Wax is a free video composition and special effects program. It can create 2D & 3D special effects and can work in two modes – as a standalone application which would appeal for home users/beginners, and as a “plug-in” to video editors/NLEs. Currently Wax can work as a plug-in with Sony Vegas, Pure Motion EditStudio and Adobe Premiere.
Wax can create and use ‘presets’, a chain of plugins with customized parameters to create unique effects. The basic installation of Wax comes with hundreds of presets created by Vassias Loverdos; you can also create your own using Wax.
Features: Unlimited video and audio tracks with top-down compositing and many compositing modes (audio features are limited at this time) * 2D and 3D Plugins and transitions for creating effects. Full featured 3D compositing with 3d objects, lighting, shadows, texture generators, etc. Plugins include RotoMate, Shatter, ModelLoader, Particle Generator, Text 3D * Plugin Adapter technology – can load and use VirtualDub filters, DirectX plugins, Freeframe plugins and Windows Movie Maker presets inside Wax or your NLE when using Wax as a plugin * Full featured project management with media bins/folders, element properties and comments for ease of use * Input formats : AVI, WAV, all popular image formats * Output formats : AVI, MPEG, WAV, Flash, all popular image formats. (AVI and WAV formats support compressed audio too, using Audio Codecs installed in your PC).