The Magic is Back: Introducing Magic Bullet Suite 12

Feb 3, 2015 20238 8 Share
Aharon Rabinowitz
Aharon Rabinowitz
Hi everyone – today we are super excited to bring you Magic Bullet Suite 12, which includes new versions of Magic Bullet Looks, Colorista, Mojo & Cosmo, plus the all new Magic Bullet Film.  There is so much awesome stuff in the new suite, it’s hard to talk about it all in a single blog post, so we’ll try and give you the important stuff. Before we go any further, let’s get the obvious questions out of the way: Wait, weren’t these products previously in the Color Suite? Are you changing the name of the suite? The answer is yes and yes – but actually, we are un-renaming the Magic Bullet suite. A few years ago, to make it simpler to understand what Magic Bullet Suite does, we changed “Magic Bullet Suite” to “Color Suite.” Turns out it was a pretty bad idea.  No matter how much we tried to tell you it was Color Suite, you all kept calling it Magic Bullet Suite in your emails, phone calls, and web searches. So we’re bringing back the “Magic” in Magic Bullet – a name we (and clearly you) love and are glad to have. Magic Bullet Suite 12 includes 7 tools:
  • Magic Bullet Looks 3.0 (NEW)
  • Magic Bullet Colorista III (NEW)
  • Magic Bullet Film (NEW)
  • Magic Bullet Mojo 2.0 (NEW)
  • Magic Bullet Cosmo 2.0 (NEW)
  • Denoiser II
  • LUT Buddy
  • Full: $799
  • Upgrade: (from previous versions of Color Suite/Magic Bullet Suite) $199
  • Academic: $399
  • Host-App: All of the tools work in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and more  – but it varies by host application.
  • OS: All tools work on both Windows and Mac.
  • Check the individual product pages for specific host-app and OS compatibility.

OK… so now on to the real details. Here are the insanely awesome super packed details on what’s new in Magic Bullet Suite 12.

MAGIC BULLET LOOKS 3.0  – What’s New:
  • New Preset Library: 198 entirely-new Looks presets, based on TV and Film, and created by Stu Maschwitz
  • Updated UI with enhancements to Workflow and Custom Looks management
    • Users can now rename/reorganize Custom Looks within the UI.
    • Tools can be “Pinned” to the tool chain so that they stay on the toolchain when selecting new looks.
    • Keyboard shortcuts have been added to lock the Looks and Tool Drawers open.
  • 41 Tools: 9 New Tools including:
    • ColorSpace: Use this tool to identify what kind of footage you are using. For best results, place this Tool first in the Tool Chain.
    • Colorista: A powerful 3-way color corrector, control over Hue, Saturation, and Luminance of individual colors, and a Curves control, all in one tool.
    • 4-Way Color: Ranged color correction for for Shadows, Midtones, Highlights, along with a Master color wheel that adjusts the whole image.
    • Shadows/Highlights: Region-based control over the brightness of shadows and highlights. Especially useful for recovering highlight detail, or adding fill light to shadows.
    • Lens Vignette: Add or remove vignetting. Results mimic real-world lenses, and you can optionally reposition the center of the vignette.
    • Duotone: Tint Shadows and Highlights with the colors of your choice.
    • Film Negative: Mimics the look of various film stocks. Best when used in conjunction with the Film Print tool found in the Post category.  22 Negative Film Stocks are included.
    • Film Print: Mimics the effect of printing film to various projection film stocks. Best when used in conjunction with the Film Negative tool found in the Camera category. 4 Print Stocks are included.
    • Mojo: Warms up skin tones while cooling the background. An easy way to get a customized “blockbuster” film look.
  • Full: $399
  • Upgrade: $99
  • Academic: $199
 Buy alone or as part of the Suite MAGIC BULLET COLORISTA III – What’s New:  
  • Streamlined User Interface: A simpler, yet very powerful experience, that makes color correction a lot easier – especially in the Adobe workflow.
  • Open GL:  Colorista III has been rebuilt from scratch and now runs on the GPU – making it faster than ever before.
  • Highlights: Region-based control over the brightness of highlights. Especially useful for recovering highlight detail. – Same as the tool in Looks.
  • Shadows: Region-based control over the brightness of shadows. Especially useful for adding fill light to shadows.
  • Vignette: Powered by Lens Vignette, this allows you to add vignetting to your image that mimics real-world lenses.
  • Strength: Controls the overall strength of your effect.
  • Host-Apps: Now Runs in FCPX and Motion, in addition to Premiere Pro and After Effects
​COLORISTA II USERS: Read this important FAQ regarding compatibility of Colorista II and Colorista III project files (It’s good news, really). Price:
  • Full: $199
  • Upgrade: $99
  • Academic: $99
Buy alone or as part of the Suite MAGIC BULLET FILM (New Product) Since Magic Bullet Film is pretty much all-new, it’s a little hard to list every feature here. So here are the big highlights:
  • Gives your footage the look of real motion picture film.
  • Chemistry: Magic Bullet Film emulates the entire photochemical process – from the original film negative, to color correction and finally to the print stock.
  • Stocks: Magic Bullet Film includes 22 Negative Stocks and 4 print stocks, giving you up to 88 cinematic combinations.
  • Real Film: Magic Bullet Film is based on real film and the real color grading experience of an industry expert.
  • Vintage/Modern: A simple slider makes it easy to give your footage a vintage color treatment, or to bring the colors into a more modern grade.
  • In addition, Magic Bullet Film  provides accurate measured film grain and a full-proof vignette tool that always feels natural.
  • Full: $199
  • Academic: $99
Buy alone or as part of the Suite MAGIC BULLET MOJO & COSMO
  • Both Mojo and Cosmo are now GPU Accelerated and render in near real-time.
  • Full – $99
  • Upgrade – $49
  • Academic – $49
Buy alone or as part of the Suite Price:
  • Full – $99
  • Upgrade – $49
  • Academic – $49
Buy alone or as part of the Suite As always, if you have any questions or concerns, our support team is standing by to help.  

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  1. Wish this was subscription based.

  2. I want to try it, but after install none of the effects show up in FCP7. Does it work with FCP7/Yosemitte?

    1. Unfortunately the latest installer for the Magic Bullet Suite does not have a FCP7 option. We are compatible with the latest versions of Adobe and FCPX.
      I’m sorry for any confusion.


  3. That’s exciting news! Any chance that these plugins will be ported to OFX apps like Universe?

  4. Fantastic Upgrade. I already loved the last suite and can’t wait to put this to use!

  5. Please tell me you didn’t just stop supporting After Effects CS5
    I have purchased your entire catalog and updated it, but I will have to stop if CS5 support is discontinued.

    CS5 support really would need much extra work to keep around, along with the entire customer base of likely 30% of your market that wants to stick to CS5.

    Please don’t discontinue CS5 support. Talk to your tech team and just put in a good work asking for one extra plugin compile to keep the CS5ers happy.

  6. Is Magic Bullet 12 compatible with CS6?

    1. Yes, this suite should be compatible with CS6.
      I hope this information helps.