Pixel Film Studios Presents a ProPixie Lesson for Final Cut Pro X Today

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Pixie particle composite footage lesson was announced today from Pixel Film Studios. Including a lesson that shows how to integrate 75 ProRes Composites inside Final Cut Pro X.

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Many tutorials are drawn-out with unnecessary information irrelevant to the lesson. Our goal is to cut to the point by giving our fans quick, precise, and clear instructions with our video tutorials.

Another Lesson from Pixel Film Studios Developers of post-production video products was announced today. A Pixie composite footage overlay effect for Final Cut Pro X.

"Many tutorials are drawn-out with unnecessary information irrelevant to the lesson. Our goal is to cut to the point by giving our fans quick, precise, and clear instructions with our video tutorials," says Christian Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. "I think our tutorials reach that goal."

The user will learn how to give their film an epic or magical look with floating particles. ProPixie from Pixel Film Studios is a collection of 75 ProRes composites that can be applied to footage in any non-linear editing software, simply drag and drop the video file on top of footage in the timeline and select a composite type.

The ProPixie lesson from Pixel Film Studios instructs Final Cut Pro X users to add floating particles and dust to their footage. Adding particles to the users film is a quick and easy way to create an epic or magical environment.

Upon purchasing ProPixie, the user will receive nine zip folders of particle composite footage. The user will also receive an installer file for the ProPixie compositing tool. The tool will load directly into the Final Cut Pro X effects library. When Planing on using the particle footage often, import the files into an FCPX event for quick access. Or simply store them on an external drive and drag one into the timeline whenever needed.

By selecting a clip in the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline. The user can scan through the ProPixie composite footage folders. The particles in the footage come in varying sizes, speeds and focal depths. The user then selects and drags one of the particle composites above their clip in the Final Cut Pro X timeline. The blade tool is use to cut off the excess particle footage to make it the same length as the clip. After completing this task the user will go to the “Video” tab of the FCPX Inspector window.
The user will come across the blend mode drop down menu and have the option to change the blend mode to “Add.”

After repeating the previous step to add a second composite layer. The users will this time choose a file with slightly larger particles. Again, dragging the footage above the clip making it the same length as the others and then changing the blend mode to “Add.”

Now the user can blend and incorporate the particles into the environment.

With the compositing tool in the FCPX effects library, the user will drag and drop the effect on to each of the particle layers in the timeline.

After, selecting the first ProPixie layer in the timeline, the Inspector window will give an option to use the preset blur, scale, opacity and color controls to blend the particles into the environment. The user then repeats this process with the second composite layer making these particles less blurry. This will give the illusion of depth in our dust layers.

The particle footage can be easily customized to create numerous looks such as ash. For this example, speeding up the particle footage to look like a flurry of snow.
First click and drag the end of the composite clips to make them longer.

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. All 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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