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The Magic is Back: Introducing Magic Bullet Suite 12
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

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Hi everyone – today we are super excited to bring you Magic Bullet Suite 12, which includes new versions of Magic Bullet Looks, Colorista, Mojo & Cosmo, plus the all new Magic Bullet Film.  There is so much awesome stuff in the new suite, it’s hard to talk about it all in a single blog post, so we’ll try and give you the important stuff.

Before we go any further, let’s get the obvious questions out of the way: Wait, weren’t these products previously in the Color Suite? Are you changing the name of the suite?

The answer is yes and yes – but actually, we are un-renaming the Magic Bullet suite. A few years ago, to make it simpler to understand what Magic Bullet Suite does, we changed “Magic Bullet Suite” to “Color Suite.” Turns out it was a pretty bad idea.  No matter how much we tried to tell you it was Color Suite, you all kept calling it Magic Bullet Suite in your emails, phone calls, and web searches. So we’re bringing back the “Magic” in Magic Bullet – a name we (and clearly you) love and are glad to have.

Magic Bullet Suite 12 includes 7 tools:

  • Magic Bullet Looks 3.0 (NEW)
  • Magic Bullet Colorista III (NEW)
  • Magic Bullet Film (NEW)
  • Magic Bullet Mojo 2.0 (NEW)
  • Magic Bullet Cosmo 2.0 (NEW)
  • Denoiser II
  • LUT Buddy

PRICE

  • Full: $799
  • Upgrade: (from previous versions of Color Suite/Magic Bullet Suite) $199
  • Academic: $399

COMPATIBILITY:

  • Host-App: All of the tools work in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and more  – but it varies by host application.
  • OS: All tools work on both Windows and Mac.
  • Check the individual product pages for specific host-app and OS compatibility.

OK… so now on to the real details. Here are the insanely awesome super packed details on what’s new in Magic Bullet Suite 12.

MAGIC BULLET LOOKS 3.0  – What’s New:

  • New Preset Library: 198 entirely-new Looks presets, based on TV and Film, and created by Stu Maschwitz
  • Updated UI with enhancements to Workflow and Custom Looks management
    • Users can now rename/reorganize Custom Looks within the UI.
    • Tools can be “Pinned” to the tool chain so that they stay on the toolchain when selecting new looks.
    • Keyboard shortcuts have been added to lock the Looks and Tool Drawers open.
  • 41 Tools: 9 New Tools including:
    • ColorSpace: Use this tool to identify what kind of footage you are using. For best results, place this Tool first in the Tool Chain.
    • Colorista: A powerful 3-way color corrector, control over Hue, Saturation, and Luminance of individual colors, and a Curves control, all in one tool.
    • 4-Way Color: Ranged color correction for for Shadows, Midtones, Highlights, along with a Master color wheel that adjusts the whole image.
    • Shadows/Highlights: Region-based control over the brightness of shadows and highlights. Especially useful for recovering highlight detail, or adding fill light to shadows.
    • Lens Vignette: Add or remove vignetting. Results mimic real-world lenses, and you can optionally reposition the center of the vignette.
    • Duotone: Tint Shadows and Highlights with the colors of your choice.
    • Film Negative: Mimics the look of various film stocks. Best when used in conjunction with the Film Print tool found in the Post category.  22 Negative Film Stocks are included.
    • Film Print: Mimics the effect of printing film to various projection film stocks. Best when used in conjunction with the Film Negative tool found in the Camera category. 4 Print Stocks are included.
    • Mojo: Warms up skin tones while cooling the background. An easy way to get a customized “blockbuster” film look.

 Price:

  • Full: $399
  • Upgrade: $99
  • Academic: $199

 Buy alone or as part of the Suite

MAGIC BULLET COLORISTA III – What’s New:

 

  • Streamlined User Interface: A simpler, yet very powerful experience, that makes color correction a lot easier – especially in the Adobe workflow.
  • Open GL:  Colorista III has been rebuilt from scratch and now runs on the GPU – making it faster than ever before.
  • Highlights: Region-based control over the brightness of highlights. Especially useful for recovering highlight detail. – Same as the tool in Looks.
  • Shadows: Region-based control over the brightness of shadows. Especially useful for adding fill light to shadows.
  • Vignette: Powered by Lens Vignette, this allows you to add vignetting to your image that mimics real-world lenses.
  • Strength: Controls the overall strength of your effect.
  • Host-Apps: Now Runs in FCPX and Motion, in addition to Premiere Pro and After Effects

​COLORISTA II USERS: Read this important FAQ regarding compatibility of Colorista II and Colorista III project files (It’s good news, really).

Price:

  • Full: $199
  • Upgrade: $99
  • Academic: $99

Buy alone or as part of the Suite

MAGIC BULLET FILM (New Product)

Since Magic Bullet Film is pretty much all-new, it’s a little hard to list every feature here. So here are the big highlights:

  • Gives your footage the look of real motion picture film.
  • Chemistry: Magic Bullet Film emulates the entire photochemical process – from the original film negative, to color correction and finally to the print stock.
  • Stocks: Magic Bullet Film includes 22 Negative Stocks and 4 print stocks, giving you up to 88 cinematic combinations.
  • Real Film: Magic Bullet Film is based on real film and the real color grading experience of an industry expert.
  • Vintage/Modern: A simple slider makes it easy to give your footage a vintage color treatment, or to bring the colors into a more modern grade.
  • In addition, Magic Bullet Film  provides accurate measured film grain and a full-proof vignette tool that always feels natural.

Price:

  • Full: $199
  • Academic: $99

Buy alone or as part of the Suite

MAGIC BULLET MOJO & COSMO

  • Both Mojo and Cosmo are now GPU Accelerated and render in near real-time.

Price:

  • Full – $99
  • Upgrade – $49
  • Academic – $49

Buy alone or as part of the Suite

Price:

  • Full – $99
  • Upgrade – $49
  • Academic – $49

Buy alone or as part of the Suite

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, our support team is standing by to help.

 

 

New Film: Old/New
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Hey folks – today we are releasing Magic Bullet Suite 12, an update that includes new versions of Magic Bullet Looks, Colorista III, Mojo and Cosmo, and a brand-new product called Magic Bullet Film.

To celebrate this release, our film team created Old/New, a new short film, directed by Seth Worley, and narrated by Patton Oswalt.

Old/New is the story of Drew McHugh, a man whose penchant for the new — new devices, new fashion, new friends — is challenged when he discovers the rustic appeal of old-fashioned things. He quickly becomes obsessed with the reclaimed and well-worn – plummeting face-first down the rabbit hole of novelty and nostalgia.

We’ve also created a Behind the Scenes documentary, that walks you through our process for making films.

Thanks so much for watching! We hope our work continues to inspire you.

 

 

 

Welcome to our new site
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Hey folks – Welcome to our new website!

Of course, if you are reading this blog post, then you know that not all of it has been updated (this page, for example). We have a lot of cool stuff rolling out – a new blog, films page, an updated tutorial library with some cool functionality -  but we are doing it piece by piece so that we can test and improve.

We are working hard to make learning about our products, shopping, and watching tutorials a better experience, and we welcome any feedback along the way.

If you run into any problems, please let us know at http://redgiant.com/support. We are here to help.

Thanks!

 

Vote for a New Transition in Universe Labs
By cgoldby
Published on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Universe Labs 1.4

Hey folks – when we launched Red Giant Universe, we asked you to take part in helping us decide what to make next. Through Universe Labs, based on your votes, we have created the Compound Blur effect, the Exposure Blur Transition, and the PixelGlow EZ effect.

Now, as we make our way towards Universe 1.4, we’ve opened up voting once again – this time with 2 new transitions on the table:

  • Web Transform
  • Soft Wipe

Learn more about and see them in motion at our Universe Labs page. And don’t forget to vote!

If you are not yet a member of Universe, and you want to take part in the vote (and get lots of free stuff too) become a free member RIGHT HERE.

 

Red Giant Closed for the Holidays
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Monday, December 22nd, 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Hey folks – We just wanted to give you the heads up that, to celebrate the holidays, Red Giant will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 25 – Sunday, January 4.

Our on-line store will be open during this time. We will be back on Monday, January 5th.

Happy Holidays everyone! We’ll see you in 2015!

 

We are Compatible with Adobe CC 2014.2
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Friday, December 19th, 2014

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Hey folks – Just wanted to let you know that our QA team has completed testing all of our products and there are no new CC
2014.2 related issues.

In short, our products are compatible with Adobe CC 2014.2. You can update knowing your Red Giant plug-ins and tools will continue to work in After Effects and Premiere Pro.

As always, if you have any problems, our support team is here for you.

 

Red Giant Universe is the Best Product of the Year!
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

RED GIANT UNIVERSE WINS BEST PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Red Giant Universe has won Videomaker’s Best Product of the Year award (Category: Plug-in.) You can read the full review HERE.

Don’t wait! Join tens of thousands of users and get started with the over 80 video effects and transitions in Universe right now!

JOIN FOR FREE

 

SALE: Get 40% off everything for 24 Hours!
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Friday, December 5th, 2014

40% OFF EVERYTHING - THE YEAR END SALE IS ON

Hey folks – today is our big year-end sale! 40% off everything in the Red Giant store. Here’s what you need to know:

  • 40% off everything in the Red Giant store for the next 24 hours.
  • Sales ends: 12/10/14 at 08:00 AM PST
    UPDATE: We have extended the sale until 12/10/14 @11AM PST
  • Use Coupon Code: BIGSALE40

The sale discount is for everything in the Red Giant store, including:

  • Suites
  • Individual products
  • Full licenses
  • ​Upgrades
  • ​Academic store (which is already 50% off)

If you have any questions or problems, we are here for you. Please contact us at redgiant.com/support and we’ll help you out.

Because of the high call volume for the big sale, it may take us little time to get back to you. Rest assured, if you email us for help during the sale, we will honor the sale price.

 

FREE UPDATE: Shooter Suite 12.6.1 – PluralEyes now supports RED.
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Thursday, December 4th, 2014

RED

Hey folks – today we are releasing a FREE update to Shooter Suite. Here’s what you need to know:

Shooter Suite Update 12.6.1 includes new features and improvement in PluralEyes 3.5.5, including:

  • Support for RED Camera media (supports audio-only playback of RED video).
  • Automatic handling of spanned RED media, treating split clips as a single logical clip.
  • A new welcome window that provides a PluralEyes video tutorial to help users get started quickly.
  • Improved export workflow.
  • Bug fixes.

Shooter Suite 12.6.1 also includes several bug fixes for Offload, BulletProof, and Instant 4K.

HOW TO UPDATE SHOOTER SUITE & PLURALEYES:

  • You can get the update HERE (in the latest Shooter Suite product installer) or use Red Giant Link to update.
  • For PluralEyes only: If you run PluralEyes, you may get a notification, at start-up, that there is an update. You can download the update directly through that, as well.

As always, if you have any problems, our support team is here for you.

 

SALE: Our 40%-Off Sale is Coming Dec. 9!
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Folks – Don’t fall victim to Black Friday or Cyber Monday! Save your money… for just a little while longer.

On December 9, 2014, we are having our Red Giant Year-End Sale. Here’s what you need to know:

  • 40% off everything in the redgiant.com store.
  • 24 Hours Only!
  • Sale Starts: 12/9/14 – starting at 08:00 AM PST.
  • Sales ends: 12/10/14 at 08:00 AM PST
  • The sale discount is for everything in the Red Giant store: Full licenses, upgrades, and academic store (which is already 50% off)
  • Includes suites and individual products. 40% off EVERYTHING. Really. We mean it.
  • How to Get 40% off: There will be a coupon code – it will be all over our site. You won’t be able to miss it.

Sign up for our Red Giant newsletter to get a reminder.

So… to follow up… This means that, for one day (Dec. 9), you can get 40% off Trapcode, Magic Bullet, PluralEyes, Universe and everything else in our Red Giant store. Some examples of savings:

  • Trapcode Suite: Usually $899. Get it on sale for just $540
  • Color Suite: Usually $599. Get it on sale for just $360
  • PluralEyes: Usually $199. Get it on sale for just $120
  • Universe Annual: Usually $99. Get it on sale for just $60

Reminder: These are just examples. EVERYTHING will be on sale at 40% off.

If you have any questions, we are here for you. Please contact us at redgiant.com/support and we’ll help you out.

 

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