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resources
tutorials
plugs

2d3 >Vicon
M|W- boujou/bullet readers (free)
M|W- SteadyMove Pro

2dPaint
W- Dolly
W- Letterbox
W- Digipaint
W- Remove Noise

Abneil Software Ltd
M|W- Andrew's (Video) Effects Vol 1
M|W- Blend 1 (free)

Adobe
M|W- Reg Incentive AE 5-6 (free)
M|W- Adobe Motion Exchange (free)
W- Python Open Source (free)
M
|W- Plug-in Power Pack
M|W- Atomic Power (built-in)
M|W- CycoreFX (built-in)
M|W- Color Finesse Lite
M|W- Keylight

AIST
WproFX

Algolith (now hardware only)
M|W- Adaptive De-Interlacing
M|W- Anti-Aliaser
M|W- Content Adaptive Scaling
M|W- Dynamic Noise Reducer
M|W- MPEG Noise Reducer
M|W- Frame Rate Converter
M|W- AlgoSuiter

Alien Skin Software
M|W- Eye Candy AE

Allegorithmic
M|W- MaP | Time

Alpha Plugins (resource for Panopticum)
M|W- Water
M|W- RichTyping
W- Fir Tree (free)
W- New Year Toy (free)
W- Ice Pattern
W- Curtains
W- LensPro
W- Ice Pattern
W- Alpha Star

Amber Visual (MIA?)
W- Halide Film Look
W- Viideo Basics (beta)
W- Widescreen Mask (free)

Automatic Duck
M|W- Pro Import AE

Avidion
WSynchronize (AE7)
M|WReal 3D
M|WMotionGrabber Preview

Belle Nuit Montage>Mimikri
M- Mimikri (OS X)

BigFX, Inc.
M|W- FilmFX

Boris FX
M|W- Continuum Complete
M|W- Final Effects Complete
M|W- Blue/Red/FX/Graffiti
M|W- XML Transfer

Bresnev Shu (MIA)
M- Expression Effects (?)
M|W- KoalaLumpor/Javascript (?)
M|W- Path Palette (?)

Canopus (Grass Valley)
W- Video Out Plug-in (free)

CineGobs
W- Spill Supression
M|W- Spill Supression Pixel Bender (free)
M|W- Spill Replacer Pixel Bender (free)

Conoa
M|W- Conoa 3D
M|W- EasyShapes
M|W- EasyFX
M|W- Free Streak (free, w/demo)
M|W- Conoa 3D Layer

Core Melt
M|W- ImageFlow Fx
M|W- VeeYou
M|Wvarious free (free, w/demo)

Cyberzeka (Bold Studio)
WTVzeka NVidia/ATI

Cycore
M|W- Cycore FX HD
M|W- CFX Sphere Utilities
M|W- CFX Path Tools

Darkling Simulations
M|WDIN

Dee Mon
W- Superresolution

Diaquest
M|W- DDR for AE5
M - DQSoft.PIC

Digieffects
M|W- Aurorix
M|W- Berserk
M|W- Delirium
M|W- Fantazm
M|W- Dissolve Factory
M|W- Swatch Buckler
M|W- Effect Essentials/Au Naturel
M|W- Walker Effects
M|W- Buena Depth Cue (?)
M|W- Damage
M|W- Aged Film
M|W- Simulate: Illuma
M|W- Simulate: Camera
M|W- Natural Forces
M|W- Atmosphere
M|W- Camera Mapper
M|W- Fallofff Lighting
M|W- FreeForm AE

Digimation
M|W- Fractal Flow (MIA)

Digital Anarchy
M|W- Beauty Box

Digital Anarchy (sold to Red Giant)
M|W- Geomancy
M|W- Gradient!
M|W- Text Anarchy
M|W- 3D Assistants
M|W- Psunami
M|W- Aurora Sky
M|W- 3D Assistants EZ
M|W- ReTimer SD
M|W- Color Theory Pro
M|W- Anarchy Toolbox
M|W- 3D Layer
M- Color Theory
M|W- Data Animator
M|W- ReSizer
M- PlasmaFX
M- PlasmaFX.LE (free)
M|W- Toon It

Digital Element
M|W- Aurora Water
M|W- Aurora Sky

Digital Film Tools
M|W- Composite Suite
M|W- zMatte
M|W- 55MM
M|W- Digital Film Lab
M|W- Fast Blur (free)
M|W- Power Matte
M|W- Power Stroke

Digital Media Net
M|W- PE Bullnose Mask (free)

Digital Trove
M|W- Prime

DV Garage
M|W- dvMatte Pro
M|W- Conduit Suite

Electric Fish
M|W- Color Pal
M - QTVRMatte (AE5 or earlier)

electricFX (MIA)
M|W- Pyro
M|W- Extract3D

Electrocolor
M|W- Fluid Dynamics
M|W- Mr Displacy
W- Autocut

Evans & Sutherland
W- Digistar 3 Virtual Projector

FAN
M|W- Grader
M|W- AFX2VPB
M|W- AFX2QTL
M|W- Supressor
M|W- XMult (free)
M|W- BikiniDots

fnord
M|W- SuperPNG (free)
M|W- j2k (free)
M|W- SuperTIFF (free)
M - Übercolor
M|W- Power Picker
M|W- openEXR (free)
M|W- ProEXR

*

Forged Images Productions
M|W- MakeFileLookComp (free)
W- Vegas EDL Import

Forge (sold through Digieffects)
M|W- FreeForm

foxtrot_xray:software
W- resonator()

Frischluft
M|W- Lenscare
M|W- flAIR
M|W- HSL Selection (free)
M|W- Field Fixer (free)
W- Lensfeed
W- Absolute Curves

FXhome
M|W- MuzzlePlug
M|W- PowerPlug

GenArts
M|W- Sapphire Lighting
M|W- Sapphire Stylize
M|W- Sapphire Adjust, Blur, Distort
M|W- Sapphire Render, Time, Transition

GrangerFX
WTrinityFX

Granite Bay
W- GBDeflicker

GridIron Software
M|W- X-Factor (6.5 only)
M|W- Nucleo
M|W- Nucleo Pro 2
M|W- unnamed NAB (beta)

jbpearman
M|W- Panalog AE (free)

Koji
M|W- Smooth (free/Pro)
M|W- Sesame (free beta)
M|W- Koji's Plug-ins

Leitch/DSP
M|W- dpsReality preview (free)

Matrox
W- WYSIWYG filters (free)

Maxon
M|W- CINEMA 4D Composition Import

META/DMA
M|W- Scopo Gigio AE2

Miranda
M|W- Xmedia Suite After Effects plug-in

Neat Video
M|W- Neat Video denoise

Neosapien and Flam3
M|W- AE Flame (free)

ObviousFX
WInverse Telecine
M|WCopy Image (free)
M|WErodilation (free)
WMilky Way

Omino
M|WOnimo AE Suite (free)

OpenSpace/KaZuhiro FuRuhata
MHeboHebo (free, in Japanese)

Panopticum
M|W- AnimaText
M|W- Array
M|W- Engraver
M|W- Figure
M|W- Fire
M|W- Grid
M|W- Lens Pro
M|W- Rich Typing
M|W- Tools
W- AnimaText 3D
M|W- Curtains
M|W- Rulers
M|W- AreaFX
M|W- Ice Pattern
M|W- Water
M|W- CustomSpeed

PatchMaker
W- Patchmaker transfer (free)
W- Arkan B-Spline transfer (free)

Pete Warden
M|W- Video Effects (free)

Philipp-Spoeth (Taronites also)
M|W- SinedotAE (free)
M|W- Sinedots II (free)
M|W- Retrodots (free)
M|W- Shear (free)

Pinnacle Systems
M|W- Light Factory LE (free w/Commotion demo)
M- CineAcquire import

Pixelan
W- SpiceMaster
W- CreativEase

Pixel Farm
M|W- PFBarrel
M|W- PFStable
M|W- PF Hoe

Pixlock
M- Effects Builder AE
(build Core Image filters for AE)

Plug-in Site
M|W- Plugin Galaxy for AE

Pluginz.com (acquired by Toolfarm)
store for plug-ins of all kinds

proDAD
W - Vitascene
W - Mercalli

Profound Effects
M|W- Swim
M|W- Useful Things (sold to SONY)
M|W- Elastic Gasket for Avid
M|W- Reveal (free)
M|W- Useful Assistants
M|W- Crop (free)
M|W- CameraPOV
M|W- Gak Pak

RE:Vision Effects
M|W- Video Gogh
M|W- ReelSmart Motion Blur
M|W- Shade/Shape
M|W- Twixtor
M|W- FieldsKit
M|W- Flex
M|W- SmoothKit
M|W- Fill
M|W- Map
M|W- PV Feather
M|W- DE:Noise

Red Giant Software
M|W- Image Lounge
M|W- Composite Wizard
M|W- Primatte Keyer
M|W- Knoll Unmult
M|WKnoll Light Factory 2
M|WMagic Bullet Suite
M|WeLin (free for noncom)
M|WFilm Fix
M|WKey Correct Pro
M|W- Instant HD
M|W- Colorista
M|W- Magic Bullet Looks
M|W- Cinelook (from DigiEffects)
M|W- Magic Bullet Frames
M|W- Magic Bullet Steady
M|W- Radium Glow

Reflecmedia
M|W- Mattenee

RPF Motion Blur
W- RPF Motion Blur

Sakurai Optical Lab
M|W- IrisFilter
M|W- FinalFocus
M|W- CinemaFocus

ScreenEffects
M- Linear Flow

SilhouetteFX
M|W- Roto
M|W- Paint

Stagetools
M|W- Moving Picture
W- Moving Chartse

Stefan Minning/Plausible Impossible
WNormality (free, OSX beta)
WReality (free, OSX beta)
W- Toxicity (beta?)
WCelulight (beta)
WFloodgate (beta)

Synthetic Aperture
M|W- EchoFire
M|W- Color Finesse
M|W- Test Gear

Taronites (see also Frischluft)
M|W- NormaliZe (free)
M|W- NoiZette (beta; MIA?)

The Foundry
M|WTinderbox 1
M|WTinderbox 2
M|W- Tinderbox 3
M|W- Tinderbox 4
M|WKeylight

The Orphanage
M|W- OrphEXR (MIA-see fnord)

Tiffen
M|W- Dfx Digital Filter Suite

Toolfarm
M|WCommotion Roto Import
*sells mosts filters

Topaz Labs
M|W- Topaz Enhance

Trapcode (sold through Red Giant)
M|W- Sound Keys
M|W- Shine
M|W- 3D Stroke
M|W- Starglow
M|W- Lux
M|W- Particular
M|W- Echospace
M|W- Form
M|W- Horizon

Ultimatte
M|W- Ultimatte AdvantEdge

Videocopilot
M|W- Twitch
M|W- Sure Target 2
M|W- Optical Flares

Virtix
M - Virtix Effects

ViviClip
W- Video Filters Pro
W- Video Filters Basic

Vivid Visual Effects
W- Bump Mapper

Walker Effect (sold to DigiEffects)
M|W- WE Basic
M|W- WE Designer
M|W- WE Pro
M|W- Super Histogram (free)

Weibel Media (MIA)
W- Magimatte

Wondertouch
M|W- particleIllusion for After Effects

Zaxwerks
M|W- 3D Invigorator Classic
M|W- 3D Invigorator Pro
M|W- The Werks
M|W- 3D Flag
M|W- ProAnimator 4
M|W- Layer Tools
M|W- 3D Warp
M|W- Reflector


* Note: Filter bundles not included; check developers for current promotions.

** AE filter SDK info at the After Effects API Zone.

*** Scripts can have UI and serve as filters, so check redefinery.com for

free palettes, scripts, and links to more.

**** External apps and filters to export data from other apps to AE are not included if

they do not run within AE. Missing or dead filters will eventually fall off the list.

One example is Atmorex Fluids, which doesn't work in CS3 and is generally unavailable.

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