Join Jeff I. Greenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Final Cut Pro X Guru: Blending Mode Secrets.
- If you have access to the exercise files Final Cut 10's library structure makes it really easy for me to give you these as a self contained package. If you take a look all you really need to do is double-click blending modes and it's gonna open up that library inside of Final Cut 10. When you get into Final Cut, as much as I can I've included a copy of exactly what I've done on each timeline, making it easy for you to play and follow along. Very little of what I've done builds on itself from section to section. Meaning that, if you didn't complete something the way I did it, the next section is okay and is a separate item in and of itself.
If you look out in the finder, I'd like you to see if there is a special folder called User\Movies\Motion Templates. If you do not own Motion and you want the elements I have, particularly the adjustment layer, you need to go to that folder in your system. You're gonna find that system on your hard drive, in your user, in your username, inside of movies and I've rolled open here the motion templates. It's really crucial that you copy over these items into the generators that match and into the titles that match but please do not drag over the actual titles and the actual generators 'cause I don't wanna destroy anything that you already have in there.
This is just adding to what you have and again this is mostly an issue if you do not own Motion. Otherwise, pretty much all these pieces are built and I definitely teach you how to build these items using Motion inside of this class. Alright, let's go get started.
- 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