Digital Heaven releases DH_Counter 2.0 and more Free Plug-ins

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[] London, United Kingdom - Digital Heaven, one of the leading third party developers for Apple Pro Apps, today is proud to announce the release of DH_Counter 2.0, a major upgrade to the on-screen counter plug-in for Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro.

DH_Counter is ideal for creating a countdown timer to the start of an event or for coverage of sporting events such as races and against the clock challenges. DH_Counter 2.0 has been completely rewritten to provide many more features and flexibility than the previous version:

* Choice of HH:MM:SS, MM:SS or SS display formats
* Show or hide leading zero and separator characters
* Count up/down to/from custom time
* Show subseconds as frames/tenths/hundredths of a second
* Ability to change the speed of the counter
* Adjustable text tracking
* Monospaced or proportional text spacing
* Shadow and Outline styles with adjustable color, opacity, offset, softness and width
* Box background with adjustable color, opacity and position
* Static display mode for creating start or end holds

Digital Heaven's range of freeware products has now grown with the addition of two more Final Cut plug-ins. The first is DH_Fade - the easy way to create consistent fade in/outs on clips with different durations, and the second is DH_FieldTrans - a must for those needing to apply effects to pre-edited footage containing cuts on field 2.

These plug-ins join a popular assortment of existing freeware products on offer from Digital Heaven which include VideoSpace - a helpful widget that calculates required disk space, Disksomnia - a utility application that stops external disks from going to sleep when using Final Cut and the DH_Grid and DH_Guides plug-ins - both useful on-screen alignment and measurement tools for Final Cut.

System Requirements:
* Final Cut Express (v2 and later) or Final Cut Pro (v4 and later)

Pricing and availability:
DH_Counter 2.0 is available for immediate purchase from the Digital Heaven online store for $29.00 (USD). A watermarked trial version can be downloaded from the Digital Heaven website. Customers who purchased DH_Counter on or after 1st October 2010 are eligible for a free upgrade. Digital Heaven freeware can also be downloaded from the Digital Heaven website.

Digital Heaven was founded in 2000 by ex-BBC Resources video editor Martin Baker. For six years the company provided broadcast post production facilities for clients such as the BBC, Channel Four and many independent production companies. After the success of their first software products, the company shifted its focus in 2005 to exclusively concentrate on software development. In total, 14 Final Cut Plug-ins and six applications have been added to the product range. Copyright (C) 2010 Digital Heaven. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Final Cut Pro are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.