The beta has finished, Red Giant has announced that their new collection of plugins called Universe has now been officially released. There are multiple price plans and subscriptions available.
It was a great idea when announced, Red Giant's new set of plugins will be updated on a regular basis based on customer demand from the community. There's 50 filters and transitions to start with and there are many ways to own the set, by buying outright or renting the plugins.
What makes Universe different? First of all they are all cross platform and cross NLE. This means they will run on OS X and Windows within their respective applications Final Cut Pro X, Motion, After Effects and Premiere Pro.
'More dazzle, less hassle with Red Giant Universe. If you’re a video editor on deadline, you’ll find smoothlooking new transitions ready to go. Motion Graphic artists will find endless creative inspiration with unique glows, flares, and brand new generators. All Universe tools harness your system's GPU for speedy turnarounds on OS X and Windows, in many popular host apps. Once you’re logged in, Red Giant Link will keep your tools up to date, all backed by our Red Pledge. The basic membership is completely free and gives you access to a streamlined library of creative tools, or try a Premium subscription that offers more sophisticated effects for $10/month.'
Want to know what you get for the different pricing plans? Red Giant have made this handy graphic. We would go for Universe Lifetime as buying outright works out at better value in the long run.
Here are the Universe bullet points:
●Free essentials! Basic membership is free. Download a set of creative and practical tools that never expire. Get tools that are useful, not just free, and are backed by our Red Pledge: "No Hassles, just Happiness.”
●Flexible plans for every budget. Want more? Get a Premium plan as low as $8/month or a onetime fee that gives you access to more advanced professional tools. Choose from Monthly, Annual or Classic plans.
●Tools for editors, designers, and VFX artists. Whether you're an editor seeking slick transitions,
a compositor pulling together meticulous details, or a motion graphics designer creating edgy new graphics for your client, you'll find a full set of tools in Universe. Easily share those tools between team workstations or with outside freelancers.
●Keeps on giving. Development never sleeps! We'll add more Free and Premium tools to the collection throughout the year, making your membership richer over time, but your plan stays the same low price.
●Creative consistency. Universe is fully crossplatform and hostapp friendly, so every plugin is available for After Effects; Premiere Pro on OS X and Windows; and Final Cut Pro X and Motion on OS X. Design effects and transitions within your favorite postproduction software and OS with consistent results.
●GPU acceleration. Universe plugins are built to take optimal advantage of the speed and power of your graphics card for faster effects rendering. This means that 1080p effects can render at frames per second, saving you precious time when you’re ready to output.
●Pixelperfect quality. Made for professionals working in broadcast, feature films and commercial postproduction, Universe delivers 32bit floatingpoint rendering for ultrasmooth gradients, perfect edges and multisampling features that will please the most demanding clients.
●Lifetime Plan Pay once and put recurring charges behind you. You’ll get free updates to all tools in the Universe Product line and there will be no expiration for how long you can use the tools. They'll all still render perfect output: no red watermarks and no worries about future payments. Your tools never expire and should always work within the Host Apps supported in Universe Updates.