Color Grading with ProMood in Final Cut Pro X
55 Color Processes for FCPX
Using numerous contemporary films as examples, Pixel Film Studios applied several color processing methods to create ProMood. This set of 55 color presets can be used to set the emotion of any scene. Simply scroll through the FCPX effects browser and find the color preset you like, and then drag and drop it on your clip.
Cross-Process Your Image in FCPX
Give your film a more photographic look by cross-processing the colors. With the cross process ‘Amount’ and ‘Method’ features included in ProMood, you can make your footage look like it was taken with an analog Lomographic camera.
Let Color Set the Mood
Use colors to help your actors depict their emotions without speaking a single word. Color is a powerful tool that can give viewers a sense of a character’s psyche, while also evoking that emotion in them.
Customize Your ProMood in FCPX
Stop with the confusing color channels. ProMood makes color grading fun and easy. Simply drag the one you like on top of your clip, and adjust the intensity and lighting effects. Then add cross-processing if you like.
How do I Install ProMood in Final Cut Pro X?
Learn how to Install a Pixel Film Studios effect plugin package.
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ProMood Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X
Learn how to create and customize your very own color processed looks with the ProMood Lesson.
Preparing The Timeline
Let’s begin by selecting our media from the FCPX media library.
Then Locate ProMood in the FCPX Effects library.
Browse through the ProMood 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.
Start by adjusting the mood amount slider which will control the intensity of the preset chosen.
After adjust the cross process amount slider and cross process method slider.
The Cross process amount slider adds multiple layers of your image which you can alter the color of using the Cross process method slider.
Adjusting the spot and omni slider blends the the layers together.
Finally adjusting the softness slider will soften the layers you have adjusted previously.
ProMood Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find ProMood?
Once the installation is complete, you can find ProMood in the FCPX effects library.
How do I apply ProMood to a clip?
First select the clip you wish to effect in the timeline.
Then scrub your cursor over the ProMood presets in the FCPX effects library to preview them in real time.
How do I customize the look of ProGrMood?
Once you have applied ProMood 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 ProMood effect.
How do I copy ProMood settings?
You can copy ProGrade 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.