GeeThree has released Slick Transitions & Effects Volumes 3 and 4, two new collections of plug-ins for iMovie.
Slick Volume 3 includes more than 100 new transitions, effects and titles for iMovie. New plug-ins include Flaps and Flops (new page curl effects), Aperture and Ripple transitions, an OS X screen saver-like transitions, fade in-out to black, and the Soft Wipe series. Plug-ins to set tint color, adjust RGB values, and add raindrops and dots are also included. Rotate and scale effects are supported, and the “SoftPaint” effect makes a video look like a painting in motion. GeeThree also claims that the titling enhancements are a first for iMovie — you can use large text, longer duration, fancy effects and more with the more than 30 title plug-ins included.
Slick Volume 4 is called the Hollywood Collection. GeeThree said that the new set includes plug-ins that provide pro-level editing tools for iMovie. Included features are Slick Matte-tastic, which overlays any image or vide over another clip — useful for adding a logo or frame to any video. You can also adjust the opacity of the overlay movie. Slick VidMix is a video compositor plug-in that allows you to set your own defined shapes for an overlay. Picture-in-Picture and SplitScreen display two videos running at the same time, while SlickMotion — a standalone application — converts high res still images into documentary-style pan and zoom clips.
Both collections work under Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X. Each volume is priced at US$50 each; $90 gets you the pair. They’re available for download or CD purchase at the GeeThree Web site.