Virtix Inc. has released Virtix Zoom and Pan 3.0 for iMovie, a new version of its plug-in for iMovie. Zoom and Pan 3 now works with iMovie 2 and 3, in OS 9 and OS X. The previous release worked only with iMovie 2.
Using Virtix Zoom and Pan, you can zoom into, pan across and rotate around moving clips and high-res still images. The software uses the full resolution of still images, and works through sub-pixel interpolation which helps to eliminate jitter, according to the developer. And it moves at 60 fields per second, yielding smooth motion. You can specify an XY position, magnification factor and angle paraemter at the beginning and end of the clip, as well.
Other features include support for transparency in imported images, and Spotlight and Witness Protection effects: Spotlight highlights an area, while Witness Protection applies a blur to a circular area.
Virtix Zoom and Pan costs US$34.99. Users of 2.0 can upgrade for free using their old download codes.