Red Giant Software has released version 2.1 of the Magic Bullet Suite, the set of After Effects plug-ins that apply film styles to video footage.

The update allows the plug-ins to be used with After Effects 7.0. It also includes the DeepColor RT GPU render engine, which Red Giant says runs up to seven times faster than the CPU alone -- allowing users to do real-time film look treatments on the desktop in standard definition.

Owners of version 2.0 can download the update from Red Giant Web site. The full set costs £450 plus VAT from The CarPark. Render licences cost £295 plus VAT.