Noise Industries (www.noiseindustries.com) has released Optics by Ripple Training to FxFactory. Its an US$39 plug-in for Final Cut Pro X that creates a first-person perspective of footage through viewfinder optics, including DSLR viewfinders, scopes and binoculars.
Editors can choose from a set of 14 title effects and animate the focus, position and scale of the optics. You can add thermal or night vision effects, and animate scan lines, flicker and roll for added drama. Users can also add a VShutter Flash in combination with camera viewfinders or on its own, as well as kaleidoscope effects.