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Idustrial Revolution has just announced that it's released a new plugin for FCPX called Snapshots. Priced at $99, It's a media rich template plugin with a unique onscreen 3D animation control system. We also have ten licences to giveaway!

XEffects Snapshots is new from the plugin developer Idustrial Revolution, the guys that brought you the Volumetric wipe plugin Volumetrix and very recently, a comprehensive FCPX toolkit.

Their latest plugin is a cross between a plugin and a template. The video shows a variety of different frames and backgrounds supplied with the plugin. They say that there is over 2,000 combinations right out of the box. Easier to watch the promo video than explain in detail!


From the website:

'XEffects Snapshots is a media rich template plugin with a unique onscreen 3D animation control system. Snapshot automatically freezes video, inserts it into a frame and positions it onto a background in 3D space. All with just a couple of clicks.

Applying Snapshots to footage adds an instant level of professional design and class. Display a single image for impact, or string a succession of Snapshots together to make a montage or title sequence.

Snapshots is easy to use. Razor blade where you want the footage to freeze, choose a frame (add text if you wish) choose a background, set the beginning and start points in 3D by using the onscreen controls, then hit play!

Snapshots comes supplied with over a 100 sample templates that you can drag & drop onto your footage. Use these out of the box, adjust to suit, or build your own from a choice of over 60 hand designed frames or 38 backgrounds. That's over 2,200 different combinations! Select the Dropzone option to use your own backgrounds.'

The onscreen controls in FCPX allow the user to set the start and end position in 3D without keyframes. We can see this being very handy for a variety of uses from slideshows to building broadcast title sequences. It's quick and easy to use and is supplied with a lot of high quality content. Lots to experiment with.

Snapshots GUI 2


The $99 plugin is distributed via the FxFactory plugin platform which means that there is a free watermarked trial. It also means that there is a tutorial video showing how Snapshots works within FCPX.


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Please get in touch with Idustrial Revolution who will email you your licence.    info (at) idustrialrevolution.com


We have very kindly been given 10 copies of the XEffects Snapshots plugin to give away. To have a chance of winning one of the 10 licences each worth $99, all you have to do is tweet the title of this story and include @FCPdotCo in the tweet. The easiest way to do this is from the tweet button on the top left of the article. The winners will be picked at random from the tweets from now until the evening of Sunday 6th of July, so get tweeting!


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