updated 12:35 pm EDT, Fri June 10, 2005
Magic Bullet Editors
Red Giant Software today announced the availability of , a $300 plug-in for popular editing applications that enables moviemakers to add film treatments right on the timeline. Magic Bullet Editors now supports Avid Xpress systems or any AVX 1.5 application on Mac OS X 10.3 or later, in addition to the existing support for Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Sony Vegas. Based on The Orphanage's Magic Bullet technology, Magic Bullet Editors delivers film stock emulation, diffusion filter, and easy-to-use film-look presets inspired by popular productions, such as The Matrix, Saving Private Ryan, Traffic, and Ameliť.
Magic Bullet Editors' 55 custom-designed Looks alter shading, contrast, and tints of scenes to "mimic the elusive look of film." Users can choose preset Looks from a pop up menu or customize and save their own film treatments.
Magic Bullet Editors also includes the film damage creation tool, Misfire, which accurately recreates characteristics of old film, including grain, splotches, and scratches--as well as projection artifacts like flicker and gate weave. In addition to a master plug-in with 13 categories of control, plug ins for another 13 effects are included in the package.