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Free Plug-ins in FxHome Ignite Express 2017

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

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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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Toolfarm’s 2014 Top 10 Survey! Enter to win Resolve, GoPro @toolfarm

Every year at Toolfarm we have this Top 10 survey of customers so that we can find out what’s the favorite tool for After Effects, CINEMA 4D and more. This year, enter to win DaVinci Resolve or a GoPro!

Toolfarm Top 10

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!

To accompany Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, and MAXON CINEMA 4D, this year will also include Avid Media Composer and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve as voting categories.

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 will receive DaVinci Resolve Software – $995.00 Value!
  2. Second prize will receive a GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition Camera – $499.99 Value!
  3. Third prize will receive a $100 Coupon to the Toolfarm Store – Obvious Value! 

* * *Take the Toolfarm Customer Survey Now! * * *


Have a Look at Last Year’s Results

Adobe After Effects

1. TRAPCODE PARTICULAR – Amazing 3D particles with full camera and light support – 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.

2. Video Copilot Element 3D
3. Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks
4. Video Copilot Optical Flares
5. Red Giant Colorista II
6. Trapcode Form
7. Boris Continuum Complete
8. Red Giant Knoll Light Factory
9. Red Giant Denoiser II
10. RE:Vision Effects Twixtor / GenArts Sapphire (TIE)

Adobe Premiere Pro

1. RED GIANT MAGIC BULLET LOOKS – Beautiful color finishing and camera-inspired tools – 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 Denoiser II
5. Video Copilot Action Essentials
6. Red Giant Magic Bullet Mojo
7. Trapcode Shine
8. Red Giant Knoll Light Factory
9. RE:Vision Effects Twixtor
10. Boris Continuum Complete

Apple Final Cut Pro

1. RED GIANT MAGIC BULLET LOOKS – Beautiful color finishing and camera-inspired tools – 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. Noise Industries FxFactory Pro
5. Red Giant Mojo
6. Video Copilot Action Essentials
7. Boris Continuum Complete FxPlug
8. CrumplePop Products
9. GenArts Sapphire
10. Red Giant Primate Keyer

MAXON CINEMA 4D

1. GREYSCALEGORILLA LIGHT KIT PRO – Real Studio Lights for Cinema 4D – HDRI Light Kit Pro turns Cinema 4D into a professional lighting studio. A collection of lights, studios and objects that lets you quickly light your scene with realistic soft boxes, spotlights, ring lights and more.

2. Greyscalegorilla Texture Kit Pro
3. Greyscalegorilla Transform
4. VRay4C4D
5. INSYDIUM X-Particles
6. Nitro 4D Thruasi (Freebie)
7. Greyscalegorilla CityKit
8. The Pixel Lab Products
9. Jawset Turbulence FD
10. MotionWorks MovieType

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Free Animamorphic Lens Plug-in

According to Wikipedia, “Anamorphic format refers to the cinematography technique of shooting a widescreen picture on standard 35 mm film or other visual recording media with a non-widescreen native aspect ratio.” [wikipedia.org: Anamorphic Format]

VashiVisuals has created a After Effects plug-in, VashiMorphic, that simulates the look of an 40mm Anamorphic lens and they’re giving it away for free.

Read more about the plug-in and download it from Vashi Visuals.

How about Anamorphic Flares?

Want to make something with the Star Trek or Transformers anamorphic flares look?  VashiMorphic does not create lens flares or the “oblong out-of-focus areas” like an actual Anamorphic lens. Here are a few plug-ins you may want to try for tht.

  • PHYX Flarelight – Add Lens Flares, Anamorphic Streaks, and industrial-strength Glows in After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro / X and Motion.
  • Video Copilot Optical Flares – Custom Lens Flare Generator, Over 100 Presets Including new Nuclear Presets + Conspiracy Presets, 70+ Photographic Textures & Anamorphic sprites, and much more.
  • Red Giant Knoll Light Factory – With Knoll Light Factory 3, you get new features like realistic flare elements, time-saving animation behaviors, a redesigned interface, and over 100 beautifully designed presets. John Knoll’s new technology delivers the sexiness of lens flares while creating believable, accurate results. Also includes Knoll for Photoshop.
  • Rampant Design Tools Studio Flares –  real anamorphic flare effects.
  • Here’s an old school anamorphic flare preset using AE Flare from Andrew Kramer at Video Copilot (pre Optical Flares).
  • Boris Continuum Complete and GenArts Sapphire also contain a lot of nice flares. Check ’em out!

Note: PHYX, Knoll Light Factory, Boris Continuum Complete and GenArts Sapphire have free demos at Toolfarm.