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Old March 10th, 2008, 10:34 AM   #1
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Magic Bullet Looks?

For those of you that have this do you find it is worth the money.

I was going to purchase Cineform, but after shooting the wedding I did Sat and the DJ's BLUE lights can see I will have a fun job color correcting and this may be a better purchase for me at this time.

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Old March 10th, 2008, 10:59 AM   #2
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For those of you that have this do you find it is worth the money.
Every single penny. The new UI and the controls that MB Looks gives you makes pretty much a must-have tool in my set of plugins.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 11:38 AM   #3
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Just so you know, DigitalJuice are running a promo for MB Suite @50% off. And you'll like using Colorista with Looks (or else! ;) ). DVInfo sponsors Videoguys also had a promo for looks, but I can't find that now...

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Just so you know, DigitalJuice are running a promo for MB Suite @50% off. And you'll like using Colorista with Looks (or else! ;) ). DVInfo sponsors Videoguys also had a promo for looks, but I can't find that now...

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Thanks, I just ordered some photography blends and textures from them. This is enough to push me over the edge just bought the suite.
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Ok, I have it installed but how do I use it from Premier Pro CS3, I see no place to open any of the MB products I purchased.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 01:23 AM   #6
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Ok, I have it installed but how do I use it from Premier Pro CS3, I see no place to open any of the MB products I purchased.
It should be in the effects pane, under Video Effetcs/Magic Bullet. Twirl down the entry, drag the "Looks" effect onto a clip, clip on the clip in the timeline, click on the "Effects Control" in the Source monito. Twirl down the "Looks" section and click on the "Edit Look..." button.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 12:35 AM   #7
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Careful though!!!

Magic Bullet Looks does NOT work with processed footage.

So, let's say you'd usually add Colorista, tweak the whites, exposure etc...

Then you'd add Looks... when kicking off the Looksbuilder, you'll notice that the changes you've made by adding Colorista are NOT shown in the preview Looks gives you.

I love Colorista and Looks, but this truely sucks!

Solution is to create a new sequence and create a copy of the original sequence, and then add the Looks filter to this. This really is no good :(

Fingers crossed RedGiant Software are looking to change this?!
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Old March 18th, 2008, 01:28 PM   #8
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Just so you know, DigitalJuice are running a promo for MB Suite @50% off. And you'll like using Colorista with Looks (or else! ;) ). DVInfo sponsors Videoguys also had a promo for looks, but I can't find that now...

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Go to videoguys.com and click on the "cart" button, then search for mblooks and it will come up at 50% off. Also works for colorista, but not the suite. I called them and it seems that this is the only way to search. Really good deal, even cheaper than the educational version.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 01:30 PM   #9
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Careful though!!!

Magic Bullet Looks does NOT work with processed footage.
Do you know if it will work with ProRes422? I seem to remember seeing somewhere that it won't...
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Old March 18th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #10
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The price for looks from videoguys seems too good to be true - what's the catch?
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Old March 18th, 2008, 07:07 PM   #11
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I think Magic Bullet works with any codec, and any resolution.
I could be wrong though.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 09:43 AM   #12
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The price for looks from videoguys seems too good to be true - what's the catch?
It's an electronic software download, not the boxed product. Other than that, there doesn't seem to be a catch. You download the demo software and they send you serial numbers by email. I just bought it.
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