Masking Tools with ProMatte in Final Cut Pro X
Masking logos has never been easier
Masking logos with either video clips or image textures has never been easier in FCPX. PROMATTE is the ultimate tool that allows users to mask and transparent logo or shape image with a few clicks of mouse, allowing time saving professional techniques without sacrificing quality.
Scale your image up or down
Resize any logo with easy controls in PROMATTE. Simple keyframe animation sliders let you pan your image in and out without any effort. Achieve animated professional styles in seconds, and at any skill level.
On-Screen Placement & Rotational Controls
PROMATTE gives users quickly accessible on-screen controls that make rotating and placing your images and videos easy. Rotate mattes in full 360 degrees giving users the ability the match angles or artistic styles.
Designed For FCPX
Specially designed for Final Cut Pro X. Alpha and Luminance Mattes have never been easier to apply in FCPX. Simply apply the desired effect to the clip, and add the transparent image to the effects included dropzone. All the other controls lie in the inspector window, allowing easy navigation through the application process.
How do I Install ProMatte in Final Cut Pro X?
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ProMatte Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X
Learn how to make masks out of your logo and images with the ProMatte Lesson.
Step 1 - Preparing the Timeline
Let’s begin by selecting a video clip or image from the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline. Once, you have your video in place, go to the FCPX effects library to locate the ProMatte presets. Choose between an Alpha or Luma Matte and drag the effect onto of your clip in the Final Cut Pro X timeline. For this example, we will use a Luma Matte. Next, go to FCPX media library and select a P.N.G. with a transparent background into the timeline. Drag the image into the timeline beneath the video layer. Select your original media layer and go to the Inspector window. Click on the drop zone placeholder. Then select the PNG image in the timeline, and click the blue "Apply Clip" button in the FCPX Viewer window. Once the logo is in the drop zone, you can discard the image from the timeline.
Step 2 - Positioning the Matte
Now that we have our Matte setup, let’s adjust the orientation. Select the matte layer in the timeline and go to the Viewer window. Click and drag the center on-screen control point to position your logo. Then use the outer circle to adjust the size of it. Finally, use the arrow controls in the bottom right to pivot your logo along the x and y axis. and use the center handle to rotate it along the z axis.
Step 3 - Customizing the Animation
Once you have your logo situated. It’s time to setup the animation. Use the Zoom Distance slider adjust how far you want the logo to zoom in. Then use the Zoom Speed drop down menu to choose the curvature of the animation.
Now for some Final Touches. Let’s add a background to our scene. Select a video clip or image from the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline under your matte layer and make it the same length.
ProMatte Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find ProMatte?
Once the installation is complete, you can find ProMatte in the FCPX Title library.