SIGGRAPH 2017: Red Giant Unveils Trapcode Suite 14

Red Giant Trapcode Suite 14

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) At SIGGRAPH 2017, Red Giant announced Trapcode Suite 14, an update to their acclaimed motion graphics and visual effects plugins package for Adobe After Effects. "Trapcode has been a mainstay for the motion graphics and VFX industry for over a decade. We wanted this … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Trapcode Suite 13 For After Effects, Part 2


By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In our last article, in our review of the Trapcode Suite 13 (TS13), we talked about the price, and the first three effects - Shine, Star Glow and Sound Keys. In this lesson, I want to finish up talking about the other effects inside of the TS13, including Tao, … [Read more...]

XEffects Social Media For Final Cut Pro X


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Social media has become incredibly popular, and it's hard to remember a time without it. If you're younger than I am then there may not have been a time without it. For today's editor that means, sooner or later, you'll have to emulate a popular social media … [Read more...]

AddMotion Plugin For Final Cut Pro X On Sale

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) OSM AddMotion for Final Cut Pro X is a great utility for creating animated stills, graphics, and text all without keyframes. The utility works simply by adding an effect to a still graphic and then changing the parameters. Available exclusively from FxFactory … [Read more...]

Genius Audio Plugin Removes Echo & Reverb

CrumplePop EchoRemover

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sound has always been a huge issue when filming on location. Even if you have experts using great equipment, invariably you may still end up shooting something in a location with a lot of echo or reverb. (Update: There's a new video at the end of the article, which … [Read more...]

GenArts Releases Innovative New Sapphire 9

Sapphire 9

GenArts' Sapphire 9 includes Builder, new VFX By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Every video editor needs access to great effects. Whether it's pre-generated stock footage, template, or via plugins, having something nearby to spruce up your video can take off hours of work. The specialized … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: iZotope RX4 Standalone Audio App & Plugin For NLEs

iZotope RX4 Interface 1

By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) When it comes to editing and NLE’s, other than your initial monetary investment in the editing application, third party plug-ins are where most people spend their hard earned dollars, and almost all of that goes to companies like Boris FX, GenArts and FX … [Read more...]

Element 3D Goes On Sale At Video Copilot


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The great equalizers in the film industry have been the digital camera and the personal computer. And while companies like Blackmagic, Panasonic, GoPro, and even Canon, ruling the roost for digital cameras, when it comes to work being done on the personal computer, … [Read more...]

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – Scarab Labs’ Star Filter 2.0


by Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) A few days ago I got an email asking me to take a look at Scarab Labs' Star Filter 2.0 plug-in for After Effects. Scarab Labs is located in Croatia. Never having heard of Scarab Labs, I went to their website and took a look around. I found Star Filter 2.0 for After … [Read more...]