Friday, July 29, 2011

Special offer: Get special savings when buying ShuttlePRO and Adobe Production Premium CS5.5 through August 31, 2011!

For a limited time, Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer customers can receive savings of 50% on the full versions of Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium for either Mac or Windows. In addition, we have teamed up with Contour Design to offer an additional incentive when you bundle Contour’s ShuttlePRO v2 with CS5.5! Buy the special bundle today!

The ShuttlePRO v2 is perfect for anyone making the jump from one video editing software application to another. The ability to program the ShuttlePRO v2’s buttons to reflect the same functions in multiple applications smoothes the transition process.

Contour Design’s ShuttlePRO v2 is a multi-functional multimedia controller for audio and video editing and many other applications. Designed for ergonomic integrity and maximum productivity, the ShuttlePRO v2 allows one-handed access to 15 fully-programmable buttons, a jog knob, and a spring loaded shuttle wheel. At the head of the ShuttlePRO v2 are nine programmable buttons complete with crystal clear removable keycaps for labeling and ease of reference. The inner ring or 'jog knob' at the center of the ShuttlePRO v2 rotates a full 360° to provide precise frame-by-frame control while the outer black ring or rubberized 'shuttle wheel' facilitates fast forward and rewind. The jog and shuttle can also be configured for many other purposes including scrolling, volume control, and sequencing. Preconfigured settings are available for After Effects, Audition, Encore, Flash Professional, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro.

Multi-button Jog & Shuttle Multimedia Control Surface....

Sleek innovative design, pre-configured for many of today's popular applications, advanced programmability, and ease of use... in short, the perfect marriage of form and function.

The ShuttlePRO V.2 is a powerful productivity enhancement tool for video and audio editors. The ShuttlePRO V.2 even comes pre-configured for many of the leading Audio and Video applications. You can also easily customize the ShuttlePRO V.2 for virtually any application.

The ShuttlePRO V.2 is designed for ergonomic integrity and maximizing productivity, allowing one-hand access to the fully programmable buttons and jog/shuttle knob. Nine (9) of the buttons have removable keycaps for easy labeling and referencing. The inner ring or 'jog' rotates through 360 degrees and provides precision frame by frame control. The outer black ring or 'shuttle' is rubberized and spring-loaded. It facilitates fast forward and rewind. You can also use the jog and shuttle for many other purposes such as scrolling, volume control, and sequencing.

Offer ends August 31, 2011

Update: Wirecast 4.1 is now available

Enabling new remote input sources and more!

Telestream are pleased to announce that Wirecast 4.1 is now available as a free update for existing customers. Version 4.1 is an update for Wirecast and Wirecast Pro webcasting software products.

What's New

  • LiveU video-over-cellular transmission backpack integration
    Great for professional remote news and sports applications
  • Teradek Cube integration
    • Makes any camera a wirecast IP camera, allowing you to submit camera feeds directly over the Internet to Wirecast
  • Matrox Multi-Ingest capture card integration
    • Enables 4 simultaneous HD-SDI inputs
  • Viewcast Osprey capture card integration
    • Integrated support for Osprey 240e, 450e, & 700e
  • Audio support in Wirecast Desktop Presenter
    • Interview remote guests via Skype or chat client - powerful for news or talk shows
  • Support for Mac OS X Lion
  • ... And more!

  • Buy Telestream Wirecast 4.1 | Download a free demo of Wirecast 4.1 here

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Review: MAKE Magazine reviews Telestream ScreenFlow

Not a place I'd expect to see a review of one of the products we sell, MAKE Magazine has a Tool review: ScreenFlow.

ScreenFlow has become an indispensable tool for creating high-quality screencasts from my Mac (sorry Windows users, there’s no version for you). Initially, I wasn’t sure if I should sink $99 into a screen capture application when cheaper options exist, but the excellent output quality and the generous feature set of ScreenFlow make it a great value.

Buy Telestream ScreenFlow here

New: Waves Audio Plug-ins for Mixing, Mastering & Recording

We're now carrying the most popular bundles of Waves audio plug-ins. Support for Protools, Cubase, Media Composer, Sound Forge, Vegas, Soundtrack Pro, Logic Pro, Audition and more!
We are not just the "Video Plug-ins People". Check out all of the Audio plug-ins that Toolfarm has in store!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Freebie: Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Lite for Mac v8.0.1

DaVinci Resolve Lite includes all the same high quality processing of the full DaVinci Resolve. However it limits projects to HD resolutions or less, only two color correction nodes, a single processing GPU and a single RED rocket card. Stereoscopic 3D features, noise reduction, Power Mastering, remote grading, and sharing projects using an external database server are features only offered in the full DaVinci Resolve and so are not included in this free DaVinci Resolve Lite edition. Customers who want to eliminate these restrictions can purchase the full DaVinci Resolve Software for Mac for only $995.

Download DaVinci Resolve Lite here

New: HitFilm Standard & Ultimate: Serious software for serious filmmakers.

hitfilm HitFilm is a revolutionary "all in one" Visual Effects, 3D compositing & Video Editing Software program. No other product on the market provides integrated video editing, visual effects and compositing anywhere near HitFilm's price point. The Standard version of HitFilm is priced at $149 and the Ultimate version is priced at $399. Try free demos of both versions of HitFilm here (under Standalone).

HitFilm is a unique and unrivalled product and is the most powerful and advanced video software available to filmmakers of all abilities under $1000. HitFilm should undoubtedly be the first choice video software for all levels of independent filmmakers, students and enthusiasts.

HitFilm's Main Features

Both versions of HitFilm give you:

  • Genuine 3D compositing
  • 2D & 3D visual effects
  • Colour grading
  • GPU hardware acceleration
  • Timeline video editing

HitFilm Ultimate goes a step further and gives you:

  • Many more exclusive and customisable 2D & 3D effects including procedural fire and lightning.
  • 3D camera tracking data importing (compatible with PFHoe, SynthEyes, Boujou, Voodoo)
  • Cutting edge 3D particle simulator with physic based deflectors and forces.
  • Up to 4K resolution
  • 16-bit floating point colour

Other Features & Benefits

  • Integrates and give you access to the website directly within the software.
  • Has a COMMUNITY section for all levels of creative filmmakers worldwide, enabling and encouraging members to work together, talk about their filmmaking projects and share any useful tips and tricks. Also if a member makes and uploads a particularly cool movie and gets it featured, then every single person using the software, including people trying the demo, will know about it and get to see it.
  • Incorporates social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
  • Directly upload your movies to YouTube.
  • Has an integrated SUPPORT section with a range of product Tutorials.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New: Red Giant Primatte Keying Suite 11 & Primatte Keyer 5

keying suite

Your Compositing Solution from Beginning to End, featuring Primatte 5.0

Keying Suite 11 is a complete set of professional tools that make your keying look seamless and sells the realism of your composite. Its three plug-ins work fluidly between After Effects and Final Cut Pro to take you successfully from the initial matte to the final composite. Get great results in basic keying situations or when tackling difficult shots, like multi-step composites and low light footage.

What's inside Keying Suite 11? The new Primatte Keyer 5.0 brings new automation and efficiency to an industry-loved chromakey tool with improved Auto Compute and added controls like Adjust Light and Hybrid Matte. Key Correct takes keying further with multi-step features for managing edges, wire rigging and blending mattes. Warp finalizes the composite by adding realistic shadows, reflections and wrapped elements to your virtual world.

NEW! PRIMATTE 5.0 - The Industry-Loved Chromakeyer for Fast, Automatic Keys

Quality, speed, control. Primatte Keyer 5.0 brings new levels of automation and efficiency to a industry-loved chromakey tool so your keys are quick and accurate. We've reorganized the interface, improved the one-click Auto Compute feature, and aded controls like Adjust LIght and Hybrid Matte. Whether you are creating a documentary film, an indie-production, news station promo or music video, Primatte 5.0 is an industry-loved solution that unlocks the secret to an easy, automatic key.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

News: Get a sneak preview of a faster Singular Software PluralEyes for Sony Vegas!

You know Singular Software PluralEyes: automatic sync without the need for timecode, slates or any special preparation. This is an invitation to try a new version which is 3-10 times faster than before. And with improved sync reliability too. This will be a free update for everyone eventually.

Download the Sony Vegas preview | Buy PluralEyes

Update: Noise Industries FxFactory 2.6.1 released

This version of FxFactory is compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and introduces more of our products to Final Cut Pro X.

FxFactory Pro 2.6.1 introduces the "Doorway" and "Bezier Distort" plug-ins. The new version is a free update for current customers.

Stereo3D Toolbox LE 3.0 is a major upgrade to the stereoscopic post-production tools by Dashwood Cinema Solutions. The new version is free for current customers.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Singular Software Presto 1.2 Update Now Available

Free Singular Software Presto for FCP update adds new features for creating visually appealing and engaging presentation videos in just minutes

Vancouver, British Columbia – July 19, 2011 – Singular Software™, a developer of workflow automation applications for digital media, is pleased to announce the latest update to its innovative presentation video software, Singular Software Presto, version 1.2, for Final Cut Pro. Singular Software Presto dramatically simplifies the creation of high-quality presentation videos. Working alongside Final Cut Pro, Singular Software Presto synchronizes, arranges, and edits the footage of the presenter, presentation slides, and video taken of the screen in just minutes. A free update for all existing customers, the new Singular Software Presto 1.2 offers four new layout templates, better animated transitions between layouts, smoother presenter tracking, and an option for rounded slide corners. For more information or to download Singular Software Presto 1.2 for Final Cut Pro, please visit:

About Singular Software Presto
The Singular Software Presto application utilizes sophisticated head tracking and image-matching technology to simplify the entire editing process for creating presentation videos. Users need simply to import video of the presenter, screen, and presentation slides into Final Cut Pro, and Singular Software Presto will work its magic.

Singular Software Presto creates a precisely timed slide track with bright slide images in place of the screen video by automatically synchronizing the original slide images with the video of the screen. The application's advanced tracking technology automatically keeps the presenter in view, alongside the slides, in appealing two-up layouts, and the resulting video can be used as is or customized with the provided templates. After exporting the project back into Final Cut Pro for rendering, users will have a finished presentation video that took just minutes to create.

Availability and Pricing of Singular Software Presto for Final Cut Pro
Singular Software Presto is available for purchase today for US $249. Customers can add PluralEyes for Final Cut Pro for an additional US $50.

Want to try before you buy? A free 30-day trial version of Singular Software Presto for Final Cut Pro is available here.

About Singular Software
Established in 2008, Singular Software pioneers the development of workflow automation applications for audio and video professionals. Its breakthrough solution, PluralEyes, offers innovative technology to automate and simplify multi-camera, multi-take and dual-system audio workflows. Singular Software products support industry leading non-linear editing products. For more information about Singular Software, please visit:

Singular Software Presto is a trademark of Singular Software Inc. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

Live Webinar This Week: Hollywood-Style Effects with Boris RED

Join Vik Narayan as he demonstrates how to create Hollywood-style effects with Boris RED 5. Learn how to paint with clone brushes over images, vector-trace and extrude images, and animate on custom paths. Register now!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New: LME Alphabets Templates for After Effects

Dazzling treatments of English and Japanese alphabets using Trapcode, 3D Stroke, Shine and Starglow and one that uses no plug-ins which was created using welder sparks, no plugins, which comes with special effects extras.

Add power, punch and glory to your After Effects text. Each letter is treated separately creating an original and stunning effect you can't achieve by applying the plug-ins to whole words.

Create single symbols, words, phrases, titles, openers with a power punch, letter by letter that will get the viewers attention.


LME Alphabet

Friday, July 15, 2011

Update: CHV releases new plugins for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5

CHV-Electronics updates all FxPlug plugins to be fully compatible with the new release of Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5

July 15, 2011 -- CHV-Electronics Inc., software developer of plugins for Final Cut Pro, Motion and Final Cut Express since 2002, is pleased to announce today that all available FxPlug plugin packages and QC Integration FX from CHV are now fully compatible with Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5.

CHV is proud to be the first FxPlug plugin developer to release any new native plugins for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 after Apple made the FxPlug 2.0 Software Developer Kit for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 available for all developers. Version 2.0.0 is based on the new FxPlug SDK V2.0 and takes full advantage of Snow Leopards's new 64-bit architecture.

The new plugin packages are:

Particles Heaven FX is the first native particle emitter for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5. This package also includes a series of ready-to-use templates for Final Cut Pro X. The templates can be modified without any restriction by the user to create even more effects or to adapt the effects to fit the personal meeds.

Morphing FX is the first ever native morph effect plugin package ever for Motion 5. You can create a morph effect with Motion 5 and use it directly with Final Cut Pro X.

Shining FX is a set of 11 hardware accelerated real-time FxPlug plugins dedicated to creating high-quality glow, shine and volumetric light effects. A large set of parameters make these plugins highly versatile and you can make them look different each time you use them.

Magic 3D FX is a set of four FxPlug plugins to create stunning 3D effects. Effects like the creation of an animated filmstrip, a plane with hundreds of video clips an a 3 dimensional cube can be setup in a matter of seconds.

QC Integration FX allows the user to do even more than any other plugin package. Using Apple's Quartz Composer technology this package provides the user with almost 100 plugins and also the most advanced plugin platform to quickly create and modify plugins for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5. QC Integration FX is specifically designed to enable the user to build FxPlug plugins for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 and also to build plugins for sale with copyright-protection. Third party developers can create Quartz Composer based visual effects and sell them securely on their own with CHV's unmatched copy-protection system preventing the uncontrolled distribution of serial numbers.

Key Pro is an AddOn plugin package for QC Integration FX. Key Pro includes 5 video filters to handle all tasks related to greenscreen and bluescreen keying, like keying, spill suppression, create a clean plate and adding ambient light spill to a keyed object.

Svengali Rays Pro is an AddOn plugin package for QC Integration FX that creates volumetric light effects that starts right at the source (unlike most other light spill plugins). This makes your light spill effect shine and glow like no other.

3D Video is an AddOn plugin package for QC Integration FX. This video filter that expands an image or video clip in up to 256 three dimensional layers. The layering is controlled by the brightness of the RGB/YUV channels of the image or video itself or another video or image. You can rotate the camera around the 3D object and distort and bend the layers in many different ways.

Towers of Film 3D FX is a free plugin that creates a 3 dimensional city. You can take the camera als fly around the city and over the streets.

All new plugins are a separate download and can be used in a mixed Final Cut Pro X / Final Cut Pro 7 environment. It is not necessary to purchase Motion 5 from Apple to use CHV's plugins with Final Cut Pro X. All plugin packages are also available for Final Cut Pro 5, 6 and 7 and Motion 2, 3 and 4. The new plugin package are compatible with all Intel Mac computers on OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) that are qualified to run Final Cut Pro X or Motion 5.

All FxPlug plugin packages from CHV-electronics are GPU-accelerated, using the full power of the installed graphics adapter for direct feedback and fast rendering.


The update is free for existing customers.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sale: Save on Digieffects a la Carte Plug-ins


All Digieffects a la Carte plug-ins, single plug-ins from the Delirium, Damage and Buena Depth Cue bundles, are discounted for the next week. Save up to $40 on a la carte plug-ins through Tuesday, July 19, 2011!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tutorials... Lots of tutorials

A few tutorials have popped up on our radar in the last couple of days. Good stuff here!

Thursday, July 07, 2011

New: CrumplePop Noir Moderne for Final Cut Pro 6, 7, and X.

Special intro pricing through Thursday, July 14, 2011!

Dark, dramatic lighting effects for Final Cut Pro 6, 7, and X.

Crumplepop Noir Moderneis a suite of dark, stylish effects for FCP 6, 7, and the new FCP X. Noir Moderne combines irregular pulses, strobes, and optically captured vignettes and venetian patterns. By simply dragging and dropping Noir Moderne onto the FCP timeline, you can create dramatic lighting effects that can be applied to many types of footage. Noir Moderne contains 19 effects, 3 transitions, and 1 royalty-free title font you can use in your projects.

FCPX: Survey, Plug-ins and Rumors

It’s been 2 weeks since the release of Final Cut Pro X. DVCreators want to know what you think so far, whether you’ve purchased it or not! Take a few minutes and vote! Let your voice be heard!

Also, Toolfarm is keeping a list of third-party plug-in supported in FCPX.

Another story: Apple to Allow Additional FCP 7 Enterprise Licenses and More on FCP X [Update]

Update: Texture Kit Update Version 1.1 Beeple Materials

YES! Greyscalegorrila is proud to announce Texture Kit 1.1. (Multiuser pack also available). This is a free update that includes 70 unique textures from Maxon Cinema 4D artist, Beeple. His textures feature distressed, messy and fun materials to use in your projects. Current Texture Kit owners will get an email with the update download. Of course, all Texture Kit purchases will also include the new textures.

Expect more updates from the Texture Kit soon. Nick at Grayscalegorilla says "I have many more artists lined up ready to add their best textures to the Kit in future versions. The Kit has over 200 textures already and many more to come. Thanks again for checking it out."

Samples of Beeple Materials


Saturday, July 02, 2011

Sale: Save 10% on Plexus for AE on July 4, 2011


A bit of a pre-announce if you're going to be out and about on Independence Day.... Make your own fireworks with Plexus!

Toolfarm will have the Plexus plug-in at 10% off next Monday, July 4, 2011, only!

Friday, July 01, 2011

Sale: Media 100 Suite: The Perfect Final Cut Pro Companion - $595 for a Limited Time!

Are you interested in?...
  • Importing and Exporting XML from Final Cut Pro v7?
  • Native REDCODE Support with Metadata Editing?
  • Support for AJA, Blackmagic Design, and Matrox video I/O hardware?

Media 100 Suite is Your Answer - Just $595 for a Limited Time!

Media 100 Suite is fast, full-featured video editing software for Mac OS X. Featuring an easy-to-use, responsive interface and broad support for 4K, 2K, HD, and SD standards, Media 100 Suite delivers broadcast-quality output for tape and file-based workflows. Integration with Adobe After Effects and Apple Final Cut Studio enables you to share projects among After Effects, Color, and Final Cut Pro v7. You can export projects to Final Cut Pro v7 for further editing and revisions, import Final Cut Pro v7 sequences into Media 100 Suite, or export a Media 100 Suite sequence to Color for advanced color grading. Media 100 Suite supports video I/O interfaces from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Matrox, and RED and provides AVCHD, AVC-Intra, FireWire, Panasonic P2, and Sony XDCAM acquisition interfaces. Boris RED is included for integrated 3D compositing, titling and effects.

"I particularly like the simple platform and ease of use; it's super fast. I also appreciate the tight integration between Media 100 Suite and Adobe After Effects as well as Boris RED's integrated titling capabilities on the Media 100 Suite timeline." - Robert Lynden, Sole Icon Productions.

"I use Media 100 Suite for everything - capture, layout, edit, and final composition. Media 100 Suite makes it simple to capture footage, assemble a timeline, record or import voiceover and music, and put it all together and output to tape or other media formats. I also value its rock-solid stability. I have cut a 6-1/2 hour documentary with Media 100 Suite. It never drops a frame." - Robert Stone, Director, "Taylor Camp"

"I have used Media 100 faithfully for 18 years now. It's like a box of sharp pencils for my video 'art creations'. Other systems seem like a box of dull color crayons. Media 100 has helped my career grow and prosper as a successful producer of national TV programming. It allows for creative efficiencies in editing like no other system." - Doug Hajicek, Whitewolf Entertainment

"I like the fact that Media 100 was designed from the ground up as an online solution with built-in, razor-sharp editorial efficiencies. I don't have enough hours in the day to use a system that doesn't operate at my speed or in my work style. I guess that is why you could call me a Media 100 zealot." - Dan Nyberg, Electric Picture Company

Try Media 100 Suite Free for 14 Days or Buy Now for $595

The regular price of Media 100 Suite is $995. Hurry! The $595 price is being offered for a limited time only.

Tutorial & Images: Noise Industries FxFactory with FCPX

If you've been curious about third party plug-ins for FCPX, we're keeping track here. One set up plug-ins that currently works in FCPX is Noise Industries FxFactory.

Here the tutorial video for FxFactory Pro in FCP X and Motion 5:

Here are some screen shots of a few of the FxFactory effects in FCPX.

Sobel Edge
Sobel Edge

Threshold RGB
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Artist Sketch
Artist Sketch

Neon Edge
Neon Edge

Pencil Sketch
Pencil Sketch

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Sale: Zaxwerks Upgrade Special

If you own Zaxwerks ProAnimator AE/Standalone versions 3 or 4, we're offering an upgrade special of $209 (regularly $299). The upgrade special runs through July 31, 2011.