Noise Industries’ (www.noiseindustries.com) US$49 Slide Pop plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X brings to mind a bit of nostalgia for those of a certain age. You have access to 20 customizable effects and transitions inspired by the vintage View-Master slide show camera of yesteryear.
The customizable controls and color presets let you put your own spin on the classic View-Master look.
A trial version of Slide Pop comes with with FxFactory 3.0.6. Once FxFactory is installed you’ll have a demo to play with and you can register directly within Final Cut Pro X.
To use Slide Pop you drag and drop the effect or transition onto your footage. (You can find Slide Pop under Effects and Transitions under the category name Stupid Raisins.) In a hurry? Just drop Slide Pop onto your media, and you’re good to go. If you want a custom look just use the simple controls to do some tweaking.
Oh yes, Slide Pop even comes with authentic View-Master sound effects. It’s a breeze to use, but if you need some help it includes help documents and videos.