On Tuesday, Noise Industries, which makes tools for post-production and broadcast work, released FxFactory Pro 2.5, an update to its plug-in suite for a number of video editing and special effects applications from Adobe and Apple.
FxFactory Pro adds more than 300 plug-ins to Final Cut Pro, Motion, Final Cut Express, and After Effects. The 2.5 update introduces eight brand new plug-ins for performing distortion, color creation, and transition alterations to footage. The new plug-ins are: Local Contrast, Vibrance, Genie Filter, Accordion, Origami (Square), Origami (Triangle), Genie Transition, and Page Turn.
This update also promises to improve on the quality, performance, and user interface for FxFactory Pro's slideshow generator. It is now easier to select and re-order images, and there are four new transition effects that can be automatically applied between images.
A free version of FxFactory - which drops the Pro badge - lets you try out many of the suite's free plug-ins, as well as free demos of the commercial plug-ins included in FxFactory Pro.
FxFactory Pro 2.5 is a free update to current owners of version 2.0, and it's available from Noise's Website. A license for new users costs $399, and it requires at least Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard or 10.6.3 Snow Leopard, as well as Final Cut Pro 6 or 7, Motion version 3 or 4, Final Cut Express 4, and After Effects 8, 9, or 10 (CS3, CS4, and CS5, respectively).