Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the
postproduction and broadcast markets, has released an update to its
freebie generator plug-in, Pan and Zoom
(http://www.noiseindustries.com/fxfactory/panandzoom). The controls
of the new Pan and Zoom 2 plug-in enables users to create pan and
zoom effects, a photo animation style made popular by cinematographer
Ken Burns, without a single keyframe.
The new release also boasts motion blur to generate the best-looking
animations at any frame rate, and a bonus transition, which allows
editors to use the same photo animation techniques to move between
two clips, according to the folks at Noise Industries. Pan and Zoom 2
is free and supports the latest versions of Apple Final Cut Pro,
Final Cut Express, Motion and After Effects.