May 30, 2007

Noise Industries Releases FxFactory 1.05 for Apple Final Cut Studio 2

Boston, Mass. - Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the postproduction and broadcast markets, has released FxFactory 1.05 for Apple Final Cut Studio 2.
FxFactory for Apple Final Cut Studio 2 offers GPU-accelerated, native visual effects plug-ins for Apple Final Cut Pro 6 and Apple Motion 3 running on Apple's new FxPlug architecture. The optimized FxFactory plug-in architecture provides greater speed and performance for visual effects creation on both PowerPC and Intel-based Mac platforms. 
Other FxFactory enhancements include a refined user interface and custom presets for fast ­ professional effects creation.
New FX for the Pro Pack: Frame Overlay, Particle System, Slideshow, LED Lights
Frame Overlay: allows the preview of sections of footage that fit within a different (smaller) frame size than the native size of the sequence, by rendering a customizable overlay over existing footage. The overlay can be used to add hints to your footage before a conversion from 16:9 to 4:3; to preview how your PAL content will look at NTSC resolution if no re-scaling is applied; to identify portions of the original HD frame to be preserved when down-sampling for DVD adaptation.
Particle System: animate built-in images as well as media via an image well parameter.
Slideshow: create slideshow of images from any folder inside FCP.
LED Lights: simulate the display of a source image on an array of LED lights. 
New FX for Motion Pack: Glitch, 3D Shatter, Panel Vision, RGB Trails
Glitch: corrupts and destroys the image in a controllable way.
3D Shatter: breaks the image up over 3D space.
Panel Vision: tiles 8 source images in random patterns.
RGB Trails: a motion trail effect with controls for each color channel.
New FX for Editing Pack: 
New Transitions: Cheshire Fade, Explode Away, Panels Mix Off, Spinner, Zipper
Cheshire Fade: fades away the image leaving the edges to last.
Explode Away: explodes the source clip off the screen.
Panels Mix Off:  mixes, shrinks or spins the source clip to the nextclip in random patterns.
Spinner: spins the image a number of times landing on the next clip.
Zipper: Unzips the next image over the clip.
Noise Industries FxFactory 1.05 and updated FxPacks are available now starting at $99. FxFactory 1.05 is a free update for all current owners of FxFactory.