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Red Giant Announces Magic Bullet Looks 2 Support for Apple Final Cut Pro X

New Looks 2 Gives Professional Video Editors a Full-Featured Color Treatment Software for

Apple Final Cut Pro X

Portland, OR (January 31, 2012)

Red Giant

today announced that their flagship color treatment product, Magic Bullet Looks 2, is now available for Apple Final Cut Pro X. The new release of Looks 2 gives professional video editors the ability to add high quality color effects and color grading inside the Final Cut Pro X timeline. Looks 2, a powerful full-featured color treatment software available for Final Cut Pro X, delivers the same professional color finishing used on big budget movies like

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

and independent films like

Plot Device



In preparation for this launch, the Red Giant development team has worked closely with Apple to ensure seamless integration and flawless performance with Final Cut Pro X. Looks 2 delivers a speedier effects preview that takes advantage of Final Cut Pro X’s background rendering feature, letting editors see the impact of Looks on their footage more quickly than before. The new Looks Overlay palette is directly integrated with Final Cut Pro X footage, and gives a fast display of the Looks 2 tools applied to a shot. These time-saving capabilities allow editors to see the immediate impact of Looks 2 on their shots without long render times.


With Magic Bullet Mojo and now Looks 2 available for Final Cut Pro X, Magic Bullet Suite 11 continues to deliver the color design workflow that has made it the definitive color toolset for filmmakers, editors and VFX artists worldwide.


Looks 2 for Final Cut Pro X and

Magic Bullet Suite 11.2

Magic Bullet Looks 2 for Final Cut Pro X is available as part of Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Suite 11.2 and extends a powerful, flexible and accessible feature set to a new audience of editors with support for Final Cut Pro X. It includes:


  • A 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;
  • Improved speed, size and resolution for better handling of large file formats and more efficient rendering;
  • The ability to share looks with other Looks 2 users in After Effects, Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Motion and Avid Media Composer.

Pricing and Availability

Magic Bullet Looks 2 for Final Cut Pro X is available immediately and is priced at $399 USD for new customers, and is available as a free upgrade for existing Looks 2 customers. Magic Bullet Suite 11.2 including Looks 2 for Final Cut Pro X is also available immediately and is priced at $799.00 USD for new customers.


As a special promotion for new customers, Magic Bullet Looks 2 for Final Cut Pro X will be available at a 50% discount until February 7, 2012.


Magic Bullet Suite includes the new software updater, Red Giant Link, which keeps customers connected to Red Giant. Similar to the Apple Updater, Link is a small automated program that detects if Magic Bullet products are installed. Link will notify users of important free compatibility or bug updates, and whether there is a new feature-rich paid upgrade available.


For more information or to purchase Magic Bullet Looks for Final Cut Pro X, please visit

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About Red Giant 

Founded in 2002, Red Giant (

) 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 (


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