Thursday, May 05, 2011

Update: Red Giant Magic Bullet Grinder v1.5 Now Available

magic bullet grinderNew features for the essential tool to convert DSLR video into edit-friendly formats

Portland, OR, May 5, 2011 - Red Giant Software today announced Magic Bullet Grinder 1.5, the newest version of the fastest, smartest way to transcode DSLR footage. Grinder is a standalone solution that converts Canon video to edit-friendly formats, burns in timecode and generates editing proxies in a single time-saving pass. With Grinder 1.5, editors can avoid the tedium of converting video footage and focus on the creative parts of filmmaking.

Many of the new features in Magic Bullet Grinder 1.5 came directly from user suggestions. As a thank you to those users, Grinder 1.5 is offered as a free upgrade to version 1.0, and is now included as a part of the popular Magic Bullet Suite.

New features of Magic Bullet Grinder 1.5 include:
  • ProRes HQ and ProRes LT codecs for high-resolution output.
  • Frame rate options of 25p or 24p for 30p and 60p conversion.
  • 1080p option for proxy file output.
  • Render priority control — finish all proxies first and start editing immediately.
  • Create Time Of Day timecode using camera metadata.
  • Burn-in options for timecode, frame number and file name.
  • Customized options for file naming and output destinations.
  • Support for Growl notifications of render start and finish.
Grinder frees up your video editing application by transcoding inside its own render queue, and makes that conversion faster and easier than working in Final Cut Pro 7. Version 1.5 supports all video-capable Canon DSLRs and H264-encoded footage for a professional, efficient workflow.

Pricing and Availability

Magic Bullet Grinder 1.5 is Available for $49 USD.

Version 1.5 is free to existing Magic Bullet Grinder 1.0 customers.
Download the Free Demo/Update Here.

About Red Giant Software

Founded in 2002, Red Giant Software ( creates an ever-expanding universe of effects tools ranging from plug-in suites, applications and mobile apps to Guru Presets, free products and sharing communities. We provide software for motion design, photography and color correction that is used for everything from major motion pictures to worldwide television programming to web production. Red Giant offers the industry-leading Trapcode tools for broadcast design; Magic Bullet Suite for color correction; and over 60 products that run in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, Avid, Vegas, Nuke, and Studio. Our effects have enhanced dozens of feature films such as Angels & Demons and The Social Network, and added sparkle to networks like NBC Universal, ESPN, Disney, CNN, Comedy Central, MTV, and TNT. Join us on Facebook (RedGiantSoftware), follow us on Twitter (@RedGiantNews) and get free content at

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