The 44 looping motion backgrounds, many with specific areas ideal for text or image overlays, are supplied in DV encoded avi format. The 175 lower third and overlay animations, with a variety of shapes, colors, and patterns, are supplied in QuickTime PNG movie format complete with alpha channel (transparency) information, allowing them to be cleanly overlaid over any video, says ShowStoppersFX.com. The 63 pyro and particle effect animations also come in QuickTime PNG movie format with alpha channel (transparency) information. Included are fire, lighting, explosion, and colorful particle effects along with numerous animations that can be used as transition overlays.
The animations are compatible with most popular NLEs including Premiere, Premiere Pro Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Avid XpressDV, Media Studio Pro, EDIUS, Vegas, and real-time DV systems from Canopus, Pinnacle, and Matrox that use Premiere or Premiere Pro for editing.
The full collection of 282 Editing Essentials animations, on two data DVDs, is available for a limited-time introductory price of $249.95. The motion backgrounds, lower thirds and overlays, pyro, and particle effect animations are also available separately. The "Editing Essentials" products also include an interactive viewer system making it easy to preview the animations and use the Web-style tutorials.
Previews of the "Editing Essentials" animations, demo videos and tutorials, as well as previews of all the contents of all ShowStoppersFX offerings, along with demo videos, example stills and the tips videos, can be viewed online.