Sale Extended: Purchase the new Coremelt Chromatic and Get LUTx Color Looks – Now ends August 9

Sale Extended: Purchase the new Coremelt Chromatic and Get LUTx Color Looks – Now ends August 9

You have 2 more days to save on Chromatic, the most complete and flexible grading plugin for Final Cut Pro X. Get Chromatic bundled with all 5 LUTx Color Looks for only $99. Sale now ends Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

Chromatic features integrated mask tracking with the Academy Award wining mocha tracker, powerful color keying, full RGB and HSL curves, three way colors wheels, auto white balance, exposure and color temperature.  Unlike other solutions, in Chromatic all these functions and more are available in one powerful product.

coremelt chromaticOur all in one solution put all the tools you need in a simple clear interface, including tracked masks, and individual grades overall, inside the mask and outside the mask. Also included are Camera LUTs for many popular cameras that can shoot with a log color curve, including Sony A7S2, Panasonic GH5, Blackmagic Design camera’s and more. No additional installation or hunting for LUT files, it’s drag and drop.

Chromatic can load LUT files as part of the workflow but we also include a license for our stand alone LUT loader LUTx and the feature film look collection.  We have other LUT collections for sale and you can also create your own LUT collection of standard CUBE files or import any LUT files you have purchased elsewhere.  Manage your LUT collections with real time previews of the clip on the timeline using our own custom LUT gallery.

coremelt chromatic lutxLaunch Special – Ends Wednesday, August 9!

Get Chromatic and the full LUTx Bundle (over 150 LUTs – a $99 value) for only $99.

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Sale ends Wednesday August 9, 2017.

Chromatic is also included in the Everything Bundle, still only $299!

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5 New FxPacks from FxFactory, Idustrial Revolution, CrumplePop, and More

5 New FxPacks from FxFactory, Idustrial Revolution, CrumplePop, and More

There are 5 cool new FXPacks for Final Cut Pro X to check out and all utilize the FxFactory FxEngine.

idustrial Revolution XEffects 3D Video Walls for FCPX

Build single, multiple or complex video walls in Final Cut Pro X with the new 3D Video Walls from idustrial Revolution.  Part of the FXFactory family of products. You control the number of panels, the shape, the depth and the material. Position the wall in 3D space adding a depth of field and choose a pre-programmed animation to fly the wall in and out.

Each plugin has been built as a title to avoid cumbersome drop zones for better speed, timing and easy tweaking. Audio also always stays in sync. Use one of the 45 built-in templates, or build your own wall!

Buy 3D Video Wall at Toolfarm.com
MSRP: $99 Toolfarm Price: $94 

 

luca visual vj toolsLuca Visual FX VJ Tools

Motion graphics for any type of music.

A powerful set of visual creation effects for music videos, concerts, presentations, and more. It’s exclusively for Final Cut Pro X.

MSRP: $49.00 Toolfarm Price: $46.55

Buy VJ Tools at Toolfarm.com

 

The Luut Fontallica

Customizable animated fonts for amazing results.

5 customizable hand-painted fonts created exclusively for Final Cut Pro X.

MSRP: $99.00 Toolfarm Intro Price: $59.00

Buy Fontallica at Toolfarm.com
Limited Time Introductory Pricing

 

wipologyNoise Industries Wipology

Combine classic wipe transitions with essential, unique effects.

Wipology supports wide-gamut media in Final Cut Pro and uses Metal for cutting edge hardware acceleration.

MSRP: $199.00 Toolfarm Price: $189.05

Buy Wipology at Toolfarm.com

 

CrumplePop LUTPro for FCPX

Normalize footage shot in log format through an extensive library of LUTs or lend an artistic look to existing clips.

LUTPro by CrumplePop is a plugin that lets you apply LUT files to your video inside of Final Cut Pro X. You can use LUTPro to quickly normalize video shot in a “log” format, or you can import your own LUT collection for use in FCPX.

MSRP: $99.00 Toolfarm Price: $94.05

Buy LUTPro at Toolfarm.com

All of these products require Noise Industries FxFactory to run (Free Download).

Toolfarm 3 Day Summer Sale – 10% Off with Code SANDCASTLE

Toolfarm 3 Day Summer Sale – 10% Off with Code SANDCASTLE

For 3 days only, Save 10% on Everything* in our Store

Tuesday, July 25 through Thursday, July 27, 2017

Now is the time to get that new software you’ve been wanting or upgrade your favorite plug-in. Save an additional 10% at checkout on new licenses, upgrades and even sale prices, during the Toolfarm 3 Day Summer Sale!

Use coupon code SANDCASTLE at checkout.

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*certain exclusions do apply.

Sale ends July 27, 2017.

Get a FREE 1-Year license for Martini Storyboarding Plug-in from Toolfarm!

Get a FREE 1-Year license for Martini Storyboarding Plug-in from Toolfarm!

Toolfarm has a limited number of Martini QuickShot Creator licenses that they’re giving away to their customers!

See into the future and visualize your upcoming shots with Martini! A $49.95 value!

Bridging the gap between your un-shot scenes and your final edit is faster and easier than ever. No more black slugs with text explaining what “shot goes here”. Show that shot with the dynamic power of Martini and create a better final film.

Supported Hosts

  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017, 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, or CS4 for Mac or Win
  • Avid Media Composer v8.x, v7.x, or v6.x for Mac or Win
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X, v7, or v6
  • Magix VEGAS Pro v14
  • Sony VEGAS Pro v13 or v12
  • Magix VEGAS Movie Studio Suite v14
  • Sony VEGAS Movie Studio Suite v13 or v12

Please fill out this form to obtain your free license!

Limit 1 per customer. If you are installing Martini on computers for multiple organizations or locations, please obtain a free license for each organization or location with a different email, so that each organization or location has its own serial number. Also note, an email will be coming from MacVideo Promo, the publisher of Martini, with the license information.

 

Sale: Red Giant PluralEyes Flash Sale – 25% Off – 24 Hours Only

Sale: Red Giant PluralEyes Flash Sale – 25% Off – 24 Hours Only

Red Giant is hitting the five year anniversary of PluralEyes, and to celebrate they are offering 25% OFF PluralEyes & Shooter Suite. But only for 24 hours. Now through 10am PDT June 30, 2017.

25% OFF PluralEyes & Shooter Suite – 24 hours only

This discount applies to perpetual license for Full Products, Upgrades and Academic.

Sale ends Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10am PDT.

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red giant plural eyesPlural Eyes

Audio/Video Sync in Seconds. With a the touch of a single button, PluralEyes analyzes the audio from your cameras and audio devices and syncs them up, in seconds. No clapboards or timecode are needed.  Part of Shooter Suite.

MSRP: $299.00  Sale: $224.25

Learn More | Purchase Plural Eyes

 

 

red giant shooter suiteShooter Suite

Footage backup, prep & delivery tools for the shoot & timeline.  Red Giant Shooter Suite gives you the freedom to shoot the way you want, with the confidence that your footage will make it from your camera to the editing timeline safe, sound and in sync. Includes PluralEyes, Instant 4K, Frames and Offload.

MSRP: $399.00  Sale: $299.25

Learn More | Purchase Shooter Suite

 

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FxHome Ignite Express 2017 – 90+ Free Plug-ins

FxHome Ignite Express 2017 – 90+ Free Plug-ins

"https://hitfilm.com/ignite-express

FxHome Ignite Express 2017 is first-of-its-kind, a collection of more than 90 professional-quality FREE plugins to drive your film edits into high gear. They are for Mac OSX 10.9+ and Windows 7+. 64-bit only.

The plug-ins work in the following hosts:

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Apple Motion
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve
  • The Foundry Nuke
  • Grass Valley Edius Pro
  • Magix Vegas Pro
  • Sony Catalyst

Get HitFilm Ignite Express 2017

Need More? Check out HitFilm Ignite Pro 2017

Ignite Pro 2017
Ignite Pro 2017

Over 150 creative plugins to transform editors into visual effects toolkits.

Ignite Pro 2017 is a collection of over 150 creative plugins that can be used with your other software. Bring HitFilm Pro technology to other editors with powerful plugins including color correction and keying tools, light flares, particle effects and much more. Compatible with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Sony Catalyst, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, The Foundry NUKE, Grass Valley EDIUS, Avid Media Composer and Vegas Pro 14.

Highlights of Ignite Pro

Feature descriptions:

  • Wherever, whenever: Ignite fits into any workflow. Install the plugins on Mac or PC, to all hosts, on up to 3 computers. No arbitrary restrictions.
  • Professional keying: T he best chroma key in the business, with project-saving spill replacement for 100% realistic composites.
  • Atomic particles: Form-based particle system with fractal and audio-driven animation.
  • Light flares: The ultimate lens flare collection with streaks, highlights, leaks, artificial lens dirt and anamorphic artifacts.
  • Advanced effects inside your chosen editor: The Ignite plugins transform editors like Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X, turning them into powerful visual effects toolkits.
  • Colorist’s toolkit: Expand your color correction and grading potential.
  • All major hosts: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Sony Catalyst, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, The Foundry NUKE, Grass Valley EDIUS, Avid Media Composer and Vegas Pro 14.
  • Also included with HitFilm Pro 2017:  Ignite is available on its own or included with HitFilm Pro 2017.

Learn more about FXHome Ignite Pro 2017

Want more free stuff for Final Cut Pro?

We’ve shared gobs of free plug-ins, templates, and more. Gimme free stuff!

3 New FXFactory Plug-ins from Ripple Training, CrumplePop and osmFCPX

3 New FXFactory Plug-ins from Ripple Training, CrumplePop and osmFCPX

Do more in FCPX with these 3 new FXFactory Plug-ins!

These 3 new products offer easy face blurring, a 3D model of a macbook pro for showcasing your graphic or footage, and cool camera driven transitions to expand your FCPX capabilities.

CrumplePop FaceBlur for FCPX

FaceBlur by CrumplePop is a plugin that lets you blur or pixellate faces, logos, or other objects – right inside Final Cut Pro X. FaceBlur automatically tracks moving objects, so you don’t need to keyframe your blur effect by hand.

  • Blurs or pixellates any object
  • Automatically tracks moving objects
  • Includes PlanarBlur for blurring TVs and screens

Learn More | Purchase CrumplePop Face Blur

This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run the free download.

 

osmFCPX MBP

Easily animate a 3D model of Apple’s beautiful laptop with your footage, graphics or screen records on the display. Gorgeous results all without leaving Final Cut.

  • Animate Without Keyframes
  • Resolution independant
  • Massively Customizable
  • Render in Draft Mode

Learn More | Purchase osmFCPX MBP

This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run the free download.

 

Ripple Whips

Ripple Whips is a set of dynamic, camera-driven, highly customizable transitions that add energy and fluidity to your cuts.

  • Transitions that Simulate Camera Movement
  • Control the Camera Framing & Position
  • Blend the Boundaries Between Clips
  • Drag & Drop Direction Presets
  • Works with Video, Photos & Text

Learn More | Purchase Ripple Whips

This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run the free download.

Five Cool New FxFactory Plug-ins from Idustrial Revolution, Stupid Raisins, Ripple, Cineflare, Zoetrope

Five Cool New FxFactory Plug-ins from Idustrial Revolution, Stupid Raisins, Ripple, Cineflare, Zoetrope

These FxFactory Plug-ins will Expand Your Arsenal of Motion Graphics Tools for FCPX!

From title design to transitions, these five new FxFactory Plug-ins will give you a jump start to fast, professional, creative effects in Final Cut Pro X.

Idustrial Revolution Viral Video FxFactory Plug-in

Go Viral! Get your message across by adding dynamic boxed text and side panel annotations with Viral Video from Idustrial Revolution. Part of the FxFactory family of products.

 

Viral Video is fully customizable for font, color, background, position and animations, which are perfect for use when sharing your videos on social and mobile media.

The set consists of titles, transitions, and effects that when put together produce a professional, engaging result. Sets for 16:9 and square formats included. No keyframing is needed.

Choose from the built-in color palettes or use your own custom color schemes. Subtitle templates included for viewers when sound is off on mobile devices.

Get your video noticed online!

Learn More | Purchase Viral Video

This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run the free download.

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Stupid Raisins Flow Pop for FCP X, FxFactory Plug-ins

Zoom, Stretch, Skew, Distortion, Perspective, Twirl, Panorama. 48 easy to use smooth transitions for Final Cut Pro X.

Flow Pop is a pack of 48 professionally designed smooth and seamless transitions made exclusively for Final Cut Pro X. Flow Pop transitions are perfect for slideshows, sports videos, trailers, promo videos, documentaries, movies and music videos.

 

And, Flow Pop is designed for 4K, UHD, and HD videos so you know it looks amazing!

Buy Flow Pop   Download a demo (FxFactory)

Ripple TitleMations 2.0 for FCPX – Now with 5 New Templates

Add professional, animated titles to your projects with ease, with Ripple TitleMations 2.0, now with over 30 templates from which to choose.

 

Special Intro Price only $49!

TitleMations is a set of professionally designed, animated title templates for Final Cut Pro X that can be used to enhance your video projects and capture your viewer’s attention.

You can use TitleMations “out of the box” or you can change the look, style and animation properties with only a few mouse clicks.

TitleMations were designed for ultimate flexibility, allowing you to mix and match, combine, and build title animations that are sophisticated, elegant and engaging.

Learn More | Purchase Ripple TitleMations

What’s new in version 2.0?

5 New Templates

  • Text Reveal – Single Bar Expeller
  • Title Blocks – Multi Wipe
  • Title Blocks – All Fly-In Left
  • Title Box – Centered
  • Title Color Range – Block Left ACR

 

For customers that either own or are familiar with our popular TitleMations plugin, we wanted to create a video showcasing the changes in the 2.0 version. If you already own TitleMations, these upgrades and improvements will be free, and the update to your plugin will be handled by FxFactory.

Special Intro Price only $49!

Learn More | Purchase Ripple TitleMations

But first, download Noise Industries FxFactory, a free download, to run Ripple TitleMations.

Sale ends March 28, 2017.


Cineflare Title Flair for FCPX is now available, FxFactory Plug-ins

Give your titles an extra “flair” with Title Flair: 20 title effects for Final Cut Pro X that have various shape backgrounds. Title Flair is part of the FxFactory family of products.

Title Flair is a set of 20 title effects for Final Cut Pro X that have various shape backgrounds which you can control parameters such as animations style and background shapes that give your titles an extra “flair”.

 

Easy Presets

Place Title Flair over your video or imagery content by navigating to the Titles browser in FCPX. Drag and drop any title over your footage. You can easily change the opacity of the background shapes, choose they animation style of the shapes combine in and going out and opacity, choose a text animation and adjust the focal area of the image.

Learn More | Purchase Cineflare Title Flair

MSRP: $49.00 Toolfarm Price: $46.55

You will need Noise Industries FxFactory to run Cineflare Title Flare, and FxFactory is a free download.


Zoetrope FOLD is now available

The new Zoetrope FOLD is a perpetually folding 3D generative design plug-in that creates simple or complex geometric forms in 3D space. Part of the FxFactory family of products.

Zoetrope FOLD is a perpetually folding generative design instrument, manifested as a video effect plugin. With FOLD, you can explore and iterate simple or complex geometric forms in 3D space, using any video source in your timeline.

FOLD can be used in a multitude of fields, including architecture, graphic design, visual arts, live performance, and motion design.  This is not your typical utilitarian time-saving plug-in. FOLD is quite simply pure inspiration for your creative process!

Zoetrope FOLD works with FCPX, Motion, Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro.

Learn More | Purchase Zoetrope FOLD

 

This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run, which is a free download).

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GREAT Black Friday + Cyber Monday Sales at Toolfarm

GREAT Black Friday + Cyber Monday Sales at Toolfarm

Here’s our current running list of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and holiday sales.
* PLEASE NOTE SALE DATES ON EACH OFFER (all dates are US PST Time) *

Jump to Offers From:

Black Friday Sales Featured Vendors:

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Boris FX/ Imagineer Systems/ GenArts

SALE DATES: NOW through Tuesday, November 29th 2016

Details: 25% Off Individual Products – Includes new purchases, upgrades, and subscriptions on most products from Boris FX, GenArts and Imagineer Systems. 50% off Bundled Products – Including New Bundle Options: Get Sapphire + BCC + mocha Pro for one discounted price!

Bundle: Sapphire + Continuum + mocha Pro (Includes: Sapphire 10 + BCC 10 + mocha Pro 5 plug-in)
List Price: $5,790   Sale: $2,895 – Save 50%!

Bundle: Continuum + mocha Pro (Includes BCC 10 and mocha Pro 5 Plug-in)
List Price: $2,990  Sale: $1,495 – Save 50%!

Bundle: GenArts Sapphire and mocha Pro Bundle (Includes GenArts Sapphire and mocha Pro 5 Plug-in)
List Price: $1,495  Sale: $747.50

* Node locked licenses only. Sale is limited to one product purchase per customer.

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Digieffects

SALE DATES: Friday, November 25th through Monday, November 28th 2016

Details: 40% Off All Products, including Upgrades and Academic

Digieffects DIGISUITE (Damage, Phenomena, Tweak and Aura)
Get all 41 Digieffects tools. You’ll get access to all four suites including: Aura, Phenomena, Damage, and Tweak.
Reg: $299  SALE: $179.40

Digieffects Delirium
44 different effects under 5 different categories; Phenomena, Color, Distort, Mood, and Composite. You can also jumpstart your creativity with over 100 presets, project files, and sample media.
Reg: $299  SALE: $179.40

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NewBlueFX

SALE DATES: Now through Friday, December 2nd 2016

Details: 30% Of All Products*, Plus a Great Bonus Deal on Amplify – Save 50%!

NewBlueFX Transitions Ultimate
Over 400 presets in 37 plugins that provide cutting edge video transitions of 3D, light, color, and motion.
Reg: $299  SALE: $209.30

NewBlueFX Elements Ultimate
The ultimate collection of effects to automate and accelerate compositing tasks.
Reg: $299  SALE: $209.30

NewBlueFX Amplify
Comprehensive collection of over 700 presets in 55 best-selling plugins delivering our most complete collection of titling, transitions and video effects.
Reg: $799  Sale: $399 – Save 50%!

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Zaxwerks

Black Friday SALE DATES: Now through Wednesday, November 30th 2016

35% Off Zaxwerks New Licenses, Upgrades, Sidegrades

Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator Pro
3D Invigorator PRO renders quickly and can create beautifully sculpted 3D models quickly and easily without extensive training.
Reg: $275  Sale: $178.75

Zaxwerks 3D Flag AE
Turn any picture, comp or movie into a realistic animated flag. The motion of the flag is based on physics so keyframes are not needed to get realistic motion.
Reg: $175   Sale: $113.75

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Black Friday Sales All Vendors:

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ACCEVOLUTION

Black Friday SALE DATES: Friday, November 25th through Monday, November 28th 2016

Details: 20% Discount on All Plug-ins
Includes Transition Designer for Premiere Pro and Split Screen Designer.

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Ace5Studios 5Man

Black Friday SALE DATES: Friday, November 25th through Monday, November 28th 2016

Details: Save $30 on 5Man for CINEMA 4D
CINEMA 4D rigged character + bonus pack – controllers, video tutorials, and plenty of additional items.

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C4DStuff HB Modeling Bundle for CINEMA 4D

Black Friday SALE DATES: Friday, November 25th through Monday, November 28th 2016

Details: 30% HB Modeling Bundle for CINEMA 4D
60+ scripts for modeling in CINEMA 4D, modeling layout and more. Work faster and be much more productive.

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Curious Animal

Black Friday  SALE DATES: Friday, November 25th through Monday, November 28th 2016

Details: 20% Off Populate and Packs, 40% off Individual Plug-ins for CINEMA 4D
Includes Mega Deformer Pack, Super Deformer Pack, Populate, Impact Deformer, Fallofftopia and More.

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FabFilter Audio

Black Friday SALE DATES: Thursday, November 24th through Monday, November 28th 2016

Details: Save up to 42% on Individual Plug-ins
Includes Pro-L, Pro-C2, Pro-DS, Saturn, Timeless 2, Twin 2, Volcano 2, and More.

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fayteq

Black Friday SALE DATES: Wednesday, November 23rd through Monday, November 28th 2016

Details: 30% Off fayIN Tracking Plug-in for After Effects – All Versions
Camera tracking and digital content integration combined in one plugin. Benefit from its new easy-to-use workflow inside After Effects.

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FilmConvert

Black Friday SALE DATES: NOW through Monday, November 28th 2016

Details: 1/3 Off All Plug-ins
Give Digital camera footage the color and grain of your favorite film stocks. For After Effects, Premiere Pro, Avid, Final Cut Pro, OFX, and Photoshop.

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iZotope Audio

SALE DATES: NOW through Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Details: Save up to 33% on Select Products and Bundles
Includes RX Audio Repair, RX Post Production Suite, Ozone, VocalSynth, Music Production Bundle, Creative Bundle and More.

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Laubwerk Plants Kits, SurfaceSpread

SALE DATES: Black Friday, November 25th through Cyber Monday, November 28th 2016

Details: 25% Off Plants Kits and SurfaceSpread for 3ds Max & Maya, C4D, Houdini
Easy-to-use software extensions for architects and CG artists looking for authentic 3D plants, and plant scattering tools.

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LightMap HDR Light Studio

SALE DATES: 4PM Thursday, November 24th through 11PM Monday, November 28th 2016

Details: 25% Discount on HDR Light Studio Products
Includes 1 year subscriptions, permanent licenses, and connections for C4D, 3ds Max, Maya, MODO, Maxwell Studio and More.

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NoneCG

SALE DATES: NOW through Monday, November 28th 2016

Details: 25% Off All NoneCG Products
Save on all NoneCG 3D Models at Toolfarm – Including human models, city blocks and horses.

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Sorenson Squeeze

SALE DATES: Friday, November 25th through Sunday, January 1st 2017

Details: Save up to 50% on Squeeze Pro, Standard and Lite New Licenses, and Upgrades – Excludes Academic
The most trusted encoder and perennial award winner. Great videos, professional output, and easy workflow.

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The Pixel Lab

SALE DATES: Friday, November 25th through Monday, November 28th 2016

Details: 30% Off All Products, Plus Save 50% on The Mega Pack (All Pixel Lab Products)
3D Models for CINEMA 4D including 3D House Pack, Video Production Pack, Earth and Globe Pack, 3D Travel Pack and More.

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VFXER Element 3D Materials Bundle

SALE DATES: Thursday, November 24th through Tuesday, November 29th 2016

Details: 25% Of Element 3D Materials Bundle
Exciting, eye catching materials created specifically for motion graphics and VFX artists, who want great looking materials inside of Element 3D V2.

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inSync FrameFormer for FCPX – Assists With Mixed Frame Rates

inSync FrameFormer for FCPX – Assists With Mixed Frame Rates

FrameFormer for Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) is a motion compensated standards conversion plug-in for FCP X and Motion. High quality motion compensated conversion guaranteed; preview your conversion results as you work.

inSync FrameFormer for FCPX: Reg. $629.00 Toolfarm Price: $597.55

Download a Free Trial

Why do I need motion compensated standards conversion? Can’t I just re-time the source content on the project timeline?

The simplest methods for frame rate conversion are generally unacceptable due to their poor motion performance. Re-timing a sequence of images to play back at a different frame rate will affect the speed of motion of the objects in the image, and will distort the audio associated with the video. In practice, such “off-speeding” is usually only applied to very small frame rate changes such as 23.976Hz to 25Hz, in situations where audio pitch can be more easily corrected with simple processing, and where the client is prepared to accept a 4% change in program length.

Conversion of 59.94Hz to 50Hz represents a 16% change, so off-speeding cannot be used as it would create grossly unnatural motion, highly significant audio pitch alterations, and a dramatic change in program length. For such conversions, very simple frame rate converters simply copy frames from input to output where the input and output presentation positions would be closely related in time, and skip (or duplicate) frames to maintain the required overall frame rate.

Frame copying with drop/repeat has many obvious drawbacks including unnatural and discontinuous motion, audio artifacts (where audio packets are lost or repeated at the frame skip/repeat), and corruption of metadata (e.g. closed caption packets would be lost or repeated). Therefore it is not recommended in professional video applications.

Learn More with an Extensive FAQ on Framerate Conversion Here

The Standard version is available now, with a Pro version available soon.