Pixel Film Studios Releases New Final Cut Pro X Lesson, ProMap™ Lesson Today

Pixel Film Studios announces ProMap™ Lesson; this under three minute step-by-step walkthough provides all the basics needed to learn ProMap™ for FCPX Users.

Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) May 05, 2014

Pixel Film Studios, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, announced the availability of ProMap Lesson. ProMap is a tutorial on how to use ProMap for Apple Final Cut Pro X.

“ProMap has long been requested by our users and this tutorial will clear up any questions about this useful tool,” says Christina Austin, Pixel Film Studios CEO. “This tutorial will answer questions and empower our users to make awesome videos.”

ProMap is a professional map path tool for FCPX. With this tutorial, the user will learn how to give directions in a fun and easy way inside Final Cut Pro X. With moving lines, pins and landmarks, the user can create a clean looking, intuitive map video in Final Cut Pro X.

ProMap allows Final Cut Pro X users to a plot out a journey with moving lines and landmark indicators.

From local drives to global treks, ProMap can make direction videos both fun and easy to create in Final Cut Pro X.

By selecting an image of a map in the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline. The user can have add map image to the timeline, go to the FCPX titles library to locate the ProMap presets, scan through the presets, and the user can then select the one that best matches the desired look. The next step, drag the adjustment layer above the clip in the Final Cut Pro X timeline and make it the same length as the footage.

For this example, here is how to use the 6-point custom preset.

First, select the custom map layer in the timeline. Then use the on-screen control pucks in the viewer window to shape the path.

The puck with the dot on it is the end point. For older versions of Final Cut Pro X, the user may need to double click the refresh animation button in the Inspector window once the user have finished making changes. This will tell Final Cut Pro X to re-render each point in its new location. Finally, use the line roundness, color, and width parameters to customize the look of the path

Once everything is set up, it's time to animate ProMap so that it reveals itself.

Move the play head to the front of the ProMap layer and select it in the timeline.

Now, go to the “Custom Animation” parameter in the FCPX Inspector. Change it to 0 and set a key frame.

Then, move the play head to the end of the clip, and change the “Custom Animation” to 100. Since we have already applied a key frame to this parameter, it will auto key frame any changes we make to it.

Scan through the ProMap presets in the titles library, and select a few landmark icons and text holders. Drag the marks above the map layer on the Final Cut Pro X timeline and make it the same length as the footage.

Select each layer one at a time and use the on-screen control to position and scale each marker. Then use the parameters found in the Inspector window to change the text and color.

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, 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.


  • Christina Austin
    Pixel Film Studios
    +1 (949) 273-8777


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