Noise Industries have announced the release of free plugin Manifesto 1.0, which comes in two variants: a static title generator and a title roll/crawl generator, and it's infinitely more powerful than the native title generator in FCP. FX Factory has also had an update. More after the break.

Manifesto is a set of free titling plug-ins for Final Cut Pro, Motion, Final Cut Express and After Effects. Manifesto lets you match the duration of your rolls and crawls to the duration of the clip, thus eliminating the need for keyframes. 

The static title generator offers a unique way to create and adjust simple one-line titles without leaving the parameter inspector. More complex titles and styles can be entered via a separate text editing window.

But the additions and upgrades don't stop there. FX Factory's new Sun Rays filter adds sun rays to the source footage using light leak techniques. 

Go to FxFactory to download Manifesto and the Sun Rays filter. Its available in FX Factory Pro 2.5.4. If you own a current license to FxFactory Pro 2.0 (or later) the update to version 2.5.4 is free.