Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) May 14, 2014
Special effects artists from Pixel Film Studios have created a new lesson for ProFlip Plugin for Final Cut Pro X
“ProFlip gives the user the ability to reveal two words or phrases as the word flips,” says Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “ProFlip is a fun tool, and once you learn how to use it you will see unlimited possibilities.”
Learn how to flip from phrase to phrase in a title sequence with ProFlip for Final Cut Pro X.
With ProFlip from Pixel Film Studios™, users can rotate, twist and pivot the text on any axis in FCPX to reveal a new line of text on the other side.
ProFlip allows Final Cut Pro X users to rotate and pivot their text from one phrase to the next.
By twisting and turning their titles to match the movement of the action in the scene, users can make their text interact with their media in new and interesting way.
STEP 1 - PREPARING THE TIMELINE
Let's begin by selecting a clip in the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline.
Now, go to the titles library in FCPX, and scan through the ProFlip presets.
Select the set-up that best matches the scene. Drag the title layer above the clip onto the timeline and make it the same length as the footage.
For this example, we will use the “Master Text” preset.
STEP 2 - SETTING UP THE TEXT
Now, it’s time to set-up the our text.
Select the title layer in the timeline and go to the FCPX Inspector window.
The user will then fill in the text fields with the two words or phrases that the user wants to flip between. Then, set the size, font and color of the text.
Finally, change the blend mode drop down to help integrate the text into the environment.
STEP 3 - ANIMATING THE TEXT
Now, let’s animate our text to flip from one word to the next.
Place the playhead at the front of the title layer in the timeline. Then, use the on-screen controls to orient the text to where the user wants it to start.
Now, place a key frame on the rotation parameters in the Inspector window.
Move the playhead to the end of the title layer.
Finally, use the on-screen controls and rotation parameters to spin the text around to its final orientation.
Since we have already applied a key frame to this parameter, it will auto key frame any changes we make to it.
Now, for some final touches:
This particular clip has a wide-angle lens on it. So we want to achieve the same wide angle feel for the text. Slide and adjust the angle of view slider a bit to the right.
This will help seamlessly integrate the text into the scene.
Now, for some additional information:
If users want a series of more than two words, place many ProFlip title layers side by side in the timeline. Then, simply need to keyframe each title so that it begins at the same position and angle that the previous one ended.
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.