Automatic Duck, a software development company targeting the nonlinear editing and effects industry, will release Automatic Composition Import FCP, a new software plug-in suite for Adobe After Effects 5.5 and Final Cut Pro 3.0, in the first quarter of 2002.
Final Cut Pro 3.0 yesterday, which brings the high-end video editing application to Mac OS X. Based on the OMF Composition Import, Automatic Composition Import FCP lets you transfer an entire Final Cut Pro timeline into After Effects and import all of their media and clips to recreate projects in one step, according to Wes Plate, president of Automatic Duck.
“Automatic Duck has taken the power of OMF and applied it to Final Cut Pro, bridging the gap between Apple’s award-winning editing software and Adobe After Effects,” he said. “The amount of timeline information a user is able to translate with Automatic Composition Import FCP is nothing short of revolutionary.”
Automatic Composition Import FCP will “revolutionize” the workflow used by Final Cut Pro editors and graphic designers who import projects into Adobe After Effects 5.5, by streamlining this previously time consuming process, Plate said. Automatic Composition Import FCP can transfer an entire Final Cut Pro system timeline into Adobe After Effects and import all the media necessary to easily recreate a project, such as clip timing and layering information, including many effects. Even keyframes and animating parameters are translated and rebuilt in Adobe After Effects — all “in seconds,” he added.