San Francisco-based Red Giant Software on Tuesday released
Magic Bullet Suite 2.0. The upgrade to this collection of 18 Adobe After Effects plug-ins offers support for high-definition video, eliminating the separate HD-capable set that was previously available. It also adds 23 preset film treatments, rendering speed improvements on Power Mac G5 computers and 13 “misfire” filters that mimic film grain, splotches, scratches and projection artifacts. Upgrades from version 1.x are US$129 as a download, $149 for boxed copies; the full software is $795. Version 2.0 adds the option to purchase a $495 render license ($445 as a download) that can be used to set up an unlimited number of render-only computer nodes on a network. After Effects 5.5 is required.