Color Grading with FCPX Colorist in Final Cut Pro X
Modular Color Grading Tools
Each FCPX Colorist Tool installs into Final Cut Pro X as a separate filter in the Final Cut Pro X Effects library. This modular set-up allows users to stack, combine and re-arrange multiple filters on their footage to achieve endless looks.
Custom Curves in Final Cut Pro X
FCPX Colorist introduces curve color correcting to Final Cut Pro X. The Custom Curves Tool allows users to adjust the tone and color of their image along the Red, Blue and Green color channels. Curves can be used to color balance an image, create high-dynamic looks, control light clipping or adjust contrast.
Primary and Balance Colors
The Primary and Balance Color tools allows users to adjust the color of their image based on exposure. The Primary Tool controls the Lift, Gamma and Gain; while the Balance Tool adjusts the Shadows, Mid-tones and Highlights.
Hue-Hue Color Adjustments
The Hue-Hue Tool allows Final Cut Pro X users to isolate a specific color range in their image and adjust the hue of it. From skin tones to eye colors, users can use this tool to correct and grade a specific range of the color spectrum in their image.
The Hue-Saturation tool allows Final Cut Pro X users to increase or decrease the saturation for a specific color range like never before. This tool can be used to create stylized looks like the Sin City effect, in which everything is black and white except for reds.
Create and Save Custom Presets
The Hue-Saturation tool allows Colorist users to increase or decrease the saturation for a specific color range. This tool can be used to create stylized looks like the Sin City effect, in which everything is black and white except for reds.
Installing FCPX Colorist
How do I Install FCPX Colorist in Final Cut Pro X?
Learn how to Install a Pixel Film Studios plugin that has two install packages. This will solve problems where certain controls are missing, and products dont seem fully functional within Final Cut Pro X.
Unidentified Developer and Won't Install
This usually happens due to your macs security settings. The Message you got was to inform you the app wasn't purchased in the Mac App Store. Below is a video tutorial on how to resolve this issue.
FCPX Colorist Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X
Learn how to adjust curves, hue, saturation and color levels directly inside of Final Cut Pro X with the FCPX Colorist Lesson from Pixel Film Studios. With intuitive pop-up windows and custom preset loaders, The FCPX Colorist can help Final Cut Pro X users create endless color grade looks.
FCPX Colorist Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find FCPX Colorist?
Once the installation is complete, you can find FCPX Colorist in the FCPX Effect library.
Troubleshooting FCPX Colorist
Plugin Doesn't Work
This plugin requires Two Installers. Check your download folder to see if there is a "Step 1" Installer file, as well as a "Step 2”, “Installer 1” or “Installer 2”, or a "Double Click To Install" install package. The order does not matter in which these are run, but both must be completed for all the plugin controls to be accessible, and the plugin to properly function.
I don't see the open effect control window, how is this fixed?
Depending on which Colorist effect you are using, you will see a button located in the inspector that allows you to open the pop up window to control the effect. If you do not see this button, then try running both installers again and restarting FCPX.
I am getting a Red Screen with a Yellow Exclamation Point, how is this fixed?
This usually occurs due to either an Installation error, or its just that your FCPX version is out of date. You can upgrade, its simple and usually free in the Apple App Store. If your operating system is out of date, that may need to be updated first, in order to update the other relying software.
What version of Final Cut Pro X does this plugin require?
You will need to have at least version 10.2.1 of the FCPX software to run FCPX Colorist. Check your FCPX Software to make sure you meet the software version requirements.
I need to uninstall FCPX Colorist in order to perform a clean re-install, how do I remove it?
You need to locate the installed files in your directory. To do this, you must access your "Macintosh HD" folder. Once you are into that "Macintosh HD" folder, you double click on the "Library'' folder.
Once inside the "Library" Folder, double click the "Plug-Ins" Folder. Once inside the "Plug-Ins" folder, you will see an "FX Plug" Folder. Open that, and delete all the files. Once you've deleted those files, close FCPX.
Open the download folder for the Colorist Plug-in and run Step 1 of the installer, followed by Step 2. Make sure FCPX is not open when installing. Once the installation is complete, restart your computer. Open FCPX and it should be installed correctly and ready for use.