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Shooter Suite 12.3: Now with BulletProof for Windows
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Shooter Suite 12.3

We’ve got big news at Red Giant. Thousands of users helped us shape BulletProof by participating in our beta program for both Mac and Windows.  The Mac version was released in July, and today we are proud to announce that the Windows version is now shipping. Whether you shoot with a DSLR or GoPro, BulletProof is a complete footage prep solution that lets you focus on your story and get to the editor fast. Offload, backup, organize, review, color, deliver: BulletProof has your back at every step.

Bullet Proof is available as stand alone or as a part of Shooter Suite 12.3.

Shooter Suite 12.3 includes the following updates:

  • BulletProof 1.1.0
    • Release: NOW AVAILABLE FOR WINDOWS!
    • Update for Mac:
      • FCP 10.1 support
      • General Bug fixes
  • PluralEyes 3.3.1
    • Update for Mac
      • FCP 10.1 support
      • General Bug fixes

IMPORTANT: This update is FREE for existing Shooter Suite owners. Download the latest Shooter Suite installer HERE or use Red Giant Link to update.

 

Red Giant and FCPX 10.1 (Part 2)
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Hey folks – in a previous post we gave you a heads up that Magic Bullet Looks and PluralEyes 3 might not be fully compatible with FCPX 10.1. At that time, we asked for patience so that we could test further.

Good news! Magic Bullet Looks has been thoroughly tested by our QA team and is officially compatible with FCPX 10.1. To be clear, if you are on the latest version of Looks, no update is needed.

(Of course, to be sure you are using the latest version of Looks, you can always grab the latest Color Suite installer HERE or use Red Giant Link to update.)

As far as PluralEyes 3 goes, we found a few bugs and are working on an update, coming soon. Hang in there. We’re on it.

Thanks so much, folks.  Let us know if you have any issues we can help with. We’re here for you.

 

Closed for the Holidays
By Red Giant Team
Published on Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Just a heads up folks – Red Giant will be closed for our holiday break starting December 24th. We will reopen with our normal business hours, January 2nd 2014. We wish everyone a wonderful and safe holiday.

As always, you can get help on products by watching video tutorials or checking out our product FAQ’s.

See you in the new year!

 

Red Giant and FCPX 10.1 (Part 1)
By Red Giant Team
Published on Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Hey folks – Last week, Apple released a major update for FCPX that got a lot of people excited. We’re excited too. It’s full of a ton of professional features and some great organizational tools.

We know that while many of you want to update FCPX,  you also have some concerns about how it will effect your Red Giant Products. We would love to give the thumbs up.

Currently, Mojo and BulletProof are looking good, however other products are still in testing. So… Depending on what Red Giant products you are using,  it is our advice that you do not upgrade to FCPX 10.1 at this time.

If you upgrade, the following products may be effected:

  • PluralEyes 3
  • Magic Bullet Looks

Rest assured, we’re working on it. As soon as we can give the OK, we’ll let you know. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we know you’ve come to depend on our products – we want to make sure you don’t lose the ability to use them in your work.

Thanks for your patience.

 

Red Giant Year End Sale
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Hey folks – It’s our year end sale! If you have been holding off on buying Red Giant products like Color Suite or Trapcode Suite, now is the time to do it. If you buy anything from our store today, you will get 40% off – or more! Watch this video to learn more:

IMPORTANT: Use online coupon code:  yearend40

ALSO IMPORTANT: Sale ends December 18, 8:00AM PST.

Sale includes our pricing options available for corporate, academic and non-profit buyers. See details here.

Just to get you started, here are just a few of our awesome deals:

Color Suite

COLOR SUITE

Reg. $599
Sale Price $359.40
Get all 5 products!

Magic Bullet Looks

SHOOTER SUITE

Reg. $399
Sale Price $239.40
Get all 6 products!

Denoiser II

TRAPCODE SUITE

Reg. $899
Sale Price $539.40
Get all 10 products!

Denoiser II

KEYING SUITE

Reg. $799
Sale Price $479.40
Get all 3 products!

All of our products come with our Red Pledge Guarantee of no hassles  – just happiness. That includes a 30-day money back guarantee, 2-computer license, free support and much more.

As always, if you have any problem during the sale, our support team is here for you.

 

Software Update: Color Suite 11.0.4 – Premiere Pro Compatibility
By Andrew Cheyne
Published on Monday, December 16th, 2013

Maintenance Update – Color Suite 11.0.4

Not too long ago, we released an update to deal with an issue some of you were having with Magic Bullet Looks and Colorista II pulling black frames with Premiere Pro 7.1. Internally, we classified the fix as a bit of a bandaid solution. It worked in most situations, but still needed some work to get to full resolution. With some help from Adobe, we were able to pinpoint exactly what needed to happen and we now have a full fix available! You can grab the latest update HERE or use Red Giant Link to update.

*Note: This fix requires Adobe Premiere Pro 7.2 to see the full fix. With Premiere Pro 7.1, you will still see the black frame issue.

What’s included:

  • Magic Bullet Looks 2.1.3
  • Colorista II 1.1.0

A big thanks to Adobe for their help in fixing this one!

 

PROXiMITY – A New Short from Ryan Connolly
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Hey folks – our good friend, Ryan Connolly recently released PROXiMITY, a new short that tells the story of a man thrust into a deadly game in which he must fight for survival. Ryan co-wrote the film with Red Giant Films’ Seth Worley (Director of Plot Device, Tempo, Spy Vs Guy). You can watch PROXiMITY right here:

(Warning: while not particularly gory, the film contains violence, and may not be appropriate for some viewers.)

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Ryan tells us that 99% of the shots were colored with Magic Bullet Looks and Colorista II – two plug-ins from our Red Giant Color Suite – and color definitely helps in telling the gritty story. Color Matcher (from Key Correct – a part of Red Giant Keying Suite) was also used in the color correction process.

Click the image to see a larger preview.

SPOILER: The film draws it’s name from the need for the unwilling participants to stay near each other or face dire consequences. As I watched the film, it never occurred to me that lights on the main prop – an electronic shackle that is used to keep track of how far apart the characters stray from each other – weren’t practical. I just assumed they were, because it looked wholly unremarkable. But I was wrong. It turns out that Red Giant’s Harry Frank also contributed some of his own time on the film – as he was responsible for lighting up the shackle, in it’s various modes.

Everything was tracked in Imagineer Systems Mocha Pro or was manually tracked, frame-by-frame. Shapes and glow effects were applied to solids and composted on the shackles. The green, yellow, and red buttons were practical, but when they lit up, it was post.

It’s a really small thing, but I’m always impressed with VFX work when I don’t notice it. In fact, almost stood out in the film as VFX, even though a lot of tracking and VFX were used in the film – which only proves how much work went into making the effects blend in with the rest of the visuals – something not so easy to do in a non-studio setting, and where a camera is not locked down.

We’re proud of Ryan and his team – and, though this film is entirely his production, we’re glad that some of our Red Giant Films team could help him make it happen. We know how hard it is to get a film done, and to get it done well. Congratulations!

Check out Ryan’s awesome show, Film Riot – where he shows you how to create visual effects and more.

 

Announcing Trapcode MIR v2 Public Beta
By Red Giant Team
Published on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

TRAPCODE MIR v2 — OPEN BETA

Development continues with Mir, the latest addition to the Trapcode Suite. Owners of Trapcode Mir 1.0/Trapcode Suite 12 may download and test the new special Public Beta of Mir v2.0 available now hosted at Trapcode.com. Please visit Trapcode.com (http://www.trapcode.com/mir-beta-download/) for steps on downloading the plugin.

Mir is useful for generating flowing organic elements, abstract landscapes and nebula structures quickly rendered in AE’s 3D space with options for light, shading modes and fractal distortion. Try out the new features currently included in this beta:

  • Optimized rendering – up to 3x faster
  • New Z Range parameter in the Fractal controls
  • Second Pass Wireframe mode
  • New Option to use Quads instead of triangles.
  • A new Pop-up for manually setting VRAM. Useful with high end cards with >2GB VRAM

All issues, feedback and feature requests can be made at the Trapcode Beta Forum on Trapcode.com. You can also follow @rymden on Twitter for updates directly from Trapcode creator Peder Norrby.

Technical Notes on Participating in the Beta:

The download is available in a zip file with the plug-in itself, there is no installer. If you feel unsure about the how to install they beta version by following the steps listed on the Beta site, please don’t touch anything and just wait for the proper release.

WARNING! This is beta software. It may crash your computer. You may not be able to load a project saved with a beta version in a later beta or in the release version. Take care if using in production; render out and treat the render like it is footage from then on – you cannot be sure a later version will be able to load the project correctly.

Happy Testing!

 

PluralEyes 3 Update: More Camera Support & Automatic Organization
By Red Giant Team
Published on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Hey folks – We’re always working hard at improving our software, and ultimately, your experience. Red Giant PluralEyes 3 is one of the few products in the world with what is, essentially, a do my work for me button that actually works. With the click of the sync button, PluralEyes 3 syncs your audio and multi-camera video in seconds, instead of days. But we just weren’t satisfied enough with that. We wanted to make it ever easier.

Introducing a new PluralEyes feature called SMART START.

Whether adding a small set of media files or importing multiple folders of multicam files, the new Smart Start feature in PluralEyes 3.3 intelligently organizes your media, so you can start synchronizing sooner. Add entire folders of media, while preserving folder structures and names, with easy drag and drop organization of media.

There are also several other new features as well:

  • A new revised look and feel, streamlined and simplified to bring focus where it’s needed.
  • Additional camera support: Canon C300, XF300 and other Canon XF cameras, with full support for spanned clips.
  • FREE for PluralEyes 3.0/3.1/3.2 or Shooter Suite owners, or get it now for only $199.

Download the updates HERE.

Just in case you’re new to PluralEyes, check out this video:

 

Software Update: Color Suite 11.0.3 Maintenance Release
By Red Giant Team
Published on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Hey folks – We’re very excited to announce that we just released Color Suite 11.0.3 and QuickLooks 1.4.4. Here’s what we fixed:

Magic Bullet Looks 2.1.2, Colorista II 1.0.9 -  This update includes fixes for pulling frame data in Adobe Premiere Pro 7.1. The Premiere Pro 7.1 update included a change that affected how we pull frame data into the Looksbuilder and the Secondary Keyer in Colorista II. Without this change, the result was that we were just pulling black frames which affected all customers who had Adobe Premiere Pro 7.1. Over 50 cases were reported to us on this one (and we’re grateful people did, because that’s how we investigate and solve bugs).

Mojo 1.2.4, Cosmo 1.0.2, Denoiser II 1.4.2 – We updated how serial numbers are handled. It was causing issues for some users on OSX Mavericks.

LUT Buddy 1.0.2 – Fixed an issue that caused a Version Mismatch error.

Magic Bullet Quicklooks 1.4.4 -  Fixed an issue where Premiere Pro and AE crashed when QuickLooks was installed on Mac OS X 10.9.

Download the updates HERE, or use Link.

 

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