Image_highlight_1_46Regular 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:

Well, actually, Graeme Hutton can show you better than I can; here are his before and after shots using Looks:

Note Graeme was using the full version of Looks, which adds a lot of customization abilities and retails for $399. However, I'm pretty sure he was applying the above looks using the stock settings, so you should be able to achieve the same results using Quick Looks. if you purchase Quick Looks with today's discount, you can upgrade to the full version of Looks for $299, so if you like Quick Looks and want the extra controls of Looks (of which I'm a user), you'll still be saving $75 by using this coupon.

Quick Looks Coupon for 75% Off

This deal's only good for a week. Quick Looks works in most NLE and effects programs on the market:

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Apple Final Cut Express
  • Apple Motion
  • Avid Xpress Pro/Media Composer 5.6+,2.6+
  • Sony Vegas

As with the last Red Giant discount I posted (now expired), there's no financial incentive in this for me -- it's just a good deal for you. I should include the official blurb here as well, though the example video and deep discount should be plenty convincing...

Give your footage just the right look in seconds, whether it’s a urban grunge, a desert sunrise, or the film stocks used in classic movies. Quick Looks is a light version of our full Looks tool with the same speed and quality at a lower price. You can define the style of your video or film by choosing from 100+ look presets to help set the mood for everything from a wedding to the next Sundance original.

Link: Red Giant Magic Bullet Quick Looks