Blending modes can be used not only to add a look to your footage and make your text graphics pop, but also to make sure your video clips are synced up. How do you use blending modes to do this? In this movie, author Jef Greenberg demonstrates how to use the Difference blending mode to make sure your clips are in sync in Apple Final Cut Pro X.
- What I'm about to show you is really,…while it's under the name common uses,…it's a very specific use of…a specific blending mode called Difference.…A lot of people will never use this,…but if you need it, it becomes the most important…thing in your utility kit.…The way, in a Swiss Army knife,…you need the corkscrew for the day…you happen to come across a wine bottle.…Otherwise it's a useless item.…Take a look at my system,…I wanna to point out the specific section,…the specific blend mode called Difference.…
Now the Difference mode shows you…a difference between pixels, between two different objects.…So if I were to say here,…put my singer on top of this clip,…If I switch him to Difference mode,…it's actually much cooler than I thought it would be.…But it's basically the idea that this clip,…these two clips are interacting based on the pixels…that are different.…I'm going to delete that a second,…I'm gonna to take my singer here from the timeline,…I'm just going to drag him right up on top of himself.…There we go.…
- 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