Pixel Film Studios Announced The Release of ProNoir for Final Cut Pro X

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Pixel Film Studios Released ProNoir, a Film Noir Effect Plugin for Final Cut Pro X

Pixel Film Studios Plugin - ProNoir - FCPX

ProNoir - Pixel Film Studios Plugin - FCPX

FCPX editors can create grimly cynical scenes full of stark light and contrast with ProNoir enabling users to emulate a professional production straight from the golden age of film

"FCPX editors can create grimly cynical scenes full of stark light and contrast with ProNoir enabling users to emulate a professional production straight from the golden age of film," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios.

The Film Noir genre is characterized by dark, shadowy sets with high-contrast lighting to give the viewer feelings of gloom. Users can create this dour mood in their videos by adding ProNoir effects to footage. The tools provided in this package allow users to create stylized detective, crime and mystery scenes with ease and are universal enough to be used in a much wider variety of projects.

ProNoir’s effects can all be customized inside Final Cut Pro X. To get started, users must drag and drop desired presets on top of clips within the timeline. Then, users can navigate to the Inspector window where they can edit all the attributes necessary to get the perfect noir looks. Control types such as sliders, dials and drop-down menus all come together to make editing inside Final Cut Pro X.

ProNoir is filled to the brim with content. ProNoir includes 5 black & white threshold styles, 10 muted color styles, 5 pre-made fog animations, 5 lighting effects that draw from the source media, 5 lighting effects that overlay the media, 5 dust presets and 5 unique smoke animations. Each preset can be customized create all-new looks and a Master Effect preset that includes all the effects in one is also included.

After darkening up the scene using ProNoir’s shadowy effect styles users can add volumetric lighting in to add further contrast and stylization. ProNoir’s lighting presets come in two styles. The beam style is a light that simply overlays the scene and can be repositioned and rotated using on-screen controls. The source style presets feed off of the underlying media and create beautiful, realistic light rays that move with the light of the scene itself. On-screen controls allow users to edit the Light Center, Ray Length, Diffusion Point and Mask the Light so that it only affects the masked area.

Fog and Smoke are more staples of the noir genre that users can take advantage of using ProNoir. The 5 included smoke animations can be changed through a drop-down menu inside of any Smoke, or Master Effect preset. Users must choose a 1 second to 10 second preset based on how long the smoke animation will last. In FCPX users can adjust the speed of fog and use sliders to display totally new looks. Blend modes, opacities and more can also be changed for both fog and smoke presets.

Established in 2006, Aliso Viejo, California-based Pixel Film Studios is an innovative developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast community. Their products are integrated with popular non-linear editing and compositing products from Apple FCPX. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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