For the independent or commercial video/filmmaker, there comes the time when your built in effects may not be enough to get the artistic results you are looking for. That’s when you start shopping for plugins and utilities to enhance your creativity or to polish your work.
Among the top providers of these products is Red Giant. Their tools cover everything from ingesting the copious digital video content you start from and giving you a way to organize it before to get to the editing suite, to a Universe (aptly named) array of transitions, VFX and quick tools that help you get to the finish line with everything from your 10 second teasers to full-length features.
Red Giant has a tradition of running a one-day sale on all of their NLE plugins/VFX suites (often close to the NAB show, I have noticed), and this year they are giving 25% off everything on April 18, 2017.
For 24 hours (from 8AM PDT on April 18, 2017 until 8AM PDT April 19, 2017) all Red Giant VFX, filmmaking and motion graphics plugins and suites sold online at www.redgiant.com, including full licenses, upgrades and products from the academic store* (already 50% off), will be on sale at 25% off the regular price. To redeem the 25% discount, simply apply the coupon code found on the Red Giant website (available the day of the sale)
These plugins and suites work for Adobe (After Effects and Premiere Pro), Final Cut, and other popular NLE’s.
My personal go-to’s are the Universe collection of VFX/Transitions and PluralEyes, which synchronizes multiple shots and audio when they have not been recorded with synchronized timecode, as many shooters using DSLR or ENG cameras may do, particularly in multi-camera shoots of realtime events.
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