Kool Tools: Final Cut Pro X Text Panel Effects released by FxFactory
Text Panels from SquidFX is a Final Cut Pro X-only plug-in that offers some cool title and lower thirds effects. It provides five customizable background shapes to start with.
Editors can customize titles in a variety of ways. They can even import in their own images or videos to use as in the background. Features of Text Panels include:
° Background shapes: There are five customizable background shapes, suitable for a variety of uses.
° Presets: There are multiple presets for each background shape, including lower thirds. These presets help speed up the process of customizing a title for your project.
° Shape control: Each background shape has inspector controls so editors can change the actual shape of the panel. Some of the controls are specific to each shape, such as the points on the Retro Panel.
° Build animation: Every shape has build options allowing users to easily animate titles. Editors can select a build option for the Panel and the Text independently. You can mix and match to create an unique look for titles and lower thirds.
° Custom backgrounds: The Panel Fill menu can be set to Solid Color, Gradient or Drop Zone. The Drop Zone fill lets editors choose any image or clip for the panel background, allowing
Text Panels costs US$49 in FxFactory. For more information, visit Noise Industries online (http://tinyurl.com/n75sczb).