FxFactory, a visual effects architecture powering hundreds of plug-ins for Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects. The plug-in costs US$49 and is available at http://tinyurl.com/n8a4vum.

What was once an undesired side effect from sunrays filtering through lenses is now a popular look. The Lens Flare plug-in, designed exclusively for use with Final Cut Pro X, lets editors add completely customizable lens flare effects to footage. Users can achieve the desired look by selecting one of the many presets and dropping it onto the clip like any other effect.