Red Giant continues to push further and innovate with new set of toolset which includes 76 transitions and effects. In addition to this Red Giant has also updated 2 existing plugins and support for Avid Media Composer. A wonderful addition to Avid editors everywhere.

The latest update features tools with GPU-accelerated plugins.  These include Retrograde a 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.

The Red Giant Universe tools make it easy to quickly turn stories into something that is visually amazing,” says Red Giant CEO Chad Bechert. “We’ve heard non-stop from editors that they need faster and more interesting transitions, and we wanted to deliver to them in a big way. Drawing inspiration from Universe’s most popular tools, like VHS, Retrograde and Carousel, we’ve delivered several companion and unique transitions. We can’t wait to see what our customers do with these new tools.”

All 76 Red Giant Universe effects and transitions now run in eight host applications, including: Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC, Apple Final Cut Pro® X, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and more. 

 

Brand-new transition effects in Red Giant Universe 2.2 include:

  • 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.

Red Giant Universe tools run in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe® After Effects® CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, HitFilm, Magix Vegas Pro and now Avid Media Composer – making it available to virtually every creative on the planet.

As Seen on TV

Red Giant Universe has been used on “Saturday Night Live,” “Portlandia,” “Documentary Now,” “Kung Fury,” and much more.

Update to Red Giant Universe 2.2

Existing Universe customers can download the new tools directly by launching Red Giant Link.

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 http://redgiant.com/universe.

Available in the Red Giant Volume Program

Red Giant Universe is available in Red Giant’s Volume Program, the flexible and affordable solution for customers who need 5 or more floating licenses. Learn more at redgiant.com/volume/.

The Red Pledge

Red Pledge is Red Giant’s commitment to customer happiness, with no purchasing hassles. Learn about the Red Pledge guarantee at www.redgiant.com/redpledge/.

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