Digital Heaven adds new features to Final Cut plug-ins

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[] London, United Kingdom - Digital Heaven, one of the leading third party developers for Apple Pro Apps, today announced the release of free updates to eight of their plug-ins for Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro. From freeware grid and guides generators to animating counters, subtitle creation and dead pixel correction, these 14 plug-ins provide a suite of invaluable tools for professional editors.

This release includes a number of new features and bug fixes for DH_Box, DH_Counter, DH_Grid, DH_Guides, DH_LegalText, DH_RetroTV, DH_Subtitle and DH_WideSafe. Highlights include:

A Final Cut text generator for creating professional-style boxed subtitles. Traditionally, this style has been time consuming to create with the need to make a correctly sized shape on a different layer for each line of text. DH_Subtitle automatically creates the box according to the text entered and also ensures the last line of text is always in the same vertical position, no matter how many lines of text a subtitle may contain. Version 2.5 adds automatic line wrapping and metadata support for use with other third party applications.

A video generator that enables accurate measurement of on-screen text without leaving Final Cut. This allows compliance with broadcaster guidelines for minimum size of disclaimer text and this new version is easier to use with automatic detection of the current sequence format.

Provides 4:3, 14:9 and 16:9 action and title safe areas whilst working in 16:9 aspect ratio sequences. Version 1.6 improves the accuracy of the safe areas with specific handling of NTSC SD and HD sequences in addition to the original PAL SD specifications.

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

Pricing and availability:
Freeware plug-ins (DH_Fade, DH_FieldTrans, DH_Grid and DH_Guides) are available by registering on the Digital Heaven website. Other plug-ins are available for individual purchase from the Digital Heaven online store at $29.00 or $59.00 (USD). Existing customers are eligible for a free update within the same major version number.

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) 2011 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.