Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) June 09, 2014
Developers of Final Cut Pro X plugins have announced the release of a new lesson for the Provega Plugin from Pixel Film Studios.
“Our Lessons are designed to expedite the learning process on how to use our plugins inside FCPX,” said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “Our team works hard on creating quality and quick video tutorials for our users.”
Learn how to create realistic, epic lens flares in Final Cut Pro X with the Provega series from Pixel Film Studios. Lens flares have become popular in contemporary film, and are often deliberately used to invoke a sense of realism and drama in a scene.
The Provega lesson from Pixel Film Studios allows Final Cut Pro X users to add realistic lens flares to their footage. Lens flares have become popular in contemporary film. And are often deliberately used to invoke a sense of realism and drama in a scene.
Provega comes in several volumes each with its own unique style. For this example, if the user takes a round and hexagonal flares featured in Provega Volume 2, then select a clip in the FCPX media library, and drag it to the timeline. The user is then instructed to go to the Generators library in FCPX, and scan through the Provega Volume 2 presets. After choosing a shape and refraction that best matches the style of the scene, then drag the generator layer above the clip onto the timeline and make it the same length as the footage. The user is now set up to go to the next step.
The user is now instructed to look inside the “Video” tab of the FCPX Inspector window, scroll down until coming across the blend mode drop down menu and change the blend mode to “Add.”
Now, it's time to customize the look of the flare.
The user is now instructed to look inside the “Generators” tab of the Inspector window, use the Hue and Saturation options to adjust the color and falloff of our flare, then adjust the Core Controls to manipulate the size, haze, intensity and streakiness of the main light.
Finally, Flare Options to adjust the depth, blur, and number of the refractions in the flare. At this point the user will need to position and animate the flare so that it works with the light in our scene.
By selecting the lens flare in the timeline, and press the “v” key to make the layer invisible. This will help us see the light source better as it moves.
The final steps are instructed to place the play head at the front of the Provega Generator. Grab the center puck in the Viewer window and move it so that it lines up with the light source in the scene. Place a key frame on the “Flare Center” parameter. Move the play head down the timeline 5 to 7 frames using the right arrow key on the keyboard.
By dragging the on-screen control to the top of the light as it moves around. This will position the flare to be different than the previous frame, it will auto-keyframe in Final Cut Pro X.
Continue this process every 5 to 7 frames until it is complete. Then turn the Flare layer back on in the timeline.
Now, let’s repeat this step with the Flare Spread parameter to make the refractions move and react to the light in the scene. And that completes the lesson process for Provega Volume 2.
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.