updated 09:15 am EDT, Fri October 27, 2006
FxFactory 1.0 ships
Noise Industries has released FxFactory, an expandable effects package for Final Cut Studio. The visual effects package includes over 100 GPU-accelerated plug-ins based on the FxPlug architecture for the highest performance inside Apple's Final Cut Pro and Motion applications for video editing. The effects, based on OpenGL, Core Image and Quartz Composer, offer unlimited expandability. The Pro version enables "zero-coding plug-in development" so users can their own FxPlug effects for Final Cut Studio without writing any code using Apple's FxPlug architecture. FxFactory Motion Pack, which includes 34 plugins designed for compositing tasks, is $100, while FxFactory Editing Pack offers 33 plugins for editing tasks for $100. FxFactory Pro Pack bundles both as well as 46 additional customizable plugins and is available for $400. The software requires Mac OS X 10.4.7, Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 (or later), Motion 2.1.2 (or later), and either a PowerPC- or Intel-based Mac.