Background Generators with ProDrop: Christmas in FCPX
30 Holiday Designs
ProDrop Christmas features thirty designs inspired by the holiday season. Choose from backdrops with feathery snow, to designs with shimmering bokeh. Each ProDrop preset features unique customization options, allowing Final Cut Pro X users to tweak the look and feel of individual backdrops.
ProDrop Christmas is extremely easy-to-use and navigate. Find sliders, checkboxes, and generate buttons that allow amazing customization in the top-right inspector window. Control the size the snowflakes, the positions of ornaments, the number of bokeh, and much more with ProDrop presets. Pixel Film Studios makes amazing easy in Final Cut Pro X.
Each ProDrop preset runs for a duration of 30 seconds but can be shrunk or expanded to occupy a larger space within the timeline. ProDrop is completely self-animating which allows users to achieve beautiful looks without the hassle of keyframes. Simply drag, drop, and tweak, ProDrop will do the rest.
Customizable in Final Cut Pro X
Enjoy the holidays with ProDrop Christmas’ FCPX exclusive designs. Look toward the inspector window to find, simple sliders, hue dials, and easy checkboxes to manipulate ProDrop presets. With so much customization in these 30 presets, Final Cut Pro X users can achieve an array of holiday looks.
ProDrop: Christmas Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X
Learn how to use ProDrop: Christmas with the ProDrop: Christmas lesson from Pixel Film Studios.
STEP 1 - Preparing the Timeline
Let’s begin by locating ProDrop: Christmas in the Generator Library. Scan through the presets and choose one that you would like use. For this example we will be using preset 5. Drag the preset to your timeline. Select the preset and go to the Inspector Window.
STEP 2 - Overlay Control
First let’s adjust our Overlay Controls Start by choosing a vignette color. There are red, green and blue sliders along with an opacity slider so you can get the exact look you want. Next control the position and spread of the vignette by adjusting the designated sliders or by using the on screen controls. Click and drag the center puck in the viewer window to position the vignette. To adjust the spread click and drag the outside of the circle. Once you have the vignette set in color, position and size go on to the mound color sliders.
STEP 3 - Style Controls
Next is the style controls section where we will customize our snowflakes. Begin by selecting a color for the snowflakes, Then adjust the birth rate, scale, and opacity. The Birth Rate Slider controls how many shapes emerge from the emitter every second. The New snow generate button will cycle through different snowflake positions and birth rates. When you are finished with the style controls, Move down to the Background Controls.
STEP 4 - Background Controls
Now let’s start customizing our Background Controls. Start by adjusting the overall opacity and texture opacity. Next select a color for the background. Click any of the colored squares on the bottom of the color bar. Once you have a colored square selected you can now change the color of the background. There are red, green, and blue sliders along with an opacity slider for each color option so you can get the exact color you want. Underneath you have an interpolation option and a location slider. The location slider will allow you to control the coverage of each color that is present in your background. Next you have the option of changing the type of your color between linear and radial. The Linear type will give you a line and the radial type will show a circle which the color generates from. After choosing a type you can keyframe where the color type starts and ends.
STEP 5 - Text Controls
Next alter your main title and subtitle text by using the text boxes in the inspector window or by simply clicking on the text in the viewer window. Position the text anywhere on the screen by clicking and dragging the text in the viewer window.
Now for some final touches. In the camera controls section you can control the x,y and z position of the camera as well as rotation. You can also control the Angle of View and Depth of Field. The Angle of View will adjust the perspective of your animation. For example moving the slider to the left will give more depth and by moving the slider to right will move you further into your animation.
ProDrop: Christmas Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find ProDrop: Christmas?
Once the installation is complete, you can find ProDrop: Christmas in the FCPX Generator library.