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Old May 8th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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Hi guys

Just wondered if there are any whispers on the underground grapevine as to when we might expect magic bullet looks for Vegas?

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Old May 8th, 2008, 01:44 PM   #2
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Well, Fergus I just wrote their Pre-Sales Dept and if I get an answer I'll post it. I am anxious to know also. I must take this opportunity to say I really like Vegas. However, I just had a second friend in the business switch over to Final Cut Pro. What is particularly unfortunuate about this is that they were both seemingly seasoned, die hard Vegas users a year ago. Their reasons were largely based on plug-in availability.

And there's really nothing to be done about it. When Vegas gets a large enough share of the market, if it ever does, I suppose things will get better. I
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Old May 8th, 2008, 03:05 PM   #3
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thanks Jeff - look forward to the repsonse!

Yes it is a shame about certain plugin availabality - I still have high hopes for Vegas though, especially hoping that RED will make available a 3K raw windows workflow which Vegas can be the centre of!
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Old May 8th, 2008, 04:54 PM   #4
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Hi Jeff

Magic Bullet Looks for Vegas is in it's last few weeks of
testing...maybe even its last week. I've got no exact date but I
would expect to see a release soon this month.

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Old May 8th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #5
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what are you guys talking about? MB2 has been out for Vegas now for well over a year.
Ive been using it today actually.
Running through my 6800AGP as well as my 8800GT.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 07:22 AM   #6
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excellent news - can't wait
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Old May 9th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #7
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I hope I am allowed to say this - I am a beta tester for the new Looks and the official opinion on 1st May was indeed "next few weeks" (although that did follow a statement of "next few months" a few hours earlier!).

Either way, the product exists and is in good shape.

Ian . . .
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Old May 9th, 2008, 06:49 PM   #8
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One suggestion would be to use Ultimate S from VASST and their Reelpak plug-ins - Isn't a look you couldn't get from this that you could get from Magic Bullet IMO.

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Old May 9th, 2008, 07:00 PM   #9
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Isn't a look you couldn't get from this that you could get from Magic Bullet IMO.

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There is now. This is waaay more than just film looks. How about spot exposure adjustment, rack focus simulation, vignettes, swing/tilt lens simulation, shoulder adjustment, fill light, star filter, etc etc.

This has developed a lot from the old Look Suite.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 07:05 PM   #10
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Michael, I have the reelpacks and they are nice, but Magic Bullet presets are gorgeous. I personally don't have time to play with endless combinations of gradient filters, etc to find the right look.

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Old May 10th, 2008, 03:09 AM   #11
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Well, I still don't see what you can do with Magic Bullets you can't with Vegas' basic filters (specially with secondary color corrector and color curves).
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Old May 10th, 2008, 03:50 AM   #12
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Robin, keep in mind this thread is about the NEW Looks, not the old Looks Suite.

Also, Jeff's comment hits the mark - some people just don't have the luxury of time and have no choice but to rely on preset looks.

Not that Looks is all about presets - far from it: there are 81 tools within the new Looks that have tons of adjustable parameters for precise control.

I absolutely agree, much of what Looks does can be achieved with the Vegas filters - but not all and most certainly not in the same time.
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Old May 10th, 2008, 11:27 AM   #13
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what are you guys talking about? MB2 has been out for Vegas now for well over a year.
Ive been using it today actually.
Running through my 6800AGP as well as my 8800GT.
Just spotted this (for some reason the email notification only arrived a few minutes ago).

Peter, we're talking about the new, as yet unreleased Magic Bullet Looks v3 for Vegas. It's very different to MB2.
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Old May 10th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #14
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Yes, and MB2 isn't available any longer, at least from Red Giant.

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Old May 12th, 2008, 01:01 PM   #15
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I've been using the beta and the new looks is truly amazing. I feel like I'm on the set fine tuning the lights and cameras. And the render quality as usual with MB is superb. With a recommended card the rendering is not bad at all compared to how the MB that comes with Vegas renders.
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