11.20.2009 02:30 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Noise Industries introduces free pan and zoom photo animation plug-in

Noise Industries, a developer of visual effects tools, announced that it has released an update to its free generator plug-in, Pan and Zoom.

The new Pan and Zoom 2 plug-in enables users to easily create pan and zoom effects, a photo animation style made popular by cinematographer Ken Burns, without a single key frame. The new release also includes motion blur to generate animations at any frame rate and a transition that allows editors to use the same photo animation techniques to move between two clips.

Pan and Zoom 2 is available for free and supports the latest versions of Apple Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Motion and After Effects. It works with image files in the most popular formats, including JPEG, PNG, PSD, and any media imported to projects and clips. The animation remains in sync with clip lengths, presenting the ability to freely resize clips.

Motion Blur allows for easy configuration via a single parameter, generating animations at any frame rate. The animation can also be controlled manually by keyframing parameters.

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