Automatic Duck plug-ins for free
Some of the plug-ins from Automatic Duck is now free. One of the cofounders, Wes Plate, has left the company to join Adobe and bring the functionality into Premiere. The Pro Importer AE 5.0 allows you to export your sequence as a XML from either Avid or Final Cut Pro, and then very easily import them into your After Effects project. I’ve been drooling over this plug-in for a couple of years, but never felt that I had the $500 that it used to cost. So hurry and download them!
The image below shows an example of my sequence in Final Cut Pro, exported and then imported into After Effects.