The Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks Plug-In Upgrade Software is an electronic download of a look creation and finishing plug-in for select NLE and effects applications. This is an upgrade available to owners of Magic Bullet Quick Looks or any of the plug-ins from the discontinued Magic Bullet Suite. The plug-in supports both Windows and Mac platforms, working with select versions of; FCP X, FCP, FCP Express, Apple Motion, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Sony Vegas Pro and Avid Media Composer. More than just a toolset for slapping a look onto a video clip, the plug-in lets you modify each preset and provides tools for tweaking and finish color grading of your video. It features an improved user interface over the previous version, allowing you to work with a less cluttered workspace. You can also browse from hundreds of pre-designed looks to choose from, or you can modify the presets and create your own looks. Looks are keyframeable, so they can be adjusted over the duration of the clip.
Video out preview is now included in Magic Bullet Looks, providing a still frame preview for a connected video monitor. Six image analysis scopes provide technical information on your image, so you can check the technical components of you image as you adjust the aesthetics. The plug-in now also incorporates both the Colorista 3-way color wheel and Cosmo skin smoothing tool. Working in 32-bit color space allows you to avoid bit-depth related banding artifacts.
Upgrade From Select Software Plug-ins
This upgrade is only available to owners of either Magic Bullet Quick Looks or any of the plug-ins from the discontinued Magic Bullet Suite.
Host Application Support
Magic Bullet Looks works as a plug-in for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Apple's Final Cut Pro X, 7 and 6, Final Cut Express, Apple Motion, Sony Vegas Pro and Avid Media Composer.
You can work with any projects you've started with the previous version of the plug-in, as the provided presets and any custom versions all work in the new version.
A huge library of professionally designed presets are organized by category, with uses ranging from setting the mood of an interview or documentary, to practical fixes for lens distortion and lighting problems, to stylized looks inspired by Hollywood movies. Presets make a good starting point for your own custom looks.
Rough It In, Then Finish
You can use the same plug-in in the field to rough-in your look and carry that all the way through your postproduction, or tweak and adjust once you are in final color correction. You can even open up a still in Photoshop and use the same tools there to create a look that you can easily apply to your video.
Controls are keyframeable, allowing you to animate your color looks over the duration of the clip.
Single Frame Video Out
A highly requested feature from the previous version of Magic Bullet Looks was preview on a video monitor. Now you can do a single frame preview to a video monitor and see what your adjustments will look like. Red Giant has added direct hardware support for AJA and Black Magic cards on Mac and Windows and QuickTime Video Out is supported on Mac for virtually any card.
Size & Resolution
Magic Bullet Looks can now process SD, HD, 2K and 4K images on standard hardware or up to 8K x 8K pixels with the latest NVIDIA GPU's. If you exceed your systems GPU VRAM, you can use the CPU to handle larger files.
The Magic Bullet Looks tools work in floating point color and use the GPU to accelerate both playback and final rendering of results. This feature will greatly speed up your rendering. While beefy GPU-equipped workstations will provide the best render speed, laptops or CPU-only rendering is also supported.