- Created on 25 February 2009
If you have ever needed to edit up video at home for weddings, birthdays, or holiday footage you will know how boring and unprofessional a straight forward sharp transition between pieces can be. Thankfully their are a number of programs available on the market to improve the look of this transition in order to give a more professional feel to the piece.
One of these pieces of software is proDAD Adorage Effect Package 10. proDAD are a well established company and have released a number of video editing software plugins and standalone softwares including the range of Effect Packages. Previous Effects Packacges have provided over 10,000 SD quality effects and transitions and the new Effect Package 10 provides a further 700+ customisable video and transition effects in full HD quality to aid in the production of qualtiy edited video.
Although Adorage Effect Package 10 is capable of running as a standalone program, it is really designed to act as an add-on for the most commonly used video editing softwares as a way for intriducing video effects and transitions in a much easier and efficient way. Plug-ins are supplied for the Adobe Premier releases (Elements, Pro and CS4, with certain limitations), Thomson Grass Valley Canopus (Edieus NEO and Standard), Pinnacle Studio, Ulead (Mediastudio and Videostudio), Sony (Vegas and Movie Studio), MAGIX (Video Deluxe, Movie Edit Pro and Video ProX), Avid Liquid and Corel Videostudio. Full instruction are available for use of the software in a digital helpfile that comprehensively descibes each step for use in each piece of video editing software. In most cases the addition of a transition or video effect is simply a case of dragging the Adorage filter or transition on to the footage timeline across the relevant video clip (in the case of video effects) or across two clips (in the case of video transitions). At this point the Adorage Effects Package can be used to implement a suitable effect to be added.
We found that the user interface for the application was very simple to use and the effects are implemented easily and customised either by scrolling through a simple expanding menu bar system or using a set of navigation tools to flick through the effects on the preview screen so that each effect can be scrutinised before use.
The program certainly offers a lot of effects and it is easy to see why many amateurs and professionals enjoy using the software. The package offers themed effects in the genres of "Love & Weddings", "Family Memories", "Holiday, Travel & Landscapes", "Parties & Events" and also "Sports". Additionally a full range of non-themed effects are included for more customised scripts, including the all important opening and ending effects.
If you do a lot of video editing, whether as an amateur or professional, Adorage Effects Package 10 offers a series of very simply implemented, yet professional effects, with plug-ins for the most commonly used video editing packages and we feel it is well worth purchasing. At the time of writing proDAD Adorage Effects Package 10 is available for ~£90 directly from proDAD including an optional DVD version of the software.
proDAD: Adorage Effects Volume 10