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Red Giant Universe Covers New Territory With Universe 1.3

One Universe. 13 new tools, including seven from CrumplePop. Support for DaVinci Resolve, and much more.

 

Portland, OR – November 18, 2014 – The Red Giant (http://www.redgiant.com/) Universe is expanding once again with the release of Universe 1.3, the latest update to the world’s fastest growing visual effects environment for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Motion, Sony Vegas and now, Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve. Now with 81 effects, version 1.3 features 13 new tools, seven of which are high-quality plugins from the wildly popular developer, CrumplePop. The new update also adds support for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, along with several updates to existing effects.

 

What’s New in Universe 1.3 Video – https://vimeo.com/111214739

 

“The Universe 1.3 update is full of some truly awesome stuff, including tools from CrumplePop, which were never before available outside of Final Cut. This update also features the all-new, highly realistic VHS effect, and support for a new host app: DaVinci Resolve,” states Aharon Rabinowitz, Red Giant’s head of marketing. “Resolve users have been asking us to bring tools like Knoll Light Factory EZ, Holomatrix and Retrograde into their app of choice, and today we’re excited to make that happen.”

 

I love the vast amount of effects I can apply to my footage with Universe. It allows me to create truly unique looks that stand out from what everyone else is making,” comments filmmaker Joey Shanks of Shanks FX, who works in association with PBS Digital Studios. “And it’s really nice to know that such a powerful bundle of effects can evolve just like an artist. Universe’s tools are always expanding. It gives me the power to create high-end imagery with a practical workflow.”

 

Thirteen New Tools for Free and Premium Users

New tools for both free and premium users as well as enhanced and redesigned presets to existing tools, the expanded Universe release includes:

 

Free:

  • CrumplePop Photo 2: Give footage the look of a classic or instant photo. Includes tools for color treatments, vignettes, camera blur and more.
  • CrumplePop Noir Moderne Light: Create dramatic noir lighting effects with saturation controls, optically captured vignettes, flickering, Venetian patterns and more.
  • PixelGlow EZ (voted on in Universe Labs): An effect that isolates the brightest pixels and applies a glow in a variety of preset shapes to mimic halos, sparkles and shimmers.
  • 3D Venetian Transition: A transition that divides the layer into vertically rotating sections, while simultaneously revealing a second layer of footage.
  • Fill Alpha: A simple utility effect that floods an alpha channel with a color, with variable blending with the original; includes a unique, highly requested blending parameter.
  • Sobel Edges: A useful “find edges” stylize effect with variable blending, using the Sobel gradient method to highlight footage edges.

 

Premium:

  • CrumplePop Fisheye Fixer: An effect designed specially for GoPro® to correct GoPro fisheye lens distortion.
  • CrumplePop ShrinkRay: A fast and easy way to make big things look tiny by simulating a tilt shift effect.
  • CrumplePop Finisher: Use this effect to easily and dramatically improve the image quality of DSLR footage.
  • CrumplePop Overlight: A lens flare and light leak texture plugin that makes it easy to apply washed-out glows and lens flares to footage.
  • CrumplePop Grain 16: Using real 16mm film grain, add this effect to footage for the beautiful texture of authentic film.
  • VHS: Gives modern footage the classic look, color and distortion of old videotape.
  • Chromatic Aberration: A simulated lens distortion effect that mimics real-world lens aberration, in which there is a failure of a lens to focus all colors to the same convergence point; includes color splitting, lens distortion, blurs and lens textures for added realism.

 

New Effect controls in the UI:

  • New to ToonIt Paint: A new Soft Strokes effect has been added to the Paint style drop down menu
  • A new Sketch Outline effect can be found in the UI of ToonIt Cartoon, ToonIt Paint, ToonIt Outlines, and ToonIt Retouch

 

New Presets:

  • ToonIt Paint, ToonIt Presets, and ToonIt Transitions: New Presets featuring the Soft Stroke effect
  • ToonIt Outlines: Four new presets demonstrating the new Sketch Outlines effect
  • ToonIt Paint: A new preset Water Color, using the existing Watercolor paint effect

 

Support for Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve

Version 1.3 continues Red Giant’s expansion into new host applications with new DaVinci Resolve compatibility. All of the 80+ Universe plugins can now be used in the Resolve workflow, version 11.1 or later.

 

“We’re really excited to have more than 80 new OFX effects and transitions available for DaVinci Resolve,” says Dan May, president of Blackmagic Design. “Red Giant makes some of the best motion graphics and visual effects plugins in the industry, and we know our users will enjoy having access to Universe’s free and premium tools right within Resolve 11.”


Pricing & Availability

Existing Red Giant Universe users can download version 1.3’s new tools and updates from Red Giant’s website. For new users, Universe is available in a variety of options:

  • Basic Membership: Free
  • Premium Monthly: $10
  • Premium Yearly: $99
  • Premium Lifetime: $399

 

Learn more about special premium membership benefits at http://www.redgiant.com/store/universe/pricing. For Universe downloading instructions, please visit www.redgiant.com/universe.

 

Members of the press are invited to review Red Giant Universe 1.3. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com.

 

The Red Pledge

Red Pledge is Red Giant’s commitment to customer happiness, with no purchasing hassles. Learn about the Red Pledge guarantee at www.redgiantsoftware.com/redpledge/.

 

About Red Giant

Red Giant is a software company made up of talented artists and technologists who collaborate to create unique tools for filmmakers, editors, VFX artists, and motion designers. Our company culture is focused on finding balance between work and life – we call it “the double bottom line”  – this philosophy helps us ignore complexity in favor of building simple tools that yield giant results. Over the last decade, our products (like Magic Bullet and Trapcode) have become the standard in film and broadcast post-production – With over 200,000 users, it’s nearly impossible to watch 20 minutes of TV without seeing our software in use. From our experiences as artists and filmmakers, we aspire to not only to provide tools for artists, but inspiration as well. Watch our films, learn from over 200 free tutorials, or try our software at www.redgiant.com.

 

Press Contact

Anya Oskolkova

Zazil Media Group

(e) anya@zazilmediagroup.com

(p) 617-817-6559

Skype: anya.oskolkova

 

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Red Giant Universe 1.3

 

A new update to Red Giant Universe that includes new free and premium tools, and Davinci Resolve support. In total there are 13 new tools (6 free, 7 premium), bringing the Universe library to 81 effects and transitions. If you already have Universe installed, the new tools and updates can be downloaded through Red Giant Link. You can sign up for Free at http://redgiant.com/universe.

 

What’s New, At a Glance:

 

Free:

  • CrumplePop Photo 2
  • CrumplePop Noir Moderne Light
  • PixelGlow EZ (Voted on, in Universe Labs)
  • 3D Venetian Transition
  • Fill Alpha
  • Sobel Edges

 

Premium

  • CrumplePop Fisheye Fixer
  • CrumplePop ShrinkRay
  • CrumplePop Finisher
  • CrumplePop Overlight
  • CrumplePop Grain 16
  • VHS
  • Chromatic Aberration

 

Updates:

  • ToonIt Update – new Presets to the ToonIt tools

 

What’s New, in Detail:

 

NEW EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS:

 

Free Transition (1):

  • 3D Venetian Transition: A transition that divides the layer into sections which rotate vertically, while simultaneously revealing a 2nd layer of footage.

 

Free Effects (5):

  • CrumplePop Photo 2: Give your footage the look of a classic or instant photo. Includes tools for color treatments, vignettes, camera blur and more.
  • CrumplePop Noir Moderne Light: Create dramatic noir lighting effects, with saturation controls, optically captured vignettes, flickering, venetian patterns and more.
  • PixelGlow EZ: An effect that isolates the brightest pixels, and applies a glow in a variety of preset shapes, to mimic halos, sparkles, and shimmers.
  • Fill Alpha: A simple utility effect that floods an alpha channel with a color, with variable blending with the original. While other host-apps may have a similar effect, this one includes a unique, highly-requested blending parameter.
  • Sobel Edges: A useful “find edges” stylize effect, with variable blending. This free effect uses the Sobel gradient method to highlight the edges of your footage.

 

Premium Effects (7):

  • CrumplePop Fisheye Fixer: Fisheye Fixer for GoPro® corrects GoPro® fisheye lens distortion.
  • CrumplePop ShrinkRay: ShrinkRay is a fast and easy way to make big things look tiny by simulating a tilt shift effect.
  • CrumplePop Finisher: Finisher makes it easy to dramatically improve the image quality of your DSLR footage.
  • CrumplePop Overlight: OverLight is a lens flare and light leak texture plugin that makes it easy to apply washed-out glows and lens flares to your footage.
  • CrumplePop Grain 16: Grain16 is real 16mm film grain that you can easily add to your own footage. Place Grain16 onto your clips to add the beautiful texture of authentic film.
  • VHS: VHS gives your modern footage the classic look, color and distortion of old video tape.
  • Chromatic Aberration: A simulated lens distortion effect that mimics real-world lens aberration, in which there is a failure of a lens to focus all colors to the same convergence point. This effect includes color splitting, lens distortion, blurs and lens textures for added realism.

 

DAVINCI RESOLVE SUPPORT

 

Continuing our expansion into new host-applications, this release includes highly requested Davinci Resolve support – bringing all of the 80+ universe plugins to the Resolve workflow. Universe supports DaVinci Resolve 11.1 or later.

 

UPDATES

 

New Effect controls in the UI

 

  • New to ToonIt Paint: A new Soft Strokes effect has been added to the Paint style drop down menu
  • A new Sketch Outline effect can be found in the UI of ToonIt Cartoon, ToonIt Paint, ToonIt Outlines, and ToonIt Retouch

 

New Presets

 

  • ToonIt Paint, ToonIt Presets, and ToonIt Transitions: Update New Presets featuring the Soft Stroke effect
  • ToonIt Outlines.: Four new presets demonstrating the new Sketch Outlines effect
  • ToonIt Paint.: A new preset Water Color, using the existing Watercolor paint effect

 

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About Red Giant Universe – General Info

 

Red Giant Universe: http://vimeo.com/87001310

 

Red Giant Universe is a free community that gives you access to fast and powerful free tools for editing, visual effects and motion design. Every tool in Universe’s  library of effects and transitions is GPU enabled (making them super fast) and works across multiple host applications on both Mac and Windows. The universe library of tools is continuously growing – new effects and transitions are added regularly, and existing tools are updated just as frequently.

 

Premium Membership: http://vimeo.com/92943432


In addition, as a Premium member of Universe, you’ll get access to even more Universe tools – and you’ll get to help us choose what effects and transitions we build next. Learn more about Premium Tools and Pricing.

 

What’s Included in Universe?

 

  • 43 FREE Effects and Transitions
  • All GPU enabled & Multi Host App Compatible
  • Regularly updated with new FREE tools
  • Voting in Universe Labs for Free tools

 

What’s Included in Universe Premium?

 

  • 38 Premium Effects Transitions
  • New Tools from 3rd Party Developers
  • Regularly updated with new Premium tools
  • Voting in Universe Labs for Premium tools

 

Who is Universe for?

 

– Filmmakers       – Motion Designers

– Editors                 – VFX Artists

 

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OS Requirements:

 

  • Mac OSX 10.8.5 or later
  • Windows 7, 8.1

 

Host App Compatibility:

 

  • After Effects CS5.5, CS6, CC
  • Premiere Pro CS6, CC
  • Apple FCPX 10.0.9 or later
  • Apple Motion 5.0.4 or later
  • Sony Vegas 12, 13
  • DaVinci Resolve 11.1 or later

 

Hardware Requirements:

  • A GPU-accelerated graphics card.

 

Pricing & Availability:

Red Giant Universe is available, starting today.

  • Basic Membership: Free
  • Premium Monthly: $10
  • Premium Yearly: $99
  • Premium Lifetime: $399

 

Learn more at http://redgiant.com/universe