There are a couple of blending modes in Apple Final Cut Pro X that are used to cut through your video to create shapes and letters. What are these blending modes and how do you apply them? In this movie, author Jeff Greenberg describes what the Stencil and Silhouette blending modes are an dhow to use them in Final Cut Pro X.
- Silhouette and stencil become these really great tools…to cut through your video.…There's a little bit of a problem though.…There's gonna be a confusion if you're not careful…between luma and alpha, whether it's stencil or…silhouette and I'd like to go ahead and just…demystify that here.…Taking a look now on my timeline, I'm gonna go ahead…and add a shape above this.…I'm just gonna go ahead, open up my generators.…Final Cut 10 in the generators has got an elements item,…and I'm gonna bring in this shape.…
I'm gonna hit the letter X to mark the clip, click on the…shape, hit the letter Q.…It goes perfectly on top, with the selected,…we'll leave it as a circle for a moment and I'll go…to the generator tab, we'll give it a much thicker edge.…Always worth mentioning these generators inside of…Final Cut 10 almost always have extra items.…You can see here we've got rectangles and angles and…arrows and octagons.…These are just beautiful pre-built elements that come…from motion and live here inside of Final Cut 10 and…
- 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