updated 03:25 pm EST, Fri February 12, 2010
Job Slate targets commercial studios
Boris has released a new plug-in for Final Cut Pro, Job Slate. The software is intended explicitly for commercial studios, and generates slates based on XML files from the Ad-ID management system. As a file is scanned, fields are filled out in the slate, where they can be tweaked in terms of font, style and layout. Preset or custom backdrops can be used.
For a brief time Boris is also distributing an existing plug-in, Comet, for free. Described as an auto-animating filter, the plug-in simulates streaking comets flying in a 3D space. Beyond Final Cut Pro, it can be used with Motion, Final Cut Express, After Effects and Premiere Pro. Downloaders must register with Boris first. Job Slate costs $199, but can be tried free for 14 days.