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30% off all Red Giant products in their one day NAB Sale

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It wouldn't be NAB time without a sale or two would it? Red Giant are offering 30% off everything in their store for one day only.

For today only, the 8th of April 2014, they are slicing 30% off every product in the store. They've actually got a countdown clock on their website to the end of the sale!  

Here's a quick list of their popular products, just click the link and add the coupon code 'NAB2014a'

 
Just to reinforce the fact that this is a one day sale, the coupon code is good for 24 hours from Tuesday, April 8th at 8am PST to 24 hours later, Wed, April 9th at 8 am PST 2014.
 
The suites that they advertise on the sale page look good value, but don't forget there are some cracking plugins available individually.
 
Magic Bullet looks 2.5 was announced at the end of March, it will be available in Q2 as a free update. It features new colour correction tools, better previewing of presets and a major speed bump. (Good -the old one took forever)
 

“It might look mostly the same at first glance,” said Nate Sparks, Red Giant Color Suite product manager, “but what’s under the hood is brand-spanking entirely new. Magic Bullet Looks has been around for a long time, and we know how much users depend on it every day in their work. But we reached a point in development where the older technology it was built on was holding us back.”


Rather than continuing to build Looks on old code, the developers chose to spend the last year rebuilding it entirely from scratch - preserving the hugely popular Magic Bullet Looks experience while giving it new life and a bright future.


“A few weeks ago, we announced an entirely new development platform and effects library called Universe,” said Red Giant co-founder Andrew Little. “That technology allows us to quickly create new effects and update existing ones quickly. Magic Bullet Looks has been rebuilt on the same flexible, GPU-enhanced technology, and it opens the door for us to do a lot more with Looks and other existing products in the future.“


In the meantime, you don’t have to wait to get new features out of Magic Bullet Looks. The free update includes the following enhancements:


Speed increases of more than 25% on Mac.
Improved Looks Previewing: allows users to hover over Looks to preview the results.
Strength Slider: control the overall strength of your entire Look with an easy-to-use, key-framable slider.
LUT Tool: allows users to import .cube LUTs as well as 12 new LUT presets.
S-Curve Tool: makes it easy to add contrast without losing detail.
Better Custom Looks Management: makes it easier to share your Looks with other editors.


“These updates are just the beginning,” said Sparks. “We’ve wanted to do much more with Magic Bullet Looks. And now, with Looks rebuilt, you can expect to see big things in the future.”

 

 

 

 


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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

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2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

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Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.

 

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Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

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I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.

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Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

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I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!

 

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