A complementary piece of software to Apple Final Cut Pro X is Apple Motion. Motion has tools that give you further control over how you change the speed of a shot. In this movie, author Jeff Greenberg guides you through how to create a strobe effect that changes the speed of your footage in Apple Motion.
- If you're using Final Cut 10,…one of the must purchases in my book,…are Compressor and Motion.…Compressor is obvious.…It gives you a lot more control over your compression.…But Motion is sort of an effects engine,…where anything you can build in Motion…comes into play in Final Cut 10.…And this is one of those times…where I would tell you to look at the video library.…There's a ton of great titles on Motion.…And we're going to, with very few steps,…build something that's missing in Final Cut.…Final Cut doesn't have a strobe.…
And I've got a clip on the timeline…that would be great for a nice strobe sort of look.…We're going to go over to Motion, build it,…and we're going to build it as an effect…that's permanently going to live in Final Cut 10.…So, here on my system, I'm just going to play my skier here.…And it's going through, and I'm looking at this.…I'm going, "Wow."…I would love just to see that strobe a little bit…as he's playing on the timeline.…A real stuttery sort of look.…I can't get to it,…because there is no strobe in Final Cut 10.…
- Basics of retiming
- Freeze-framing a clip
- Getting the best playback quality
- Understanding the automatic adjustments
- Advance speed changes, including range selections