So I get this regular gig making a slide show for an event, and it is pretty straightforward. They give me several hundred photos, and I make a Ken Burns-type slidesow with dissolves. I am an advanced AE user, but I have always done this project in iPhoto because it is almost fully automated. The problem, though, is that iPhoto screws up the frame aspect ratio by rendering 720x480 square pixels, and crops the images more in the render than in the preview.
So, what I'm wondering is if anyone knows of a good script of plugin to do this kind of thing in AE so I don't have to go through and make keyframes for each of the images, worry about the edges coming into the frame, etc.
FX Factory from Noise industries would be one option and I beleive in Boris Continuum there is also a semi-automated effect for this.
Ding--we have a winner--it's the first effect on thier "free" list.