Digital Anarchy has released a new set of colour- and edge-based effects plug-ins called PlasmaFX, which work within Final Cut Pro, Motion and After Effects, but only on Mac OS X 10.4.
The plug-ins use Mac OS X's Core Image system, which enables them to take advantage of the host computer's multi-core processors and graphics card for better preview and faster rendering. Digital Anarchy says that the speed bump is apparent in both Apple and Adobe host applications. In Final Cut Pro and Motion, PlasmaFX filters are built on Apple's FxPlug architecture, which provides faster and more robust support than other plug-in formats in those applications.
PlasmaFX 1.0 is available for $99 (around £50) until February 15, when the price will rise to $129 (£65).