Animation Tools with ProMap in Final Cut Pro X
Over 40 Presets
ProMap offers over 40 customizable presets such as a spotlight/blur effect, icons and objects, tabs, text bubbles, custom map mode, look down mode, and sphere mode. Each categories offers fun and easy to use published parameters built for you in Final Cut Pro X with a click of a mouse.
Choose Your Style
With ProMap, you have the choice of having your camera fly above your map with a look down mode, a global sphere mode, and even a custom mode where you are able to animate how ever you would like. Select from five objects that follow the end point, or drop in your own image. With ProMap, the possibilities are endless.
With ProMap, you have the ability to control each point with on-screen controls. Click and drag each point to the desired location and then under the line control parameter soften the edges with it’s published slider. With in each category you have either the choice of two, three, four, five, six, seven, or eight control points to best fit your map.
Designed for Final Cut Pro X
ProMap was professionally designed to work seamlessly inside of Final Cut Pro X. As a FCPX tool, the PROMAP presets can be dragged and dropped onto your footage and previewed in real time without rendering. With easy-to-use controls that can be found in the FCPX inspector, you can calibrate your settings in a few clicks of a mouse.
ProMap Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X
Learn how to give directions to your home or business in a fun and easy way with the ProMap Lesson.
Step 1 - Preparing the Timeline
Let's begin by selecting an image of a map in the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline.
Once, you have your map in the timeline, go to the FCPX titles library to locate the ProMap presets.
Scan through the presets and select the one that best matches the look you want. Then, drag the adjustment layer above your clip on the Final Cut Pro X timeline and make it the same length as the footage.
For this example, we will use the 6 point custom preset.
Step 2 - Setting up the Path
Now, it's time to start setting up our map path.
First, select the custom map layer in the timeline. Then use the on-screen control pucks in the viewer window to shape your path.
The puck with the dot on it is the end point. For older versions of Final Cut Pro X, you may need to double click the refresh animation button in the Inspector window once you have finished making your changes. This will tell Final Cut Pro X to re-render each point in it's new location. Finally, use the line roundness, color, and width parameters to customize the look of the path
Step 3 - Animating the Path
Once everything is set up, it's time to animate our ProMap so that the it reveals itself.
Move the playhead to the front of the ProMap layer and select it in the timeline.
Now, go to the “Custom Animation” parameter in the FCPX Inspector. Change it to 0 and set a key frame.
Then, move the playhead to the end of the clip, and change the “Custom Animation” to 100. Since we have already applied a key frame to this parameter, it will auto key frame any changes we make to it.
Now for some Final Touches.
Scan through the ProMap presets in the titles library, and select a few landmark icons and text holders. Drag the marks above your map layer on the Final Cut Pro X timeline and make it the same length as the footage.
Select each layer one at a time and use the on-screen control to position and scale each marker. Then use the parameters found in the Inspector window to change the text and color.
ProMap Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find ProMap?
Once the installation is complete, you can find ProMap in the FCPX Title library.