Toolfarm Top 10 Avid Media Composer: The Votes for 2018…

Toolfarm Top 10 Avid Media Composer
The votes have been tallied for Toolfarm Top 10 Avid Media Composer and here are the results for the people’s choice of favorite plug-ins for Avid Media Composer. We have some new products on the list this year and some major shakeups. Congrats to all of the vendors who placed in our poll and thank you to everyone who voted!

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, DaVinci Resolve, and Avid Media Composer Users!

These are, basically, the MUST-HAVE plug-ins for Avid Media Composer! It is the Toolfarm Top 10 Avid Media Composer, after all. We have some crazy ties for this one, too.

Featured image credit: Alex Shutin @fiveamstories

9. (Tie) FXhome Hitfilm Pro and ABSoft NeatVideo Pro

Both products are new on our this year. Congrats to FXhome and ABSoft.

FXHOME HitFilm ProFXHOME HitFilm Pro

The all-in-one editor, compositor, and VFX powerhouse.

HitFilm Pro is the top choice worldwide for creatives who want everything they need in one place. Conquer post-production with 800+ effects, animation tools, motion tracking, and world-leading particle technology – without leaving your editor.

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

ABSoft Neat Video ProABSoft Neat Video Pro

This is personally my favorite noise removal plug-in, and there are a lot of great tools out there! Last year, Neat Video Pro tied for third place in this category.

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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8. Red Giant PluralEyes

PluralEyes is new on our list this year. Congrats to Red Giant!

Red Giant PluralEyesRed Giant PluralEyes

PluralEyes takes the pain out of syncing video and audio!

PluralEyes scrutinizes the soundtrack from your video footage or camera files and matches them up flawlessly, in nothing flat. Instantaneously sync your audio and video footage even if you don’t have clapboards or timecode. No more tedious syncing by hand!

PluralEyes is also included in Red Giant Complete

Red Giant PluralEyes Red Giant Complete

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

6. (tie) Filmlight Baselight and Red Giant Universe

Baselight and Universe are both placing for the first time on this years list. Congrats to both companies!

FilmLight BaselightFilmLight Baselight

Premier color correction directly within your workflow

Not all facilities require the power and functionality of a full Baselight system, however, most people strive to create the highest quality images using the best tools for the job. Baselight Editions provide the same core toolset as the full Baselight systems, with the same graphical user interface but as a software-only package which can be incorporated into an existing NLE or VFX workstation. This approach delivers FilmLight’s high-quality grading tools and Truelight color management directly into your workstation, and as the Editions share the same data structures as the full Baselight systems, projects can be seamlessly transferred and shared between users and facilities.

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UniverseRed Giant Universe

Universe is new to the top 10 this year. Congrats to Red Giant!

Video transition and effects plugins for editors and motion graphics artists

Red Giant Universe is a collection of 79 GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists.

Universe is subscription only.

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4. (tie) Boris FX Mocha Pro and Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks

Mocha Pro and Looks are both new this years list! Congratulations to Red Giant and Boris FX!

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.

Red Giant Magic Bullet LooksRed Giant Magic Bullet Looks

Effortlessly enhance and correct your footage, accurately reproducing the look of film stocks or lens filters.

Magic Bullet Looks includes 200 state-of-the-art fully-customizable Look presets, constructed to simulate the film look of well-known films and television shows and genres. The intuitive interface of Magic Bullet Looks is unmatched in the industry for ease-of-use and customization, and the results are absolutely impressive! Download a demo and try Magic Bullet Looks now!

Magic Bullet Looks is now only available in the Magic Bullet Suite.

Magic Bullet Suite

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

3. iZotope RX

iZotope had the 5th spot last year and has moved up to 3. Good job iZotope!

iZotope RXiZotope RX

The Industry Standard for Audio Repair

Trusted by top audio pros around the world, RX 7 is built on years of extensive research in advanced digital signal processing and machine learning. It’s easy to use and gets professional results quickly, saving time and money.

iZotope RX 7 Advanced

iZotope RX 7 Standard


1. (tie) Boris FX Sapphire and Boris Continuum

In 2017, Continuum also held the top spot. Sapphire has moved up from the 4th position into a tie for first. A big congrats to Boris FX!

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.

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.



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Posted by Michele Yamazaki