Red Giant released Universe 2.2 — along with a new short film showcase for Universe tools written and directed by Aharon Rabinowitz, which is our Video of the Day — with 11 new transition tools, updates to two existing plug-ins, and new support for Avid Media Composer.

Red Giant Universe 2.2 Retrograde Transition

Retrograde is one of 11 new transitions in Red Giant Universe 2.2

The marquee effect this time around is probably the Retrograde Transition, which incorporates scanned pieces of 8mm or 16mm film into a transition that mimics the look of a film strip slipping out of the projector gate. Also noteworthy is a VHS Transition that mimics glitchy VHS tapes that have been recorded and re-recorded, as well as the time-saving, mostly self-explanatory, Flicker Cut and Camera Shake Transition.

The VHS plug-in gets new noise samples, overlays and presets, and the Retrograde plug-in gets the option that maintains the original aspect ratio of your footage.

Red Giant can do a better job of showing you what these new tools do. Watch the promo video, below, for a preview.

Red Giant Universe is available by subscription for $99/year ($49.50 for academic licenses) or $20/month.

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