Want to add a slight glow to your footage? By using the luma keyer in Apple Final Cut Pro X, you can select the aspects of luminance that you want to effect and then use blending modes to mix it into your footage. In this movie, author Jeff Grenberg demonstrates how refine the highlights in Final Cut Pro X with the luma keyer and blending modes.
- One of my favorite tricks is to add a blur,…or a glow to shadows or to highlights.…The problem is, how do you select…and just affect those pixels.…We do it with a Luma Keyer.…If you can imagine in your head what a Chroma Keyer is…that removes the color say green,…well Luma Keyer allows you to select…based on brightness or luminescence.…We're going to explore that…and particularly explore how we can then…even make it cooler using our blending modes.…So, here on my timeline,…I'm gonna go ahead on this first clip…and just use the Luma Keyer just by itself.…
Usually when you do something like this,…we're gonna dupe it and put it on top,…but just to start with I'm just gonna grab…that Luma Keyer here in the Keying category.…I'm gonna put it on my clip.…You can see it got darker.…It got darker, it got darker because it said…don't show some of the pixels.…Here in the inspector, under the Luma Keyer,…I just want you to see the matte.…This switch is the final…or what's known as the composite,…the matte, a black and white representation,…
- How do blending modes work?
- Getting best performance from FCP X
- Overlay text
- Knocking out white
- Revealing elements
- Correcting color
- Creating day for night
- Using luma key for partial selections
- Creating alpha effects
- Using third-party flickers and grunge