74 GPU-accelerated video transitions and effects for editors and motion graphics artists

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Red Giant Universe - Effects and Transitions for editors and motion graphics artists.
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Stylize Your Footage

Give your footage authentic retro and modern day looks using tools like VHS, Retrograde Carousel, Glitch, Holomatrix II, and more.

Red Giant Universe - Stylize

Motion Graphics

Create beautiful looping backgrounds and motion graphics elements with tools like HUD components, Line, Knoll Light Factory EZ, Fractal Background, and more.

Red Giant Universe - Motion Graphics

Transitions & Effects

Build fast, unique transitions with little or no work. Add glows and other effects that give you better results and more shortcuts, options and control than anything in your host app.

Red Giant Universe - Effects

What's New

The Universe 2.2 release introduces 11 completely new video transitions, updates to 2 effects, and support for a new host application: Avid Media Composer. That means that, with this update, there are now 74 GPU-accelerated Universe tools, supported across 8 host-applications.

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Host Applications
  • Adobe After Effects CC (2018-2014)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2018-2014)
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3 or later
  • Apple Motion 5.3.2 or later
  • Avid Media Composer 8.2 or later*
  • Magix VEGAS Pro 14
  • Davinci Resolve 14
  • HitFilm Pro 2017

  • *Prism Displacement, Compound Blur, and Picture in Picture are not supported in Avid Media Composer

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Operating Systems
Apple Macintosh
  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • Mac OS X 10.11
  • Mac OS X 10.12
  • Mac OS X 10.13
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Windows 8 64-bit
  • Windows 10 64-bit
Additional Requirements

Red Giant Universe requires a GPU to render. The minimum GPU is an Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics chip. For best Universe performance, please read the FAQ for recommendations on GPU cards.


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User Guide

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74 GPU-accelerated video transitions and effects for editors and motion graphics artists

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