Red Giant Software has released updates to its Magic Bullet Editors and Knoll Light Factory plug-ins, adding support for the latest Macs and Avid software.

Magic Bullet Editors 2.1 and Knoll Light Factory 2.5.1 can work under Final Cut Pro 5.1 on Intel-based Macs including the Mac Pro and MacBook Pro. According to Red Giant, render speed should be the same as on Power Mac-based systems.

The updates also add support for the Mac OS X versions of Avid Xpress Pro 5.5 and Media Composer 2. As with Avid's applications, these updates only work on PowerPC-based Macs -- though Red Giant will be releasing another set of updates after Avid releases Intel versions of these suites.

Both updates are free for current owners of the plug-ins. Magic Bullet Editors and Knoll Light Factory cost £225 plus VAT each.