Today Red Giant Software released two new Magic Bullet effects for Final Cut, Premiere, and After Effects, and they are 100% free for any kind of use.

First up is Colorista Free. Part of the goal of the original Colorista was to create a single, easy-to-use 3-way color corrector that would be consistent across multiple platforms. When we updated it to Colorista II, the goal expanded to packing as much color correction power as could possibly fit into one effect. Colorista II has been extremely popular, which warms my heart, because it means filmmakers everywhere are putting real care into their color correction work.

But I never lost sight of that original goal of creating a color corrector that everyone could use. I pointed out to the team that Rebel CC continues to be a popular download from Prolost. We joked internally that Colorista II was so powerful, we should just give the original Colorista away for free.

› Magic bullet colorista free 1.0.2 › Magic bullet colorista free cc › Colorista 2 plugin free download › Colorista editor free download › Free colorista color grading.exe › Free colorista for premiere pro. Jul 08, 2010 The solution comes as a plug-in for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro. Download Magic Bullet Colorista Free 1.0.2 from our software library for free. Magic Bullet Colorista Free was developed to work on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 and can function on 32-bit systems.

And then I stopped laughing.

Colorista Free isn’t exactly the original Colorista. It lacks a few features, most notably Power Masks. But by stripping it down to something simple, we enabled a feature that even Colorista II can’t boast: CDL compatibility.

CDL stands for Color Decision List. Like an EDL, but for color corrections, the CDL is a method of sharing simple, primary grades between different systems. It was created by the American Society of Cinematographers and is supported by nearly all high-end color grading systems.

Twirl open the CDL section of Colorista Free and you’ll see nine sliders called Slope, Offset, and Power. These, along with the Saturation control, are the ten values that the CDL uses to communicate a grade. You can edit them directly if you like, but you don’t have to—they are a mirror of the color wheels. If you have CDL values from another system, you can enter them manually, or create a scripted workflow that transfers values to and from these sliders.

  • Colorista II ships as a native plug-in for these major host applications: Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Premiere Pro. Related Products. Magic Bullet Frames v1.1 (Electronic Download).
  • Premiere Pro and After Effects actually share the same plug-in SDK. This is amazingly cool, because it means that, for example, you can start a project in Premiere, use Colorista II all you want, and then move the project to After Effects, keeping all your settings. But despite this shared architecture, plug-ins like Colorista II sing in After.

The CDL is an emerging standard and the workflows surrounding it are not set in stone, so we’re releasing Colorista Free as “workflow ready,” in part to help encourage people to use the CDL, and maybe even share the scripts and tools they use to build a workflow around Colorista Free and other CDL-compliant tools.

If you want an easy way to ensure that CDL values stay attached to your shots, Colorista Free allows you to burn them in to the image. In this way you could do a rough color pass on an edit and send it along to an online color session. The colorist can use the values burned-in to the image as a starting point for their grading, even if they don’t have an automated CDL pipeline.

Or you can just ignore all that stuff and add a free color corrector to your arsenal, confident that you can share your projects with others without requiring them to buy any plug-ins.

Magic Bullet Colorista Free works with Adobe After Effects CS3, CS4 and CS5, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and Final Cut Pro 6 and 7.

LUT Buddy is also about sharing color corrections, but in a completely different way. Look Up Tables, or LUTs for short, are compact files capable of holding complex color adjustments. People use LUTs to share color grades, simulate display devices and film stocks, and correct gamma and color space issues. The problem is, they’re hard to make. LUT Buddy solves that handily by drawing an unfolded color cube on your image. You can then color correct it however you like. A second application of LUT Buddy reads the corrected colors from the cube and stores the adjustment as a LUT. You can then save that LUT in a variety of formats, or load it back in to LUT Buddy to apply the color correction. With LUT Buddy, a ten-layer-deep color correction can be compacted into one, tiny file that can be loaded into almost any high-end system, and even used for real-time previews on set.

Magic Bullet LUT Buddy works with Adobe After Effects CS3, CS4 and CS5, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, Final Cut Pro 6 and 7, and Motion 3 and 4.

Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the most popular go-to programs for video editing, from professionally edited films to personal family videos. No matter the magnitude of what you’re editing, every video editor wants the process to go as smoothly as possible. Thankfully, there are a whole lot of free Premiere Pro plugins available, to simplify your work and your editing process.

As much as Premiere has an excellent array of built-in tools, sometimes it just isn’t quite as simple to do certain things as you might like. Plugins provided by third-party developers are many and cover just about everything you could ever want to do during editing.

These plugins make complex editing processes quicker and easier. There are fantastic free options available, and let’s be honest – if you can simplify your work and not spend a cent on it, there’s not much that can beat that.

Part 1: The Best Plugins for Premiere Pro

Top Free Plugins

For Mac & Windows

1. Motion Array Plugins (Transitions, Stretch, & Shadow)

Motion Array offers a variety of Premiere Pro plugins some of which are 100% Free (see Shifter Plugins). Whether you want a transition or an effect, there’s something in this pack for you.

These plugins are free when you sign up for a paid membership with Motion Array. Don’t be fooled though – the value of these plugins far exceeds what you’ll be spending with a membership fee. You’ll also have access to a database of info, tutorials, and tools – the perfect filmmaker’s resource. Easily learn how to install Motion Array plugins with this handy tutorial.

2. Motion Array Extension for Adobe

With Motion Array’s Marketplace Extension for Adobe you can download and import every asset you’ll ever need right inside of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. There are heaps of free files available and for paying members you get unlimited downloads on hundreds of thousands of templates, stock footage, and music files.

3. Vashi’s 12-Pack Audio Presets

Ah, the dreaded audio. Many editors despise this part of the job, and not all of us have a sound engineer to do the clean-up for us. Unfortunately, if your audio is bad most people aren’t going to suffer through much of it, no matter how good your visuals may be.


With this plugin, though, we no longer have to worry about fighting with our projects’ audio. With options to improve dialog clarity and presence, give the female dialog a boost, add power to a male voice and fix up nasal vocals, this plugin pack is a life-saver when it comes to cleaning up your sound in Premiere.

4. Neat Video (Free Demo)

If you’re looking for a denoiser, you won’t beat Neat Video. It has a reputation as being up there with the best tools in a video editor’s arsenal.

Your low light, noise woes are far behind with this plugin – detail preservation is what they pride themselves on, and they deliver admirably.

5. Flicker Free (Free Demo)

Nothing can ruin the effectiveness of a time-lapse or a spectacular slow-motion shot like lags or flickers. Flicker Free ensures that you never have to worry about your footage looking flashy (in the “bad” way).

Simple to use, but with a big effect, this is one every editor should have. Even if you don’t use it on every edit, it’s worth having in the toolbox for those moments when you need it.

6. FilmConvert (Free Trial)

FilmConvert is hands down the best color grading tool for Adobe Premiere Pro. Nothing says “professional” quite like that cinematic look and feel. With this plugin, you’ll be able to add film grain and color, choose from different camera styles to achieve specific looks, and take your footage from looking flat to popping.

With sparkling reviews from a number of well-known filmmakers, if this free trial doesn’t blow your socks off and have you clamoring for the full version, we don’t know what will.

Mac Only

The following plugins are currently only available on Mac OS.

1. Andy’s Region Tool

Plugins are great, but sometimes you want only a small bit of your video to show the effects, not the whole frame. That’s where this one comes in. The Region Tool allows you to select which bit you want the effect on and leaves the rest untouched.

Video editing is an art. The more precise you can be the more professional the end result is going to look, and this plugin allows for pretty up close and personal precision. Whether you want to mask someone’s identity or simply create a luminous color effect on a particular part of your image, you’ll be able to do it with this useful tool.

2. Manifesto

It’s not a difficult task to create text in Adobe Premiere, but Manifesto is a full-featured text editor that allows you to easily and completely customize your text.

Once you’ve got your text as you like it, you can animate it to move in and out of the video as you wish. Manifesto has two types of animation – roll and crawl – both of which are incredibly easy to customize in terms of duration and speed.

As this is a generator, you have full editing freedom on it within Premiere Pro and can use any other plugins or built-in effects on it.

3. ISP Robuskey (Free Trial)

A green screen is a fantastic tool and adds an element of versatility to your work as an editor. The biggest key when it comes to doing green screen work is precision. You don’t want to spot bits of green behind your subject or lose bits of your subject in the background.

Robuskey will help you achieve the perfect chroma key, with perfect precision. The plugin requires an NVIDIA graphics card as it is GPU-accelerated by NVIDIA CUDA tech, but it is worth the download for the ease it provides in applying an otherwise complicated effect.

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4. Yanobox Nodes (Free Trial)

Yanobox Nodes is a high-level animation plugin for creating spectacular motion graphics. Whatever detailed graphic imaging you can imagine, Nodes can help you create and animate it for your video.

Nodes is an extremely high-end editing tool and have an amazing reputation in the film editing industry. Once you get started you’ll realize that the possibilities for creation are endless.

5. Andy’s Elastic Aspect

This Premiere Pro plugin is an absolute lifesaver for those awful moments when you realize your 4:3 footage should be 16:9 footage. In short, what it does is stretch the edges of the footage to fit while leaving the center intact and unstretched. Having this option just means you can breathe easily because your aspect ratio worries are behind you.

Simply highlight the area you wish to keep at its current ratio, and apply. The highlighted area will remain the same, and the outer areas will stretch to fill the frame. You can customize this quite a bit, so whatever your subject matter, you should be able to achieve a visually pleasing effect.

6. Saber Blade Free

No list of Adobe Premiere Pro plugins would be complete without a lightsaber preset. Who knows when you may need to throw a quick saber into a scene to spice it up? Mac only… If you’re a Windows user, you’ll have to stick to less flashy weapons.

Top Paid Plugins

1. Magic Bullet Looks

A huge part of creating a great edit is setting up a cohesive look. There are all sorts of color grading tools on the market. There are presets, and LUTS as well. The whole thing can be a bit overwhelming.

This is where Magic Bullet Looks comes in. Looks is chock full of professional color grade settings that you can apply right on your footage to create an overall “look” for your edit.

With over 200 preset looks to choose from, you’ll very likely find one you like right out of the box. But, you can take any look and adjust it by adding or removing elements from the look. You can also create a look completely from scratch, using the 42 tools like exposure and edge blur to craft your perfect look.

2. Separate RGB

Here’s a simple tool that does a really cool thing! Separate RGB will separate your RGB channels in your video clip. This isn’t something you need every day, but it can be used to really cool effects for certain things.

Not only can you use it for interesting color grading, but you can also create chromatic effects that look super cool. Separate RGB is compatible with both After Effects and Premiere Pro, and it’ll set you back about $40.

3. Pluraleyes 4

We originally featured this Premiere Pro plugin in our Gift Guide for Video Editors. Why? Because it’s super handy. One of the most annoying things about editing is when your audio and video get out of sync. We try to avoid it, but it happens.

This is where Pluraleyes comes in to save the day. In a few seconds, Pluraleyes can re-sync your audio and video clips, saving the day and getting you back to your edit.

4. Knoll Light Factory

Light Factory is one of the premier lighting plugins for Premiere Pro. That’s a lot of premieres. It features a whole host of lighting effects, lens flares, and simulations. Light effects have been generated by Industrial Light And Magic, the company behind films like Star Wars.

Effects are customizable with lens editor, and many effects have predictive behavior. So, your fire will look and move like fire. Knoll Light Factory is compatible with After Effects and Premiere Pro and is a must-have for editors looking to create visual effects right inside of Premiere Pro.

5. Primatte Keyer 6

Another great entry from the Red Giant is the Primatte Keyer. Almost every editor needs to key footage at some point, if not on a regular basis, and the Primatte Keyer is a great option.

It features one-button keying which will work in some cases, but for more pesky keys, Primatte includes lots of great customization tools. Think color matcher and spill killer. Premiere Pro features a builtin keyer, but Primatte Keyer is a step above and will get you better results in the end.

While an editor isn’t defined by his or her tools, the right tools sure can help. Check them out and see if you can expand your arsenal.

6. BeatEdit

BeatEdit is a very cool plugin designed to detect the beats of your music tracks and create markers in the Premiere Pro timeline. These are very useful as guides when you want to modify cuts manually later. It is compatible with Automate to Sequence function!

7. TimeBolt

Use this amazing extension to automatically apply cuts to the Premiere Pro timeline and remove dead air or silence from your videos automatically. You remove silence so fast, it almost feels like magic, even with more complex set-ups.

8. ReelSmart Motion Blur

If you are looking to amp up your video effects, adding natural-looking motion blur should definitely be on your top list. The ReelSmart Motion Blur plugin automatically tracks every pixel that you can apply variable amounts of motion blur to, even 360 footage!

Part 2: How to Install Premiere Pro Plugins

Now that you’ve downloaded all these amazing free Adobe Premiere Pro plugins, you need to get them into your application so you can start using them. It’s quite simple though – just follow these steps.

Step 1: Download Plugin

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The folder will most likely be the plugin or effect name, and you should be able to find it in your Downloads folder unless you chose a particular folder for it to download to. In that case, only you will know where to find it!

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Step 2: Choose Mac or Windows

Some plugins will have the option and others won’t. This is because of some work for both and some for only one. If there’s only one file or it doesn’t specify Mac or Windows, that’s the one you need to choose.

Step 3: Load Up Premiere Pro

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If Adobe Premiere Pro was open during the process, you will probably need to close it and reopen it for the import to have worked.

Step 4: Open the Effects Tab

The Premiere Pro plugins you’ve just downloaded should be nestled under Effects and ready for you to try out.

If you have some trouble importing your plugins in this manner, try going to your Effects tab and clicking Import Presets, and then selecting the install files. If this still doesn’t work, consider the fact that you may have an older version of Premiere, or you are trying to import a plugin that works only on Mac or Windows.

Best Practices for Using Plugins

There are ways to do things that are right, and then there are ways to do things that are more right. Here are some quick tips to get the most out of using your newly downloaded free Premiere plugins.

  • Organize your plugins by folder and bins, if this isn’t automatically done.
  • Make sure your white balance is correct before applying plugins or presets.
  • Ensure that the effect remains constant throughout (if it is a long-lasting effect, such as a color grading effect).
  • Don’t overdo it. It can be tempting to put one over another over another, but in the case of plugins, less is more.
  • Put some thought into using presets and plugins – why are you using it and what is it intended to portray?

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Potential Conflicts

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Occasionally, there are plugins that don’t like other plugins, or that don’t like your computer. This can be caused by a few things:

  • Wrong version of Premiere Pro
  • Wrong fi
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