Our free trial downloads are fully functional.

Will this free trial download of Universe work on macOS and Windows?

Yes, this Universe trial works on both macOS and Windows.

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Is Universe compatible with my host app?

Please visit our product compatiblity section to learn more about host application support and system requirements before beginning installation.

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Is the Universe free trial fully functional?

Our plugins are fully functional and operational, allowing you to test out its features and system compatibility. Most of our trials will run without a watermark until the trial expires, at which time a red “X” will be used to watermark your output until a license has been purchased. Our standalone products, PluralEyes and Offload, will require a license to open after the trial expires.

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How do I install my free trial?

Download the free trial by clicking the ‘start your free trial’ button. Before installation, close all intensive programs. After the installation completes, select Activate from the installer window. This will open Red Giant Application Manager. At this time either Sign In or Create an Account. Once signed into the Red Giant Application Manager, click on the start trial button for Universe, your 14 day trial will begin. Launch your host application and search the effects library for our plugins

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How do I register Universe out of trial mode?

You can convert your trial to a monthly or annual subscription during the trial period or after the trial has expired. Simply click the Buy button within Red Giant Application Manager, and select monthly or annual.

You can also see pricing information and purchase information here:

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What is Red Giant Application Manager?

Red Giant Application Manager manages the installation, licensing, upgrades and updates for your Red Giant Products. It verifies the license status for your purchased products and will display any trials you may have. Should you decide to buy any of your trial products, simply click the Buy button.

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Why isn’t my plugin showing up in my host application?

It’s most likely that your host application was open during installation. It may also be the case that the plugin isn’t compatible with your host application.

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Do students and faculty get a discount if they decide to purchase after the free trial?

Yes, students and teachers are eligible for a big discount on all the Red Giant tools — 50% off.

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Is there volume pricing for businesses and organizations?

Our Volume Program offers a floating license subscription model designed for organizations with multiple artists workstations and even distributed geographic facilities.

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