From The Set To Post: Red Giant?s Shooter Suite 12.5 is a complete workflow solution

HDVideoPro by Neil Matsumoto

With Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer battling each other for the NLE system crown, one company that has benefited from this war is Red Giant. Founded in 2003, the San Francisco-based company creates plug-ins not only for NLEs, but also compositing software such as After Effects and The Foundry's Nuke. Some of their programs, such as Magic Bullet Suite and Knoll Light Factory, have been used on a number of high-profile features like The Aviator, Grindhouse and Spy Kids 3D, as well as commercials for Nike, music videos for Foo Fighters, television shows like Good Morning America and networks like ESPN.

What makes Red Giant's tools special is that they appeal to a broad circle of filmmakers. Want to create that cool, blue look of The Matrix or the washed-out, orange look of Traffic? Magic Bullet has drag-and-drop filters that will accomplish this in seconds.

Red Giant's latest software release, Shooter Suite 12.5, focuses less on color and more on workflow. Working with Premiere Pro, After Effects, Media Composer and Final Cut Pro, the suite consists of six plug-ins that will help streamline your project, including syncing your audio, offloading and categorizing your files, reducing video noise, upconverting to HD to 4K, deinterlacing and converting to 24p, and creating and exporting Lookup Tables. I had the opportunity to test each app in the suite, and I was amazed how intuitive it was to use without a steep learning curve. Besides PluralEyes and BulletProof, which are separate applications, I tested everything in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014.

PluralEyes came out a few years ago and was a revolutionary program, so revolutionary that Red Giant bought the company in 2010. The popularity of DSLRs gave low-budget filmmakers the power to create cinematic images, but with professional audio severely lacking on the systems, filmmakers were forced to shoot dual-system sound, creating a nightmare for the editor. read more...

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Red Giant Shooter Suite 12 $359.00 Red Giant Shooter Suite 12 Customer Upgrade $179.00 Red Giant Plural Eyes 3.5 $179.00

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