Red Giant Software (http://www.redgiantsoftware.com) has released Magic Bullet Colorista II, a high-end color correction app for Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher. It’s compatible with Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. Features include:
° A keyer that allows you to adjust individual colors or ranges of colors. You can create color keys with a direct sampling interface. You can often, choke or invert the matte, and use it in conjunction with Power Masks for ultimate control.
° Eight HSL channels: you have three color adjustment controls for changing Hue, Saturation and Luminance across nine color ranges.
° A Pop slider with two uses. You can give your image more visual “pop” by increasing the sharpness. Alternately, set Pop to negative values to smooth and clean up skin tones while keeping important detail.
° Highlight recovery, which intelligently rebuilds blown-out highlight detail. Now you can save shots by hiding problems like blown-out areas in a sky or on an actor’s face.
Colorista II costs US$299. Upgrades from previous versions are $99.