Sapphire has long been an amazing set of high quality plugins that offer a diverse range of tools to power up your post production. The bundle of over 250 effects in total, gives you access to everything from lighting effects, generated textures, transitions and more!
Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Suite has rightfully become one of the quintessential plug-in bundles over the years, primarily due to the popularity of plugins like Looks and Colorista. What you’re getting is several tools geared around the overall look and color of your footage - many of which I have come to consider indispensable, including Film and Cosmo.
For those that haven’t looked into Sapphire before, what it includes is a broad bundle of over 250 effects plug-ins and transitions ranging from adjustment tools, glows, stylized looks, generated backgrounds and more.
Back in 2014, Red Giant launched Universe, a reasonably priced, subscription-based, set of effects and transitions compatible with most popular editing and graphics software. Recently they’ve launched the 2.0 update to the plugins, which includes 4 new effects as well as 29 updates to existing ones. So we figured it’s time to take another look!
As a huge horror fan, I was pretty intrigued when I saw Shudder pop up on Amazon as an optional subscription service. The catalog of films available for streaming immediately impressed me – it goes leaps and bounds beyond Netflix in terms of actual quality films that a horror fan would want to see.