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Win one of two $399 copies of Noise Industries plugin package FxFactory Pro 3 for #FCPX


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FxFactory Pro 3 from Noise Industries was officially announced by press release today. We have two copies of this revolutionary set of plugins for Final Cut Pro X and FCP7 to give away.

The recent release of FxFactory 3 was a huge update and we have already reported on the new third party plugins that use FxFactory as a platform. We thought we would take another look at FxFactory Pro though as it seemed to be pushed slightly out of the limelight in comparison to the other new products.

When Noise Industries first brought FxFactory to market they were they plugin newbies and went face to face with the existing large plugin producers. They bought new technology to their plugins by not only being the first company to harness the power of the GPU with FXPlug, but also by offering end users the ability to build their own plugins using Quartz Composer.

The number of plugins in FxFactory Pro has expanded over the years as have the hosts the plugins will support. The new release supports Final Cut Pro 6, 7, and X; Motion 3, 4 and 5; Final Cut Express 4; and Adobe After Effects CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5.

View thumbnails of all the different effects in FxFactory Pro 3

Congratulations to the two winners below, the competition is now closed.

To have a chance of winning one of the 2 Noise Industries FxFactory Pro visual effects packages each worth $399, 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 Sunday evening, so get tweeting!

Noise Industries were also the first company to support Final Cut Pro X, the link to their plugins being published on the Apple resource page the day FCPX was released. Users of FxFactory will notice a new improved GUI for plugin management, however there are a lot of other improvements under the hood. The great news is that this is a free upgrade for exisiting FxFactory Pro customers.

"FxFactory 3 is the largest software release in the company's history," comments Niclas Bahn, business development manager, Noise Industries. "Aside from offering this major upgrade free for our existing customers, we are rolling out seven brand new products, vastly expanding the visual effects options and capabilities for Final Cut Pro X editors. And this is just the beginning."

Bundled witht the install is a selection of the wide range of third party plugins that can be purchased. There is also a published selection of free plugins that can be downloaded from the Noise Industries website, Pan and Zoom is a must have. No purchase is required to install the freebies.

If you would like to build your own plugins, this video gives you a short introduction on how to construct your own effects.

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I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

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2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

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As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

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I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.


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