updated 11:30 am EST, Mon November 19, 2007
FxFactory 2.0 released
Noise Industries has released the second edition of FxFactory, its supplement for Final Cut Studio and Express. The program manages plug-ins in Apple's FxPlug format, and in its latest incarnation, supports Mac OS X Leopard as well as the recently-released Final Cut Express 4. A new interface improves the browser, displaying relevant plug-in status information; also provided is an option to search for all transitions within a plug-in's package.
Introduced to FxFactory Pro only are 50 new plug-ins, as well as revisions of earlier ones such as Perspective Reflection and Videoconference. The software now boasts a contextual parameter interface, and introduces masking, permitting more elaborate compositing while maintaining performance. Both versions of FxFactory require Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher; the basic edition is free, but Pro costs $400 new or $130 as an upgrade from v1.0.