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After Effects FCP X Plug-ins Premiere Pro

Freebie: Exclusive Giveaway from Boris FX: Continuum VR Unit FREE

Top 5 Reasons to Get Your Free Continuum VR Unit:

  • The Continuum VR Unit is currently the only 360° plug-in toolkit on the market that provides a single, cross-host license: delivering major time-saving benefits!
  • Tackle often challenging 360° editing and post tasks quickly with GPU-accelerated filters.
  • Fix 360° footage fast with image restoration tools: eliminate flicker, sharpen your footage, reorient the hero view.
  • Easily add titles, graphics, blurs & 2D elements to the spherical 360° workspace.
  • It’s FREE until Thursday, May 31, 2018, at midnight EDT. (a $199 value)

Get the Free Continuum VR Unit

Continuum VR Unit support: Adobe After Effects CC & Premiere Pro CC; Avid Media Compose; Apple FCP X; OFX hosts including DaVinci Resolve, VEGAS PRO & HitFilm.

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boris continuum vr unit webinar

Webinar: Working Faster in 360° Post & VFX – Tuesday, May 8

Continuum VR Unit & Adobe Workflows

Join Adobe certified trainer, Nick Harauz, as he shows 360° editors the power and speed of the Continuum VR Unit. This training event will be presented in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. However, the Continuum VR Unit techniques you’ll see can be used in all available host applications.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Get a basic understanding of the tools available in Premiere and After Effects for 360° mono and stereo workflows
  • Discover how the 5 Continuum VR filters — VR Blur, VR Flicker Fixer, VR Insert, VR Reorient, and VR Sharpen — complement the Adobe workflow and even expand on how you work with 360° footage
  • How to work with Continuum VR’s presets cross-platform for major time-saving benefits
  • Bonus! How to use Mocha VR to solve tracking and stabilization challenges you might have thought were impossible

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 2pm EDT/11am PDT

Giveaways: Win over $2K worth of VFX plug-ins!

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After Effects

News: Toolfarm Top 10 Plug-in Awards 2017 – After Effects Results

The Overall Toolfarm Top Ten

This year we had a fantastic voter turn out in the 2017 Toolfarm Top Ten Plug-in Awards. These are the top plug-ins and products of 2017 as voted by our Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, CINEMA 4D, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X, and DaVinci Resolve Users! We had several ties this year, so we are listing the top products for each host. See all results

If you took the surveys and entered your contact info, keep an eye on your inbox as we will be contacting the winners soon! This year we had a lot of repeat winners from previous years and over multiple hosts. Congratulations to the winning plug-in companies!

Top Ten Adobe After Effects Plug-ins

1 Trapcode Suite

Trapcode Suite

The industry-standard package for motion graphics in After Effects.

Red Giant Trapcode Suite is a set of 11 tools for 3D motion graphics and visual effects. The Suite includes Trapcode Particular 3, Trapcode Form 3, Trapcode Mir 2, Trapcode Shine 2, Trapcode Tao, Trapcode Sound Keys, Trapcode Starglow, Trapcode Lux, Trapcode 3D Stroke 2, Trapcode Horizon and Trapcode Echospace.

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2 Video Copilot Optical Flares

3 Video Copilot Element 3D


And rounding out the Top Ten for 2017:

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After Effects Plug-ins

Free: EFX Keying-Alpha Free Plug-in for After Effects + Michele’s Favorite Keying Plug-ins

Download a free keyer plus learn about Michele’s favorite keying and compositing plug-ins on the market to give you great results!

Free: EFX Keying-Alpha Free Plug-in for After Effects

This is a download for 3 free keying and alpha matte plugins from the full EFX Keying/Alpha Plugin Suite. EFX Keying-Alpha plug-ins were created by kaczorefx.

This download contains:

  • EFX Alpha Select – lets you select pixels based on their opacity value.
  • EFX Despill – a simple despill filter that you tell which pixels you want it to despill and which you don’t want it to touch.
  • EFX Luma Select – lets you select pixels based on their luminosity.

Download EFX Keying-Alpha Free plugin

Michele’s Favorite Keyers

Speaking of keyers, I have three favorites that you may be interested in checking out. There are tons of keyers on the market but not all of them give me everything that I want (and Jeremy and I did write the book on keying – See the image on the right!)

Red Giant Keying Suite – Includes Red Giant Primatte and Key Correct In Depth: Keying: Part 4: Red Giant Primatte Keyer and Key Correct

In this series, I’m going to give some in-depth information on three of my favorite keying tools that work with After Effects, Premiere Pro, and other tools. The first in the series covers Red Giant’s Keying Suite, which includes Primatte Keyer, Key Correct Pro, and Warp.

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Boris FX Key and BlendBoris Continuum Unit: Key and Blend

Create seamless composites. Chromakey Studio – your one-stop shop. Quick clean-up, light wraps, and mattes. Includes 20 filters & 200+ presets. Cross-host license. The new version in BCC 10 has some great improvements and it’s easy to use and gives nice clean edges.

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ZmatteDigital Film Tools zMatte

A full-featured keyer that is the result of our experience in creating hundreds of successful blue and green screen composites.

Using proprietary matte extraction techniques, zMatte quickly and simply creates mattes with minimal parameters even if you are dealing with fine hair detail, smoke, or reflections. It is easy to use, yet provides the needed tools when faced with good, bad, or ugly shots — tools such as multiple matte creations, automatic spill suppression, sophisticated matte and edge manipulation, and color correction.

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 Other Articles about Keying on AE Freemart

In Depth: Keying: Pre-Processing Greenscreen Footage for Keying
In Depth: Keying: Pre-Processing Greenscreen Footage for Keying

In Depth: Keying: Pre-Processing Greenscreen Footage for Keying

put up the second installment of my chroma keying series at Toolfarm last night. It’s about preparing your greenscreen footage for keying.  If your greenscreen footage didn’t turn out as perfectly as you had hoped, I talk about some things that you can do to fix problems and not create new ones.

Read In Depth: Keying: Pre-Processing Greenscreen Footage for Keying

More on Keying at Toolfarm

In Depth: Keying: Introduction & Frequently Asked Questions about Shooting Greenscreen

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After Effects Photoshop Plug-ins Tutorial

Imagineer mocha Pro 5 Tutorial and Review

Michele from Toolfarm uses mocha Pro to remove people and a sign from handheld video, then creates a mood with Boris Continuum Complete plug-ins, as well as adds a ghost! She talks about her experience using the plug-ins as well.

Michele says, “Imagineer mocha Pro 5 is a tool that every visual effects person must have! In this video above, I walk users through how to remove an object (actually 2 – one moving and one not moving on a handheld shot). The areas that were removed were replaced with a cleanplate generated with mocha Pro and edited in Photoshop. Notice how well the perspective is kept and how perfectly the edges blend. Doing this by hand would have taken days. mocha Pro is fast and efficient. I should note here that I used the mocha Pro plug-in which works in After Effects and I show how easy it is to incorporate that into your workflow. I use the tracking data that I generated removing the sign to place a giant ghost in the shot. Sure, it’s goofy, but it shows how powerful and fast mocha Pro is! I finish the shot with some color grading and effects created with Boris Continuum Complete.

mocha Pro is a lot of fun to use because it opens up opportunities that would either take an enormous amount of time and patience or couldn’t even be done without the software.”