FCPX Toolbox: Volume 4
Essential Editing Tools for FCPX
Pixel Film Studios’ FCPX Toolbox: Volume 4 is a collection of useful editing tools designed to help expedite work flow and create new looks within Final Cut Pro X. Toolbox 4 includes a set of color correction tools, a text skew tool, real-time analog clocks, a pixel ruler tool, spot focus, thermal effects, and flow tools.
Editing Tools with FCPX Toolbox: Volume 4 in Final Cut Pro X
Color Correction Tools
FCPX Toolbox Vol. 4’s modular color correction tools include intuitive interfaces for levels, gamma, exposure, and brightness. Simply drag the effect onto a picture or video and adjust the on-screen sliders to make changes. With the gradient example located to the left of the slider(s), video editors can more accurate identify how the picture is being manipulated in real-time.
Text Skew Tool
FCPX Toolbox’s text skew tool allows users to create dynamic and angular text with just the drag of a mouse. Utilize the four corner on-screen controls pucks to skew perspective. Next, use the center on-screen control to position, scale, and rotate text with absolute ease. Create awesome perspective without knowledge of cameras with FCPX Toolbox: Volume 4’s text tool.
The analog clock tool is a real-time clock that animates up to an hour. Simply place the generator in the FCPX timeline and select a time with the time offset slider. Upon playback, the analog clock tool will automatically tick away. Choose from 5 beautifully designed timers with customizable color, opacity, and font options.
Pixel Ruler Tool
The pixel ruler tool allows users to easily measure the distance between two points on screen. Simply use the on-screen controls to match the position, angle, and distance of the space being measured. Pixel ruler is compatible with resolutions: WVGA 480p, EDTV 480p, PAL 576i, HD 720p, HD 1080p, DCI 2K, WQHD 1440p, UHD 4K, and DCI 4K.
Spot Focus Tool
The Spot Focus tool is a self-animating effect that highlights an area on pictures or videos. To use Spot Focus, position and scale the on-screen control to determine the placement and radius of the highlighted area. Find additional stylization options including blur, color, and opacity in the inspector window. This functionally designed tool allows Final Cut Pro X users to stretch the title layer without distorting the animation.
Flow Tools is an incredibly versatile set of self-animating generators that create the effect of flowing pictures and/or videos. Utilize flow tools to create a background for text, a professional presentation, or even a slideshow for personal use. Flow tools include up to 8 drop zones per preset and animate in four different directions. Advanced users can make use camera manipulation to create more dynamic looks.
FCPX Toolbox: Volume 4’s thermal effect instantly remaps the colors of pictures and videos to take on thermal dynamics. With the same intuitive on-screen interface as the color correction tools, FCPX users instantly utilize the threshold and smoothness sliders to create different thermal looks.