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July 12, 2012
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Free Vignette & Feathered Crop Plugins for Premiere & AE

Add a few more tools to your digital toolbox with these free vignette and crop plugins for Adobe Premiere and After Effects!

Creative Impatience Site

What happens when you get frustrated that your favorite video editing applications don’t have the plugins that you want?  If you’re Polish video editor Bartlomiej Walczak you start coming up with solutions!  Walczak has released vignette and crop plug-ins for Premiere and After Effects that he feels address the current “shortcomings” with those applications.

Feathered Crop allows you to crop “your image, both inside or outside, and add feather to the cropped borders.”  This was a current shortcoming in legacy versions of Final Cut Pro as well.  Once you cropped your video the edge feathering was rendered obsolete.  It’s nice to see a solution for this ‘more common than you’d think’ problem.  8, 16 and 32 bit depth supported.

Premiere Pro Crop Feather Plugin

Vignette is exactly what it sounds like, but more featured and versatile! Create rectangular and elliptical vignettes and control their position in the video frame.  These Premiere and After Effect vignettes can be combined with any of the blending modes in those applications to create a totally unique effect (see the cool colorization example below).   8 and 16 bit depth supported.

Premiere Pro Vignette Plugin

Both the crop and vignette plugins will work in After Effects and Premiere. Walczak plans to update CreativeImpatience.com in the future with more free plugins for AE and Premiere.  He’s currently taking suggestions for upcoming releases, so if you’ve got an idea for a tool to improve your video editing let him know!

Download Vignette & Feathered Crop for AE & Premiere
(you can him a donation as well…making these effects takes time!)

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