Color Grading with ProFilm in FCPX
Turn Video into Film!
Take your video footage and give it a real filmic look. ProFilm has an aesthetic quality that creates that theatrical mood every indie filmmaker is trying to achieve. The soft and organic feel allows the viewer to get lost in your masterpiece.
Add Real 35mm Grain
With ProFilm you can easily add a subtle 35mm grain texture to your footage inside Final Cut Pro X, giving the illusion that your video was chemically processed onto real film. Film grain is a great way to add style and depth to your video.
Organic Film Looks
Give your footage a soft, filmic look without losing the sharpness of your image. With ProFilm for FCPX, you can quickly adjust the amount of softness with easy-to-use, powerful controls.
Control Color and Darkness
Browse through the 30 different color grades in ProFilm’s library and choose the one that best fits the mood of your film. Then adjust the gamma amounts to add contrast and darkness to your film. This is a great way to make your footage feel less televisiony and more filmic.
Designed for FCPX
ProFilm was professionally designed to work seamlessly inside of Final Cut Pro X. As a FCP X effect, ProFilm plugins can be dragged and dropped onto your footage and previewed in real time without rendering. ProFilm also has easy-to-use controls that can be found in the FCPX inspector, allowing you to calibrate your settings quickly.
How do I Install ProFilm in Final Cut Pro X?
Learn how to Install a Pixel Film Studios effect plugin package.
Unidentified Developer and Won't Install
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ProFilm Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X
Learn how to create and customize your very own professional film looks with the ProFilm Lesson.
Preparing The Timeline
Let’s begin by selecting our media from the FCPX media library.
Then Locate ProFilm in the FCPX Effects library.
Once you find the preset that works best for your project.
Click and drag the effect directly on top of your media.
Select your media and go to the Inspector Window.
Begin by adjusting the overall effect slider which will control the intensity of the effect.
Next adjust the Film Gamma, Film Softener and 35mm Film Grain sliders.
ProFilm Frequently Asked Question
Where do I find ProFilm?
Once the installation is complete, you can find ProFilm in the FCPX effects library.
How do I apply ProFilm to a clip?
First select the clip you wish to effect in the timeline.
Then scrub your cursor over the ProFilm presets in the FCPX effects library to preview them in real time.
How do I customize the look of ProFilm?
Once you have applied ProFilm to a clip…
Select the clip in the timeline.
You will see a new set of parameters in the FCPX Inspector.
Use these parameters to control the look of the ProFilm effect.
How do I copy ProFilm settings?
You can copy ProFilm settings from one clip to another.
Select the effected clip in the timeline and press Cmd+Opt+C
Then select the second clip and press Cmd+Opt+V
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 FCPX does this require?
You will need to make sure your version of the software is updated to at least version 10.2.1, and this may require an OS update, which should be available for free in the App Store.