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Description

Magic Bullet Suite is nine essential tools let you capture the emotion of your subject, making your footage more personal and compelling. The addition of Looks version 2 and our new Cosmo plug-in for easy skin smoothing whether you are creating a color treatment, color grading, adding a beauty pass or removing noise, Magic Bullet Suite helps you create the final look that tells your story perfectly.

All the Magic Bullet plug-ins can be purchased individually.

 


Magic Bullet Suite 11.1 New Features

  • New 2011 releases include Cosmo cosmetic tool, full-featured Looks 2 upgrade, and Grinder 1.5 upgrade.
  • Free MBS 11.1 update includes helpful fixes for Looks 2 and Colorista II, along with Looks 2 compatibility for Sony Vegas Pro. Download update
  • Already own MBS 10? Get a discounted upgrade to MBS 11, which is packed with more tools & greater savings.
  • Easy installation! Save time and effort with a Single Suite installer that uses one serial number for all products.
  • Looks 2 now features Red Giant Link, our new updater that notifies you of free updates and upgrade availability

 


Features

 

Magic Bullet Denoiser II

Denoiser II removes noise grain and artifacts while leaving the image details intact for great-looking video in After Effects, Premiere Pro and FCP 7. Use smart default settings that give speedy smoothing, or dial in advanced options that treat more difficult clips. For editors and filmmakers who want broadcast-ready footage, Denoiser II makes sure your story is seen through the noise.

  • Immediate one-step noise reduction
  • UPDATE! Now supports your favorite editors
  • Professional results preserves fine detail
  • Rock-steady and dependable tool
  • Motion estimation for high and low motion
  • Helps footage shot in low light
  • Separate Video and Film modes

 

Magic Bullet Colorista II

Under the hood is the next-generation Magic Bullet engine with real-time processing for fast review and rendering. Colorista is ready for action with industry-standard color wheels for precise color control. Plus, use the Power Mask tool to isolate areas - the easiest way to light up your talent.

Familiar Tools

  • Colorista offers powerful color correction with simple color wheels and basic masking

Multiple Hosts

  • Use the same color correction tool in all your applications. Colorista ships as a native plug-in for all major hosts applications including Final Cut Pro (FX Plug), Motion, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Avid AVX compatible systems

Professional Results

  • Results that meet professional standards and generate visually pleasing results

ACL-compliant Color

  • Colorista's processing uses a traditional Lift Gamma Gain model

Duck-Compatible

  • Use Automatic Duck to transport a Colorista correction done in Final Cut Pro to After Effects, saving hours of finishing time.

Superior Correction

  • Colorista provides better-looking results than the three-way correctors built into most NLEs, and with simpler controls
  • Fast, GPU-accelerated rendering with DeepColor RT

High-Bit Depth and Floating-Point support

  • Process 8, 10, 16 or 32-bit projects to guarantee perfect output

 

Magic Bullet Frames

Start with ordinary interlaced video, apply Magic Bullet Frames' sophisticated algorithms, and you'll get the smoother, professional de-interlaced look of 24p film. Choose between motion-adaptive and field-blended approaches, and you'll get high quality footage at high speeds, right in your editor's timeline.

Red Giant Software: Magic Bullet Frames 1.0

True 24p

  • Convert video to 24p with motion effects from interlaced video

Quick Results

  • Fast field-blending algorithm for quick results

Multi-Host Support

  • Works with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Apple Motion

Letterboxing

  • Integrated letterboxing lets you cut to any desired width

Intelligent Algorithm

  • High-quality motion-adaptive algorithm for intelligent smoothing

De-Artifactor

  • Removes DV compression artifacts quickly and easily

 

Magic Bullet Instant HD

Instant HD up-converts DV video into a variety of HD video formats. Choose from a list of preset resolutions to easily integrate DV video into your next High Definition production. When scaling from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD), Instant HD's algorithms generate the missing pixels with integrated sharpening and anti-aliasing for sharp, clear results inside your favorite video application.

Red Giant Software: Magic Bullet Instant HD 1.1

Great-looking results

  • Instant HD's easy-to-use options give you great results every time

Powerful Controls

  • Includes five simple controls: output size, filter type, sharpness, quality settings, and anti-aliasing

Output Resolution choices

  • Resolution presets let you quickly choose the right HD aspect ratios

Integrated Sharpening

  • Improve the final appearance of your footage

Anti-aliasing

  • Instant HD smoothes the rough edges of DV video

Scale stills

  • Convert stills or photographs to HD resolution

SD Pan-and-Scan

  • Scale SD video for pan-and-scan adjustments

Choose Your Format

  • Up-convert NTSC or PAL Standard Definition to High Definition

Scaling Filters

  • Choose from four scaling filters to balance quality and render time

Resizer supports Premiere Pro and Motion

  • The addition of Resizer to the package brings support for Premiere Pro and Motion on Mac OS X. The Instant HD filter remains unchanged but new installer options let you use Resizer in these applications.

 

Magic Bullet PhotoLooks

Desert sunrise, Arctic tundra, nighttime urban streets: the look of your footage defines the mood. Now you can define the style of your video or film, regardless of on-set conditions, with powerful imaging tools. Choose from 100+ Look presets, to help set the mood for everything from a wedding to the next Sundance original. You also get the standalone Magic Bullet LooksBuilder, for pre-visualizing looks on set or anywhere.

Red Giant Software: Magic Bullet Looks 1.4

Designer's Interface

  • A work environment that balances ease of use with the power of 36 distinct Look Tools that emulate how light is captured on film.

Clean Workspace

  • Quick Drawers provide access to tools and presets without wasting valuable space

The Power of HDR

  • Unique linear-light processing engine and HDR support yield true-to-life results

100 unique Looks

  • Organized by category, they range from simple exposure and film process emulation to radical color changes

Look Theater

  • Browse the looks library automatically, using your own images as a starting point

Versatility

  • LooksBuilder works as either a plug-in or a standalone application

Do It Your Way

  • Customize one of the 100 presets with LooksBuilder, or create your own Look from scratch

Blazing Speeds

  • GPU acceleration (using your ATI or NVIDIA card) delivers real-time playback with many Looks

Hands-on Mode

  • Use either a trackball or trackpad for instant manipulation of a tool's controls

Get Large

  • Handles SD, HD, 2K, and 4K images on standard hardware, or up to 8K x 8K pixels with the latest NVIDIA GPUs

 

Magic Bullet Mojo

Now you can have one of Hollywood’s best tricks up your own sleeve. Modern blockbusters often use a subtle coloring effect to warm up actors’ skin tones while backgrounds and shadows get a cool blue treatment –– but the trick is to do it while keeping your talent in focus. Magic Bullet Mojo gives you this modern Hollywood look in seconds, with easy customizable controls to suit any footage.

Red Giant Software: Magic Bullet Mojo 1.2

Creative Direction for Free

  • The tools and controls have been designed by director and technologist Stu Maschwitz for his work

Support All Hosts

  • Works in all major editing hosts, including Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Vegas and Avid systems. There are a few common action film presets for all hosts. NOTE: Presets do not ship with Mojo for Vegas.

Precise Rendering

  • Floating-point support for high-quality precision output

Fast Render Speed

  • The plug-in has been tuned to deliver fast render times on any system — no GPU required

Unique Algorithm

  • Maintains contrast and dynamic range while adjusting colors

Accurate Skin Tones

  • Skin range visualizer draws a grid over colors that are identified as skin tones, making skin color adjustments easier and more accurate

 

Magic Bullet Cosmo

Cosmo is your secret weapon for perfect HD closeups, glamor shots and age reduction in onscreen talent. Make a 30-year-old model, a 40-something actress and a 50-plus executive look equally terrific – and even better than she had imagined possible – with this quick, professional cosmetic cleanup tool for your video footage. Cosmo smooths skin tones, softens problem areas and fixes blemishes with simple beauty sliders powered by our Colorista II technology. Its default settings were carefully chosen to make your subject look great immediately. We worked hard so you don't have to... 'cause by the end of the day, everybody needs a little cosmo.

  • Perfect for quick cosmetic cleanup without jumping into in bigger software packages like Magic Bullet Looks
  • Fits seamlessly into color finishing and grading workflow of Magic Bullet Suite but fills its own niche
  • Hit tight deadlines and budget constraints (and avoid sleepless nights) by doing automatic skin retouching instead of manual work

 

 Magic Bullet Grinder

Magic Bullet Grinder is the smartest way to transcode DSLR/HDSLR footage. Grinder converts Canon video to edit-friendly formats, burns in timecode and generates web-resolution proxies in a single time-saving pass. Version 1.5 adds new features directly from customer requests, which include important Apple ProRes codecs, timecode from camera EXIF data, new 25p conform frame rate, and render priority control. Take the tedium out of transcoding and get to the editing you love.

  • New output options include 25p or 24p frame rate conversion
  • Apple ProRes HQ and ProRes LT give more FCP-friendly output
  • Timecode can be reset, continuous or using camera EXIF data
  • Set render priority for high-res footage vs lower-res proxies
  • Customize with file names, destination folder and Growl notification
  • Standalone solution converts video without slowing your video-editing application
  • Muliprocessor support yields rapid conversion of multiple files
  • Transcode, add timecode and create proxies in a single pass
  • Faster and easier than converting within Final Cut Pro
  • Takes the tedium out of working with DSLR/HDSLR video

 

Magic Bullet Looks

Color sets the mood of your story, from the gritty blue of an action scene to a hot red romance, and Magic Bullet Looks 2 redefines how you design with color. Looks 2 keeps the heart and soul of Looks 1 while upgrading to a more sophisticated interface, streamlined tools, and presets that meet your production needs. Find inspiration for your video or film with powerful new controls like Colorista II grading, Cosmo skin correction and smart scope analysis. Choose from a huge library of professionally designed presets that range from practical lighting scenarios to stylized Hollywood treatments. Looks 2 brings high end color finishing to a project of any budget.

  • A revolutionary interface makes creating and customizing new looks easier and more intuitive
  • Reorganized interface is cleaner and more intuitive but keeps the heart of Looks 1
  • Over 64 new and updated presets for a total of over 100, all inspired by real-world projects and problems, and tested in commercial projects
  • Adds Video Out preview, the #1 requested Looks feature, for an interactive single frame preview
  • Includes 6 new tools, including Colorista II tools like 3 Way wheels, Ranged HSL, Pop, Hue/Lightness scope, Hue/Saturation scope
  • Makes cosmetic cleanup easy with Cosmo tool for adjusting skin tones and blemishes
  • Design a look that can be used throughout post-production, from pre-vis to edit to the final master.
  • Our huge library of professionally designed presets will kickstart your project or film
  • Share your look with anyone who has Looks 2 in After Effects, FCP, Premiere Pro, Motion, or Looks standalone
  • Perform color correction and color treatments in one place with new Colorista II technology
  • A flexible upgrade policy lets you upgrade from any version of Looks or Editors
  • Full backward compatibility lets you easily work with Looks 1 and PhotoLooks presets

 


 Videos

Specifications & Licensing

System Requirements

Requirements by Plug-in:

Magic Bullet Colorista

Apple Macintosh

Mac OSX 10.4.11 and later*
Mac Intel
1 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space

*Updating from Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.5.2 or later will in most cases solve compatibility issues. Please update your operating system before contacting support.

PC / Windows

Windows XP SP1 or later

Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit
Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or faster (or AMD equivalent)
1 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space

Host Applications:

Magic Bullet Colorista runs in a variety of host applications. Each purchase and serial number allows the owner to use the product on more than one host application but only on a single computer at any one time. Except where noted, the features are the same in all systems and host applications.

Adobe After Effects Compatibility
Host OS After Effects 6.5 After Effects 7 After Effects CS3 After Effects CS4 After Effects CS5
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)      
Mac Intel    
Mac PowerPC          
Windows 7 32-bit      
Windows 7 64-bit    
Windows Vista 32-bit      
Windows Vista 64-bit    
Windows XP      

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

Adobe Premiere Pro Compatibility
Host OS Premiere Pro CS3 Premiere Pro CS4 Premiere Pro CS5
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)      
Mac Intel      
Mac PowerPC      
Windows 7 32-bit  
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit  
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows XP  

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

Apple Final Cut Compatibility
Host OS Final Cut Express 4.0 Final Cut Pro 5.1.4 Final Cut Pro 6 Final Cut Pro 7
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)    
Mac Intel  
Mac PowerPC        
Windows 7 32-bit        
Windows 7 64-bit        
Windows Vista 32-bit        
Windows Vista 64-bit        
Windows XP        

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

Apple Motion Compatibility
Host OS Motion 3.0.2 Motion 4
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)  
Mac Intel  
Mac PowerPC    
Windows 7 32-bit    
Windows 7 64-bit    
Windows Vista 32-bit    
Windows Vista 64-bit    
Windows XP    

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

Avid Systems Compatibility
Host OS Avid Media Composer 2.6 Avid Media Composer 2.7 Avid Media Composer 3.0 Avid Xpress Pro 5.6 Avid Xpress Pro 5.7
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)          
Mac Intel          
Mac PowerPC          
Windows 7 32-bit          
Windows 7 64-bit          
Windows Vista 32-bit          
Windows Vista 64-bit          
Windows XP  

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

Video Cards

Like Apple Motion, Magic Bullet Colorista requires use the graphics card to render.

Magic Bullet Colorista supports a wide range of cards from both ATI or NVIDIA. For ATI cards, we require a 9600 XT or greater, or an X series card starting with the X700 series. Cards with greater model numbers and at least 128 MB of RAM can be used to render Colorista output.

For NVIDIA cards, we support the 6600 model and higher or QuadroFX 1300 and up. Cards with higher model numbers and a minimum of 128 MB of RAM can run Colorista. For users working with HD images, we require that the video card have at least 256 MB of RAM. In all cases, we suggest using the latest video drivers for your graphics card. 

 


 

Magic Bullet PhotoLooks

Apple Macintosh

Mac OSX 10.5.8 and later
Intel Mac
1 GB of RAM
15 GB of Hard Drive space

PC / Windows

Windows XP 32-bit/64-bit

Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit

Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit
Intel or AMD processor 1.6 GHz or higher
1 GB of RAM
15GB of Hard Drive space

Adobe Lightroom Compatibility

Host OS Lightroom 2 Lightroom 3
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Mac Intel
Mac PowerPC    
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP
Linux 32-bit    
Linux 64-bit    

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 

Adobe Photoshop Compatibility

Host OS Photoshop CS3 Photoshop CS4 Photoshop CS5
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)  
Mac Intel
Mac PowerPC      
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP  
Linux 32-bit      
Linux 64-bit      

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 

Apple Aperture Compatibility

Host OS Aperture 3
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Mac Intel
Mac PowerPC  
Windows 7 64-bit  
Windows 7 32-bit  
Windows Vista 64-bit  
Windows Vista 32-bit  
Windows XP  
Linux 32-bit  
Linux 64-bit  

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application



 

Magic Bullet Frames

Apple Macintosh

Mac OSX 10.4.11 and later
Power Mac G5, Mac Intel
1 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space

PC / Windows

Windows XP SP1 and later
Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit
Pentium 4 2.4 GHz (or AMD equivalent)
1 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space

Host Applications

Magic Bullet Frames runs in a variety of host applications. Each purchase and serial number allows the owner to use the product on more than one host application but only on a single computer at any one time. Except where noted, the features are the same in all systems and host applications.

Adobe After Effects Compatibility
Host OS After Effects 6.5 After Effects 7 After Effects CS3 After Effects CS4 After Effects CS5
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)        
Mac Intel      
Mac PowerPC      
Windows 7 32-bit      
Windows 7 64-bit      
Windows Vista 32-bit      
Windows Vista 64-bit      
Windows XP    

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 

Adobe Premiere Pro Compatibility
Host OS Premiere Pro CS3 Premiere Pro CS4 Premiere Pro CS5
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)      
Mac Intel    
Mac PowerPC      
Windows 7 32-bit    
Windows 7 64-bit    
Windows Vista 32-bit    
Windows Vista 64-bit    
Windows XP    

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 

Apple Final Cut Compatibility
Host OS Final Cut Express 4.0 Final Cut Pro 5.1.4 Final Cut Pro 6 Final Cut Pro 7
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)    
Mac Intel    
Mac PowerPC      
Windows 7 32-bit        
Windows 7 64-bit        
Windows Vista 32-bit        
Windows Vista 64-bit        
Windows XP        

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 

Apple Motion Compatibility
Host OS Motion 3.0.2 Motion 4
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Mac Intel
Mac PowerPC  
Windows 7 32-bit    
Windows 7 64-bit    
Windows Vista 32-bit    
Windows Vista 64-bit    
Windows XP    

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 


 

Magic Bullet Instant HD

Apple Macintosh

Mac OSX 10.4.11 and later*
Power Mac G5, Mac Intel
1 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space

*Updating from Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.5.2 or later will in most cases solve compatibility issues. Please update your operating system before contacting support.

PC / Windows

Windows XP SP1 or later

Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit
Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or faster (or AMD equivalent)
1 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space

Host Applications:

Adobe After Effects Compatibility
Host OS After Effects 6.5 After Effects 7 After Effects CS3 After Effects CS4 After Effects CS5
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)        
Mac Intel      
Mac PowerPC    
Windows 7 32-bit      
Windows 7 64-bit      
Windows Vista 32-bit      
Windows Vista 64-bit      
Windows XP  

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

Adobe Premiere Pro Compatibility
Host OS Premiere Pro CS3 Premiere Pro CS4 Premiere Pro CS5
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)      
Mac Intel      
Mac PowerPC      
Windows 7 32-bit    
Windows 7 64-bit    
Windows Vista 32-bit    
Windows Vista 64-bit    
Windows XP    

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 

Apple Final Cut Compatibility
Host OS Final Cut Express 4.0 Final Cut Pro 5.1.4 Final Cut Pro 6 Final Cut Pro 7
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)    
Mac Intel  
Mac PowerPC    
Windows 7 32-bit        
Windows 7 64-bit        
Windows Vista 32-bit        
Windows Vista 64-bit        
Windows XP        

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 

Apple Motion Compatibility
Host OS Motion 3.0.2 Motion 4
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)    
Mac Intel    
Mac PowerPC    
Windows 7 32-bit    
Windows 7 64-bit    
Windows Vista 32-bit    
Windows Vista 64-bit    
Windows XP    

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 



Licensing

Upon Purchase software and licenses will be delivered electronically

Licenses are Node-locked only.

Volume License Program

For facilities with (20) or more licneses, the Volume License Program offers the following benefits.

Program Benefits
Single Serial Number For Each Product

  • No need to organize 100s of serial numbers any longer.
  • With VLP you will receive 1 Volume Serial Number for each product.

Rendering

Red Giant Software's render-only policy lets you use five (5) render-only nodes for each single (1) user license that you purchase.

With the purchase of each single-user license, you may install the software on five (5) render-only machines at no additional charge. You are required to buy more licenses to accommodate the total number of render-only machines that you use on your render farm.

The following examples illustrate the number of render-only licenses supported per user license.

  • Buy 1 license 1 workstation, 5 render-only machines (or nodes)
  • Buy 2 licenses Up to 2 workstations, up to 10 render-only machines (or nodes)
  • Buy 10 licenses Up to 10 workstations, up to 50 render-only machines (or nodes)

NOTE: If you have more than 5 render-only machines per workstation (i.e. 5 workstations and 50 render-only machines (or nodes), you are required to purchase additional full licenses to accommodate you render farm.

Render-only machines are those machines that are never used by users in a facility for creation or editing of work with our products. The render-only machines sit in or on a dedicated rack or do not have a monitor attached and are used for rendering exclusively during facility operational hours. We appreciate you respecting our licensing polices.

Additional Info

Upgrades / Support

Upgrades

  • Upgrade from Colorista 1.x to Magic Bullet Colorista II
  • Upgrade from Magic Bullet Looks or any other two Magic Bullet products to the entire Suite

Support

RFX is available for all your support needs

Red Giant Software offers the following support options

  • Free online documentation, guides, tutorials and support
  • Free Phone support

Phone Support Policy

RedGiant is available to answer questions via phone for pre-sales and post-sales technical support. They do They're best to answer every call, however during peak times of the day or when they release a new product all representatives may be assisting other customers, they will return all messages within 24 hours.