What’s New in FCP X Plug-ins, October 2016 Edition

What’s New in FCP X Plug-ins, October 2016 Edition

Final Cut Pro X always has new plug-ins available and we don’t give them enough publicity so I thought it would be a good idea to start a new monthly column telling you what’s new and cool! Often, new products have a limited time.

Note: We have two late additions to the list. Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite v13 came out yesterday after this article was published, so I’ll add some info near the top since it’s a big one! The Luut Action pack was sadly missed, but it’s being added now!

Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite v13

Magic Bullet Suite 13 includes seven products. Five products have been upgraded and one is entirely new. Magic Bullet Looks 4, Colorista IV, Denoiser III, Mojo II, Cosmo II, Film 1.2, and the all-new Magic Bullet Renoiser.

What it does

Magic Bullet Suite is a set of seven tools that bring intuitive real-time color correction and more into your editorial timeline.

Why it’s special

There’s no other tool like Magic Bullet Suite on the market. Instead of listing the details here, I’m linking you to Toolfarm for the information.

Video Overview

Get Magic Bullet Suite v13

Get Magic Bullet Suite at Toolfarm for just $854.05, 5% off every day (MSRP: $899.00)

Download a free demo of Magic Bullet Suite here. Note: You must register at Toolfarm first, but we are cool and we will not sell your email address to anyone or needlessly spam you.

All the Magic Bullet Suite Products are fully compatible with Final Cut Pro X.

Digital Anarchy Samurai Sharpen for Video

$99 Introductory Sale Through November 15th, 2016

What it does

From my own personal experience, most sharpening plug-ins on the market tend to over-sharpen and bring out the noise and compression artifacting. The good noise reduction tools are often expensive and/or slow. Samurai Sharpen was developed so that users can isolate noisy areas and sharpen just what needs to be sharpened. It’s made to be fast, precise, and easy to use.

Why it’s special

  • Isolate only the areas you want to sharpen with edge-aware algorithms and fine tuning controls
  • Built-in masking allows users to avoid sharpening noise.
  • One license supports Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Apple FCP X. Avid and OpenFX support is coming soon.
  • Learn more

Intro Video Tutorial

Get it now!

Get Samurai Sharpen at Toolfarm for just $99 through November 15, 2016.

Download a free demo of Samurai Sharpen here. Note: You must register at Toolfarm first, but we are cool and we will not sell your email address to anyone or needlessly spam you.

CrumplePop AutoWhiteBalance

What it does

As you probably know, there’s no “White Balance” button in Final Cut Pro X that balances with the ease of an eyedropper, so it’s necessary to use plug-ins or use color wheels. I’ve recently tested some green screen footage in which the skin tones were very orangey from the Tungsten lights, and the actress had no areas of white to sample. This plug-in worked great!

Why it’s special

  • The powerful AutoBalance algorithm white-balances your shot automatically fast even if there is nothing white visible in the frame.
  • It’s fast and easy. Just drag and drop! There are
  • Works in both Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro with one license.

Intro Video

Get it now!

Regular price: $59.00
Toolfarm Price: $56.05

To try a free demo, download and install FxFactory. It’s free! You can install a horde of plug-ins from within the FxFactory app.

The Luut Action Pack

Special Introductory Pricing only $39! Ends November 1, 2016

What it does

The Luut Action Pack is a gigantic library of fun and cool pre-made, hand-drawn, that quickly add pizazz to your animations and edits.

Why it’s cool

  • It’s customizable
  • It comes with alpha channels
  • It’s HD

Video promo for The Luut Action Pack

Get it now!

MSRP: $49.00
SALE: $39.00 (20% OFF), Sale ends November 1, 2016
Buy it now!

This product requires FxFactory to run. Download and install FxFactory. It’s free!

Stupid Raisins Fast Pop

Special Introductory Pricing only $39! Ends October 27, 2016

What it does

Fast Pop is a collection of 46 professionally animated quick blur transitions, including

  • Zoom in
  • Zoom out
  • Slide
  • Close
  • Flip
  • Spin
  • Push
  • Open

They’re also made just for Final Cut Pro X.

Why it’s special

  • Blur transitions are fun and useful in so many situations.
  • Easy to use… simply drag and drop the preset onto your footage. There are many options to customize the transitions.

Intro Video


Here’s a tutorial that explains how it works.

Get it now!

Buy Stupid Raisins Fast Pop at Toolfarm.

This product requires FxFactory to run. Download and install FxFactory. It’s free!

Kingluma Radiance

What it does

Radiance allows Final Cut Pro X users to quickly and precisely generate gorgeous glows, festive flares, and lovely light leaks effects and transitions.

Why it’s special

  • Precise, powerful and highly customizable glow and light ray transitions and effects.
  • Fast and easy to use with stunningly beautiful effects.

Intro Video

Get it now!

MSRP: $79.00
TF Price $75.05

To try a free demo of Radiance, download and install FxFactory. It’s free! You can install a horde of plug-ins from within the FxFactory app.

Free FCP.CO FCPX plugin & template roundup

“If there is one request we hear over and over again at FCP.co towers, it’s “Please bring back Free Effect Friday.” So we thought why not! A bunch of free Final Cut Pro X plugins for you to download.

You asked, we listened and gave in. Not too sure we can manage it every week, but we will do our best to highlight the new free plugins for FCPX.

First up, we will mention it again. If you haven’t download FxFactory’s Timecode plugin that displays a large timecode reader window that floats over FCPX, then do so. You have to have FxFactory installed, but that doesn’t cost.

Next is a free set of plugins called XEffects 3D Text Wraps, these allow you to wrap any image around 3D text in FCPX. Idustrial Revolution has taken the 8 built-in 3D Titles and added a drop zone to each along with publishing the XYZ position and rotation controls. This means that you can position the middle point of any of the animations where you want from the Inspector. Or indeed keyframe a move.

A lot of functionality (A lot supplied by Apple!) for free.” – FCP.co

Head Over to FCP.CO to Learn More!

Free Digieffects DAMAGE Presets for FCPX

Digieffects recently had the good fortune to work with Angie Taylor to create dozens of free presets for Damage, the industry standard for bad video effects.  Damage includes the following effects:  Artifact, Blockade, Destabilize, Interference, Overexpose, Skew, Wave Displace, Channel Offset and Aged Film.  Each of these effects includes 5 free presets which will showcase even further the capabilities of the plug-ins.

Angie is a well-known industry expert in Adobe and Apple video software.. She is also an accomplished animator, compositor, and motion graphic artist. With an eclectic career that includes past stints as a DJ, prop maker, and cartoonist, today, Taylor continues to work on a diverse range of projects. Angie is also a published author with three books published; “Design Essentials for the Motion Media Artist”, “Creative After Effects 7” and “Creative After Effects 5”, all published by Focal Press, as well as an author with Lynda.com.

The following new presets are available free of charge to Digieffects Damage users:

  • Aged Film:  desert storm, dirty old town, lowdown dirty, nearly sepia, nicotine stained, separation anxiety, utter chaos
  • Artifact:  eastern block, eighties game, pixel shifter, pixel smudge, toy bricks
  • Blockade:  broken transmission, glitchtastic, low bandwidth, redraw issues, stutterville
  • Channel Offset:  cool glow, crosstown traffic., old ghosts, pink beam, tartan time
  • Destabilize:  erratic elastic, heavy breath, in a spin, quake shake, rock-a-bye
  • Interference:  honeycomb, lilac strip, orange gingham, scanner subtly, warm pinstripe
  • Overexpose:  bloomin lovely, flame flicker, grey area, poster child, sultry city
  • Skew:  crazy hazey, dark parallels, ghost flash, vertigo, ziggy with it

Click Here to Learn More

Magic Bullet Suite 12 Now Available

GPU-accelerated, real-time color correction and grading. 198 new Looks presets. Streamlined UI and UX. All-new Magic Bullet Film. Built on the same foundation as the award-winning Red Giant Universe, Magic Bullet Suite 12 includes GPU acceleration for Magic Bullet Looks, Colorista III, Mojo, Cosmo and Magic Bullet Film, bringing real time color correction and grading directly to the editing host application.

Click Here to Purchase Today!

Red Giant Universe Now Available!

What is Red Giant Universe?

Red Giant Universe is a community that gives members access to fast and powerful free tools for editing, filmmaking, visual effects and motion design. Every tool in the Universe library of effects and transitions is GPU-accelerated, both Mac and Windows compatible, and works across multiple host applications including: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and Motion. The Universe library of tools is continuously growing—new effects and transitions are added regularly, and existing tools are updated often, based on user feedback.

Universe membership is FREE and comes with 31 free plug-ins that are yours for life! More free tools will be added regularly.

What is a Premium Membership?

We’re trying something new with Universe. While many of the Universe tools are free, there are a lot that are available as a part of Premium membership – paid for via monthly, yearly, or lifetime subscription plans. With premium membership, you get access to more tools and the absolute best Universe has to offer. Most of these are brand new tools and we wanted to offer them to you with the option of paying for them at a low initial fee. However, for those who want to just pay outright, and avoid subscription, we offer a pay-once-only lifetime option.

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