You can use the generators found in Apple Final Cut Pro X to create some cool effects for your footage. Where can the generators be found and how do you apply them to your clips? In this movie, author Jeff Greenberg shows you where to find the built-in generators in Final Cut Pro X and how to use them.
- Throughout this title, I've been using…some of the final cut generators to do cool things…with my video, and there are some just gorgeous pieces…in here to explore with.…On my system, I'm going to go ahead here…and open up the generators category…and I'm going to just search for a couple…that I'm really happy with.…This is mostly to get you to be encouraged…to go play with some of these yourself.…I'm going to start here with a generator called glimmer.…G-L-I-M, there's glimmer.…And you can see when I pass over it,…it's got sort of these organic particles going on.…
I'm going to click on my clip,…hit the letter X to mark it, click on my glimmer,…hit the letter Q, it comes on top.…There are my particle systems.…You can see just from the way it is before I go any further,…that I can go to the video tab and pick a blend mode.…Because it's so dark,…I'm going to pick one of the brighter blend modes,…which means I'm going to probably going to end up…in the add category.…Let's just see what add looks like.…Let's go ahead and play that through.…
- 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