use the most hasn’t been supported and, as a result, I’ve not been able to take advantage of so many cool video plug-ins.  But now it is.

FxFactory 4.0 is a free download and there are a few free plug-ins that are available with it.  Additional plug-ins are available for trial and purchase with integration inside of FxFactory.

You can download FxFactory 4.0 from Noise Industries’ website.

Final Cut Pro X Multicam Split Screen

Tokyo Split Animator is a plugin for Final Cut Pro X that offers 19 split screen templates.  It allows you to animate-in and animate-out multiple clips; however, as you can see the above video, it also works quite well with multicam footage (something that works extremely well in FCP X) by easily allowing you to show all angles at once with a split screen animation.

Tokyo Split Animator is available through FX Factory for $49.  More details on Tokyo Split Animator’s website.

Beauty Box Video 2.0 – Easy Skin Retouching in Video Editing Apps

Beauty Box 2.0

Digital Anarchy has announced Beauty Box Video 2.0, which is a video plug-in for smoothing and retouching skin in the major NLEs.  In addition to compatibility with After Effects 7.0–CS6, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, and Premiere Pro CS4–CS6, version 2.0 adds support for Assimilate Scratch, Scratch Lab, Sony Vegas Por and Movie Studio.

Beauty Box Video 2.0 retails for $199, but is available for $149 through July 15, 2012.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

PluralEyes 3 Free Beta Now Available

PluralEyes 3

Singular Software unveiled PluralEyes 3 back at NAB 2012.  If you aren’t familiar with PluralEyes, it is a audio syncing program that took the HDSLR video editing world by storm a couple of years ago.  Read my PluralEyes review from 2010.

Some NLEs, like FCP X, offer syncing capabilities in the box; however, it’s not near as full-featured as what you can do with PluralEyes 3. I caught a brief demo of it and the sync speed with tons of clips is remarkable.  Additionally, the interface is not near as clunky as the older versions.  If you want to give it a try, the free beta for PluralEyes 3 is now open.

Right now, it’s only available for OS X 10.7 and will work with FCP 5/6/7 and FCP X 10.0.4 and Premiere Pro CS5/5.5/6.  Media Composer is not supported in this iteration of the beta release.

You can get it on Singular Software’s website.

Magic Bullet Looks Now Works with Final Cut Pro X

Magic Bullet Looks FCP X

I neglected to note this last week when I wrote about the Final Cut Pro X version 10.0.3 upgrade; however, one of the many fixes provided in the update was a hurdle that Red Giant had with implementing Magic Bullet Looks in Final Cut Pro X.

I’ve been using Magic Bullet Mojo with FCP X since it was released.  Simple, clean and smooth integration with the FCP X interface.  Now that Looks is integrated with FCP X, I’ll be using it on some upcoming projects.  In what little I’ve played around in it, I’ve been overly pleased with the interface.  I’ll let you know if there are any problems as I use it more, and I welcome your thoughts as well.  So far though, so good.

Magic Bullet Looks is only $199 through tomorrow, Feb. 7 (that’s half off).  Coupon code LOOKSFCPX50 required. The FCP X Looks upgrade is free for existing Looks users.

Check out the video from Red Giant below. [Read more...]

Will Final Cut Pro X Be Officially Released at WWDC 2011?

On Monday, June 6, WWDC 2011 kicks off in San Francisco with Steve Jobs on stage at 1PM ET.  Of course, the consumer topics of iCloud, iOS 5 and OS X Lion are at the top of the buzz list; however, those who have been waiting patiently (or, impatiently for some of us) since the Final Cut Pro X teaser in April may not have to wait much longer either. [Read more...]

Canon EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro Updated

Canon 1D Mark IV

Ahead of NAB 2011, Canon has announced an update to the EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro.  If you aren’t familiar with the plug-in, it aids with importing .mov files from Canon DSLRs. It transcodes the files to Apple ProRes 422 much quicker and easier than using MPEG Streamclip, which is what we used before the plug-in originally came out.  The plug-in works with files from the Canon 1D Mark IV, 5D Mark II, 7D and 60D.

One of the previously frustrating features of the plug-in is that you have to maintain the folder structure of the CF card on which the files were captured – even if you move the files to your hard drive before you import the footage.  The updated version will make this process easier and allow users to import files from any folder “without needing to mirror the folder structure on the camera itself.”

Although many FCP users have developed a consistent workflow to accommodate this file structure when importing Canon EOS movie files, it will be a welcomed change to take this superfluous step out of the workflow.

Version 1.2 of the EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro will be available to download for free on April 25, 2011.  Watch the front page for the link as soon as it is available.