New software is Magic

A substantial upgrade has been released to Red Giant’s “Magic Bullet” suite of products including Looks, Colorista, Mojo and Cosmo as well as a new piece of software, dubbed “Film”.

The full list is:

  • Magic Bullet Looks 3.0 (NEW)
  • Magic Bullet Colorista III (NEW)
  • Magic Bullet Film (NEW)
  • Magic Bullet Mojo 2.0 (NEW)
  • Magic Bullet Cosmo 2.0 (NEW)
  • Denoiser II
  • LUT Buddy

Upgrade pricing from a previous version of the suite is listed as $199 USD; for a new user it’s $799 USD; it’s available for Mac and PC but the precise details of what works with which application (such as Premiere etc) depends on your application.

We wouldn’t normally copy and paste a press release but in this instance we’re making an exception because it’s basically a list of what you get for what money, so here goes:


  • New Preset Library: 198 new Looks presets, based on TV and Film
  • Updated UI with enhancements to Workflow and Custom Looks management
  • Users can now rename/reorganise Custom Looks within the UI.
  • Tools can be “Pinned” to the tool chain so that they stay on the toolchain when selecting new looks.
  • Keyboard shortcuts have been added to lock the Looks and Tool Drawers open.
  • 9 New Tools including:
  • ColorSpace: Use this tool to identify what kind of footage you are using. For best results, place this Tool first in the Tool Chain.
  • Colorista: A 3-way colour corrector, control over Hue, Saturation, and Luminance of individual colours, and a Curves control, all in one tool.
  • 4-Way Colour: Ranged colour correction for for Shadows, Midtones, Highlights, along with a Master colour wheel that adjusts the whole image.
  • Shadows/Highlights: Region-based control over the brightness of shadows and highlights. Especially useful for recovering highlight detail or adding fill light to shadows.
  • Lens Vignette: Add or remove vignetting. Results mimic real-world lenses and you can reposition the centre of the vignette.
  • Duotone: Tint Shadows and Highlights with the colours of your choice.
  • Film Negative: Mimics the look of various film stocks. Best when used in conjunction with the Film Print tool found in the Post category. 22 Negative Film Stocks are included.
  • Film Print: Mimics the effect of printing film to various projection film stocks. Best when used in conjunction with the Film Negative tool found in the Camera category. 4 Print
  • Stocks are included.
  • Mojo: Warms up skin tones while cooling the background. An easy way to get a customized “blockbuster” film look.

Price (standalone):
Full: $399
Upgrade: $99
Academic: $199


  • Streamlined User Interface: A simpler experience that makes colour correction easier especially in the Adobe workflow.
  • Open GL: Colorista III has been rebuilt from scratch and now runs on the GPU, making it faster.
  • Highlights: Region-based control over the brightness of highlights. Especially useful for recovering highlight detail. Same as the tool in Looks.
  • Shadows: Region-based control over the brightness of shadows. Useful for adding fill light to shadows.
  • Vignette: Powered by Lens Vignette, this enables you to add vignetting to your image that mimics real-world lenses.
  • Strength: Controls the overall strength of your effect.
  • Host-Apps: Now Runs in FCPX and Motion in addition to Premiere Pro and After Effects

Price (standalone):
Full: $199
Upgrade: $99
Academic: $99


  • Gives your footage the look of real motion picture film.
  • Chemistry: Magic Bullet Film emulates the photochemical process from the original film negative to colour correction and the print stock.
  • Stocks: Magic Bullet Film includes 22 Negative Stocks and 4 print stocks, giving you up to 88 combinations.
  • Vintage/Modern: A slider to give your footage a vintage colour treatment or to bring the colours into a more modern grade.
  • Measured film grain and a vignette tool.

Price (standalone):
Full: $199
Academic: $99

Both are now GPU accelerated.

Price (standalone):
Full – $99
Upgrade – $49
Academic – $49

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