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Upcoming Release: Ignite Pro 2021.1

Ignite Pro 2021.1 will be landing in April and will bring a multitude of new updates, workflow enhancements, plugins, and presets. Read on to find out about the exciting new features version 2021.1 has to offer.

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Ignite Pro 5 release - lightning effects VFX plugins for After Effects

New Release: Ignite Pro 5

It’s time to get excited. The new Ignite Pro 5 is here! We have jam-packed this new release with a huge array of awesome new updates, workflow enhancements, plugins, and presets. Continue reading to find out more about the exciting changes in Ignite Pro 5.

It’s time to get excited. The new Ignite Pro 5 update is here! We have jam-packed this new release with a huge array of awesome new updates, workflow enhancements, plugins, and presets. Continue reading to find out more about the exciting changes in Ignite Pro 5.


What’s in the Ignite Pro 5 update?

Chromatic Aberration plugin

Create stylized glitch, grunge, or surreal effects with the new Chromatic Aberration plugin. This new effect splits the RGB channels in your footage and offsets them to create imperfect color alignment.


Remove Stock Background plugin

The useful Remove Stock Background plugin simplifies, and speeds up the process of removing the backgrounds from stock footage shot on a black or white background, saving you time and effort.


Crop & Pan 

You can now crop footage and animate the crop to control which area of your footage is shown. This effect will come in useful if you’re looking to pan and zoom 4K or 8K footage in post-production to create cinematic effects.


New Presets for Lightning & Electricity plugin

Our dazzling new Presets for the Lightning & Electricity plugin enables you to create even more dynamic, professional-looking thunderstorms, and visual effects. New presets include:

  • Distant lightning – for adding a distant thunderstorm lightning strike
  • Lightning strike – for adding a nearby thunderstorm lightning strike
  • Jacob’s Ladder – to create the ‘Jacob’s ladder’ electricity effect
  • Power coupling – to create a ‘coupling’ effect, like is seen on Star Wars Podracers
  • Force Lightning – for adding multiple lightning bolts shooting from fingers
  • Spot Lightning – to add a single moving lightning bolt that flickers on and off

Each of these presets can be manually customized to create even more unique effects in post-production.


GoPro Lens Reframe plugin 

You can easily edit and reframe 360° footage faster than ever before using the GoPro Lens Reframe plugin. Manually adjust the horizon level, adjust lens curvature, Pan, Tilt, Rotate, and Zoom your frame within the footage. You can also alter the base positioning or orientation of the clip, fine-tune lens distortion to straighten out lines, or alter the apparent ‘focal length’. Adjusting the amount of motion blur applied to animated movements is also possible with the ‘motion blur’ and ‘shutter angle’ parameters.


Highpass Sharpen plugin

The new Highpass Sharpen plugin takes the fuss out of sharpening the edges within your footage. Just apply the effect and adjust to your liking. Sharper details in no time at all.


We’ve also improved performance and stability, streamlined performance in After Effects, added new presets for the Grid plugin such as Grid of Fourths, Grid of Thirds, and Title Safe Boundaries, and also removed host restrictions so that Ignite Pro can now be used in most OFX applications. So what are you waiting for? Download Ignite Pro 5 here. 

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Joshua Davies

Joshua Davies

For almost 20 years now, I've been lucky enough to lead a team of some of the most talented experts in the world. Together, we’ve brought 5 MILLION users to our video and photo products, and we’re inspired every day by the incredible content our community creates.
Joshua Davies

Joshua Davies

For almost 20 years now, I've been lucky enough to lead a team of some of the most talented experts in the world. Together, we’ve brought 5 MILLION users to our video and photo products, and we’re inspired every day by the incredible content our community creates.