updated 12:25 pm EST, Mon November 10, 2008
Red Giant Warp released
Red Giant Software has released Red Giant Warp, a new sets of effects generation plug-ins for video editing suites. Contained in Warp are three different tools, beginning with Corner Pin, which takes material from outside clips and pins it with a different perspective inside a working video. The plug-in additionally sports extra offset controls and integration with Mocha for After Effects.
The Shadow tool inserts object shadows with proper perspective, as well as adjustable levels of falloff; for coping with 3D environments, a "bend" control can align shadows across multiple planes. The Reflection tool, lastly, inserts a mirrored image of a given photo or clip. To help with proper blending, blur and fade-out controls have been included.
Warp is compatible with After Effects CS3/CS4, Premiere Pro CS3/CS4, Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Avid AVX 2. It costs $200 and requires at least Mac OS X 10.4.4.