Red Giant + CrumplePop = 2 new products: Retrograde & Carousel

Oct 29, 2012 489 26 Share
Aharon Rabinowitz
In a previous post we told you that we were partnering up with CrumplePop to create new tools for FinalCut Pro X. Now, we are super proud to present Red Giant Retrograde for FCPX – Co-produced with CrumplePop: This was truly a team effort that has produced the most realistic 16MM and 8MM film look you’ll find anywhere. Real analog source material was used to create the unique film textures in Retrograde.  By creating laser scans of old, commonly used film stocks, we were able to capture the actual grain patterns, color profiles, and exposure flaws in old Kodak and Fuji film.  When you apply Retrograde to your clip in Final Cut Pro X, what you are seeing is actual film texture – a look that is impossible to create from scratch digitally.  The robotic-looking contrast and color space of digital video disappears, and the milky, faded, and bizarrely punchy look of old 8mm and 16mm film emerges. The 10 presets in Retrograde are completely customizable, but the film looks are ready to go as-is. BUY IT NOW for just $49 HERE at CrumplePop’s website. Carousel, our other Red Giant + CrumplePop creation  is another fun product for giving your footage a vintage, plastic camera look, very different from the effect in Retrograde. Carousel captures the classic look of color cross-processing, film fading, and vignettes. Authenticity was key in development. Each look was created using film prints from a toy camera and 120 film, with care taken to preserve the color profile and unique flaws in the prints that came back from the lab. On top of that, Carousel features optically-captured light leaks to complete the unique feel of using a vintage plastic camera. Buy Carousel now for just $49 HERE at CrumplePop’s website. The why of Red Giant + CrumplePop There are two questions you may be asking about our relationship with CrumplePop : “Why partner at all?” and “Why are the products only available for FCPX?” Red Giant has been making plugins for ten years and are experts at developing products for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro 6/7, Avid and Sony.  However, all our products don’t support every host, we pick and choose based on many factors, some business, some technology but all decisions are made to ensure we provide the best possible product and customer support experience possible.  The bottom line is, we can’t do it all well, so we make decisions we feel make sense for the overall quality Red Giant can deliver. The release of Final Cut X really rocked our industry – it was both scary and exciting.  Because of the lower price point and the ease of use, it opened the door for millions of new editors. It also created new challenges for developers who want to cater to these new editors. Red Giant is dedicated to making the best products and user experience possible, and this always starts with the best resources in the world.  As some of you may know, the plugin workflow and architecture for Final Cut X is a little different than in other host applications, such as After Effects or Final Cut Pro 7.   As we began discovering the different possibilities, we met the folks from CrumplePop, who have a really deep understanding of, and commitment to, the Final Cut X platform.  We use the word “partnership” because we believe that by mixing the best of what both Red Giant and CrumplePop do, we can deliver some amazing stuff,  in a  standard 1 + 1 = 3 equation. Watch this video to learn more about how we work together to create cool stuff: When we make a product for After Effects, if the technology makes sense for the Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro or Avid editor, it’s relatively easy to “port” that product to the other hosts.  However this is not the case for FCPX plugins, the architectures are completely different and not transferable in the same way.  We want everyone to know this is the beginning of this new product relationship and we have bigger plans in the works.  We would love to hear your opinion the subject and want to be as up front as possible about this project. That said – while we’re working with CrumplePop to make these fun and beautiful products, we also have many other products for FCPX, including: In addition, we have 6 Guru Presets that work in Looks (which means they work in FCPX, if you have Looks). Learn more about Guru Presets HERE.


  1. I use all your plugins and on multiple platforms (Avid/AE/FCP) One of the things that I have always appreciated about RedGiant is that I can use the same product across platforms. I’m hoping that this new “partnership” does not mean that I have to buy seperate products for FCP X.

  2. Amazing!! The look is fantastic!! I’m in! Any chance of an After Effects version anytime soon?

  3. I have known about crumple pop for quite some time I been dying to get their HDR plugin but Im a Windows user and they have yet to make the move to AE.

    I hope that by joining you guy an AE version of all their software will be out before the years end.

  4. I know these are for FCP X, as a windows user loving the look of these plugins are there any plans for an adobe release?

  5. This looks great! Will you ever make an FCP 7 version?

  6. Is there a version for Fcp 7?

  7. Definitely putting in my request for an Adobe Premiere Pro version

  8. I definintely hope you create a version for Adobe Premiere Pro

  9. These look really great – but do not presently, nor do I have any plans to ever use Final Cut Pro X. If they were updated to work in AE/Premiere/Avid – then I’d consider it.

  10. I eagerly clicked when the email came through, but now I’m disappointed that you’re only offering these for FCPX. Red Giant has great products that professionals use – yet this is not one of them, as it’s only available for FCPX… Disappointing, Red Giant. FCPX is not (yet) pro grade.

  11. definitely need these for Adobe. the lens effect stuff that crumplepop do would also be great for adobe.

  12. Please don’t stop making all these new plugins work for FCP7

  13. While FCP has been aroubd and doing great, it also has lost many who have switched to Adobe,

  14. 12/13/14/15/16 the people have spoken Red Giant. Great price point awesome product. Please expand your platform.

  15. Saw this on the home page banner and got really excited! I even pulled my wallet out!….. then I put it away as soon as I saw “FCPX only.”

  16. I request that you also support Adobe Premiere with Retrograde & Carousel. Thanks!

  17. We wants this for Premiere and AE. It gives it to us.

  18. Hi.

    I want to give you my money, but FCPX is not an option (4 years of FCP7)..Adobe plugin-support and I will buy all of these products!
    I recommend Adobe Support

  19. Yup, AE please!

  20. Hey guys, been waiting for years for a true film look plug-in, and not random scratchy hairs, lines, and jumping shutters. The colors here are awesome. PLEASE work closely and swiftly with CrumblePop to make these available for Premiere CS6. They will be flying off the shelves at $49. Thanks, Dan

  21. Michael -any product we have on multiple hosts sticks with our Red Pledge – buy it for one host, get it for all. That has not changed. We’re trying to develop some new tools in a new way. If they are popular enough, moving those products to other hosts is always possible.

  22. Serge,

    Thank you so much for your feedback! I would be happy to fill out a feature request regarding this compatibility.

  23. David,

    No plans as of yet but I would be happy to write you up a feature request regarding adobe compatibility for these plugins.
    Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
    Thank you,

  24. Kathryn,

    Right now it is only for FCPX. I would be happy to fill out a feature request about furthering this compatibility.
    Thank you!

  25. Ian,

    No, these products are only for FCPX.
    Please let us know if you have anymore questions
    Thank you,

  26. Maurice,

    No plans as of yet to support any other host application. I will write up a feature request on your behalf regarding expanding compatibility.
    Thank you,

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