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Review: Red Giant VFX Suite by Chris Zwar at ProVideo Coalition

red giant vfx suite

Chris Zwar at ProVideo Coalition gives a well-thought-out review of the new Red Giant VFX Suite. He goes through each plugin one-by-one with comparisons and examples. He even created a video for Supercomp, explaining what it does. He knows the plug-ins well, that’s for certain. Here’s a short excerpt from the end of his review.

It would have been easy to build a gallery of pretty pictures made using the effects in Supercomp. But while a few thumbnails of fog or haze or pretty glows are good for the odd “wow”, in this case, the real “WOW” comes from the very concept of Supercomp and not just the images it can create.

I really have no idea how the industry will react to Supercomp. The other plugins in the Red Giant VFX suite offer a tangible value proposition. Primatte is the most sophisticated keyer around, Knoll Light Factory has a history with ILM. The shadow & reflection plugins provide essential utilities and the optical glow and chromatic displacement effects are new, modern tools for beautiful visual fx.

Read Chris’ full review of VFX Suite


Red Giant VFX Suite

Keying, tracking, cleanup, and visual effects compositing, right inside of After Effects.

VFX Suite includes Supercomp, King Pin Tracker, Chromatic Displacement, Spot Clone Tracker, Optical Glow, Knoll Light Factory, Primatte Keyer, Shadow, and Reflection.

COMPATIBILITY:

  • Host-App: All of the tools work in Adobe After Effects CC 2018 and later. Knoll Light Factory, Primatte Keyer, Optical Glow, and Chromatic Displacement also work in Premiere Pro CC 2018 and Later.
  • OS: All tools work on both Windows and Mac.
  • Check the individual product pages for specific host-app and OS compatibility.
PRICE:
  • Full: $999
  • Academic: $499

Already own Keying Suite or Effects Suite?  You can save 50% when you upgrade to the new VFX Suite. Offer ends at 10:00 am PDT on September 18, 2019

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rg vfx supercomp vfx suite reviewVFX Supercomp

Supercomp is a compositing environment that makes it easy to create complex, seamless composites. In Supercomp, light and atmospheric effects interact with ALL of your layers and the elements of a scene in a far more natural way and with far less pre-composing than ever before. Supercomp includes more than 15 GPU-accelerated context-aware tools for integrating all of your elements into your final shot.

PRICE
  • Full: $399
  • Academic: $199

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rg vfx king pin tracker vfx suite reviewVFX King Pin Tracker

King Pin Tracker gives you fast, accurate planar tracking, right inside of After Effects. King Pin makes it simple to place signs or objects into a shot, even if they aren’t simple rectangular shapes. With powerful To and From pins, and the ability to offset and rotate in planar space, you can pin whatever you want, wherever you want it.

PRICE
  • Full: $199
  • Academic: $99

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rg vfx chromatic displacementVFX Chromatic Displacement

Chromatic Displacement uses one layer to displace the pixels of another, while smoothly separating out the colors. Unlike the Displacement Map effect in After Effects, Chromatic Displacement uses the displacement image as a height map, which gives you beautiful, organic results. We designed Chromatic Displacement for creating professional VFX, such as force fields, heat ripples, light refractions, cloaking effects, and much more – but it’s also great for motion graphics.

PRICE
  • Full: $99
  • Academic: $49

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rg vfx spot clone trackerSpot Clone Tracker

Spot Clone Tracker is a tool for lightning-fast, simple object removal with a built-in tracker for moving footage. Easily fix blemishes or remove small, unwanted items. Spot Clone Tracker is easy to use and even matches your lighting automatically, with options for how it clones light, color, and texture.

PRICE
  • Full: $99
  • Academic: $49

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rg vfx optical glowVFX Optical Glow

Optical Glow is a blazingly fast, drop-dead gorgeous, photo-realistic glow effect for use in professional visual effects and motion graphics. It’s easily the most beautiful, highest-quality glow you’ve ever had on your timeline. There’s actually a lot of science behind why it looks so much better than the glows you’ve been using for years, but the bottom line is it’s just super awesome.

PRICE
  • Full: $99
  • Academic: $49

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rg vfx knoll light factoryVFX Knoll Light Factory

Designed by John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light and Magic, Knoll Light Factory creates camera-inspired, photo-realistic lens flares that render fast, thanks to new GPU acceleration. Using the intuitive Lens Editor, create your own flares from scratch, or customize one of the 200 included presets inspired by some of the most iconic films of the past few decades.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Knoll Light Factory 3.1 is a free update for existing users of Knoll Light Factory 3.
PRICE
  • Full: $199
  • Upgrade (from v.2): $99
  • Academic: $99

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rg vfx primatte keyerVFX Primatte Keyer

Primatte Keyer is a powerful tool for fast, automatic chroma-keying. Whether you are using a green screen or blue screen, Primatte Keyer’s auto computes Algorithms can often pull a perfect key automatically. The new user interfaces and clean up tools make it easy to select and separate your background and foreground. Primatte Keyer 6 is GPU accelerated making it up to 3x faster than previous versions.

Note: Primatte 6 will coexist with Primatte 5 (but version 6 is easier to use, faster, and achieves more effective keys)

PRICE
  • Full: $199
  • Upgrade: $99
  • Academic: $99

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rg vfx shadowVFX Shadow

Shadow is a plugin for After Effects that makes it super easy to add a perspective shadow in front of or behind a layer, based on its alpha channel, brightness, and more. With options for softness, bend, length, color and many other properties, the Shadow effect goes far beyond the various shadow tools available inside After Effects.

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  • Full: $99
  • Academic: $49

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rg vfx reflectionVFX Reflection

Reflection is a plugin for After Effects that makes it easy to add a reflection to your layers. With controls for softness, distance fade, length and more, this effect goes far beyond the standard methods for creating reflections.

PRICE
  • Full: $99
  • Academic: $49

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VFX introduces products that are considered replacements for products in Effects And Keying:

  • Supercomp -> Composite Wizard, mostly
  • Primatte 6 -> Primatte 5
  • Shadow -> Warp: Shadow
  • Reflection -> Warp: Reflection
  • King Pin Tracker -> Warp: Cornerpin
  • Optical Glow -> Warp: Radium Glow
  • Knoll Light Factory 3.1. -> Knoll Light Factory 3

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki