This free update to FxFactory adds thumbnail previews inside host application menus, better performance and two new plug-ins for FxFactory Pro users.
Current FxFactory Pro customers get two new plug-ins in this release: the "Blocks Dissolve" transition in the "NI Transitions" category and the "Banding-free" generator in the "NI Generators" category.
Thumbnail previews allow you to quickly find the right effect for your project by providing a small preview of each FxFactory plug-in inside the host application menus. This feature is currently available for the “Video Filters” and “Video Transitions” menus in Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express, and for all plug-ins under the “Effects” menu in Adobe After Effects.
Thumbnails can be customized or turned off via a new preference available in the FxFactory application.
The Blocks Dissolve transition, new for FxFactory Pro users, reveals variable-sized blocks in the destination image according to a static or animating pattern.
The Banding-free generator lets you create a linear or radial gradient with certain features that can reduce or eliminate banding artifacts caused by codec compression.
Working Color Space
Select plug-ins will now provide an extra parameter to control the working color space used by the plug-in:￼
The available options are “Linear” and “Uncorrected”. When “Linear” is selected, the plug-in will linearize the gamma-corrected color values coming from the host in order to produce its output image. When the “Uncorrected” option is selected, the plug-in will use the original color values supplied by the host. It may be useful to select the “Uncorrected” option if the media you are using has already been gamma-corrected by the host application or in a previous step of your workflow. Plug-ins that render gradients or other basic geometric patterns may also benefit by rendering their output with “Uncorrected” color values.
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