After a some time away from the plug-in world, Automatic Duck has returned!
In 2011 we embarked on a strategic partnership with Adobe Systems. Our technology was integrated into Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro and we worked with the wonderful people there for a couple years.
Early last year we were both finished working at Adobe and decided we wanted to address some new workflows and bring Automatic Duck back. We also started talking with our friends at Red Giant about a publishing partnership that would allow us to focus our time and energy on developing products while they would handle sales and support.
Today all this comes to life. We have announced a brand new product, Automatic Duck Ximport AE, a plug-in for After Effects that imports XML files from Final Cut Pro X. If you're using Final Cut Pro X and have been jonesing for a robust Automatic Duck-style bridge to After Effects, this is what you've been after. Automatic Duck Ximport AE is available from Red Giant's web site.
Also available now is Automatic Duck Media Copy 4.0, a very helpful media copying utility that now supports XML files from Final Cut Pro X. Media Copy also supports Avid AAF files, Avid bin (.avb) and project (.avp) files as well as XML files from Final Cut Pro 7. It can be tricky to copy just the media needed for a particular sequence without creating new libraries or polluting your bins with lots of ".new.01" master clips. Media Copy makes it easy. Automatic Duck Media Copy is also available from Red Giant.
We have been working hard to bring these technologies to you, and we look forward to hearing how you use these tools. Please stay in touch!