Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 13 is out

Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 13 is out

Magic Bullet Suite 13 includes seven products.  Five products have been upgraded and one is entirely new.

Included in the suite:

Magic Bullet Looks 4, Colorista IV, Denoiser III, Mojo II, Cosmo II, Film 1.2, and the all-new Magic Bullet Renoiser.

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

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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.

All Editors Need Basic Color Grading and Correction Skills

Colorists spend years learning their craft and tools, but there’s no reason that you can’t learn some of the basics such color theory, color matching, and color grading. Knowing and utilizing even the most basic color grading tricks will give your projects the professional boost they deserve. Luckily, there are loads of tutorials and plug-ins to help you achieve the best results in a fast and easy manner.

First, let’s get the whole color grading vs. color correction spelled out. Color correction is what you do first to fix contrast, skin tones, bad white balance, color shifts, and that type of thing.

Color grading is the process of modifying the tones and colors in your project to give your footage a look or mood. These tutorials and tools often can do both. Sci-fi films tend to have crushed blacks and blueish tones. Romance movies may have warmer tones and a softer color palate. Action films often have saturated and contrasting colors.

Color Grading and Color Correction Tutorials

Understanding Color Theory

Let’s start out with the very basics. If you don’t quite understand color theory, Blender Guru has a nice tutorial on understanding the basics, like complementary colors, split complementary colors, tertiary colors, etc.

Color Matching and Color Grading in FCP X

Premium Beat has a cool training feature that came out around NAB Show that goes through the basics of color grading using the color board in Final Cut Pro X. They also explain the process of matching color between shots that do not match. The tutorial comes with media that you can download so that you can play along. Color grading and color matching are great skills for any editor to have.

Premium Beat goes on to explain how to give your footage a vintage or retro feel. Check out their post, Learn Color Matching and Retro-Cool Color Grading in Final Cut Pro X, for more on that.

Matching Color Between Clips in FCP X

Larry Jordan also had a program on color matching.

Final Cut Pro X – Color Grading a Film Tutorial

Denver Riddle has a full hour-long class about color grading a feature film in Final Cut Pro X that will get you started.

Plug-ins for Color Grading and Color Correction

Hawaiki Auto Grade

Hawaiki Auto Grade is an automatic white balance correction tool with several of extra grading features. It’s fast and easy to use. It works in Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects & Motion. Buy Hawaiki Auto Grade at Toolfarm for just $46.55. It sells everywhere else for $49.

The video below is from Larry Jordan and he goes through some of the features in Auto Grade.

Synthetic Aperture Color Finesse

Synthetic Aperture Color Finesse – Standalone and plug-in for After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Premiere Pro. Now you can have telecine-style color correction that fits your workflow rather than imposing a new one. Color Finesse 3 gives you the high-end color correction and enhancement tools you need both as a plug-in for your favorite application.

Red Giant Colorista III

Red Giant Colorista III  brings gorgeous color grading to your favorite editors and moves between them with consistent, natural-looking results. Its three stages of correction — Primary, Secondary, Master — use a color engine that’s similar to big-budget systems. Included with Red Giant Color Suite and works with After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro.

Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks

Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks works with After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere, FCP X, Motion, Avid and Sony Vegas. This is a tool for specifically color grading, and starts out very simple, with 100’s of beautifully designed presets and treatments, ranging from practical lighting to popular Hollywood looks. Or you can always create your own.

Tiffen Dfx

Tiffen Dfx is a standalone and plug-in for After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere, Final Cut Pro and FCP X, and Avid. Tiffen Dfx simulates 2,000+ popular award-winning Tiffen glass filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction, plus natural light and photographic effects. The Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite is the definitive set of digital optical filters for top motion picture filmmakers, video editors, and VFX artists worldwide.

Boris Continuum Unit: Color and Tone

Boris Continuum Unit: Color and Tone unit is for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and Motion and it brings professional grade color grading tools to the table. It includes videoscope monitoring to ensure that your colors are safe. BCC 3 Way Color Grade lets you independently adjust the bright, mid, and dark region of a clip via built-in color spheres which are not only easy to use but offer real-time results. BCC Color and Tone filters are also included with Boris Continuum Complete.

Yanobox Moods

Yanobox Moods – Plug-in for FCPX, Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Moods is a unique color grading plug-in with a full-screen interface.

Nattress Levels and Curves

Nattress Levels and Curves are plug-in for FCP, Motion, and After Effects that use the power of curve-based color adjustments applied in film-log space.

Nattress Advanced Plug-ins for Apple’s Color

Nattress Advanced Plug-ins for Apple’s Color ColorFX nodes give users immense flexibility. You can use the built-in functionality of Color to save and load your favorite combinations or settings.