I don't think there's anything you can do about it. You would have to know all the proper internal matchnames for the property streams and then edit the project file in a hex editor. That's assuming the layout of the property groups and the value ranges have not changed plus you don't run into issues with binary offsets suddenly shifting because of the renaming... Lots of question marks on that one. I think it would be easier to just download the demo of FE and write down the property settings...
Bluh, that's what I thought.
I did download the demo and copy down all the keyframe values.
I will say this, Boris Final Effects has a lot of nice little extras that the CC effects are missing. For example, every effect has a motion tracker for easy attaching or pixel sampling. And they are all available as fxPlugs for Final Cut/Motion. It looks like it's more actively developed than the Cycore plugs. (Has Adobe ever added any new features since they took them over?)
I'd maybe pay $100~$150 for those additional features, but not their crazy $900 pricetag.
> It looks like it's more actively developed than the Cycore plugs. (Has Adobe ever added any new features since they took them over?)
Adobe didn't take over Cycore. The CC effect plug-ins are licensed from Cycore. Cycore develops them, not Adobe.
The CC effects are being developed, which you will notice if you get the commercial HD variant. It's definitely more a question of what the deals between all sides involved say regarding IP usage and who may sell which products. It's a shame, of course. In the right hands and without being entangled in all this legal stuff, this could be a very good package. That not being so, it is a typical case of "everybody uses it, but it stops 5 meters short to be really good". Adobe not taking out another million and including the HD version in AE is a mystery in itself, equal to the question of black matter existing or not...
I ended up buying the Boris Final Effects because of an amazing upgrade sale during NAB. I'm glad I spent the money.
It's really nice (but sad) to see where Cycore FX could have taken the product if it was actively developed. I have a feeling all the CC effects for CS5 are going to get 64-bit compatibility updates only but no new features.