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2016 Toolfarm Top 10 Awards – Vote and Enter to Win Prizes! Ends 12/30/16

What’s the Top 10?

Get your votes in for the Top 10 before the survey closes on December 30th! Enter to win a GoPro, a $100 Toolfarm Store Coupon, or a copy of Green Screen Made Easy, 2nd Edition!

Every year we ask you, the users, to vote in the Toolfarm Top 10 Awards to rate your favorite products! It’s that time again where we’re encouraging you to get involved and let us know what you think! Our big survey featuring the top-selling plug-ins to determine the Top 10 favorites for each category. It started out with just Adobe After Effects, which has plenty of delightful plug-ins, and it now includes Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X, Maxon Cinema 4D, and OFX (which doesn’t have a lot of plug-ins but the platform is growing each year).

So, give your favorite products some love!

Why Vote?

Because every vote counts! The results are a good way to see what your peers in the community are using. Not only that but once you vote you are registered to win one of three great prizes! This year’s prizes are as follows:

  1. First prize – 2 people will each receive a GoPro Hero5 Black, $399.00 Value!
  2. Second prize– 3 people will each receive a $100 Coupon to the Toolfarm Store, Obvious Value! 
  3. Third prize – 5 people will each receive a copy of Green Screen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers 2nd Edition by Jeremy Hanke and Michele Yamazaki Terpstra

>>>> Take the Toolfarm Customer Survey Now! <<<<

Survey closes Friday, December 30th, 2016.


Have a Look at Last Year’s Results

These are the top products of 2015 as voted by our After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, CINEMA 4D, Avid Media Composer, and OFX Users!  We had several ties this year, so we are listing the top products for each host.

Adobe After Effects Top 10 – 2015

1. Trapcode Particular

Trapcode Particular is the industry standard for particle system creation in Adobe After Effects. It’s realistic shading allows spotlights to illuminate particles and logos as they move through 3D space. Give particles depth with Trapcode Particular’s full 3D rotation and use it’s expanded physics controls to generate more support for air resistance and turbulence. Trapcode Particular will take your visual creations to another dimension.

Runners-Up:

Video Copilot Element 3D

Video Copilot Optical Flares

Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks

 

Adobe Premiere Pro Top 10 – 2015

1. Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks

Magic Bullet Looks 3.0 is the easiest, most powerful way to make your video look great. Sporting a major update to its UI and UX, Magic Bullet Looks features 198 brand new, completely customizable presets based on popular film and TV shows. With an intuitive set of tools for creating your own color grade, you’ll understand why Magic Bullet Looks is voted the number one plug-in for professional editors, year after year.

Runners-Up:

Red Giant Colorista

Red Giant PluralEyes

 

Apple Final Cut Pro X Top 10 – 2015

Several Ties! Here are the top products for FCPX:

Boris Continuum Complete FXPlug

Digieffects Damage

GenArts Sapphire

Red Giant Colorista

Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks

Video Copilot Action Essentials

Avid Top 10 – 2015

1. NewBlueFX Titler Pro  – Tie for 1st

Titler Pro’s Title Designer and Quick Edit features provide a simple workflow and eliminate the need for expensive motion graphics software. Titler Pro offers a wide array of built-in styles, templates, and animations for a quick start, as well as a wealth of powerful design features for creating and customizing animated titles from the ground up. Titler Pro 4 offers a host of features including 3D text extrusion, custom lighting, and dynamic animations. It hosts OpenFX plugins like GenArts Sapphire and more for enhanced results. Whether generating titles for indie films or primetime, Titler Pro 4 is the editor’s choice for unparalleled titling.

1. Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks  – Tie for 1st

Magic Bullet Looks 3.0 is the easiest, most powerful way to make your video look great. Sporting a major update to its UI and UX, Magic Bullet Looks features 198 brand new, completely customizable presets based on popular film and TV shows. With an intuitive set of tools for creating your own color grade, you’ll understand why Magic Bullet Looks is voted the number one plug-in for professional editors, year after year.

Runners-Up:

Boris Continuum Complete

Red Giant PluralEyes

 

MAXON CINEMA 4D Top 10 – 2015

1. Greyscalegorilla Light Kit Pro – Tie for 1st

Light Kit Pro turns Cinema 4D into a professional lighting studio. Quickly light your scene with realistic lights directly in Cinema 4D.

1. X-Particles for Cinema 4D – Tie for 1st

Using a unique system of Questions and Actions you get full control over your particle simulations without the need for Xpresso or Cinema 4D’s native particle system. Particles, fluids, and gaseous simulations all in one place.

Runners-Up:

Greyscalegorilla Texture Kit Pro

The Pixel Lab 3D Models

 

OFX Top 10 – 2015

1. Boris Continuum Complete

Boris Continuum Complete for OFX delivers over 175 filters, giving editors the most comprehensive VFX and compositing plug-in suite ever created. The collection includes 3D Objects such as Extruded Text, 3D particle effects, image restoration tools, lens flares and other dazzling light effects, keying and motion tracking tools, realistic in-camera effects, a full suite of color correction tools, warp and perspective effects, and blurs, glows, and cinematic effects.

Runners-Up:

RE:Vision Effects ReelSmart Motion Blur

RE:Vision Effects Twixtor

We want to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this years Top Product Awards!

 


2014 Results

Adobe After Effects Top 10 – 2014

1. Trapcode Particular

Trapcode Particular is the industry standard for particle system creation in Adobe After Effects. It’s realistic shading allows spotlights to illuminate particles and logos as they move through 3D space. Give particles depth with Trapcode Particular’s full 3D rotation and use it’s expanded physics controls to generate more support for air resistance and turbulence. Trapcode Particular will take your visual creations to another dimension.

2. Video Copilot Element 3D
3. Video Copilot Optical Flares
4. Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks
5. Trapcode Form
6. Digieffects Damage
7. Trapcode Shine
8. Imagineer Systems Mocha Pro
9. Video Copilot Action Essentials
10. Red Giant Universe / Boris Continuum Complete 9 (Tie)

Adobe Premiere Pro Top 10 – 2014

1. Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks

Whether you’re warming up a scene or building a palette from scratch, Magic Bullet Looks 2 brings professional color finishing to projects of any budget. It starts out very simple, with 100’s of beautifully designed treatments that range from practical lighting to popular Hollywood cinema.

2. Red Giant Colorista II
3. Red Giant PluralEyes
4. Red Giant Universe
5. Video Copilot Action Essentials
6. Digieffects Damage
7. Boris Continuum Complete 9
8. Red Giant Denoiser II
9. Video Copilot Twitch
10. Trapcode Shine

Apple Final Cut Pro Top 10 – 2014

1. Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks

Whether you’re warming up a scene or building a palette from scratch, Magic Bullet Looks 2 brings professional color finishing to projects of any budget. It starts out very simple, with 100’s of beautifully designed treatments that range from practical lighting to popular Hollywood cinema.

2. Noise Industries FxFactory Pro
3. Red Giant PluralEyes
4. Boris Continuum Complete FxPlug / Red Giant Colorista II (Tie)
5. CrumplePop Products / Digieffects Damage (Tie)
6. Trapcode Products
7. CoreMelt Complete / Red Giant Universe (Tie)
8. Video Copilot Action Essentials
9. Red Giant Primatte Keyer
10. Tiffen DFX

Maxon Cinema 4D Top 10 – 2014

1. Greyscalegorilla Light Kit Pro

Light Kit Pro turns Cinema 4D into a professional lighting studio. Quickly light your scene with realistic lights directly in Cinema 4D.

2. Greyscalegorilla Texture Kit Pro
3. X-Particles for Cinema 4D
4.Greyscalegorilla Transform
5. Nitro4D Thruasi
6. Greyscalegorilla City Kit
7. The Pixel Lab Products
8. The Pixel Lab Packs
9. Vray for C4D
10.Greyscalegorilla Signal

Avid Media Composer Top 10 – 2014

1. Boris Continuum Complete AVX

Boris Continuum Complete AVX gives Avid editors the most comprehensive VFX and compositing plug-in suite ever created. A whopping 200+ filters include 3D Objects such as Extruded Text, 3D particle effects, image restoration tools, lens flares and lights, award-winning chroma keying and compositing, a full suite of color correction tools, time-based effects such as Optical Stabilizer, warp and perspective effects, and blurs, glows, and cinematic effects. All BCC AVX filters take advantage of either multi-processing or OpenGL hardware acceleration for an interactive effects design experience.

2. Boris FX
3. Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks
4. GenArts Sapphire
5. Red Giant PluralEyes
6. Red Giant Color Suite
7. Boris Final Effects Complete
8. Boris Red
9. iZotope Audio Products / NewBlueFX Titler Pro / Tiffen DFX (Tie)
10. Red Giant Shooter Suite

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Top 10 – 2014

1. FilmConvert

Ever since the introduction of Digital Cameras, digital evangelists have been saying how Film would eventually be superseded and replaced. After several decades, this is finally happening. However, for many people, the look of the digital footage still leaves a lot to be desired and doesn’t look as good straight out of the camera.

2. GenArts Sapphire
3. Boris Continuum Complete OFX
4. ABSoft Neat Video OFX
5. GenArts particleIllusion
6. Boris Red
7. Koji Studio
8. Imagenomic Portraiture
9. Koji Products / Boris Motion Graphics Pack
10. Red Giant Universe

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Premiere Pro Tutorial

Quick Tip: Swapping Clips in Premiere Pro

Swapping clips in Premiere Pro is exceptionally easy and quick thanks to a helpful PPRO shortcut called SwapClip.

“For the times when you’d like to move a clip to different place in your timeline without leaving empty gaps, this shortcut places the clip where you want and fills in the space you left empty.”

Read the quick tutorial on Premium Beat here and speed up your workflow.

Learn More about Premiere Pro

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After Effects Script

Free: Pixelate It v2 for After Effects by Eyedesyn @adobeae #8-bit

Pixelate It has been updated!

EJ Hassenfratz of Eyedesyn has updated this retro script Pixelate It for After Effects that will pixelate selected layers in your comp with one click! Adjust the pixel size and color/contrast for a 8 or 16-bit, or custom-bit level look!

Intro Video

Features of Pixelate It v2

  • A New Deflicker tool
  • Pixelate your animations in one single click
  • Pixelate a full scene or just individual layers
  • Pixel Mode makes for perfectly square pixels, regardless of your After Effects comp dimensions
  • Add or Remove the effect by selecting layer & clicking button
  • A Dockable UI

Download the new version of Pixelate It at Eyedesyn – Thanks for Sharing!

Check out these other great products from Eyedesyn

  • Sketch and Toon Model Pack for CINEMA 4DSketch & Toon Model Pack v.01 includes over 30 C4D models that are 100% ready for use in Sketch & Toon! Each model includes 2D Cel Shader textures and scene elements such as cameras, lights, and backgrounds. Not only that but a good chunk of these models are fully animated!

    $30.00 From $28.50  SHOP NOW

  • eyedesyn Text Edge Pro
    Text Edge FX Pro is a must have tool for anyone who works with 3D type or logos inside of CINEMA 4D. Take your 3D text to the next level with this all-in-one bevel toolkit.

    $59.00 From $56.05  SHOP NOW

  • eyedesyn Quick Matte Pro
    Quick Matte Pro has been designed to take care of all your matting & object buffer needs quickly and efficiently without having to worry about all the setup!

    $24.00 From $22.80  SHOP NOW

Interested in more 8-Bit Looks for your video projects?

PacManTutorial: Classic 8-Bit Video Game Effect

Paul Ezzy shows you how to make this super cool animated 8-bit Pac-Man from scratch in Boris Continuum Complete inside Adobe After Effects.

Filters used BCC Particle Array, BCC Film Glow, and BCC Light Wrap.

Don’t have Boris Continuum Complete? Download a free demo.

8-bit5 Tutorials Giving the 8-bit Look of Old Video Games + Some 8-bit Inspiration

I posted these a while back at AE Freemart and the tutorials include:

  • Quick Tip: Create an 8-Bit Style in After Effects
  • Digieffects Damage | Artifact – 8bit Gaming Tutorial
  • After Effects Tutorial: Retro 8-Bit Video Game Title Screen
  • How to Animate Retro Pixel Art in After Effects
  • Creating 8 Bit Animation
  • Inspiration: 8-bit Cinema: The Big Lebowski and Pulp Fiction
  • Inspiration: Retro 8-Bit Video Game Title Screen

Check out the post here. 

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After Effects Plug-ins

Every New After Effects Plugin in November 2016

Here’s a list of every new After Effects Plugin that Toolfarm has announced during the past month. Get them while they’re HOT!

NewBlueFX Titler Pro 5, New After Effects Plugin (and other hosts)

The new Titler Pro 5 now has more customizability, greater workflow enhancements, and a new multi-title management experience. Titler Pro 5 is the standard for fast titling. It’s easy-to-use and delivers results beyond what’s possible with your editor’s built-in titling application.

Through its familiar drag-n-drop workflow and intuitive controls, Titler Pro 5 makes it easy to get started and quickly master. Create a stunning title in seconds by applying one of the over 100 animated templates, then customize the text, colors and more for a powerful result.

Titler Pro 5 Ultimate Reg: $499, Toolfarm Price $474.05
Upgrade from v4: $299

Titler Pro 5 Elite Reg: $399, Toolfarm Price: $379.05
Upgrade from v4 $249

Titler Pro 5 Reg:$299, Toolfarm Price: $284.05
Upgrade from v4 $199

Learn More | Purchase NewBlueFX titler Pro 5


Monadnock 1 Matte Mask, New After Effects Plug-in

Reposition and scale any masked footage with Monadnock 1 Matte Mask, part of the FXFactory family of products.

Advanced tool to reposition and scale any masked footage.

1 Matte Mask is the ideal tool for custom split screens, graphic templates and projection mapping. 1 Matte Mask uses a single matte track to mask an unlimited number of video and still layers, and it works in Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Motion.

Learn More | Purchase Monadnock 1 Matte Mask
MSRP: $99.00, Toolfarm Price: $94.05

This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run (Free Download).

UsefulFX Survey, New After Effects Plugin

Maybe the election has passed but there will be another one before you know it! Use Survey to map, chart and graph the presidential election without tons of layers. Part of the FXFactory family of products.

Learn More | Purchase UsefulFX Survey
MSRP: $129.00 TF Price: $122.55