Noise Industries has released Manifesto, a free plug-in pack enabling users to generate titles in After Effects, Apple’s Final Cut products, and Motion.
The system is capable of generating both static and rolling titles, and slots into FxFactory, Noise Industries’ free plug-in management system.
Judging by the demo, you’re unlikely to be giving Saul Bass or Kyle Cooper a run for their money, but it looks a useful tool for adding that vital contextual on-screen information to demo reels. More details below.
PRESS RELEASE (Excerpts)
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, is pleased to announce its latest FxFactory® freebie plug-in pack, Manifesto. The brand new Manifesto titling plug-ins provide new and current FxFactory users with a quick and easy way to generate eye-popping titles in Apple® Final Cut Pro®, Final Cut Express®, Motion® and After Effects®. Manifesto comes in two variants: a static title generator and a title roll/crawl generator.
- Optional Keyframing
No keyframes are required for animation. The text of choice is scrolled in and out of frame automatically based on the length of the generator track. This feature also lets users match a title roll (or crawl) to the duration of a different clip.
- Use Existing RTF Files
Manifesto can reference an existing RTF file on disk, allowing users to rely entirely on an external program for text input and layout.
- Built-in Motion Blurring and De-Flickering
Create high-quality animations at any frame rate with built-in motion blur and the ability to reduce interlacing artifacts.
- Easy Masking Abilities
Use external media to determine which portions of the title are visible, or vice versa.