Final Cut Pro X and Red Giant
By Andrew Little
Published on Friday, June 24th, 2011

With the release of Final Cut Pro X, there have been a lot of questions and concerns about the future of Final Cut Pro and the plug-ins that run inside it.

First, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve already conducted extensive testing, and we are very excited about the FCP X release. We’re confident that, as Final Cut Pro X evolves, it will fuel new growth in the market and as a result, allow us to share our tools with a much broader range of users who want to create beautiful work.

Red Giant’s industry leading set of color correction and grading tools, such as Magic Bullet, are well known for ease of use, powerful performance, extreme flexibility, and simple design. And they are perfectly suited for the current and next generation of Final Cut Pro users.

In terms of development, you’ll be seeing Magic Bullet products available on Final Cut Pro X very soon. In fact, with the SDK in hand, we’ve already begun the engineering effort for what will be free Final Cut Pro X updates for current users.

As FCP X continues to change and grow, you can count on this: Red Giant will be ready for FCP X when FCP X is ready for you.

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43 Responses to “Final Cut Pro X and Red Giant”

  1. Michael Beck Says:

    Can’t wait! I am glad you guys are releasing these products as free upgrades! I was dreading having to re-buy plug-ins!

  2. Richard Squires Says:

    Please, please, just poke your developers with a sharp stick so we can have realtime colorista in all its glory. And the fact that you will release them free is extremely lovely. Many thanks

  3. Matt Says:

    Any thoughts on when this update might be available? This week, month, quarter?

  4. david hanson Says:


  5. Jim T. Says:

    As someone who dropped $800 on the Magic Bullet Suite *two days* before FCP X dropped (yeah, I’m an idiot), your post has reassured me that I didn’t throw money away as we all work through this painful transition to FCP X. Nice job; you just earned a customer for life!

  6. Armand Dijcks Says:

    Very happy to hear that. I use MB Looks a lot and think it’s a great creative tool for color grading. To have the same possibilities integrated with FCPX would be awesome.

  7. Stefano Scavitto Says:

    Hi Red Giant Team.
    I’m writing to you because I want to inform you about a new article of mine with a citation of this article.
    My blog is wrote in italian language (I think you have understand it because of my english of this email), and you can find my article here:

    I hope there isn’t problem for you for my citation.
    If you want I can delete parts of my article about your blog-post.

    Best Regards,
    Stefano Scavitto.

  8. Stefan Grela Says:

    Sounds great. Only just purchased the new suite so it’s very reassuring to know it’s a free update… thank you!
    Here’s my two-cents worth… how about an interface for Looks that is integrated into the inspector window. It would make grading a snap!

  9. eti Says:

    fcpx: when?!!

  10. Paul Says:

    HURRY UP!!!

  11. Kaylinn Says:

    This is a top priority of ours and are currently working on testing and compatibility. We will definitely make an announcement when this is released.

  12. Mike Says:

    tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…. I REALLY hope you guys release this ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please keep us updated, you have some very eager and anxious customers!

  13. Tom Says:

    Awesome to hear you’re working of FCPX version.
    I know you can’t tell us specifics…. But ballpark? Fall, Winter, 2011? Anything more concrete than “very soon”… ?

  14. Kaylinn Says:

    I believe the goal is by the end of the summer, but I haven’t been notified of anything further. We will definitely announce once we release compatibility.

  15. NP Says:

    Nice to hear! Colorista 2 support for FCPX will be included?!

  16. Kaylinn Says:

    Yes. All of our products that use Final Cut will be supported.

  17. yos Says:

    when for FCPX ?????

  18. Patrick Says:

    I’ve not had any hands-on experience with Red Giant and have only recently purchased FCPX. I’m very much looking forward to learning how to use Red Giant software for the first time. HURRY UP AND POP MY CHERRY DANGIT!!!

  19. Adrian Says:

    Denoiser, Colorista and Steady for FCP X? Please hurry! Great work RedGiant!

  20. Tom Says:

    Is the fcpx version near?

  21. Justin Says:

    Whats the status????

  22. Kaylinn Says:

    We have released Magic Bullet Mojo with compatibility with FCP X and are currently working towards releasing more products for this host application.
    Thank you,

  23. mener Says:

    Red Gaint is in my opinion the best developer of products and plug-ins for postrpoduccion, and we know that soon will come out the other products for Final cut pro x, one of the most hope for is looks, final cut pro is evolving we have to adapt without fear of change. Greetings from Mexico

  24. Kell Says:

    Any idea when we have the 10.7 support for final cut 7 and the Final Cut Pro X support as well. We really need the fliters! Please!!!
    I’ll come wash your car, etc.

  25. Kaylinn Says:

    We are waiting on Apple to release this fix. We will let everyone know once we release compatibility for Lion.
    I’m really sorry for the wait.
    Thank you,

  26. george Says:

    I’m looking forward to your release for final cut x especially for looks.

  27. Michael Says:

    Any idea on an update time frame for Colorista 2?

  28. Kaylinn Says:

    Our products are currently being tested for FCPX compatibility. No ETA as of yet, but we will make an announcement to let everyone know when we release further products.
    Thank you,

  29. christian Says:

    MBL, Colorista, Denoiser. If these come out in time for us, then there will be no reason not to switch our next production to FCPX.

  30. Wolfgang Says:

    Still waiting for the FCPX update! Please… ;-)

  31. Kaylinn Says:

    We will let everyone know as soon as we release further compatibility.
    We are just as excited as everyone else!
    Thank you,

  32. Nate Says:

    Is there an ETA yet for QuickLooks compatibility with FCPX?

  33. Kaylinn Solazzo Says:

    We are still waiting on Apple to release the update that we can release further compatibility.
    No ETA as of yet. Hopefully this will be sooner rather then later.
    Thank you,

  34. Wolfgang Says:

    No news, about this mess! Steve would have sent the whole FCPX team to a mars mission…

  35. Sunny Says:

    Any news yet?

  36. Aharon Rabinowitz Says:

    Sunny – trust me… as soon as we know you’ll know. We know they are working towards a solution, and we are as eager to have the FCPX bug fixed as you are. It’s entirely in Apple’s hands.

  37. Jamie Says:

    Ok I just went on the website and bought MOJO only to find it doesn’t work at all with the latest FCPX version which was advertised otherwise. Not happy at all !!!!!

  38. Kaylinn Solazzo Says:


    I have notified our support team of this issue. We will contact you with further information.
    Thank you!

  39. Joe Says:

    Any news relating to Denoiser for FCPX.

    Thank you.


  40. Kaylinn Solazzo Says:

    We absolutely plan to support Final Cut 7, Final Cut X, Avid Media Composer 6 and Premiere Pro in a later release.
    We will keep everyone posted about updated compatibility.
    Thank you,

  41. Stefan Says:

    I haven’t been notified of anything further. Nice job; you just earned a customer for life!

  42. Terrence Says:

    i am looking to purchase the whole red giant color suite
    Will i be able to use all of the plugins including colorista 2 ?
    It didn’t show its compatibility with fcpx at all.
    Keeping me by the cliff now …

  43. Kaylinn Solazzo Says:


    Not all of the products within Color Suite are compatible with FCPX. Here is a link to Colorista’s compatibility chart:
    Magic Bullet Looks and Mojo are compatible with FCPX at this time. We are currently working with Apple on furthering our compatibility. But unfortunately, we do not have a timeline at this moment.
    Thank you for your understanding.




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