Software Review: Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks Video Filter Software

Videomaker by Mark Montgomery
Magic Bullet LooksCook Your Looks Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks is a great jump forward in ease of use and still delivers stunning new looks for your digital video. If you want to give your video a certain mood or motif or simply make it jump off the screen like never before, Magic Bullet Looks can get you there. And, for most of us, it won't require too much time reading how to do it.
You can get your hands on the demo version right away with a 54MB download from Red Giant Software's website. The demo will add a red X watermark across your images as a result, but it's fully functional and, like any effects software package, it's extremely fun to play with for hours and hours. Our installation took just a couple of minutes, and there were no updates at the time. Throughout our tests, we saw no hiccups that would suggest that an update would chase this initial release. Magic Bullet Looks is available to both Mac and PC users, and it works with Apple Final Cut Pro and Motion 3, Avid Xpress and Media Composer and Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro (be sure to check the technical specifications to see which versions apply). We quickly checked the Help documentation before setting off on our journey. We chose to install Looks in Premiere Pro CS3 on our HP xw4600 workstation (2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Quad processor, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro FX1700 with 512MB video memory). A few minutes later, we felt confident that this latest version would be much easier to navigate than previous versions. read more...

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