ProFrag

Shatter Effects for FCPX

Smash and shatter your footage into smithereens and watch as 3D fragments and shards made out of your footage fly by the camera. With over 30 presets to choose from, PROFRAG from Pixel Film Studios can help you make endless cool shatter effects in your next FCPX project. Simply insert a clip into one the PROFRAG drop zones and use the controls to shatter it appart!

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Stylized Effects with ProFrag in Final Cut Pro X


 

Professional - Stylized Effects for Final Cut Pro X

Shatter Your Footage!

Smash and shatter your footage into smithereens and watch as 3D fragments and shards made out of your footage fly by the camera. You can even control the speed at which your image shatters, so you can slow it down as it flies by to see the remains of your clip.


 

Professional - Stylized Effects for Final Cut Pro X

30 Shatter Effects for FCPX

With over 30 unique camera movements and shatter patterns presets to choose from you can create numerous epic looks directly inside Final Cut Pro X. Simply choose one of the presets in the FCPX generators browser and calibrate the movement settings to your liking, and set keyframe in and out points.


 

Professional - Stylized Effects for Final Cut Pro X

Zoom Around Your Shatter

Use the 3D camera movement controls in FCPX Inspector to view your footage as it explodes and shatters. You also have control over the depth of field to create unique filmic looks as shards of footage fly by the camera.


 

Professional - Stylized Effects for Final Cut Pro X

Designed for Final Cut Pro X

PROFRAG was designed by the team at Pixel Film Studios to work perfectly inside Final Cut Pro X. With easy-to-use drop zones, sliders and menus in the FCPX Inspector you can quickly and effortlessly change the Camera Movement, Shatter Amount, and Depth of Field.

Installing ProFrag


 

How do I Install ProFrag in Final Cut Pro X?

Learn how to Install a Pixel Film Studios Title.  

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.  

ProFrag Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X

Learn how to create and customize your very own professional shatter effects with the ProFrag Lesson.  
  Professional - Stylized Effects for Final Cut Pro X

STEP 1 - Preparing The Timeline

Let’s begin by locating ProFrag in the FCPX Generators Library. Browse through the variety of ProFrag Presets. For this example we will be using the Shatter 3 generator. Click and Drag the generator to the timeline. Then select the generator and go to the inspector window.
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STEP 2 - Effect Controls

Let’s start by filling the drop zone. Select the drop zone icon. Go to the FCPX Library and choose your media. Then click the apply clip button in the bottom right conner of the viewer window. After filling the drop zone go on to the Shatter Amount slider. Adjusting this slider will determine how much your media will shatter. You will need to keyframe the shatter amount slider to create an animated shatter effect. Go down to the FCPX timeline and move the playhead to the beginning of your generator preset. Then set the shatter amount slider to 0 and select the keyframe icon. After selecting the keyframe icon go back down to your timeline and drag the playhead to where Next, Go up to the inspector window and set the shatter amount slider to an amount you are comfortable with. If you want the shatter to be slower or faster you can adjust the keyframes by right clicking on the generator and selecting Show Video Animation. Once you have the shatter amount set you can move on to adjusting the camera movement. The camera movement slider will control the tilt your media. For example moving the slider to the right will tilt your media backwards and moving the slider left will bring your media upright. Underneath the Camera Movement slider are your focus controls. Adjusting the the depth of focus blur amount will control the maximum amount of blur applied to out-of-focus objects. The Focus offset slider will set the distance from the camera where objects are in perfect focus. After adjusting those two sliders you can then adjust the near focus and far focus sliders.
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Final Touches

Lastly you can select a background option. Choose to insert media in the second drop zone or simply change the color of your background.

ProFrag Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I find ProFrag?

Once the installation is complete, you can find ProFrag in the FCPX Generator library.

The plugin isn't moving on my timeline

Simply keyframe the shatter amount slider to animate the plugin.