February 3, 2015

New Magic Bullet Suite 12 Features Film Stock Emulation and Real-Time Playback

Red Giant Colorista
Red Giant Software today released Magic Bullet Suite 12, the latest version of its popular post-production plugin suite.

Personally I'm a big Colorista fan, which is a deceptively simple plugin — at first glance it seems like a glorified three-way color corrector (something that's built-in for many NLEs), but it offers much more advanced features like a keyer (to restrict corrections to certain colors), HSL wheels, and secondary corrections. The new version is also GPU-powered for better playback performance. Looks is good for when you want a really strong over-the-top look (don't overdo it, though!), and Film is a new tool from Red Giant that joins others in offering film stock emulation. The suite also includes new versions of Cosmo and Mojo (which are fast-and-dirty skin-smoothing and grading tools, respectively), and includes the current versions of Denoiser (self-explanatory!) and LUT Buddy (a tool for creating and exporting Look Up Tables). Here's a quick look:

No Red Giant launch would be complete without an entertaining launch film, and this iteration brings in none other than No Film School favorite Patton Oswalt as narrator:

Here's the behind-the-scenes of how they made it, with Aharon Rabinowitz and director Seth Worley. There are a lot more VFX than you'd think!

Magic Bullet Suite 12

Magic Bullet Suite 12 includes 7 tools:

PRICE

  • Full: $799
  • Upgrade: (from previous versions of Color Suite/Magic Bullet Suite) $199
  • Academic: $399

COMPATIBILITY:

  • Host-App: All of the tools work in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and more  – but it varies by host application.
  • OS: All tools work on both Windows and Mac.
  • Check the individual product pages for specific host-app and OS compatibility.

You can buy each product individually, but like Adobe Creative Cloud, most people will find use for the full suite    

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This is awesome! I am a college student and I am eligible for the %50 academic discount, but I have a concern though; I just want to make sure that when I buy this suite, I wont be paying again right? I am assuming it is a one time payment and not a annual pass?

February 3, 2015 at 8:55PM

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Okyanus Askin
Videographer
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Right, it's a piece of software, not a membership like Creative Cloud. They may later come out with a new version, and I'm not sure if Academic versions are valid for upgrade pricing (with Adobe they were not, IIRC), but it's not going to automatically charge you again or anything.

February 3, 2015 at 11:09PM

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Ryan Koo
Founder
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Watup Ryan! Hows Man-Child / Amateur going?

Haven't seen an update on NFS in a while.

Long time follower/creeper, but I just wanted to say your DSLR guide and this site has changed my life.

Can't wait to see your film bro!

February 4, 2015 at 4:38AM

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Adeel Kazim
Creative Director
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He stole the money and decided not to make the film.

February 4, 2015 at 5:36AM

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Carl
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Thanks Adeel!

Film is coming along really well. Really slowly, too, but... *ahem*, Carl, next commenter, you can always find updates here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryanbkoo/man-child-feature-film/posts

February 4, 2015 at 2:42PM, Edited February 4, 2:43PM

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Ryan Koo
Founder
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If I work in linear workspace, does it still mess with the magic bullet looks view?

February 4, 2015 at 6:49AM, Edited February 4, 6:49AM

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Daniel Falcon
Director, VFX artist
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How does DeNoiser compare to NeatVideo?

February 4, 2015 at 8:11AM

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Greg Latham
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February 4, 2015 at 8:12AM

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Greg Latham
One Man Band
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I'll have to download the trial version of Magic Bullet Film and see how it compares to Film Convert. Same price bracket.

February 4, 2015 at 1:17PM, Edited February 4, 1:17PM

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John D. Smith
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Real time playback is worth every penny to upgrade. I was actually running denioser and colorista at 10fps.

February 4, 2015 at 3:08PM, Edited February 4, 3:08PM

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Can't get it to work on FCP7 and Yosemite. Anyone else with this set-up having issues?

February 4, 2015 at 4:00PM, Edited February 4, 4:00PM

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Fcp7? Time to update amigo.

February 5, 2015 at 3:36AM

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Caleb Price
Director
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The Keyer is not that advanced: the default three way color corrector in Premiere has it: it is called "secondary color correction", though Colorista's keyer is much more intuitive and easy to use to create a precise mask.

The only new feature that seems to be added to this release 3.0 of Colotista is the "Shadow/Hihgliht" stuff that is "Especially useful for recovering highlight detail, or adding fill light to shadows".
Well, before CS6 Premiere already had this feature, under the shape of separate input/output levels controls for shadows, midtones and highlight. Then, for no reason, they pulled out the feautre from the three way color corrector in CS6...

This said, I think this is the MUST HAVE plugin suite.

February 6, 2015 at 2:28AM

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