By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Monday, October 29th, 2012
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.