updated 01:25 pm EDT, Thu October 29, 2009
Offers new editing tools and bugfixes
CoreMelt has launched an update to its plug-ins for programs such as Final Cut Studio and After Effects. CoreMelt 2.23 offers five additional plug-ins, for instance allowing "fluid and flowing" graphic elements, shaded backgrounds, and the simpler creation of smooth glass, rough glass or water reflections. The two remaining plug-ins handle strobe transitions and adding CoreMelt masks and frames to a layer.
The update also includes a series of bugfixes and licensing improvements. CoreMelt 2.23 is a free upgrade for all v2.x users, but typically $400 new. Until October 31st two discounts are available: the price of Gadget 2 has dropped from $80 to $60 with the code C2GAD59, and the CoreMelt Complete 2 + Lock & Load combo is now $450 with the code C2ULT50.