Announcing a New Tutorial for ProSmoke Plugin from Pixel Film Studios to Work Inside Final Cut Pro X Was Released Today

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Pixel Film Studios announced today a new lesson for ProSmoke plugin that includes over 50 ProRes Smoke composites for Final Cut Pro X.

FCPX Lesson from Pixel Film Studios

ProSmoke Volume 1 Tutorial Page

The tutorial page expedites the editors use of our templates and plugins.

Pixel Film Studios, developers of Final Cut Pro X Templates and Plugins have announced the release of a new tutorial for the ProSmoke plugin from Pixel Film Studios.

“The tutorial page expedites the editors use of our templates and plugins” said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “Each tutorial answers our users frequently asked questions about that plugin.”

Learn how to add smoke or steam to any clip with ProSmoke Volume 1 from Pixel Film Studios. This collection of 50 ProRes smoke composites can create a magical, chaotic or steamy look with any footage.

ProSmoke Volume 1 allows Final Cut Pro X users to add smoke and steam composite to their footage. Adding smoke or steam to film is a quick and easy way to create a magical or eerie environment. Upon purchasing ProSmoke Volume 1 users will receive 5 zip folders of smoke composite footage. Users will also receive an installer file for the ProSmoke Volume 1 Compositing Tool.

The composite tool will load directly into the Final Cut Pro X effects library. If users plan on using the particle footage often, they can import the files into an FCPX event for quick access. Or simply store the media files 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, users can scan through the ProSmoke Volume 1 composite footage folders.

The smoke in the video files vary in size, speed and focus, so the user can layer them to create more depth in the scene. For example, if the user drags the smoke footage above a clip in the Final Cut Pro X timeline, use the blade tool to cut the composites to the length of the clip.

When the user selects the smoke layer in the timeline, then 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 this process is repeated with the other composite layer, it’s blend and incorporate the footage into our environment.

The ProSmoke Volume 1 Compositing tool located in the FCPX effects library is then dragged and dropped the on to each of the ProSmoke clips.

A ProSmoke Volume 1 layer in the timeline will use the blur, scale, opacity and color controls to blend the smoke into the environment. The user can repeat this process with the other composite layer.

To help composite the steam seamlessly into the scene, the user can compound the clip with all of the ProSmoke Volume 1 composites used in the scene.

The user can also select everything and stacked it in the timeline, then hold control and click on one of the clips.

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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