Red Giant Presents a Whole New Universe

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Red Giant, makers of Magic Bullet, Trapcode and PluralEyes, announced the public beta of  Red Giant Universe – a community that gives members access to tools for editing, filmmaking, visual effects and motion design.

"It's rare we get to introduce technology that is entirely new," said Sean Safreed, Red Giant's co-founder and CTO who has been working with his team, behind the scenes, on Universe for the last year and a half. "Universe is an entirely new foundation for tools. It marries the simplicity of Javascript with the power of the GPU to deliver speedy renders and pixel-perfect results. Users are going to love how quickly we offer new plug-ins."

In total, Red Giant is releasing 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 growing – new effects and transitions are added regularly, and existing tools are updated often, based on user feedback.

In addition to the expanding library of plug-ins, Universe also offers Premium membership, which gives users access to even more tools, including new effects and transitions, as well as existing Red Giant favorites ported over to the new Universe platform (such as Knoll Light Factory EZ, Holomatrix, Retrograde and ToonIt). Premium membership is available through monthly and yearly subscription, as well as a one-time lifetime membership fee.

Obtain more information by watching the video at: http://vimeo.com/87001310.

What truly makes Universe unique, however, is its community aspects. Through Universe Labs, members get to help choose what effects and transitions Red Giant builds next, and premium members are eligible for invitations to early betas of new products, allowing users to give early feedback and actively help shape Universe’s expansion over time.

Red Giant Universe free membership is available now, with the Premium membership available for purchase in March. Premium pricing will be $10 (monthly), $99 (yearly) and $399 (lifetime).


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