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Re:Flex Updated to Version 5

Posted 4 months ago by Simon Day - Posted in Plug-ins

Re:Vision have released an update for their morphing and warping tool, Re:Flex for After Effects.

The big development in Version 5 is the ability to utilize your GPU and enable GPU acceleration. The manufacturers claim this can yield up to three times faster renders over using the CPU mode, making their already quick tool even quicker.

Along with the GPU change, Re:Flex v5 also has a couple of other new changes.

A second Auto-align method has been added, and image edges are better handled when using Auto-Align.

Re:Flex is now no longer tied to either Windows or Mac, the installer is now non-OS specific.

Click here to see the full product description (be sure to check the GPU requirements to ensure that your system supports the new GPU acceleration)

Click here to see upgrade options

If you aren't familiar with Re:Flex, check out a couple of these professional level samples of work to see how it can be used. 

Pretty cool right? And here's a quick 6 minute tutorial to get you started with the plugin and to see how easy it is to use.

Posted by Simon Day
Tags: After Effects , Re:Vision , Re:Flex , Warp ,

Video Copilot Sci-Fi Weapons FX Tutorial

Posted 4 months ago by Simon Day - Posted in Tutorials

Video Copilot certainly didn't waste any time bringing us another tutorial following on from their recent shockwave creation guide. We had been hoping this one was in the works after they teased us with a preview of the final outcome several weeks ago.

We get to make some fantastic sci-fi weapon muzzle flashes, though don't let the word sci-fi put you off as many of the techniques used are transferrable skills for other projects, especially learning how to track lights onto objects.

The tutorial uses the paid for plugin Shockwave (get it from us for 5% off), but you could also follow the previous tutorial and try to make your own.

The sound effects used are from their MotionPulse audio collection, also available in a bundle with Shockwave. Ideal for those of you that want to perfectly recreate Andrew Kramer's impressive sci-fi weapon effects.

So load up After Effects and enjoy!

Download the project files here.


Stay tuned for more Video Copilot news and tutorials.


Posted by Simon Day
Tags: Video Copilot , MotionPulse , Shockwave , Sci-fi ,

Red Giant Color Suite Update

Posted 5 months ago by Simon Day - Posted in Plug-ins

A small update has been released for Red Giant Color Suite, specifically for Magic Bullet Looks and Denoiser II

What's new in Magic Bullet Looks (2.5.2)

- Magic Bullet Looks can now handle all of your 5k footage.

- Now functions with Final Cut Pro X 10.1.2. No longer hangs when working with larger footage.

- Saving LUT Tool Custom Tool presets now fully working

- Issue with 1440×1080 footage in Sony Vegas has been repaired

- Sorted a crashing problem when non ASCII characters are used in file paths

- Offline computers will no longer experience any crashes

- On-screen controls can no longer be permanently removed when using FCPX

What's new in Denoiser II (1.4.3)

- Denoiser II is now found inside its own folder rather than inside the “Red Giant Color Suite” location (for AE and Premiere Pro. Now located in the “Red Giant Denoiser II>Denoiser II” folder within the effects pane.

Known Bugs:

Red Giant are aware on an issue with Premiere Pro CC 2014 specifically for Windows users. Magic Bullet Looks is causing a hang when the user opens several saved projects and then tries to continue editing. They have began to pinpoint the problem and know it is related to an incompatibility with using Accelerated Plug-Ins and Magic Bullet Looks.

They are continuing to work on a solution with the assistance of Adobe. Hopefully we'll see a fix soon.

For current owners of Red Giant Color Suite, download the free update for Color Suite here or use Red Giant Link.

For owners of only Magic Bullet Looks, update here. For Denoiser II, update here. 

 

Posted by Simon Day
Tags: Red Giant , Color Suite , Adobe Creative Cloud ,

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