Automatic Duck Inc., which specializes in products designed to overcome workflow issues, has announced Automatic Composition Import FCP Suite. It includes plug-ins for Final Cut Pro 3.0 and Adobe After Effects 5.5, designed to optimize the import/export process for editors and designers using these products.
Automatic Composition Import FCP Suite, for Final Cut Pro 3.0 and Adobe After Effects 5.5, is comprised of two plug-ins, Automatic Sequence Export and OMF export plug-in for Final Cut Pro 3.0 and Automatic Composition Import FCP, an import plug-in for After Effects 5.5.
Automatic Composition Import FCP Suite simplifies the previously time consuming process of importing and exporting projects between Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects, by allowing users to seamlessly exchange the media necessary to quickly and accurately recreate projects, Wes Plate, president of Automatic Duck, said in announcing the plug-ins. Not only are timelines reconstructed, but effects like speed changes and dissolves, and parameters like Scale, Position and Rotation are translated automatically. Even keyframes come into After Effects from Final Cut Pro for accurate recreation of motion graphics.
Automatic Composition Import FCP Suite for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X is available at a suggested retail price of US$395. Automatic Sequence Export for Final Cut Pro 3.0 and Automatic Composition Import FCP for Adobe After Effects 5.5 may also be purchased separately. Educational discounts are available for qualified institutions. For more details visit the
Automatic Duck Web site.