Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Vignetting, part of Final Cut Pro: Lighting Effects in Post.
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In this shot, I've got a nice piece of footage of a businesswoman turning and…looking at us. She is bright, she is in the foreground, we have a dark bookcase…around her. Let's say I want to heighten this effect, her bright, the corners dark. …This is known as a Vignette Effect, kind of based off of what old cameras…and what old footage looks like.…Here is candidate for a lighting layer to give me that effect. It has…different values around the outside than it does around the inside. The problem…is that they are the opposite of what I want. It's dark in the middle and…bright on the outside. I want it to be bright in the middle and dark in the…outside. Well, let's simple enough.…
Let's select it. Choose Effects > Video Filters > Channel > Invert. Not only…does this invert my colors, which by the way is more appropriate and gets me closer…to flesh tones, it inverts the values. Now I'm bright in the middle and dark on the…outside. Select this clip, put it into Overlay mode and now you see that her face…
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Final Cut Pro: Adding Lighting Effects in Post demonstrates how to use any version of Final Cut Pro to easily add animated lighting effects to existing footage. Going beyond basic techniques, Chris Meyer shares his personal experience and uses many examples to teach the best way to select and fine-tune lighting clips to enhance a variety of underlying shots. He presents techniques for subtle enhancements that will help hold the viewer's attention while adding production value to virtually any shot.
- Selecting the right footage for the right lighting effects
- Transforming images with lighting and color correction
- Using vignetting to set the scene
- Adjusting blur for a subtle change