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Color grading plugin Magic Bullet Mojo gives very dramatic results very quickly, and for many shooters (especially those doing their own editing), a tool that makes video look more filmic — and does so with only a few sliders — is very handy. To be clear, it is not an advanced color correction tool for professional colorists (check out Colorista or the Magic Bullet Suite if that’s what you’re looking for). But I’ve got a deal for NoFilmSchool readers who want results quickly: Magic Bullet Mojo at 75% off. Normally $99, this coupon brings the plugin down to just $25. More »

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When Red Giant Software released a teaser trailer for something called “Plot Device” last night, I mistakenly thought they were getting into script-writing applications. “Plot Device,” as it turns out, is in fact a 9-minute short film made for the purpose of showing off the new Magic Bullet Suite 11. Here’s the film in full, which as you can imagine features a lot of post-production “looks.” While some of these are over-the-top, they do a great job of demonstrating the extremes to which you can manipulate your images using the Suite: More »

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Red Giant Software has released Magic Bullet Suite 11, which introduces a new version of Looks and adds another component, Cosmo. The nine-plugin suite is priced at $799, with upgrade pricing available at $199 if you own MBS 10, or $399 if you own any other two Magic Bullet Products — which if you do the math is a steal. The Red Giant folks have released a number of informative videos to go along with the new release, starting with a launch trailer: More »

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I’ve posted some ways to remove hot pixels from video footage in Final Cut Pro, Vegas, and Aperture in the past. But you can never have too many options! So for anyone dealing with those pesky stuck/hot/dead pixels that are so prevalent with HDSLRs, here are a couple more ways to remove them in post-production using Final Cut Pro — the old version, that is. More »

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Regular readers know I’m a fan of Red Giant Software’s post-production plugins, as they offer a lot of value for the money (and that’s when they’re at full price). Because their tools are such a good match for DIY and indie filmmakers, this week I’ve got a special deal from the Red Giant folks: the color grading plugin Magic Bullet Quick Looks, normally $99, for only $25. 75% off. No catch. Quick Looks is a great way to get really dramatic results with just a click of the mouse. I can show you better than I can tell you: More »

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Red Giant Software has released two free plugins that work in Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, and After Effects: a limited version of their great Colorista color-correction plugin, as well as a new plugin named LUT Buddy. More »

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Adobe has just previewed “Warp Stabilizer,” a new After Effects-bundled tool that fixes camera shake and rolling shutter artifacting with a simple drag-and-drop operation. Or so they claim; their technology sneak peek certainly makes it look like magic. While there are plenty of camera stabilization plugins on the market, this one fixes camera shake across all axes and will presumably ship with the next version of After Effects (instead of requiring a separate purchase, like many stabilization plugins). One thing I had in mind as I watched this demo: 4K. More »

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Singular Software’s PluralEyes is the go-to plugin for editors who need to ingest footage from a dual-system shoot. When the audio was recorded on a separate recorder, and the recording medium lacks proper timecode (like, say, any HDSLR), PluralEyes analyzes the on-camera (low quality) audio and automatically syncs it to the audio recorder’s (high quality) files. Voilà! To date, this software has only been available as a NLE plugin on the Mac, because DualEyes — the same technology in a standalone software package — was only available on Windows. Now Singular has released DualEyes for Mac, which lets you sync your files and bring them into any NLE (Final Cut Express or iMovie, for example). It’s also discounted for a limited time (since expired): More »

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When Red Giant Software released their latest Magic Bullet product, Denoiser, I wondered how it would compare to my plugin of choice for noise reduction, Neat Video. Now, thanks to Andrew Reid at EOSHD, I don’t have to do this comparison myself, as he’s just compared the two: More »