With the new transitions comes new support for Avid Media Composer as well which means that all 76 Red Giant Universe effects and transitions now run on eight host applications including Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and more.
I’ve been using Red Giant products for years and get a lot of use from the Magic Bullet Suite. My favorites are Colorista IV, Looks and Cosmo, really great tools. Another positive is that they are cross-platform compatible, so if you move from a PC to a Mac you don’t have to repurchase the product.
To show off the new Universe 2.2 toolset, Red Giant released the short film “Hewlogram.” written and directed by Red Giant’s Aharon Rabinowitz, and starring David Hewlett, known for his role in “Stargate: Atlantis”.
Want to see how it was done? Here’s a little BTS.
The latest update to Red Giant’s collection of GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists, Universe 2.2 is all about fast and easy transitions. From the Retrograde transition that creates an authentic film strip transition using real scans from 16mm and 8mm film, to a Channel Surf transition that creates the effect of changing channels on an old CRT TV, these 11 new transitions make for 76 tools in total in the Universe collection that enable visual effects and motion graphics artists to give footage an authentic and unique look, be that vintage, retro or modern day.
Red Giant is listening to their customer’s feedback, requesting faster and more interesting transitions, and they wanted to deliver to them in a big way. Drawing inspiration from Universe’s most popular tools, like VHS, Retrograde, and Carousel.
Included in this release are updates to VHS and Retrograde, which were used heavily used in “Hewlogram” to give the film a bona fide 80’s look.
Brand-new transition effects in Red Giant Universe 2.2 include:
frame grabs from the 11 new Universe 2.2 plugins
VHS Transition: A transition that mimics the effect that occurs when a VCR has been used to record over pre-existing footage.
Retrograde Transition: A transition that that uses real scans of 16mm and 8mm film to create an authentic film strip transition.
Carousel Transition: A transition that mimics advancing to the next slide in an old slide projector.
Flicker Cut: A transition that rapidly cuts between two clips or a solid color, and which can invert the clips or add fades.
Camera Shake Transition: A transition that mimics camera shake while it transitions between clips.
Channel Surf: A transition that mimics the distortion you’d get by changing the channel on a cathode ray tube TV.
Channel Blur: A transition that blurs each of the RGB channels separately for a unique chromatic effect.
Linear Wipe: A classic linear wipe with the addition of wipe mirroring, as well as an inner/outer stroke with glow on the wipe border.
Shape Wipe: A transition that uses an ellipse, rectangle or star shape to move between 2 pieces of footage. Includes control over points, size, stroke and fill.
Color Mosaic: A Transition that overlays a variety of colors in a mosaic pattern as it transitions between 2 clips.
Clock Wipe: A classic radial wipe transition with feathering and the option for a dual clock wipe. Updates to existing effects in Universe 2.2 include:
VHS: This update includes new VHS noise samples, VHS style text, timecode and function icons (like play, fast-forward, rewind), updated presets, and updated defaults for better results upon application.
Retrograde: This update includes a small but valuable addition that allows Retrograde to use the original aspect ratio of your footage for the effect.
How to Purchase
Universe is available as an annual subscription ($99/year) or as a monthly subscription ($20/month). New Red Giant Universe customers can purchase a subscription or download a free trial at www.redgiant.com/universe.
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