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As a production company, Red Giant makes wonderful short films. As a software developer, Red Giant creates plugins that help you make wonderful short films. Those plugins are now available for HitFilm 3 Pro.

“Red Giant is a company made up of filmmakers and visual effects artists. We are very excited to work with the team at HitFilm, who share our passion for providing powerful and creative tools.”

Sean Safreed, co-founder of Red Giant

The shorts created by Red Giant have a purpose, of course, which is to promote their products. But unlike so many attempts at viral storytelling, Red Giant’s films have heart and are crafted with care. Although they’re commercials, they stand alone as legitimately entertaining and artistically impressive films.

Red Giant’s latest production, Old/New, features narration by none other than Patton Oswalt and sees Seth Worley return to the director’s chair.

That passion for quality is carried across into Red Giant Universe, their huge plugin collection which is now available for HitFilm 3 Pro. Universe has over 40 free effects and transitions with another 40+ available with the Premium subscription.

Universe is worth installing purely for the free billowed background procedural effect – it’s the perfect companion to HitFilm’s built-in fractal and cloud generators. That you get a ton of other plugins as well makes this the definition of a no-brainer.

As for that subscription – it’s entirely optional and a pretty good deal. You can find out full details over on Red Giant’s website.

Exploring the universe

Getting started couldn’t be simpler. Head over to, register an account then download the Red Giant Link application. This handles everything for you and the next time you launch HitFilm 3 Pro you’ll find a ton of new effects ready and waiting.

It’s really that easy.

“HitFilm has built an incredible community and we’re proud to bring Red Giant Universe – our ever-expanding library of tools – to HitFilm 3 Pro.”

Sean Safreed, co-founder of Red Giant

Want to know more? Then check out our handy new tutorial:

You can find tutorials specific to particular Universe effects on Red Giant’s tutorials page. And don’t be surprised if some of the free Universe effects start appearing in our future tutorials.

How is this possible?

This is all made possible by a major feature we added in HitFilm 3 Pro – OpenFX compatibility. This provides a framework for all developers, making it easier to make plugins which will work in multiple host platforms. The devs have been working hard to make HitFilm 3 Pro the most stable and flexible OpenFX platform around.

The arrival of Red Giant Universe continues HitFilm 3 Pro’s mission to bring the best tools to indie filmmakers. Red Giant joins GenArts and RE:vision, with more official plugin partners on the way.

The best thing is that Universe is still in active development, with new plugins added to the collection periodically. Go explore.