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RedGiant Effects Suite

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Red Giant Effects Suite is a set of 9 tools that have served the visual effects community for years, delivering the creative freedom to produce professional effects.

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RedGiant Effects Suite review by Cristian P.
Cristian P.
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"Affordable"

What do you like best?

the redgiant effects suite is a great addon for any VFX software, I used it along with the adobe after effects. there are lots of effects and possibilities are limitless, especially I found the tsunami, toonit and the Knoll light factory really useful for my projects. I have tried to color grade my films and other projects a lot of times and nothing even comes close to using the composite Wizard within the Redgiant effects suite and its one of the most popular when coming to editing films in Hollywood. it supports multiple platforms including windows and mac. the support is also really helpful with well-documented videos on the site teaches you how to make the maximum out of their products. the most important thing about the product is that it isn't that costly and anybody in VFX can afford it, they even provide a free trial to test their product prior to purchase.

What do you dislike?

the speed of rendering found to be really slow after using the software, especially tsunami. some effects control are really hard to work with at least in after effects and the effects eat up your memory.

Recommendations to others considering the product

there are lots of effects and they are way better than most of the software out on the market, give them a try and find out for yourself.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating VFX and additional graphics effects to your VFX software.

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RedGiant Effects Suite review by User in Public Relations and Communications
User in Public Relations and Communications
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"Solid plugin for After Effects and Premiere, expands functionality greatly "

What do you like best?

Red giant make some of the best plugins around for Adobe multimedia and in some ways it's impossible not to have them. Red Giant's trapcode particular alone is a industry standard for particle generation in After Effects and is miles better than the built in particle systems. I've also used other plugins like trap code form for projects and they work equally as well.

What do you dislike?

There is definitely a bit of a learning curve to each of the plugins, since their are so many options. Particular is extremely powerful but can be daunting at first.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you like Red Giant, definitely check out other scripts and plugins on aescripts.com (for after effects) or the plugins offered by videocopilot.net.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a creative professional, the suite allows me to create and visualize graphics in ways that I could not before. It's a greater set of tools to create visuals that are really going to wow the audience.

What Video Effects solution do you use?

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RedGiant Effects Suite review by Kevin A.
Kevin A.
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"Beautiful"

What do you like best?

the Effect suite from Red giant is a pack of nine plugins that give your great effects to your footage and a lot of creative options. the plugins work with several softwares. in my case, I used it with after effects and I've to say I'm addicted to it. the planetspace plugin is one of them which helps you animate 3d layers easily and save a lot of time for you. it helps you manage a lot of layers, say a 100+ at a single time which could take a tedious amount of time if done without it. basically it's just a set of keyframe managers similar to that of in after effects but build in such a way to manage them easily. Image Lounge is another plugin that's pretty impressive, it help you build natural elements like fire and water into the footage which can be heavy work if done without it.

Toon it is one of the best plugins in this package. as you can see from the name it helps you convert your footage into a cartoon with the click of a button. there are several build in options to get the look that you desire. Tsunami is also a great plugin to mimic ocean currents and waves, the quality of the plugin is just amazing and absolutely worth the price. they also offer a free trial in case you need to try them.

What do you dislike?

the plugin isn't cheap and most of the small companies wont be able to afford them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

this is a great set of plugins for anyone who's doing VFX. i highly recommend this if you got the budget.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

build Virtual effects into your video footages.

RedGiant Effects Suite review by Shelby R.
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"Worth It!"

What do you like best?

It's so so easy! I absolutely love the simplicity of this product. Drag and drop and you're done. The effects are seamless and look so professional. You can certainly take the time to make these type of effects from scratch yourself, but there's no need when you have Red GIant. The adjustability is fantastic. Everything you need to customize the effects are right there in the effects panel and easy to change little things here and there to make it more personalized. I also love that you can use the effects in both Premiere Pro and After Effects. There is a creative consistency when it comes to using the effects between multiple platforms.

What do you dislike?

I wish there were more! I'm sure what is offered is fair for the price but I do wish they offer some sort of expansion pack to the original. Honestly, there's nothing really that I dislike about this product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Buying the Red Giant Suite is worth the money. It will save you so much time! The effects are very polished and it is a high-quality product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problem we are solving has to do with time. We are saving so much time by applying the functions of Red Giant Suite. creating a transition or any creative effect takes time and with Red Giant, it's already built for you, all you need to do is tweak it a bit to make it customized.

RedGiant Effects Suite review by User in Higher Education
User in Higher Education
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"Must Have Plugins"

What do you like best?

Their effects suite covers everything from motion graphics effects to color grading presets to A/V syncing. My favorite of theirs is the Trapcode Particular plugins. I tend to use at least one version of their particles for almost every motion graphic I create. All of their plugins can be super simple to use with their presets they supply for you, or you can go even further and customize everything you could want to. You could even start with a preset and then customize that to fit your needs.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much I don't like about this suite. I guess the main drag would have to be cost. To purchase everyone of their products can be pricey, so i would pick and choose the one that most suites you and your everyday work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Their products cost can definitely add up. I would look at the plugins that will best help your workflow for post production. I recommend Magic Bullet if you want quick easy to use color correction effects. Trapcode Particular if you are doing motion graphics. Universe is an annual fee, but it definitely has it's uses as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have all of their products. I've used their Magic Bullet plug in to do really quick color grades for projects, especially with the presets they offer, which can be all customized. Their version of particles in trapcode, in my opinion, is better than the native particles in AE. Red Giant just makes things better and in a lot of cases can save time when trying to do some awesome effects.

RedGiant Effects Suite review by Brandon P.
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"Great product that speeds up workflow"

What do you like best?

I love PluralEyes and got it for its ability to quickly sync video and audio (especially from a multi-cam shoot) and it can even compensate for audio drift. This makes it so that audio that would otherwise be unusable becomes useable.

What do you dislike?

I don't like how often the program prompts me to update it. I'm also asked to update programs I don't have. I think it's a lure to buy more of their products so I just ignore the updates that aren't directly for the product I've purchased.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's expensive but it saves you a lot of time and money in the long run.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Correcting audio drift and syncing audio and video from a multi-cam shoot.

RedGiant Effects Suite review by Robert G.
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"Love red Giant software"

What do you like best?

what can i say about Red Giant, I love the programs, we use trapcode particular, and magic bullet here at work, but I have the entire suite at home, i Like that it stands out from the rest of the programs with its stand alone applications.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was more tutorials on how to use all the programs. sometimes it can be a little complicated

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn from tutorials, it can look hard at first but it gets easier with time

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it helps me create projects that stand out from the rest of the crowd, I would like to learn universe a little better,

RedGiant Effects Suite review by Sean M.
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"Red Giant - De-Noiser II - Way useful plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro"

What do you like best?

Red Giant has a huge assortment of visual editing effects and plug-ins. I use the De-noiser II within Adobe Premiere Pro. It has a really easy to use interface and the results are top quality.

What do you dislike?

There is a learning curve with the De-Noiser II, so incorporating an interactive walk-thru would be very beneficial for beginners.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're in the video production/editing business, it's crucial to have the right plug-ins for your software. Red Giant has everything you might need to bring your video production to the next level. Read the guides and watch tutorials to get a good grasp on the functionality and, in the end, you'll be happy you did.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

De-Noiser helps to increase production quality where the risk of low light video footage may be prominent. We've had several videos that were shot in low light, with inadequate camera settings so the De-Noiser allowed us to compensate and correct those issues.

RedGiant Effects Suite review by Matt S.
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"Great software!"

What do you like best?

I enjoy the ease in which I can use the product!

What do you dislike?

I wish they had more effects and more training on how to use them with FCPX.

Recommendations to others considering the product

make sure you talk with support and check out the tutorials first!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Video Production. Helps me to create the most professional video as possible! I see that by using red giant software and effects, I am able to take my videos to another professional level. One that helps set me apart from my competition.

RedGiant Effects Suite review by User in Internet
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"One of the must have addons"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of the effects is amazing. You can get proffesional effects at an amazin rate and speed.

I have bought all of the effects with ease, being able to retouch your movies, to edit them professionally is just great.

It does not use to many resources and its a great addon.

I have seen this effects in action in movies and tons of video uploaders.

What do you dislike?

The pricing is a litle high, but the work you can with them can easily get your money back. You can be a professional editorin no time

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

After effects addons that works really fast, with great tools

RedGiant Effects Suite review by User
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"Great for amateur editors or motion graphic editors. "

What do you like best?

There’s so many different plugins and effects, it’s insane! User interface is clean and precise, and the learning curve isn’t too bad.

What do you dislike?

Just like with other pro effects software, it’ll take a while to get adjusted. Especially if you’re coming from the adobe suite.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I’ve used some of their motion graphics plugins as well as their Looks package for color grading. My only issue would be the price, since I’m just starting out my venture into motion graphics.

RedGiant Effects Suite review by User in Marketing and Advertising
User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Affordable, intuitive option"

What do you like best?

Easily integrates with both Premiere and After Effects

What do you dislike?

Some of the effects/transitions seem a little dated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Start with a smaller suite like 'Universe' to try out before investing in a larger one.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're able to incorporate professional level effects and transitions without having to spend a tremendous amount of time or money.

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