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After Effects Plug-ins Premiere Pro

Free Atomic Stretch Aspect Ratio Converter – Atomic Image Labs

Atomic Image Labs has announced a new FREE plugin called Atomic Stretch that enables real-time video re-targetting in After Effects and Premiere, converting from and to any aspect ratio.

Found via Lesterbanks.  Thanks for sharing.

Atomic Stretch: Optimally bounded real-time stretching and beyond

Resizing video footage to a desired aspect ratio, also known as re-targeting, is a task exercised constantly by photographers, video editors, and the like. Footage from different sensors with ratios 4:3, 16:9 or 21:9 (from anamorphic lenses) has to be matched with different output devices, where the most common ratios are 16:9 (widescreen) and 21:9 (cinamascope). If web pages and billboards are included, any ratio can be encountered. Many cameras simply achieve 16:9 by cropping a 4:3 sensor, thus discarding data that might otherwise have been used.

Atomic Stretch is a plugin for your preferred Adobe video editing tool, allowing real-time smooth and optimally bounded re-targetting from and to any aspect ratio.  The plugin allows preserving of high interest pixels through a protected region, attention redirection through color-modification, countering barrelling effects through vertical stretching, and tracking of targets of interest.

Atomic Stretch works with both PC and Mac and has been optimized for After Effects and Premiere versions CS6 and above. It is absolutely free and will remain to be so.

Download Atomic Stretch here.

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After Effects Premiere Pro

10 Free Glitch Sound Effects for Video Projects

Free Glitch Sounds!

Rocketstock is giving away some gritty, edgy, glitch sound effects for your next video project. Wouldn’t these be great with some Digieffects Damage or Boris Continuum Complete’s BCC Video Glitch effects? How about Rowbyte Data Glitch or Rampant Design Tools Glitch Transitions? These also seem super useful for 3D animations.

Download the Glitch Sound Effects

Download the effects here

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After Effects Script

ButtCapper – The Free Stroke Cap Script for AE

Battle Axe builds tools for motion designers and animators to save time and do better work inside of Adobe After Effects. One of their handy tools is Buttcapper.

This hilariously named tool is an easy one click solution for changing stroke caps and joins in AE.  It has the potential to save you tons of time.  And did I mention, it’s free?

  • Change stroke caps with a single click
  • Change join types by holding Alt/Opt
  • Available as a panel or FT-Toolbar

Download ButtCapper from Battleaxe.co

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After Effects

17 More Useful Tricks in After Effects

ukramedia’s Sergei Prokhnevskiy shares 17 more useful tricks in After Effects that you might not know, but could really help you out.

Found via Lesterbanks.  Thanks for sharing.

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In case you missed them, parts 1-4 can be found here:

PART 1: http://ukramedia.com/20-useful-tricks…
PART 2: http://ukramedia.com/22-useful-tricks…
PART 3: http://ukramedia.com/25-useful-tricks…
PART 4: http://ukramedia.com/26-useful-tricks…

Here’s what’s covered in part 5:

01. New Project Template
02. Freeze On Last Frame
03. Time-stretching
04. Auto Trace
05. Alpha From Lightness (Unmult)
06. Extending a Solid
07. Mask Roundness
08. Orient Along Path
09. Spatial Interpolation
10. Grow Bounds
11. Auto-Open Panels
12. Unlock Panel
13. Text Template for Premiere Pro
14. Date and Time Tokens
15. Separate Dimensions
16. Modify Property by 10x or 1/10 Default Increments
17. Marker Duration