has released Slick Transitions and Effects, Vol. 5, the company’s latest collection plug-ins for iMovie. Slick 5 costs US$49.95 as a digital download (a CD is also available) and requires Mac OS X or Mac OS 9.x, iMovie 3 or iMovie 2.0.3 (or later), and QuickTime 5 (or later). The version of iMovie you need depends on whether you’re running Mac OS X or Mac OS 9.x.
Volume 5 has over 70 title plug-ins, including several animated titles developed in conjunction with Wildform Inc., a developer of Flash-based products. You can place text at any location on the screen, add pop-up style titles, fill text with a graphic or movie, and see text disappear into the “horizon.”
With Slick 5, you can customize your own ratings screen. The new Cosmic Frame effect lets you add an animated background. And you can make you video “dance to the beat” with the Audio series of effects. Slick 5 includes over 25 transitions, including new variations of dissolve transitions, several soft transitions, and “big pixel” zooms.