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Top 10 Premiere Pro Plug-ins: The Toolfarm Top 10 Votes for 2018 Are Tallied…

Toolfarm Top 10 Premiere Pro

The votes have been tallied and here are the results for the people’s choice of favorite plug-ins for Adobe Premiere Pro. We have some new products on the list this year. Congrats to everyone who placed!

This year we had a fantastic voter turn out in the 2018 Toolfarm Top 10 Plug-in Awards. These are the top plug-ins and products of 2018 as voted by our Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, CINEMA 4DFinal Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, and DaVinci Resolve Users!

These are, basically, the MUST-HAVE plug-ins for Premiere Pro!

We’re going to tell you a bit about each plug-in below. We are also drawing names for prizes and we’ll be contacting the winners so if you voted, watch your email.

Featured image credit: Alex Shutin @fiveamstories

10. ABSoft Neat Video Pro

ABSoft Neat Video was in 8th spot last year. This is personally my favorite noise removal plug-in, and there are a lot of great tools out there!

ABSoft Neat Video ProABSoft Neat Video Pro

Unsurpassed noise removal for several popular NLEs.

Neat Video uses the most advanced noise reduction algorithms available to minimize noise in just a few clicks while maintaining sharpness and detail of the footage. Whether your noise and grain are attributed to old VHS footage, low light, or are artifacts from digitizing, Neat Video Pro is the only tool that you will need.

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9. Digital Anarchy Beauty Box Video

Beauty Box is new to the top 10 for Premiere Pro this year. Congrats to Digital Anarchy. Beauty Box is a fantastic tool that we’ve featured in our In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Make-up Series.

Beauty BoxDigital Anarchy Beauty Box Video

Digital Makeup for Easily Retouching Video Footage
Beauty Box Video 4.0 takes the best selling and most awarded skin smoothing technology available and gives it real-time rendering (on some GPUs). Beauty Box already had the best automatic masking and skin retouching capabilities of any plugin and now it has incredibly fast rendering as well.

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To download a trial version, click on the product page.

8. FxFactory Pro

FxFactory Pro is new to the top 10 for Premiere Pro this year. Congrats to Noise Industry and FxFactory!

FxFactory ProFxFactory Pro

An unrivaled arsenal of Visual Effects tools for Mac.
FxFactory includes scads of fabulous filters, elegant effects, and easy-to-use generators. What really makes FxFactory Pro unique though, is the option to design your own plug-ins to your specifications, customizing them to your needs for multiple hosts: Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, and After Effects…. all without knowing how to create a single line of code!

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To download a trial version, click on the product page.

7. Boris Sapphire

Sapphire has a solid place in the top 10 from last year. Congrats once again to the Sapphire team.

Boris Sapphire

Boris Sapphire

Sapphire is the most in demand, unequaled, work-horse plug-in suite for visual effects.

Sapphire 2019 is the latest major upgrade for the legendary suite of VFX plug-ins. Key features include a totally revamped and enhanced LensFlare and Flare Designer, new PixelSort digital glitch art effect, new WhipLash transition, new animating shape tool for Effect and Transition Builder, new Mocha Essentials workspace with new spline tools like magnetic edge snapping, and is optimized for maximum CPU and GPU performance.

There is a subscription and a perpetual license available.

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To download a trial version, click on the product page.

5. (tie) Red Giant Effects Suite & Red Giant Keying Suite

Red Giant Effects Suite was in 2nd last year and tumbled to 5th. The Keying Suite is holding strong in 5th place once again.

Red Giant Effects SuiteRed Giant Effects Suite

Create Exquisite Lens Flares, Water Effects, Holograms and More with Effects Suite

Whether you’re creating an underwater adventure, a futuristic computer interface, or unique text effects, Red Giant Effects Suite is set of indispensable professional-level plug-ins for every After Effects artist. The Effects Suite plug-ins are easy to use and will increase your creative options.

This suite was discontinued in 2020.  But most of the plug-in are now available in the VFX Suite.

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Red Giant Keying SuiteRed Giant Keying Suite

The Essential Toolbox for Green and Blue Screen, from Pre-processing to Keying to Composite!

Keying Suite is the fastest and easiest way to get professional chroma keys and believable composites from your green screen footage. The suite comes with advanced features for cleaning up noise, evening out unevenly lit green screen, and remove noise and spill so that you can get a clean edge on even difficult to key shots. With the great color matching and alpha tools, you can blend your foreground and background plates to create an absolutely realistic composite.

This suite was discontinued in 2020.  However, Primatte Keyer is still available in the VFX Suite.

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4. Boris Mocha Pro

Mocha Pro is new to the top 10 this year! Congrats to Boris FX and the Mocha Team!

Boris Mocha ProBoris Mocha Pro

A powerful and fast plug-in version of the award-winning motion tracking software driven by the mocha Planar Tracking Engine

Mocha pro has the ability to track even the toughest and most problematic shots, even following objects that go off screen, become obscured by another object, or lose focus, because it tracks “pixel patterns”, not points. Available as a Standalone or Plug-in.

There is an annual subscription and a perpetual license for Mocha Pro.

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To download a trial version, click on the product page.

3. Boris Continuum

Continuum hopped up from 4th place last year.

Boris ContinuumBoris Continuum

The most comprehensive visual effects and motion graphics plug-ins collection available!

Continuum 2019 is the latest major upgrade for the most comprehensive plug-in collection on the market. Key features include the rebirth of Particle Illusion, the famed motion graphics generator, new Title Studio image-processing shaders such as glows, rays, and blurs for visually-stunning titles and lower thirds, new Mocha Essentials workspace with 4 new spline tools like magnetic edge snapping and geometric shapes for faster tracking and masking, new point-driven parameter tracking powered by Mocha, and overall GPU-acceleration.

There is an annual subscription and a perpetual license available.

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To download a trial version, click on the product page.

2. Red Giant Trapcode Suite

Trapcode Suite was in third last year and has jumped up a spot. Congrats to Red Giant and Trapcode!

Red Giant Trapcode SuiteRed Giant Trapcode Suite

The industry-standard package for motion graphics in After Effects.

Trapcode Suite brings the power of 3D particle systems right into After Effects. Use particle emitters to create fire, water, smoke, snow, and other organic visual effects, or create technological marvels and user interfaces with immortal particle grids and 3D forms. Combine multiple particle systems into one unified 3D space for visually stunning results. With GPU acceleration, Trapcode plug-ins help you get beautiful results fast.

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To download a trial version, click on the product page.

1. Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite

Magic Bullet Suite also placed first in last year’s Top 10. Congrats once again to Red Giant Software!

Red Giant Magic Bullet SuiteRed Giant Magic Bullet Suite

Powerful Color Correction, Grading, and Film Looks for Editors and Filmmakers

Magic Bullet Suite brings together seven of Red Giant’s powerful, intuitive tools for real-time color correction and cinematic looks right to the timeline of your favorite non-linear editor. Plus, professionally remove noise, add grain, and fix skin tones with natural-looking results. Several of the plug-ins in Magic Bullet Suite come with gorgeous presets, allowing you to effortlessly enhance and correct your footage, accurately reproducing the look of film stocks or lens filters.
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To download a trial version, click on the product page.

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