dashwood essentials fcpx

Dashwood Cinema Solutions has released a collection of effects and generators called the Editors Essential Plugin Suite. Also in this story you will see the coolest thing happening in FCPX this week!

Eye candy plugins are always fun, but there's always the need for utility plugins that can fix problems or do tasks that would require a lot of time and effort to do manually.

The Editors Essentials Plugin Suite is a $49 collection of plugins and generators that work in FCPX, Final Cut Pro 7, Motion, After Effects and Premiere Pro. Tools range from a Dead Pixel Fixer, 4:3 to 16:9 Conversion, Obscure by Shape and Luma Levels which mimics the level controls of Photoshop.

Tim Dashwood, the author of the plugins presented the pack to attendees at the recent FCPX event held by Melrose Mac. The presentation is an informative walkthrough but it is the sneak preview of the not yet released Secret Identity plugin that we liked.

It is the most impressive thing you will see happen in FCPX this week, automatic face detection and censoring. If Dashwood get this finished and published at the right price, it will be a no-brainer purchase for many editors. The really cool stuff starts happening at about 9:34 in.