If your work is in video editing or motion graphics, the latest Red Giant Universe 2.2 will blow you away. Seriously, packed with 76 gpu-accelerated tools, including 11 new transitions, you can create some really stunning visuals.
Universe 2.2 includes tools for animated backgrounds, blur and glow effects, text treatments, and motion graphics elements, including some great HUD components. There is so much great stuff available in Universe 2.2, that I could not possibly talk about everything. Some of my favorites I've included pics on, like the HUD components, the stylize tool MisFire, and also the Fractal Background generator. But, you can easily see info on the complete list of tools here.
Universe 2.2 Fractal Background in use
What is really nice is that Universe is effortless to use, and all of its included tools are completely customizable. There are even presets (with quick thumbnail preview) that you can quickly choose from to use as they are or continue to tweak from there.
Universe 2.2 MisFire in use
One of the promoted features in this release is the updated VHS 2.2 that allows you to really retro your footage to include old VHS noise, and even add in timecode and function icons! Along with the release of Universe 2.2, Red Giant made a short film to highlight Universe 2.2, specifically the VHS tool, as well as other Red Giant tools. It's a hysterical 80's-style buddy cop spoof that you have to see, and is included at the end of this article.
Universe 2.2 VHS in use
Universe 2.2 can be used with Adobe After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, HitFilm, Magix Vegas Pro, and now also supports Avid Media Composer.
Universe 2.2 HUD Components in use
Universe 2.2 is currently available for $20 monthly, or you can save yourself some cash by opting for an annual $99. Considering all the tools included, this is a really great value.
Red Giant's latest short film showing expert use of Universe 2.2 VHS and other Red Giant tools.
Head over to Red Giant's website and see all the features of the new Universe 2.2. Also on the website, you'll find plenty of resources for getting started with all of Red Giant's products. And know that you can purchase with confidence as their Red Pledge Guarantee makes sure you are happy with every purchase.