Daily Tutorials Leading Up to the Red Giant Spring Sale

Red Giant has been releasing a new tutorial each day leading up to their Spring Sale on April 28. I've gathered the most recent ones here.

First up is one I've wanted to do for a long time. We so often see keyers demonstrated as at way to change the color of an object in the frame. But you can also use a keyer to design a customized, powerful color adjustment. Here I show a couple of examples in Colorista III, including creating a saturation control that doesn't affect skin tones.

Magic Bulet Looks 3.0 includes a new Color Space Tool that makes it easy to work with any kind of footage, from video to log. Used in conjunction with the new Tool Pinning feature, this means any of the 198 new Look presets work perfectly with any camera.

Here's a quick look at the Duotone Tool, new in Looks 3.0:

Here's a breakdown of the similarities and differences between the standalone Colorista III effect, and the Colorista Tool inside of Magic Bullet Looks 3.0.

This tutorial uses Premiere, but the same applies to Final Cut Pro X — including the ability to use masks, as of version 10.2, released last week at NAB.

There are many more of these short tutorials to come! To make sure you see them, follow Red Giant on Twitter and Facebook.

Using the New Film Tools in Magic Bullet Looks

Magic Bullet Suite 12 includes the all-new Magic Bullet Film, an easy-to-use effect that gives your footage the real look of motion picture film, thanks to hundreds of feet of 35mm film we shot, processed, scanned, and measured.

This film simulation is also included in Magic Bullet Looks, where we broke it into two separate Tools — one for simulating camera negative stocks, and one for print film stocks. You can use these together, or on their own, and optionally in combination with the other powerful Tools in Looks. Here's how.

Colorista III in Final Cut Pro X

Colorista III, new in Magic Bullet Suite 12, gives you powerful, layered color correction in Final Cut Pro X. Three-way color, Highlights and Shadows controls, a built-in vignette, intuitive control over individual colors, and the easiest, most powerful keyer, all running in real time.

There's a more in-depth overview of Colorista III here, but we worked so hard to get Colorista working great in FCP X, I wanted to show it off on its own.

Remember, when you buy Colorista, you can use it in all supported host apps, including After Effects, Premiere, and Final Cut.

Want to give it a try? Download the free trial below.