After Effects FCP X Plug-ins

Easy Color Grading Using Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks

I’m a big fan of Magic Bullet Looks because it’s so easy and so much fun to use. Here’s a nice little tutorial video by Tom J. McCoy showing how he used Magic Bullet Looks for color grading.

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About Magic Bullet Looks

Supported Hosts

  • Adobe After Effects CC(2017), CC(2015.3), CC (2015), CC (2014)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC(2017), CC(2015.3), CC (2015), CC (2014)
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3 and up
  • Apple Motion 5.2.3 and up
  • Magix Vegas Pro 14
  • Avid Media Composer 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8
  • Davinci Resolve 12.5
  • EDIUS 8.2*
  • HitFilm Pro 2017

Powerful looks and color correction for filmmakers.

Instant Color. Choose from over 200 brand-new Look presets, designed to match your favorite movies and TV shows. Every preset is fully customizable.

Powerful Tools

Alter the presets by adding or removing tools along the toolchain, or just build a look from scratch by combining any of the 41 tools.

Incredibly Easy with a UI for Design

The best color correction experience in the industry happens because of a great set of tools and a great way to use them.

Color Correction for Pro Editors

  • Colorista – Looks gives you access to Color Wheels and much more.
  • Film Stock – The new film tool emulates the entire photochemical process.
  • Skin – The cosmo tool makes it easy to balance skin tones and remove blemishes.
  • Scopes – Professional scopes help guide you in your color grading decisions.


OpenGL/OpenCL (New)

Color grade faster than ever before. Magic Bullet Looks runs on your graphics card’s GPU – giving you the color grading power you’ve come to expect in Magic Bullet Looks – but much faster. With OpenCL and Cuda support, Looks works with the Mercury Playback engine in Premiere Pro, giving you real time video playback.

Looks Presets (New)

The Looks Library has been updated with 51 new, fully-customizable presets, designed to match the latest Hollywood films and TV shows. You can also create your own presets (or alter existing ones) and save them to the Looks Preset Library.

An Intuitive User Interface

Magic Bullet Looks is the most intuitive color finishing tool on the market today. Get in, choose a preset look, tweak it a bit, and get on with your workflow. Or create your look entirely from scratch, with powerful, flexible tools in a user interface built for design.

Professional Scopes

Classic color scopes like RGB Parade, Slice Graph, Hue/Saturation and Hue/Lightness, are essential to protecting your color. Along with a unique Memory Colors scope for monitoring important colors, Looks helps guide you in your color correction and grading process, like nothing else. New in version 4 is the ability to both resize scopes and to zoom into the Hue/Saturation scope to see more detail.

Reference Library (New)

Magic Bullet Looks now includes the ability to work with reference stills to inform color correction decisions. Take snapshots to compare corrections between different clips or projects – or Load stills from other sources.

Powerful Tools

Looks includes 42 tools for color grading and finishing. These tools go beyond the capabilities of your application or dedicated grading software.Tools include essential color correction tools as well as beautiful camera-based effects such as exposure, lens vignette, edge softness, chromatic aberration and more. New tools like Mojo II and Renoiser give you even more control over the color grading and finishing process.

Tool Presets (New)

New to Looks 4 are Tool Presets, making it easier than ever to try out different variations in settings with our most popular tools. Users can also now save presets directly within each Tool.

Source Tool (New)

Start off every color grade on the right foot. The new Source tool sits at the front of the toolchain so that you can tell it what type of footage you are working with, including Log, sLog2, sLog3, Flat, Standard Video and more.

Renoiser Tool (New)

Removing video noise can leave your footage looking overly processed and smooth. The Renoiser tool reintroduces subtle video noise to denoised footage, but can also be used to give any footage an obvious 35mm, 16mm, or Super 8 film grain. Also includes sharpening to bring back the detail lost in the denoising process. Includes 16 built-in, fully-customizable presets for enhancing both color and black and white footage.

Mojo II Tool (New)

Based on the incredibly popular plug-in of the same name, Mojo gives your footage the sophisticated color grade of a Hollywood movie, with film-like contrast and a unified, complementary color palette. Now with more control and 14 powerful presets.

Film Negative/Film Print Tools

Provides the look of various film stocks. These 2 tools work together to emulate the photochemical process used in motion-picture film. 22 Negative Film Stocks and 4 print stocks are included.

Colorista Tool

Magic Bullet Looks 4 includes a powerful 3-way color corrector, Hue, Saturation, and Luminance control for individual colors, and a Curves control, all in one tool.

4-Way Color Tool

Ranged color correction for for Shadows, Midtones, Highlights, along with a Master color wheel that adjusts the whole image.

Lens Vignette Tool

Add or remove vignetting with this new, foolproof tool.

LUT Tool

Import a Look Up Table created in other grading applications, and extend it with additional Looks tools.

Trackpad Mode

A more intuitive and fluid way of controlling your color correction tools, Trackpad Mode lets you interact with Looks using your computer’s trackpad – a control surface you already own.

After Effects FCP X Premiere Pro Preset

Freebie: 64 FREE Magic Bullet Looks Presets from Ed Editz!

Free MB Looks Presets!

Visit After Effects Tutorials to download this great freebie!

Installation instructions:

Unzip the ZIP file and copy and paste the presets folder into:

  • On Windows: C: > Program Files (x86) > LooksBuilder > Looks
  • On Mac: Macintosh HD > Application Support > LooksBuilder > Looks

Download a free demo of Magic Bullet Looks to give it a try. Magic Bullet Looks, as well as the free presets, works in After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, Sony Vegas Pro, and Avid Media Composer.

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After Effects Premiere Pro

Updates: Red Giant Colorista II 1.1.0 and Magic Bullet Looks 2.1.3

Colorista II 1.1.0 and the Magic Bullet Looks 2.1.3 update include fixes so that each program will no longer pull black frames in the secondary keyer in Premiere Pro 7.2. Both of these tools are included in the Red Giant Color Suite. 

The Color Suite had a maintenance release last week also, so this is newer. 

More information

Download updates / demo versions of Red Giant Colorista II and Magic Bullet Looks.



After Effects Plug-ins Premiere Pro

Update: Red Giant Color Suite 11.0.3 Maintenance Release

Red Giant Color Suite 11.0.3 and Red Giant Magic Bullet QuickLooks 1.4.4. are now available.

Here are the details of the fixes included in this update. 

Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks 2.1.2 and Red Giant Colorista II 1.0.9 fixes a problem which caused the software to pull black frames in Adobe Premiere Pro 7.1. Adobe made a change in the Premiere Pro 7.1 update that affected how the PPRO pulls frame data into the Looksbuilder and the Secondary Keyer in Colorista II. 

Red Giant Mojo 1.2.4, Red Giant Cosmo 1.0.2, Red Giant Denoiser II 1.4.2 had an issue with how serial numbers are handled on Mac OSX Mavericks for some users. This has been fixed

LUT Buddy 1.0.2 update takes care of a Version Mismatch error. This is a free plug-in.

Magic Bullet Quicklooks 1.4.4 – Premiere Pro and AE will no longer crash when QuickLooks is installed on Mac OS X 10.9.