CrazyTalk Animator3 is a 2D animation package from the very capable company, Reallusion. Known for their outstanding iClone and Character Creator software for the 3D environs, (also useful for 3D storyboarding or outright rendering to video), Reallusion has upgraded their 2D animation offering with Animator3.
Life without play can be very boring. Cinema 4D Studio R18 will keep your life from ever getting boring plus, you’ll enjoy the distraction. I’m guilty in the first degree of ample playing--I mean, researching--with this latest edition. I’ll only be covering the new features within the full Cinema 4D Studio in this review.
Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Suite has rightfully become one of the quintessential plug-in bundles over the years, primarily due to the popularity of plugins like Looks and Colorista. What you’re getting is several tools geared around the overall look and color of your footage - many of which I have come to consider indispensable, including Film and Cosmo.
For editors on a budget or video enthusiasts, BetterStabilizer, a Mac-Exclusive plug-in for Adobe Premier or Final Cut Pro, fills a unique niche in motion stabilization. The target market is specifically self producers that don’t have steady cam gimbals or mounts for their cameras.
The Blackmagic Video Assist 4K will get you many of the pro options at a lower price than others, and gives you the added option of recording video and audio. In my search, I haven’t found a better monitor below this price point, so it’s a solid starter option for microfilmmakers who want to create decent images without shelling out more than $1000.
For those that haven’t looked into Sapphire before, what it includes is a broad bundle of over 250 effects plug-ins and transitions ranging from adjustment tools, glows, stylized looks, generated backgrounds and more.