Looks 3 in Final Cut Pro X: Backwards Compatibility


Backwards Compatibility 

 

When updating and upgrading software, we always strive to provide backwards compatibility to preserve the ability to re-visit old projects and take advantage of new features. However, sometimes we are unable to find a seamless solution to this due to host limitations and other factors. This will serve as a guide to maintain backwards compatibility with projects created using Looks 2.5 in a Looks 3 environment going forward. 

 

To ensure that FCPX Projects created with Looks 2.5 maintain compatibility with Looks 3, Looks 3 must be installed “over” Looks 2.5. 

 
If Looks 2.5 is already installed for FCPX on your system:
 
  1. Run the Magic Bullet Suite 12 Installer. Mac / Windows
  2. Make sure Looks is selected in the “Registration” page of the Installer.
  3. Make sure that Final Cut Pro X is selected in the “Installation Type” page of the installer. 
  4. Complete the installation and you are all set! Projects created with Looks 2.5 will now be using Looks 3. 
    • Going forward, we highly recommend starting new projects with the Magic Bullet Looks plug-in located in the “Magic Bullet Suite” category.   See image  
If Looks 2.5 is not already installed for FCPX on your system:
 
  1. Run the Color Suite 11.1.4 Installer. Mac / Windows
  2. Make sure Looks is selected in the “Registration” page of the Installer.
  3. Make sure that Final Cut Pro X is selected in the “Installation Type” page of the installer. 
  4. Complete the installation and make sure that the installer isn’t left open before continuing to step 5.
  5. Launch the Magic Bullet Suite 12 Installer.
  6. Make sure Looks is selected of the “Registration” page of the Installer.
  7. Make sure that Final Cut Pro X is selected in the “Installation Type” page of the installer.
  8. Complete the installation and you are all set! Projects created with Looks 2.5 will now be using Looks 3.
    • Going forward, we highly recommend starting new projects with the Magic Bullet Looks plug-in located in the “Magic Bullet Suite” category. See image
Projects created with Looks 2.5 will work with Looks 3 as long as the “Red Giant Color Suite” category is present in your Effects Browser. 
 
Power Masks and Keyframes
 
The Power Mask feature has been depreciated in Magic Bullet Looks 3.0. Power Masks and keyframes from previous projects will be preserved.
*Applies to Final Cut Pro 10.1.4, Magic Bullet Looks 2.5.3, and Magic Bullet Looks 3.0.
 

 

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