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 shadows in Final Cut Pro X with the luma keyer and blending modes.
- In the prior section, we used…the luma keyer to find the highlights.…Here, we're going to use a luma keyer to find the shadows.…While I'm going to go ahead and do some softening…with some Gaussian blurring,…this is a another great way for you to…like say handle noise, or just give…a little bit of shadow softness,…something that you don't see so much.…We'll be using a Gaussian blur for it,…but we need to start with our keyer.…I'm going to take our luma Keyer,…I'm going to, again, pick this image,…and I'm going to do it without doing it on top.…
I want you to be able to see…what the result is with it selected.…I'm going to go ahead and open up my luma keyer,…I'm going to say I don't want the brightest moments.…I've now got the entire image selected,…remember, that's the black point, this is the white point.…I'm going to get rid of the brighter parts of the image,…so I'm going to say take it from pure black,…and you can see the bright parts…of the image kind of going away.…I'm just going to back that off,…until it's only the darkest, darkest points of the image.…
- 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