Color Grading with ProMono in Final Cut Pro X
ProMono for Final Cut Pro X
Adding washed and monochromatic color grades to film has become a popular direction for Hollywood colorists. It is a great way to communicate information such as locations and emotions through color. For instance, a warm color can convey tranquility and peace, while a cooler color may suggest sadness or danger. With ProMono, you can tell your story through color grades.
70 ProMono Grades for FINAL CUT PRO X
With a variety of 70 ProMono color grades to choose from, editors can set the mood for any story while also creating a professional, filmic look. Simply browse through the ProMono library and then drag and drop the one that works best with your footage. Use the simple sliders in the Final Cut Pro X inspector to polish your look.
25 Black and White Grades
ProMono also comes with 25 black and white color grades to help you create any desaturated film look. From Classic Hollywood to Film Noir to contemporary black and white, ProMono has exactly what you are looking for!
Now Including Add-on Effects!
After choosing your PROMONO color grade, you can complete your filmic look by adding one of the bonus editing effects included in PROMONO. These Add-on Effects include: film grain, film projector, and edge blur. Make your project the best it can be by incorporating the add-on effects given. With PROMONO the possibilities are truly endless.
Exclusively For Final Cut Pro X
ProMono was professionally designed by the team at Pixel Film Studios for Final Cut Pro X. As an FCPX effect, these plugins can be dragged-and-dropped onto your footage and previewed in real time. ProMono also contains easy-to-use controls built into the Final Cut Pro X Inspector that allow you to customize your looks quickly.
How do I Install ProMono in Final Cut Pro X?
Learn how to Install a Pixel Film Studios effect plugin package.
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ProMono Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X
Learn how to create and customize your very own washed or monochrome film looks with the ProMono Lesson.
Preparing The Timeline
Let’s begin by selecting our media from the FCPX media library.
Then Locate ProMono in the FCPX Effects library.
Browse through the ProMono presets.
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.
Let’s start by adjusting the ProMono Wash slider.
The ProMono Wash slider controls the intensity of the preset you have chosen.
Next you can control the Light Tone Adjust and Color Tone Adjust sliders.
Now for some final touches.
For this example we will be using the Edge Blur Preset.
Click and drag the effect onto your media.
Then go to the inspector window.
Start by adjusting the blur amount slider.
After you can adjust the feather slider which will soften the blur edges.
Lastly you can use the on screen controls in the viewer window to position and feather the edge blur.
Click and drag the center control puck to position the blur.
To adjust the feathering control click and drag the arrow left or right.
ProMono Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find ProMono?
Once the installation is complete, you can find ProMono in the FCPX effects library.
How do I apply ProMono to a clip?
First select the clip you wish to effect in the timeline.
Then scrub your cursor over the ProGrade presets in the FCPX effects library to preview them in real time.
How do I customize the look of ProMono?
Once you have applied ProMono 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 ProMono effect.
How do I copy ProMono settings?
You can copy ProMono 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.