Red Giant Software has introduced a new color correction tool suited
for budget conscious filmmakers that want professional quality tools.
Magic Bullet Quick Looks
is a light, US$99 version of Magic Bullet Looks and offers a way to
give clips a classic film look.
Users can choose from 100-plus presets to get the look of popular
films including The Matrix, Bad Boys and Saving Private Ryan or TV
shows like CSI. The Looks are organized by category in the Look
Library and provide a starting point for defining the mood of any
scene. The presets range from simple exposure and film process
emulation to radical color changes. Users can use the Look Theater to
browse through the library using their own images.
Quick Looks offers the same professional presets as the more
expensive Magic Bullet Looks tool, but offers a streamlined interface
without the tools to create custom Looks. Instead, users choose a
Look from the library, adjust a single Strength control.
With the DeepColor RT engine, you can play back SD and HD (720p)
projects in real-time by using the system’s graphics processing
power. The next-generation DeepColor RT engine preserves quality in
every application host so that 10-bit projects remain 10-bit,
according to the folks at Red Giant.
Quick Looks is a plug-in for both Mac OS X and Windows users running
Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion, and
Avid Xpress Pro/Media Composer.