Magic Bullet Looks 2.5 is the most intuitive color finishing tool on the market today. Get in, choose a preset look, tweak it a bit, and get on with your workflow. Feedback is instantaneous with real-time previews — no need to wait for a long render.
100+ great presets
A huge library of professionally designed presets, organized by category, are waiting to jump-start your project. Use these presets to set the mood of an interview or documentary, apply practical fixes for lens distortion and lighting problems, or create stylized looks inspired by Hollywood movies. Use a preset when you need inspiration or as the starting point for your own custom looks.
Color grading features from Colorista II
Looks borrows powerful features from Colorista II so you can color grade as you design your treatments. The Colorista 3 Way tool lets you precisely control the shadows, midtones and highlights of an image. The Ranged HSL tool allows you to fine-tune individual colors. No need to leave Looks to access Colorista’s tools.
Speedy output and playback
The latest version delivers a speed boost of up to 95% over Looks 2. An updated GPU engine includes support for the latest GPUs from AMD and NVIDIA, as well as Intel integrated graphics such as the MacBook Air. An updated engine and plugins ensures that HD footage plays smoothly in Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro.
Unique tools transcend color grading
Looks boasts unique tools that go beyond the capabilities of your host application or dedicated grading software.Tools include Anamorphic Flare, which emulates internal lens reflection; Haze/Flare that mimics light spill and bounce; Diffusion, which adds a diffuse glow, and Shutter Streak, which simulates the look of light leaking into the bottom and top of the film because of a misaligned film gate.
Go big with high-resolution output and render farm support
Looks handles larger formats with ease. Looks 2.5 can process video in SD, HD, 2K, 4K and even the 6K Red Dragon format on a simple laptop, thanks to the combination CPU/GPU engine. The GPU engine delivers interactive and instantaneous updates and can output results quickly on a single machine. For really big jobs, use the CPU engine on a render farm.
Multiple host support — no need for another finishing app
Looks 2.5 lets you refine and create looks easily right inside your choice of host app. Magic Bullet Looks works seamlessly as a plug-in for popular applications including After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Sony Vegas and Avid Media Composer on OS X and Windows. Because Looks runs inside your host app, you don’t need worry about the complexity of moving your project to a dedicated finishing application.
Video Out for professional monitoring
Video Mirroring lets you use Video Out to preview a single frame to an external monitor or other device with near-realtime feedback. Direct hardware support for AJA and Black Magic cards on Mac and Windows let you use calibrated grading monitors. We support QuickTime Video Out on OS X, so Looks 2.5 will work with most any device.
Skin-tone tools flatter your talent
The Cosmo tool makes skin tones look their best by subtly adjusting color and smoothness to correct cosmetic flaws. A pre-defined mask function isolates the results so they’re just applied to faces or other skin tone areas. In addition, the Skin scope shows you which areas of color are the correct values, giving you great-looking talent without hours of retouching.
Make and move color decisions between apps easily, including our new BulletProof footage prep application. Import a LUT created on set in BulletProof or other grading applications, and extend it with additional Looks tools. The new S-Curve contrast tool gives you a simple and elegant way to “shoot flat” in Log or Pseudo-Log formats, and squeeze the maximum contrast out of your image afterwards in Looks.