by Alan Sheckter, Videomaker news editor

Providing users with an expanding array of video possibilities, AIST recently announced eight new plug-ins for its MovieX family of editing software (including MoviePack, MovieDV and MovieXone). MovieHighlight ($89) allows the addition of a twinkle to a subject’s eye or a glow to the top of a Christmas tree; MovieTracker ($149) can animate logos or have a still image latch onto and travel with an associated video item; MovieLightning ($49) creates transitions out of user-designed lightning-bolt displays; MovieParticles ($79) can create and animate objects like water droplets and snowflakes; MovieMorph ($149) lets users transform one object into another and MovieWarp ($129) allows for face warping.

These new plug-ins were first introduced at the beginning of the year as part of the AIST eXtreme package ($1,299). Now, editors can choose to add plug-ins, one by one if they prefer, to AIST’s entire video editing line.