Virtix, Inc. has released to new iMovie SDK plug-ins, Virtix Bravo and Echo. The two plug-ins utilize the recently released iMovie SDK, and provide users with expanded effects options within iMovie. Bravo is an effects palette that contains several effects including a laser beam function. Virtix Echo is a palette of transitions that provide expanded effects functionality over the standard iMovie selection. According to Virtix:
Virtix, Inc. announces the immediate availability of Virtix Bravo and Virtix Echo, the first special effect packages that utilize the new iMovie(R) Plug-in Software Development Kit from Apple Computer. Appleis iMovie SDK allows the professional-grade special effects and transitions of Bravo and Echo to be seamlessly integrated into iMovieis user interface.
Virtix Bravo contains 20 professional-quality special effects, and Echo provides18 professional-quality special effect transitions for iMovie.
Under OS X, Virtix presents a new user interface to the iMovie user that was not previously available. iMovie users can now position laser beams and lightning bolts, zoom up on a portion of an image, fix the broken pixels of a camera, and warp and distort images all by selecting positions in the iMovie preview window. OS 9 users will be able to use all of these same effects through the traditional iMovie slider interface.
You can find more information about the Virtix Bravo and Echo releases at the Virtix Web site. Virtix Bravo and Echo are available for US$24.99 each.