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.

Using LUTs in Magic Bullet Looks

Sometimes you feel like a LUT.

LUTs, or Look Up Tables, are a handy way to store and share color adjustments, but they work best when integrated with a complete color correction workflow. In this tutorial, I show you how to use LUTs in Magic Bullet Looks—and then customize them with additional color tweaks, and a couple of tricks that no LUT can do.

Want to try it yourself? You can download the LUT I used in this tutorial below. Stay tuned for more of these short tutorials, including one on how to make your own LUTs like a grown-up.