Noise Industries Releases Free Pan and Zoom Animation Plug-In

November 13, 2009 in Multimedia (F)

[] Hoffman Estates, IL - Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the postproduction and broadcast markets, announced that it has released an update to its popular freebie generator plug-in, Pan and Zoom. The intuitive controls of the new Pan and Zoom 2 plug-in enables users to easily create stunning Pan and Zoom effects, a photo animation style made popular by cinematographer Ken Burns, without a single keyframe.

The new release also boasts motion blur to generate the best-looking animations at any frame rate, and a bonus transition, which allows editors to use the same photo animation techniques to move between two clips. Pan and Zoom 2 is free and supports the latest versions of Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R), Final Cut Express(R), Motion and After Effects(R).

"We were eager to develop an update to Pan and Zoom after the success of the first release," said Niclas Bahn, director of business development, Noise Industries. "The ease-of-use and flexibility helped evolve this freebie plug-in into a favorite among the FxFactory community. We are confident our users will enjoy the new update."

What's New With Pan and Zoom 2:
* Compatibility: Works with image files in the most popular formats, including: JPEG, PNG, PSD, and any media imported to projects and clips

* Set-up and Manageability: Animation remains in sync with clip lengths, presenting the ability to freely resize your clips

* Motion Blur: allows for easy configuration via a single parameter, generating stunning animations at any frame rate

* Flexibility: Animation can also be controlled manually by keyframing parameters

Availability and Pricing of Pan and Zoom 2
Pan and Zoom 2 is offered as a free plug-in via the Noise Industries website. To download the Pan and Zoom 2 freebie, please visit the Noise Industries website.

Availability and Pricing of FxFactory
FxFactory Pro is available today for $399.00 (USD). Additional plug-ins are available for free or commercially starting at a price point of $29.00 (USD). FxFactory products can be purchased via the Noise Industries website or through select resellers. Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Studio(R) and Apple Final Cut Express(R) users can also test drive hundreds of FxFactory plug-ins by downloading the free trial version from the Noise Industries website.

Established in 2004, Boston, Massachusetts-based Noise Industries is an innovative developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast community. Their products are integrated with popular non-linear editing and compositing products from Apple and Adobe(R). For more information about Noise Industries, please visit the website.


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