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mTitle Retro plugin for FCPX and Apple Motion 5
Posted by Szymon Masiak
November 18, 2015, at 2:21 PM

Creating a coherent set of stylish descriptions for the project is a vital part of every designer's job. We all know how important and sometimes difficult it is to create a well-matched typography that would enrich the whole edit. Do you remember the subtle charm of the vintage headers, created specially for the given topic? Don’t you just love the sophisticated appeal of those diversely decorated lettering in retro titles? Yeah, we like it too. That’s why we created this exquisite collection of 30 retro titles that imitate the vintage design pretty well.

Every one of those 30 FCPX titles is a fully customizable opening caption that evolves around the richly adorned style of typography that is characteristic for the older techniques of text design. We made sure to make them as diverse and varied as possible to give you a diversified range of top quality headers that can fit almost every edit, event the ones that relate to very modern topics. The graphic character that mTitle Retro plugin has makes it an incredibly versatile tool for typography creation. Without the effort of designing and animating the whole scene, you can just drag and drop one of mTitles and go on with your edit. Just a few seconds of customization is all you need to have stunningly designed text in your project. Beautiful, retro style and user-friendly, does it get any better?

Learn more: mTitle Retro

mSpark 4K - drag and drop effects for FCPX, Adobe Premiere, Resolve and others!
Posted by Szymon Masiak
November 10, 2015, at 6:27 PM

Dynamic edits with vigorous footage may be difficult in a sense of keeping the energetic vibe throughout the whole project. Sometimes some shots may be more lazy than the others and the whole beat of the edit slows down. In situations like that it is good to have some backup dynamism in a form of compositing elements. Our mSpark elements are something that will bring an instant load of vitality to your project with a storm of flickering sparks. 

These 4K top-quality files were shot on Phantom Flex 4K, so the slow motion effect and clarity of the image is flawless. We took care of the diversity of looks, styles and movements so you could always find a sparkling blizzard to enrich your edit. mSparks have a vast range of applications, from typical overlays firing up your footage to elements used as decorations in trailers or in any other type of projects. It’s all up to you and your imagination. Check out our promo video to see how amazingly dynamic mSparks can be with your footage.

Learn more: mSpark 4K

Sony launches new 'Starvis' sensor promo campaign
Posted by Andrzej, motionVFX Team
October 29, 2015, at 7:08 PM

Sony has launched a promo campaign for a new see-at-night sensor called ‘Starvis’ The moment you hear the news about it, how can you not think about Canon’s ME20F-SH 4 million ISO cam. Especially that, according to info provided at Sony’s webpage, Starvis is also aimed for surveillance and other night filming purposes. Well, competition is a good thing.

The official webpage provides only a little specific detail about the new sensor, but that’s about all:

The STARVIS is back-illuminated pixel technology used in CMOS image sensors for surveillance camera applications. It features a sensitivity of 2000 mV or more per 1 µm2 (color product, when imaging with a 706 cd/m2 light source, F5.6 in 1 s accumulation equivalent), and realizes high picture quality in the visible-light and near infrared light regions.

Then there’s the promo video on Sony’s YouTube channel, and here’s where things get funny:

Let’s look at it again, here’s a screenshot from the above video:

And image used on Sony’s webpage:

How strong was the moonlight to cast shadows like that, and how they managed to keep Cheetahs and stars in focus, while the trees in the background out of focus remains a mystery. Whether these, as well as other example images posted on Sony’s page are genuine, we’ll leave for you to decide. Nonetheless, the Starvis campaign doesn’t appear a fraction as professional as what Sony delivered in the past few months.

Given their expertise in sensors though, it seems justified to believe that Starvis will rise and shine soon, and we’ll have some good news about it the near future.


mTitle 3D Christmas Plugin for FCPX and Apple Motion 5
Posted by Szymon Masiak
October 28, 2015, at 2:00 PM

Every year, just before December, our work starts to evolve around Christmas and everything that is connected to that pleasant holiday. Our edits become filled with Christmas trees, cookies and Santas creating all that fuss that constitutes the unique atmosphere of that special time. We all know that the whole aesthetics of the holiday is quite specific and it is slightly hard to come up with a design that is decent, up to professional standards and keeps the spirit of Christmas at the same time. In our opinion we managed to combine these two aspects and they are the essence of mTitle 3D Christmas.

These 15 lovely title openers have an amazing balance between well-stylized typography, smooth cameras, 3D environment, high-quality textures and Christmas stylization. We put a lot of effort into creating a design that will have the mood we love and a look that makes a good impression. As always we did our best to make the customization and parameter editing as easy as it gets, so you could save time for celebration. Merry Christmas to all and have a great time working with our plugin!

Learn more: mTitle3D Christmas

YouTube Red - new, improved service for $9,99 a month
Posted by Andrzej, motionVFX Team
October 28, 2015, at 11:36 AM

We all knew it was coming, it was only a matter of fact – now YouTube Red is a fact. As announced on the official YT blog, to enjoy the Red version you’ll have to become a member and pay $9,99 a month. Now, what are the benefits of joining and paying?

First of all you get an ad-free video experience, secondly, you can save videos to watch them offline later. The thing is that these two were easily achievable to anyone who wanted to do so. The membership is assigned to an account, so no matter on which device you login, you’ll have it. It’s also a good news that YouTube Music and Red will be covered by one payment. 

What does YT Red mean for content creators? In general, Red is designed to provide funding for creators from the membership payment, instead of commercials. In addition, and as a incentive to join Red, YouTube promises to share the money more handsomely, but isn’t very specific about that in the blog post.

So more money seems like a good reason for content creators to join Red, but are there any convincing ones for the viewers? In the past it has been speculated that there the paid YouTube will offer content that is unavailable elsewhere, right now, in another blog post, YT announced that starting from 2016 Red users will have access to 10 various original series and movies. It’s easy to predict that this will only be a start. You can also guess that the move people join Red, the more (and faster) Red-only content will be available.

Now, YouTube Red launches in the United States – from October 28 viewers in the US can enjoy a free one month-trial. Viewers in other countries will have to wait, but YT promises they’re working on delivering the service worldwide. Oh, and old YouTube doesn't change a bit, if you're worried.



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