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Red Giant Software's logo. Click here to visit the Red Giant Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Support for Adobe Creative Suite 5

San Francisco, CA, April 12, 2010 – Red Giant Software today announced that its products will support the recently announced Adobe® Creative Suite®. Magic Bullet® Looks, Knoll Light Factory, Trapcode Suite, and Pro Keying Suite will be the first products available for Adobe After Effects® CS5 and/or Adobe Premiere® Pro CS5. Red Giant Software will release these Adobe CS5 updaters within two weeks of Adobe CS5 shipping. All other products will be available for Adobe CS5 by this summer. The Adobe CS5 updaters from Red Giant Software are only applicable to users that choose to upgrade to Adobe CS5.

Benefits of 64-Bit Computing
The Adobe CS5 updaters for Red Giant Software products offer support for 64-bit computing, which provide many benefits including:

  • Better use of memory to allow multiple applications to run with increased performance

  • Support of RAW content with the capacity to handle any resolution up to 5K and beyond

  • Smooth playback of multiple streams of video in real-time in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

  • More flexible workflows with the ability to handle multiple open applications at once

“With these 64-bit updaters, we were focused on taking advantage of greater memory capacity and reliability. We had a dedicated staff of engineers writing code and another team testing our software to ensure compatibility with Adobe Creative Suite 5. The project was a big undertaking, and as a result this upgrade packs a lot of performance for users," said Sean Safreed, Co-Owner and Director of Products at Red Giant Software.”

Pricing and Availability

  • Adobe CS5 updates for all individual products will be available for $29 USD each.

  • Trapcode Suite customers can upgrade the entire Suite for a flat price of $99 USD.

  • Magic Bullet Suite customers can upgrade the entire Suite for a flat price of $99 USD – coming this summer.

  • Magic Bullet PhotoLooks and Knoll Light Factory for Photoshop users qualify for a free upgrade to Adobe Photoshop CS5.

About Red Giant Software
Red Giant Software LLC offers a vast range of visual effects plug-ins, with over 30 packages designed for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Avid. The product line features industry-leading effects for designing realistic fire, rain, and water; adding popular looks; and creating perfect keys. Red Giant effects have enhanced feature films such as Angels & Demons, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and The Mummy 3, and added sparkle to cable and broadcast content from NBC Universal, Food Network, ESPN, Disney, CNN, Comedy Central, MTV, and TNT.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

(First posted on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 14:53 EDT)

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