Announcing a New Lesson from Pixel Film Studios for the Proloquist Plugin for Final Cut Pro X

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Pixel Film Studios released today a Proloquist lesson that explains how take any still image of a person and turn that person into a puppet inside Final Cut Pro X.

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Proloquist is unique in its functionality and has become a customer favorite. This video tutorial answers our frequently asked questions about Proloquist.

Today the visual effects team at Pixel Film Studios has announced the release of the Proloquist video tutorial, a comprehensive walk through plugin showing how to use this funny plugin inside FCPX

“Proloquist is unique in its functionality and has become a customer favorite,” said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “This video tutorial answers our frequently asked questions about Proloquist.”

Proloquist allows the user to make a talking puppet out of any still image. Final Cut Pro X users can bring their family or friend photos to life with a click of a mouse, taking total control over mouth movement, wiggle, scale, and more.

This Proloquist lesson from Pixel Film Studios allows Final Cut Pro X users to turn their still images into animated ventriloquist puppets. From historical scenes to talking animals, Proloquist can help make a funny video out of any still image.

After the user selects an image in the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline, the user will select the proloquist plugin by going to the FCPX Effects library to locate the Proloquist mouth cut out tool. Then, drag the plugin onto the clip in the Final Cut Pro X timeline, and now its time to setup our Mouth Cut Out.

When selecting the clip in the timeline. The user needs to make sure that the “Mask Indicator” checkbox is checked in the FCPX Inspector.

Then, use the on-screen controls in the viewer to draw a shape around the the subjects lower lip and chin.

Double click on the refresh button in the FCPX Inspector to see the changes made in the Viewer window.

Once the user has the shape drawn, they will use the “Round Corners” and “Soften Edges” sliders to fine-tune the mask. Then, uncheck the “Mask Indicator” box. And now it’s time set up talking animation.

The Up-Down Amount slider controls how much the mouth opens. The frequency and Noise sliders control the speed and irregularity of the movement.
If the user would like to give a wackier look to the animation, they can add a side to side movement or wriggle.

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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