Pixel Film Studios Announces the Release of ProWrite Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X Today

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Pixel Film Studios releases a step-by-step walk through on how to use the ProWrite plugin inside FCPX.

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Learn how to write on your text or logo in Final Cut Pro X with the ProWrite Lesson. ProWrite allows users to make text effects that were never possible before in FCPX.

Pixel Film Studios, developers of Final Cut Pro X plugins and special effects, have announced the availability of a ProWrite tutorial, a walk through guide for the write on text plugin.

“Learn how to write on your text or logo in Final Cut Pro X with the ProWrite Lesson,” says Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “ProWrite allows users to make text effects that were never possible before in FCPX.”

The user will learn how to use ProWrite from Pixel Film Studios. With this FCPX Tool, users now can create their very own logo or text animation all with in Final Cut Pro X.

ProWrite allows Final Cut Pro X users to write or draw out their text and images. From signatures to logos, ProWrite can make a title sequence both fun and easy to create in Final Cut Pro X. For this example, Pixel will show users how to create a write on signature.

Users can begin by selecting a clip or image in the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline. In this example, Pixel uses a paper texture as the background for their text.

Editors now need to go back to the media library and drag a PNG of our signature to the timeline and place it above the paper layer. Once, the images are in the timeline, users can now go to the FCPX titles library to locate the ProWrite presets.

Now users will need to click and drag one of the overlay presets onto the timeline above the image and make it the same length. For this example, Pixel will be tracing an image, so they will use a Drop Zone Overlay.

FCPX users can now select the overlay layer in the timeline. Then they will need to click on the Drop Zone icon in the FCPX Inspector. Then click on the Signature PNG in the timeline and press the blue “Apply Clip” button. Once the Drop Zone is filled, users can delete the PNG layer in the timeline.

Editors can scan through the brush presets and select the one that best matches the look the user wants. They can drag the adjustment layer below the Overlay layer on the Final Cut Pro X timeline and make it the same length.

Now it is time for users to set up the write on animation. They will need to select the Brush Preset layer in the timeline. This will make the on-screen controls appear in the FCPX Viewer window. Editors can grab the center control point and line it up with the first letter. Starting from the left, move each puck to trace the letter.

If the object or letter that the user is tracing requires more than 8 points, they can drag another brush preset onto the timeline. When they are finished, they can double click on the refresh button in the FCPX Inspector to see the changes made in the Viewer window.

Once users have points in their desired locations, they can use the brush roundness and width parameters to fine-tune the tracing lines. Editors can use the start and end offset parameters to control the speed of the animation.

Now that one letter has been animated, editors can repeat this step to with the rest of the letters.

Now it is time for some Final Touches. FCPX users can control the gradient bar in the Inspector to set the color of the signature. If the user would like the gradient to include more than the default amount of colors, the user can click on the bar to add more.

Right now the animated text is sitting on a black background. Editors will need to compound our brush and overlay layers to reveal the paper texture.

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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