PVC by Jeff Foster
More than New Software Plug-ins: an Expanding Community
March 11, 2014 - Today, Red Giant, makers of Magic Bullet, Trapcode, and PluralEyes, announced Red Giant Universe (public beta) - a community that gives members access to fast and powerful free tools for editing, filmmaking, visual effects and motion design.
Red Giant invites you to join a new Universe (Public Beta launch)
50 new free and premium tools. GPU-accelerated. Multi host-app. Rapidly expanding. Community driven.
It appears that RedGiant is somewhat following the Adobe CC model with a subscription-based communities and software downloads/upgrades for monthly/annual/lifetime premiums. (Beta/basic membership is free to sign up). It appears that legacy software will still continue to be supported as well.
From the Red Giant Press Release:
In total, Red Giant is releasing an unprecedented 50 new plug-ins at once - with more already in development. Every tool in the Universe library of effects and transitions is GPU-accelerated, both Mac and Windows compatible, and works across multiple host applications including: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and Motion. The Universe library of tools is continuously growingâ€”new effects and transitions are added regularly, and existing tools are updated often, based on user feedback. read more...