The Magic Bullet lineup of plugins from Red Giant Software is awesome, but apparently with the new Apple OSX Lion, there are a few issues with Looks and Colorista II within Final Cut Pro. But luckily, until they get this resolved, there is a workaround to make it work. Short answer, simply move you CTI (current time indicator).
Here’s the text from RGS’ website.
Magic Bullet Looks 2:
- Description: On OS X Lion 10.7 with Final Cut Pro 7, Magic Bullet Looks LooksBuilder doesn’t open properly after clicking the Edit button.
- Temporary Solution: After clicking the Edit button, move the playhead in the Timeline and this will open the LooksBuider.
Magic Bullet Colorista II:
- Description: On OS X Lion 10.7 with Final Cut Pro 7, Magic Bullet Colorista II doesn’t update preview when the parameters of the color wheel are changed.
- Temporary Solution: After adjusting the parameters in Colorista II, move the playhead in the Timeline and this will force the preview to update.