My buddy Patrick Sheffield of Sheffield Softworks has been busy. Not editing like he normally does, but making more plugins. One in particular, TOON-A-MATIC. Yeah yeah, you have a few choices when it comes to plugins that “cartoon” your footage, but this is one of the better ones, and importantly, one of the LESS EXPENSIVE ones.

Check it out…a demo is available. Here’s the press release:

I thought you might be interested in our new Toon-A-Matic plugin. The Toon-A-Matic plugin gives your clip a “Toon Shaded” look that has been compared to A Scanner Darkly or those Charles Schwab ads. This filter uses a proprietary Toon Shader algorithm to produce a look similar to conventional ‘Cel Shaders’. It also has a “Caricature” setting to produce organic distortions to exaggerate or minimize features. The effect works best on HD material.

It is my first released FxPlug plugin, and as such, it is available in both Motion and Final Cut Pro. It requires Final Cut Studio 2, and the Leopard operating system

For more information, and to download a demo, visit Sheffield Softworks. The plugin’s normal price is $79, but currently has a one month introductory price of $10 off or $69.