June 13, 2007

Automatic Duck and Red Giant Software Partner to Solve Color-correction Challenges

San Francisco - Automatic Duck and Red Giant Software have partnered to bridge the color correction workflow gap between Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects. As a result, Final Cut Pro users have the option to use Automatic Duck’s timeline translation tools to export all color correction work completed with Red Giant Software Magic Bullet Colorista directly to After Effects with all settings intact.  
This collaboration marks the first time that Magic Bullet Colorista, a color-correction plug-in application, can be used as the main color correction tool in Final Cut Pro. Coupled with Automatic Duck, all settings and color correction work can be moved to an After Effects timeline. Moving to After Effects also allows higher-quality 10-bit or higher RGB finishing, as Final Cut Pro only handles 8-bit RGB rendering. Users moving content from Final Cut Pro to After Effects can maintain full quality for finishing with Black Magic, Aja, or Cineform 10-bit RGB SD, HD, or 2k media.  
Pro Import AE 4.0 is available immediately and is priced at $495. Users who purchased new licenses or upgrades to Pro Import AE 3.0 on or after March 8, 2007 will be offered upgrades to version 4.0 at no charge until December 8, 2007. Users of Pro Import AE 3.0 who purchased before March 8, 2007, as well as users of older After Effects import plug-ins, will be able to upgrade for $195 per license.  
Magic Bullet Colorista is available now for $199. Magic Bullet Colorista is licensed for both Final Cut Pro and After Effects, so users only need to purchase one license to move between the two applications.  
The Magic Bullet Colorista 1.0.1 updater for After Effects is available now for free to all current Magic Bullet Colorista customers. This updater paired with Automatic Duck Pro Import AE 4.0 enables users to export color-correction work from Final Cut Pro to After Effects.