Red Giant ships Magic Bullet Denoiser II
Red Giant’s new plugin for After Effects delivers beautifully clean video footage every time. To see the power of Denoiser II, watch the getting started video…
Red Giant has just released Magic Bullet Denoiser II, a completely re-built version of its popular Denoiser 1.0 tool for getting rid of noise and artifacts from video footage.
One of the jobs of a modern film editor is to make the shot look as good as it can, and now, thanks to Denoiser II plugin for After Effects, sharp, clean and professional video footage can be produced easily.
Available as a free update for Denoiser 1.0 and Magic Bullet Suite customers, Denoiser II features intelligent default settings that provide immediate clean-up results when first applied to footage. (See the first video embedded below to see Denoiser II in action.)
Often denoising tools and methods can blur fine detail, but Denoiser II’s smart default settings, along with advanced noise reducing tools, retain the integrity of the film.
This initial release of Denoiser II supports After Effects CS4, CS5 and CS5.5. According to Red Giant’s blog, support for Final Cut 7, Final Cut X and Premiere Pro is expected to be added in a later release.
Press release excerpts
Throughout the development process for Denoiser II, Red Giant worked closely with industry professionals to ensure its defaults deliver the perfect balance between noise reduction and sharpness. Denoiser II’s powerful cleanup features work right away, but for difficult noise situations, users can easily fine tune their footage with advanced controls.
Joey Morelli, the founder of DigiDojo, a small post production and VFX shop, has been beta testing Denoiser II. Here he explains why it’s now his go-to noise reduction tool:
“As a ‘multi-tool artist,’ I need access to the best applications available – but they have to be affordable. With DSLR shoots dominating our market, noise is commonly introduced into otherwise gorgeous footage, and there just isn’t an efficient, artful, affordable tool to turn to,” says Morelli.
“Denoiser 1.0 worked, but it was finicky and unstable. So while working on the Denoiser II BETA, I picked one of the noisiest clips I could find, dropped Denoiser II on it, and within a few parameter tweaks, my jaw was on the floor! So then I set out to break it. I stacked a bunch of plug-ins like Magic Bullet Looks on it, adjusted the parameters for hours, and it remained rock solid and stable.”
Pricing and availability
Magic Bullet Denoiser II for After Effects is available now. It costs $99 for new customers, and is available as a free update for existing customers.
Magic Bullet Suite 11.3 including Denoiser II is also available now. It costs $799 for new customers.
See Denoiser II in action
See the video Getting Started with Magic Bullet Denoiser II hosted by Red Giant’s Simon Walker
For more information on Magic Bullet Denoiser II visit the Red Giant Software site
on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 11:16 am under News, Products.
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