Posts Tagged ‘Magic Bullet Colorista’


Magic Bullet Suite Updates, Including Speedy Denoiser II
By Andrew Cheyne
Published on Thursday, March 21st, 2013

This latest update for the Magic Bullet Suite (11.4.2) contains several bug fixes and improvements for products in the Suite, most notable of which is a new, GPU enhanced version of Denoiser II – speed! To download the latest version of the entire suite, you can grab it here. For full details, read below!

Magic Bullet Denoiser II v1.4:

The key feature here for this free update to Denoiser II is speed. The engine has been completely enhanced to run on OpenCL 1.1 compatible graphics card. Our testing has shown Denoiser runs 3-4 times faster using the GPU – we recommend downloading a demo and seeing for yourself. If an OpenCL 1.1 compatible graphics card isn’t found, don’t worry – Denoiser II will still run on the CPU.

In order to engineer this update, we have had to drop support for Adobe’s CS4 products. If you are using a CS4 host application, you can still use Denoiser II v1.3, which you can still find in the latest Windows 32-bit installer. OSX users will need to use the 11.4.1 version of the Magic Bullet Suite installer.

To read all the gory details, including details on supported graphics cards, check out the Denoiser II product page.

Magic Bullet Looks 2.0.9:

Several bugs have been fixed in Looks running on Retina displays:

  • A fix for the mouse jumping to the top right corner of the screen when editing the value of the controls of any of the tools added to the Look.
  • A fix for FCPX users so the tool overlay is properly sized and readable when a Look is applied.

A special note for FCPX users: This Magic Bullet Suite update does not contain a fix for the rendering issue we have blogged about previously.

Magic Bullet Colorista II 1.0.6:

  • We have fixed an issue found in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 where the secondary keyer was importing the wrong frame.

Magic Bullet PhotoLooks 2.0:

  • An issue in the Windows installer has been fixed that would cause the LooksBuilder to be unable to launch from Adobe Lightroom when running on 64-bit versions of Windows.

Enjoy the update!

Andrew Cheyne, Director of Engineering – Red Giant


Some Magic Bullet Goodies, Just in Time for the Holidays
By Andrew Cheyne
Published on Monday, December 12th, 2011

Maintenance Release: Magic Bullet Suite 11.1.2

The elves at Red Giant have been merrily working away on some updates to the Magic Bullet Suite, checking a few items off our lists to try and ensure your latest film project doesn’t end up looking like a lump of coal. This will also be the first Magic Bullet Suite installer that will not contain Denoiser 1.0 (more below).

Here are the hi-lights of Magic Bullet Suite 11.1.2:

PhotoLooks 1.5.2

  • Those of you installing PhotoLooks along with the entire suite may have noticed categories that show up in the Looks drawer that happen to be empty – this occurs because Looks created for Looks 2.0 used new tools and aren’t usable in PhotoLooks (yet). We’ve fixed things up for now so you wont see a bunch of empty categories – only categories that have Looks you want.
  • “Save Image As” in the Photo LooksBuilder was never meant to be left in the application and was not working correctly. It has been removed completely. Use the host app you launch PhotoLooks from to save your images.
  • For those of you who also use QuickLooks, there was a bug in the installer that would cause all of your QuickLooks presets to disappear after installing PhotoLooks. We’ve fixed this up.

Looks 2.0.4

  • For those of you using Looks 2.0 in Sony’s Vegas Pro on non-English 32-bit Windows systems, we’ve fixed up the truly annoying OMP error that pops up on your screen.

Colorista II 1.0.5

  • In Premiere Pro, dragging the power mask preview outline was not lining up with the actual mask. We’ve sorted this all out and it’s working great.

Grinder 1.5.1

  • The Timecode Start setting was always working in ‘Continuous’ mode – ‘Reset’ and ‘Time of Day’ were being ignored – all fixed up.
  • Choosing “Original + Timecode” as the main format option was causing the timecode to be off by a factor of 100. We’ve got the math all working now and you’ll get the results you’re looking for.

Bye-Bye Denoiser 1.0

Grab the latest Magic Bullet Suite installer for Mac or Windows here or use Red Giant Link to update your installation.


OSX Lion and Red Giant – Happy Together at Last!
By Andrew Cheyne
Published on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Hey all -

A while back, we gave an update on the status of our plugins running on OSX Lion: Roaring Through The Issues. Pretty much, it came down to some serious bugs in OS X Lion, that we could not control. However we did our best to communicate the issues with Apple, and we’re excited to say…

Breaking News! Today, Apple announced an update for OS X Lion: 10.7.2 and we’re happy to say that this update resolves the issues we have been seeing with Magic Bullet Looks 2, Colorista II, Primatte Keyer, and Knoll Light Factory running in Final Cut Pro on OSX Lion. We’ve been testing with the pre-releases of this OS X update and we can finally give it a thumbs up!

Thanks for your patience on this. Getting these bugs resolved was entirely out of our hands, but we’re happy that our dialog with Apple resulted in a  a fantastic problem-solving update!


Magic Bullet Suite 11.1
By Andrew Cheyne
Published on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

We’re always busy coming up with new ways to keep our software up to date, add in the support that you’re asking for, and ensure that bugs you’ve been telling us are getting fixed – roll that all together, and you get Magic Bullet Suite 11.1, the latest incarnation of the suite, with these great additions:

Magic Bullet Looks 2.0 for Vegas Pro

To quote a great man, “It will be available soon. Yes. You heard me. Soon.” Well, soon has arrived – download the latest Magic Bullet Suite 11.1 installer to grab Magic Bullet Looks 2.0 for Vegas Pro. This release has all of the great Looks 2.0 features working in Vegas Pro 10, in both the 32 and 64 bit variants. We are also actively working with Sony to ensure Looks 2.0 will work perfectly in the upcoming Vegas Pro 11 release. So, grab it now for Vegas Pro 10, and get our thumbs up on a seamless transition when you upgrade.

Magic Bullet Colorista II 1.0.4

One of the bugs we’ve been hearing about the most in Colorista II is an issue in Premiere Pro CS4, CS5, or CS5.5 where you end up with an error dialog stating, Error: “Unable to get a suitable preview frame for the keyer dialog”. We’ve found the solution and are including this fix in the Magic Bullet Suite 11.1 release.

Introducing Red Giant Link 1.0

One of the toughest computer maintenance issues everyone has is ensuring that you’re running the latest versions of the software you rely on daily. For Red Giant customers, this has meant checking our website for updates or perhaps hoping you didn’t miss the blog post or newsletter that mentioned the update you’ve been waiting for. We’ve identified that hole in our software delivery process and are introducing Red Giant Link 1.0 as the solution. Link is a simple piece of software that will let you know when updates are available to fix issues or add functionality. For the full details on Link, read all about it here.

Grab the full Magic Bullet Suite 11.1 installer here.


Magic Bullet Colorista II 1.0.1 – Bug Fixes and Goodies
By Andrew Cheyne
Published on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Magic Bullet Colorista II

Announcing Magic Bullet Colorista II 1.0.1:

This update to Colorista II fixes several issues, including:

  • Colorista II now works properly on non-English Windows installations.
  • a crashing issue when using the auto balance eye dropper in Premiere Pro.
  • a compatibility issue between Colorista II and Warp that could cause your host app to crash.
  • In Final Cut Pro, the Mids and Highs RGB functionality were switched, so that when the RGB Mids were raised it effected the whites and when the RGB Highs were raised they effected the middle values.
  • an issue where the 3 way color corrector is sometimes reset to the default red.
  • several installer issues.

To make this even more useful, we decided to include a feature we’ve been talking about for a while: Colorista II shortcut keys for After Effects. For all the details, check out the manual after downloading the update!

As always, you can find updates for all of our products here:


New Episode – with John Flowers
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Monday, March 16th, 2009

Hi folks – this week on Red Giant TV, our guest is John Flowers, host of That Post Show and writer/director/producer of That Media Show.


In this episode, John Flowers takes us behind the scenes of That Media Show to share his workflow for compositing in Final Cut Pro. John pays special attention to color correction here, a very important part of the compositing process.

You can watch the episode here.

And just for watching, you can get a discount on Magic Bullet Colorista and/or Primatte Keyer Pro here.