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The professional plugins to power up any editor on Mac or PC.

Already in a committed relationship with your editor? No problem. Ignite Pro gives you over 180 plugins to fire up your software of choice. Experiment with over 550 visual effects, presets and the industry’s best suite of 360° filters. No strings attached.


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No arbitrary restrictions. No time limits. Ignite Pro neatly plugs into any host or workflow for hassle-free editing on your MAC or PC. Every license gives you 3 seats, so you can use Ignite Pro at home, in the studio, or on the beach— no sweat.

360° VFX

Bring your content to life from every angle with Ignite Pro’s top-of-the-line 360° filters. Designed specifically for 360° video, our new range of 360° VFX ensure your edits are free-from patchy seams, grainy textures or distortions. You can even use the 360° viewer to see and interact with your effects from any direction.

360° Stylize

Harness the power of light in 360° degrees with our new 360° Glow and Glow Darks filters. Create radiant auras around heavenly bodies, or illuminate dark, city skylines for that classic Blade Runner look.

360° Fisheye Converter

Don’t have a 360° camera? No problem. Use Ignite Pro’s Fisheye Converter to turn standard Fisheye images into stunning panoramic shots. Easy 360° looks, no pricey equipment required.

360° Generate

Intensify your action scenes with weapons that cut and fire from every angle. Secure a victory for the Rebel Alliance with double-bladed 360° Lightswords, or scale up your Stormtroopers’ arsenal with 360° Animated lasers.

360° Blur

Don’t let your background steal the spotlight. With Ignite Pro’s 360° Blur you can highlight the elements you need to tell your story and blur out the rest. Have a more complex look in mind? Use 360° Channel Blur to individually blur each channel on a layer. Invoke the power of 360° Unsharpen to (counterintuitively) sharpen blurry or less-than-perfect shots.

360° Distortion

Twist and turn your video in all directions with Ignite Pro’s incredible range of 360° distortion effects. Transform ordinary video footage into wild, psychedelic visuals with effects like 360° Bulge and 360° Twirl. Close in on the fine details in a panoramic shot with 360° Magnify.

Professional keying

Green screen

Clean up your green screen footage with Ignite Pro’s effortless broadcast-quality Chroma Key. Get high-quality removal from blue or green screen, control over edge detail, color correction and advanced spill replacement.

Spill simulation

Ignite Pro’s unique spill simulation plugin replaces unwanted light reflections from your green screen with simulated light from your new background. You can even add the Light Wrap effect for a more realistic light bloom around your foreground elements.

Stock footage enhancement

Turn a dreary London sky into a California dream by extracting black or white background with Ignite Pro plugins like Luminance Key and Demult. Perfect for stock footage, these enhance vibrant colors and darken edges for more texture in your scenes.

Matte cleaning

Sometimes keying only gets you halfway to perfection. Use the Matte Cleaner plugin to put the finishing touches on your composite through smoothing, feathering and choking the edge of the key.

Particle effects

Atomic Particles

Enter ‘the grid’ with Ignite Pro’s atomic particle systems. Images and 3D model surfaces easily morph into point grids that respond to animation or sound. Use Atomic Particles to create Tron-style holographics, fractal distortions, dramatic dissolves or animations synced to your favorite track.


Create earth-shattering scenes with Ignite Pro’s video-shattering plugin. Break up videos and images into bricks, shards or any custom shape. Make your title sequences explode on screen.

Pro effects in your NLE

3D muzzle flashes

Perfect for any action scene – Ignite Pro’s dedicated, 3D muzzle flash engine incorporates a huge library of customizable effects. Drag and drop realistic, infinitely variable muzzle flashes onto any weapon in your prop collection from any angle, and at any size.

Procedural fire

Make your own Towering Inferno with Ignite Pro’s procedural fire effects. Augment your stock footage with everything from small bonfires to large-scale building fires. Perfect for turning up the heat and production value.

Distortion effects

Ignite Pro’s distortion effects come in four flavors: Heat, Energy, Smoke & Fluid Distortion. Add industrial grit to your props and environments with jet exhausts, burning fires and hot proton beams, or create your own Narcissus reflection scene with fluid caustics— perfect for creating the appearance of looking through a liquid surface within the software.

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Create stunning neon sign graphics straight out of a dystopian metropolis or middle-of-nowhere motel. Just add the neon effect to text and shape layers to create life-like neon sign graphics that interact with surrounding elements.

Bonus: Neon Path significantly reduces time spent rotoscoping lightswords and laserbeams. After positioning your lightsword using the 4-Point Auto effect, enhance it with Flicker, foreground & background distortion for an irregular edge, glow and path animation.

Easy sci-fi effects

High-quality visual effects are the building blocks of modern sci-fi classics. So we’ve created a showstopping repository of classic sci-fi tropes - from starfields and lasers, to FTL-jumps, text crawls, earthquakes and even Lightswords. Drag, drop and dazzle.

Lightning & electricity

Take up the mantle of Nikola Tesla with your very own lightning generator. Get your characters to wield Harry Potter wand effects, explode star systems or throw electric bolts with customizable branches, color and motion.

Lens flare toolkit

Get the J.J. Abrams look without having to adjust F-stops or shine a maglite into your camera. Volumetric, Anamorphic and Automatic Lens Flares are all easy to use with automatic identification and application of flares to bright spots in your layers. Ignite Pro even simulates imperfect lens flaring from specular highlights, camera dirt and anamorphic streaks.

  • Anamorphic halo
  • Chromatic hoop
  • Diffraction chromatic
  • Diffraction streaks
  • Digital blocks
  • Digital stripe

Warping tools

Twist and distort your footage for that added cool factor using Ignite Pro’s Vortex Displacement, Bezier, Perspective and Polar Warps. Flatten your action footage to match your traditional lenses or use Action Cam Lens Distort; making it easy to layer your composites directly onto footage filmed with action cameras.

Temporal tools

Tell more stories in a New York minute with a temporal palette that lets you speed up, slow down or reverse the action. Bring your scenes to life by having characters dodge bullets with motion blur, or bend time with echoes, motion trails and temporal displacement.

Hide objects

Don’t let rogue pedestrians come between you and your perfect shot. Clean up your footage by easily hiding or duplicating objects with Ignite Pro’s clone stamp and replacement tools.

Colorist’s toolkit

Turn your editor into a Colorist’s dream-come-true with Ignite Pro’s grading and color correction plugins. Modify and analyze your frames with Color Cycle, Color Map, and Color Phase. Tinker with features like Duo Tone & Tint, Hue Colorize & Hue Shift, Shadows & Highlights, Color Vibrance, Vignette & Vignette Exposure to get the perfect shot.

Effects (dependent on host)

  • 360 Video
    • 360° Video Transform
    • 360° Video Viewer
    • NEW 360° Animated lasers
    • NEW 360° Blur
    • NEW 360° Bulge
    • NEW 360° Channel Blur
    • NEW 360° Fisheye Converter
    • NEW 360° Fractal Noise
    • NEW 360° Glow
    • NEW 360° Lightsword (2-Point Auto)
    • NEW 360° Lightsword (4-Point Manual)
    • NEW 360° Lightsword (Glow only)
    • NEW 360° Magnify
    • NEW 360° Neon Path
    • NEW 360° Twirl
    • NEW 360° Unsharpen
  • Blurs
    • Bilateral blur
    • Diffuse
    • Lens Blur
    • Motion Blur
    • Radial Blur
    • Zoom Blur
  • Channel
    • Channel blur
    • Channel mixer
    • Channel swapper
    • Channel time shift
  • Color correction
    • Auto color
    • Auto Contrast
    • Auto levels
    • Color temperature
    • Crush blacks and whites
    • Custom Gray
    • Hotspots
    • Pro Skin retouch
    • White balance
  • Color grading
    • Bleach bypass
    • Cine Style
    • ColorVibrance
    • Day for night
    • Duo-Tone
    • Vignette Exposure
    • Vignette
    • Vibrance
    • Three Strip color
    • Two Strip color
    • Shadows and highlights
    • LUT
    • Hue shift
    • Hue colorize
    • Grading Transfer
  • Grunge
    • Film Damage
    • Film Grain
    • Flicker
    • Grain
    • Half Tone
    • Half Tone color
    • Jitter
    • Lens dirt
    • Noise
    • Scan lines
    • Shake
    • Stutter
    • TV Damage
    • NEW Dot Matrix
    • NEW Pixel Sort
  • Keying
    • Chroma key
    • Chroma UV blur
    • Color difference key
    • Luminance key
    • Difference key
    • Demult
  • Distort
    • Energy Distortion
    • Fluid Distortion
    • Heat Distortion
    • Smoke Distortion
    • Bulge
    • Chromenator
    • Derez
    • Displacement
    • Insect vision
    • Magnify
    • Mosaic
    • Twirl
    • Waves
    • Witness Protection
    • NEW Block Displacement
    • NEW Puppet
  • Lights & flares
    • Anamorphic Lens Flares
    • Gleam
    • Glow
    • Light flares
    • Light leak
    • Light rays
    • Light streaks
    • Neon glow
    • Auto light flares
  • Matte Enhancement
    • Alpha Brightness & Contract
    • Crush Blacks & Whites Alpha
    • Erode White
    • Invert White
    • Light Wrap
    • Matte Cleaner
    • Remove Color Matting
    • Set Matte
    • Spill Removal
  • Particles & simulation
    • Shatter
    • Lightning & electricity
    • Gunfire (3D)
    • Fire
    • Blood spray
    • Atomic particles
    • Rain on glass
  • Generate
    • 3D extrusion
    • Animated lasers
    • Audio Spectrum
    • Audio Waveform
    • Auto Volumetrics
    • Caustics
    • End Credits Crawl
    • Clouds
    • Drop shadow
    • Dimension Rift
    • Fractal noise
    • Grid
    • Letterbox
    • Hyderdrive
    • Neon Path (Path)
    • Reflection
    • Sphere
    • Tile
    • Timecode
    • 3D extrusion
    • Pond ripple
    • Animated lasers
    • Lightsword (2-point auto)
    • Lightsword (4 point manual)
    • Lightsword (glow)
    • Lightsword Ultra (2‐Point Auto)
    • Lightsword Ultra (4‐Point Manual)
    • Lightsword Ultra (Glow)
    • Lightsword Ultra (Path)
    • Split Screen Masking
    • Pulp Sci‐fi Title Crawl
    • Dimension Rift (portal)
    • Radio waves
    • Shatter
    • NEW Clone​
    • NEW PiP
    • NEW Text
  • Scene
    • Parallax
    • Projector
  • Stylize
    • Cartoon
    • Emboss
    • Find edges
    • Glow Darks
    • Leave color
    • Posterize
    • Solarize
    • Threshold
    • Tint
  • Temporal
    • Echo
    • Motion trails
    • Speed
    • Time displacement
    • Time reverse
  • Gradients & fills
    • 4 point color gradient
    • Color gradient
    • Radial gradient
  • Video clean-up
    • Clone stamp
    • Denoise
    • Grain removal
    • Rolling shutter
    • Wire Removal
  • Warp
    • Bezier warp
    • Action Cam Crop
    • Action Cam Lens Distort
    • Lens Distort
    • Spherical Warp
    • Perspective Warp
    • Polar warp
    • Quad warp
    • Vortex displacement warp
  • Other plugins
    • Block Displacement
    • Puppet
    • Clone
    • Text​


Version 3.0 - Released 9 August 2018

  • Viewer controls are now available in Resolve and Nuke, so you can visually adjust the effect settings on the viewer image.
  • Viewer controls are now available in After Effects and Premiere Pro, so you can visually adjust the effect settings on the viewer image.
  • Added 360 Glow Darks to the plugin list for Nuke and Resolve.


  • Corrected a typo in the name of the Iris Bulge property, contained in the Insect Vision effect.

Bug Fixes

  • Plugins now work correctly in Edius when running under Windows 7.
  • Plugins are displayed and function correctly in Edius 9.10 when running under Windows 8.1.
  • The puppet tool has been removed from Resolve due to incompatibility.

What's new in version 2.1? Released 1 February 2018

Bug Fixes

  • Removed the Puppet effect from After Effects.
  • Removed the Clone effect from Vegas 15. (PC)

What's new in version 2.0? Released 23 November 2017

  • 360 Animated Lasers: With this effect, animated lasers can now be place into 360° footage.
  • 360 Blur: Allows you to add Blur effects to 360° video.
  • 360 Bulge: Creates the illusion of a bulging shape pushing through the layer in a 360° video.
  • 360 Channel Blur: Blurs channels individually within a 360° video. Useful for creating the impression of chromatic aberration.
  • 360 Fisheye Converter: Turns 360° fisheye view footage into a format that can be displayed as a regular 360° video.
  • 360 Fractal Noise: Generates a range of textures using procedural methods in 360° video.
  • 360 Glow: Adds a glowing aura to bright areas of the layer within a 360° video. Per Channel Intensity properties enable you to shift the glow color.
  • 360 Glow Darks: Functions in a similar way to a standard glow but affects dark areas rather than light areas in 360° video.
  • 360 Lightsword (2-point Auto): Provides a rapid method of applying lightsword effects to your 360° film requiring the placing of a point on the hilt and a point on the blade tip.
  • 360 Lightsword (4-point Manual): Allows you to implement lightsword effects into 360° film with precise positioning, with two points defining the edges of the hilt and two points defining the edges of the blade tip.
  • 360 Lightsword (Glow Only): Applies the lightsword effect's custom glow behavior to any 360° video layer, without providing an interface for easy lightsword generation.
  • 360 Magnify: Zooms in on a specific area of the 360° video layer. The shape, size and position of the magnification can all be changed.
  • 360 Neon Path: Just add the neon effect to text and shape layers of the 360° video to create life-like neon sign graphics that interact with surrounding elements.
  • 360 Text: Apply advanced, customizable text to your 360° footage.
  • 360 Twirl: Twists the 360° video layer around the effect's center point.
  • 360 Unsharpen: Used to highlight the detail within a 360° video.
  • 360 Video Transform: On 360° video, this can be applied to adjust the position of the video layer without losing its wrap-around appearance.
  • 360 Viewer: Apply this effect to a 360° video layer to wrap the layer onto a spherical shape for viewing.
  • Block Displacement: Splits the video into a grid of blocks and then allows you to swop them around or randomize them.
  • Puppet: Use the Puppet tool to quickly add natural motion to raster images and vector graphics, including still images, shapes, and text characters.
  • Clone: The clone stamp is useful for duplicating or removing specific parts of a layer.
  • Text: Apply advanced, customizable text to your footage.
  • Dot Matrix: Similar to the halftone effect, Dot Matrix creates a look similar to a black and white newspaper print but dots are based on a grid of squares.
  • Pixel Sort: Sorts the pixels in the video based on brightness. This can be used to create some amazingly stylized effects as seen in a number of popular films including Ghost in the Shell.

Windows (64 bit): latest version 3.1.8110 released on September 14, 2018.
Mac (64 bit): latest version 3.1.0874 released on September 14, 2018.


Available for Windows and Mac OS X. 64-bit operating systems only. Requires one of Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve 11/12/15, Grass Valley EDIUS 9, Sony Catalyst Edit, NUKE 9/10 by The Foundry, Vegas Pro 14/15.

Minimum system requirements

  • Apple: macOS 10.13 High Sierra, OS X 10.12 Sierra or OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • Windows: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit), Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • Internet connection: Required for online activation
  • Processor: Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or AMD equivalent.
  • RAM: 4GB (8 GB Recommended)
  • Graphics card:
    • NVIDIA GeForce 400 Series (2010)
    • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series (2010)
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000 (GT2) (2012)
    • Video memory 1 GB minimum (2GB or more recommended for 4K UHD.)
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Version 3.1 - Released 14 September 2018

Bug Fixes - Fixed a stability issue when using the Avid Media Composer host.

Version 3.0 - Released 9 August 2018

  • Viewer controls are now available in Resolve and Nuke, so you can visually adjust the effect settings on the viewer image.
  • Viewer controls are now available in After Effects and Premiere Pro, so you can visually adjust the effect settings on the viewer image.
  • Added 360 Glow Darks to the plugin list for Nuke and Resolve.


  • Corrected a typo in the name of the Iris Bulge property, contained in the Insect Vision effect.

Bug Fixes

  • Plugins now work correctly in Edius when running under Windows 7.
  • Plugins are displayed and function correctly in Edius 9.10 when running under Windows 8.1.
  • The puppet tool has been removed from Resolve due to incompatibility.

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