News: Red Giant Launches Magic Bullet Looks 2 for Sony Vegas Pro at IBC 2011

Magic Bullet Looks 2 is designed specifically to enable Vegas Pro users to tap into Red Giants powerful, industry-popular color design tool and instantly apply the effects directly within the Vegas Pro timeline.

New Version Delivers Seamless Integration with Vegas Pro

Portland, OR (September 8, 2011) –  Red Giant today announced it will debut Magic Bullet Looks 2 for Sony Vegas™ Pro in the Sony stand (#12.A10) at IBC 2011, Sept. 9-13, in Amsterdam. Magic Bullet Looks 2 is designed specifically to enable Vegas Pro users to tap into Red Giant’s powerful, industry-popular color design tool and instantly apply the effects directly within the Vegas Pro timeline. 

Magic Bullet Looks 2 delivers the full scope of color design tools from the original Looks 2 and is compatible with both Vegas Pro 10 and the forthcoming Vegas Pro 11. Magic Bullet Looks 2 is fully integrated with Magic Bullet Suite 11 and features support for all Looks presets, including Red Giant Looks Guru Preset Packs.  Users can also install Looks 2 directly from the new Magic Bullet Suite installer.

“Vegas Pro has emerged as a critically important editing platform in the post production pipeline, so we want to ensure that our users have access to the best visual effects and color design tools possible,” said Dave Chaimson, vice president of global marketing at Sony Creative Software. “Red Giant’s visual effects and color tools are among the most sought after in the industry. Debuting this software at IBC 2011 will allow attendees to see its highly desired features.”

Magic Bullet Looks 2 integrates seamlessly with the application, appearing in its drop-down menu along with other available effects. Users simply apply Magic Bullet Looks to a clip or effect chain within the Vegas Pro software timeline to instantly create immersive looks for sequences. Key frameable Looks parameters are also available for Vegas Pro artists, similar to the workflow for After Effects and Final Cut Pro users.

Magic Bullet Looks for Vegas Pro is based on Looks 2, which was released in Summer 2011 and comprises the recently announced Magic Bullet Suite 11, offers powerful new capabilities, including:

  •     A new, professionally designed and modernized user interface
  •     64 new and updated presets designed by professional colorists and designers
  •     New scopes, including Hue/Lightness, Skin Scope, Hue/Saturation and Memory Colors
  •     Six new tools including the Colorista II 3-Way, Ranged HSL and Pop, bringing the power of Colorista II right into Looks. New tools like Cosmo, Haze
  •     Flare and Lens Distortion open up users creative possibilities.
  •     Video Out hardware support for Black Magic and AJA, the top customer request
  •     Improved speed, size and resolution for better handling of large file formats and more efficient rendering;

Magic Bullet Looks for Vegas Pro will be available soon. Stay tuned for more information about the release date.

About Sony Creative Software
Sony Creative Software inspires artistic expression with its award-winning line of products for digital video, audio, and music production, as well as industry-leading technology for DVD production and Blu-ray Disc authoring. Sound Forge Pro, ACID Pro, and Vegas Pro software have defined digital content creation for a generation of creative professionals. These signature product lines continue to advance media production by providing powerful, accessible tools. Today, there is a Sony Creative Software application for every level of expertise, including a full line of consumer software based on the company's professional applications. In addition, Sony Creative Software produces the extensive Sony® Sound Series collection of royalty-free loops and samples, Sony Pictures Sound Effects Series exclusive sound effects, and Vision Series video creation assets. Further, the company provides the industry-leading tools for enterprise-level Blu-ray Disc authoring: Blu-code encoder, Dualstream 3D MVC encoder, Z Depth 3D subtitle editing application, and Blu-print® software. The companys customers span the globe and include professionals in the film, television, video game, and recording industries, as well as students, educators, and hobbyists. For more information about professional and consumer products, visit www.sonycreativesoftware.com.

Vegas is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Creative Software Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

About Red Giant
Founded in 2002, Red Giant (www.redgiant.com) creates an ever-expanding universe of effects tools ranging from plug-in suites, applications and mobile apps to Guru Presets, free products and sharing communities. We provide software for motion design, photography and color correction that is used for everything from major motion pictures to worldwide television programming to web production. Red Giant offers the industry-leading Trapcode tools for broadcast design; Magic Bullet Suite for color correction; and over 60 products that run in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, Avid, Vegas, Nuke, and Avid Studio. Our effects have enhanced dozens of feature films such as Angels & Demons and The Social Network, and added sparkle to networks like NBC Universal, ESPN, Disney, CNN, Comedy Central, MTV, and TNT. Join us on Facebook (RedGiantSoftware), follow us on Twitter (@RedGiantNews) and get free content at Redgiantpeople.com.

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