Mettle has released version 2 of Skybox Studio, their suite of After Effects tools for creating, importing, stitching and editing 360° content. The new release adds 3 new modules: SkyBox Composer brings view-based 360° editing to After Effects; SkyBox Project 2D allows you to add text, logos, and graphics onto 360 footage; finally SkyBox Rotate Sphere enables you to rotate 360 footage on the X, Y and Z axes. Find out more about the new features on Mettle's website.
E3D MOGRAFTER FX is a new After Effects tool that will allow to control the Element 3D plugin for After Effects with a functionality resembling that of Cinema 4D's MoGraph module. Watch a preview video on YouTube.
FXHome has released a significant update to its compositing, editing and VFX software. New features include: 8K and 32-bit floating point color support (including OpenEXR import and export), audio mixing tools, auto-sync feature for automatic synchronization of video and audio files, export queue, second monitor preview, 360° video tools, improved tracking and titling tools, various workflow enhancements, over 500 customizable VFX and presets, etc. (more...)
Video Copilot has released FX Console, a new plugin for Adobe After Effects that adds a hotbox-style interface enabling you to quickly find and apply FX and presets. The tool is highly configurable with the ability to give FX custom names, change priorities, add favourites, change default FX settings and much more. Download free and find out more on Video Copilot.
Reality Keyer is a keying plugin that features technology originally developed by Zero Density for their Reality Virtual Studio green screen system. Reality Keyer is a GPU-accelerated, image-based keyer, that, according to Zero Density, provides great results in terms of keeping details and softness and is optimized for fixed camera shots with clean plates. Features include: image-based color difference keyer, soft matte and core matte blending, and spill suppression and screen subtraction. The plugin is priced at $399. More on Zero Density's website.