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Quick Looks 1.2
Figure 1. When you open MBQL, your clip will
show up in the preview menu so it’s easy to see
what affect each look will have on your clip.
c olor grading has become more and more
important in wedding videography as
productions have become increasingly
sophisticated and filmlike. Magic Bullet Looks
has been recognized by some of the top wedding
Quick Looks 1.2, which sells for $99 and is designed
to address all of these issues, I was excited to try it
on my laptop for a same-day edit (SDE).
Magic Bullet Quick Looks (MBQL) gives you the same
popular presets as the full-featured Magic Bullet Looks
videographers as the No. 1 color correction tool for filters. The biggest difference is that you don’t have the
perking up video footage and giving it character. ability to edit or customize the look other than to control
It offers a wide range of looks that you see on the amount of effect (0%–100%) on your clip. But if
popular television shows and films. It’s a one-stop you’re looking for a variety of preset looks that are easy
shop for tinting, color saturation/desaturation, to apply for a reasonable price, this is a great program.
curve adjustment, film stock filtering, and even
spot focus to achieve looks that range from bold MY TEST SYSTEM
to subtle. I tested MBQL on several machines, the fastest of
In other words, Magic Bullet Looks makes your