ProPath

Camera Path Controller

Take your audience on a journey with ProPath from Pixel Film Studios. With this tool, You can create a camera path with up to five 3D camera movements in single shot without ever setting a single keyframe in Final Cut Pro X. Design smooth and complex paths by simply moving the on-screen controls in the Viewer Window. Then use the camera controls to change the angle and depth of field to create unique viewing perspectives.

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Keyframe-less Camera Animations

Track points on a map or draw focus on a person in a class photo without ever setting a single keyframe in Final Cut Pro X. ProPath allows users to create camera paths with up to five points by simply using the on-screen controls in the FCPX Viewer Window.


 

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3D Camera Controls

After you have drawn out your path in the FCPX Viewer Window you can use the camera controls in the Inspector to create a unique 3D viewing experience. Pivot and wind your way from point to point and rack focus using the depth of field controls. ProPath is a great way to make stagnant shots and images into a fun, engaging journey in Final Cut Pro X.


 

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On-Screen Controls in FCPX

Frame your video exactly the way you want it without having to play with numbers or controls in the FCPX Inspector. Use the on-screen control frames and angle handle to perfectly select the focal areas along your camera path. Never have 3D camera movements been so easy!


 

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Add a Light Source in FCPX

Use ProPath to place your image in a 3D environment by adding a light. Then customize your light source’s color, brightness, falloff and position with the easy-to-use controls in the Final Cut Pro X Inspector Window.


 

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Ken Burns Style

Take the Ken Burns Effect to the next level in Final Cut Pro X with PROPATH. By adding 3D camera angles and depth of field to your zooming Ken Burns Effect you can create even more intriguing looks with your shots.


 

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Designed for Final Cut Pro X

ProPath was created by the team at Pixel Film Studios to integrate perfectly with Final Cut Pro X to enhance your editing experience. Simply drag and drop one of the ProPath presets on top of your clip and quickly create the perfect camera path in the few clicks of a mouse.

 

Installing ProPath


 

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ProPath Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X

Learn how to create a camera path without ever setting a single keyframe in Final Cut Pro X with the ProPath Lesson.  
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Step 1 - Preparing the Timeline

Let's begin by selecting an image or clip in the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline. For this example, we will use the image of a map. ProPath is designed to work with 1920 by 1080 images. If you are using a photograph that is not this size… don’t worry. You simply have to scale your image until it fits the canvas. Then, you will need to compound the image so that it is inside a 1920 by 1080 clip. Select your photo in the timeline, then hold control and click on the clip. Now select New Compound Clip in the pop-up. Once your image is setup, scan through the ProPath presets in the FCPX Effects Library. Click and drag one of the effect on top of your clip in the timeline. For this example, we will use a 3 Point Continuous ProPath.
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Step 2 - Setting up the Path

Now it’s time to set up the framing points. Move the playhead to the first frame of the photograph. Then select the image layer in the timeline. Go to the FCPX Inspector window. Make sure that the “edit mode” checkbox is checked on. Now, use the on-screen controls to move the colored frames to where you want the camera to go. The colors indicate the order of the frames, which you can see in the Inspector window. Use the arm attached to the puck to scale the frame. The smaller you make the box… The more the camera will zoom in at this point. Use the rotation parameters in the Inspector window tilt or rotate the frame on its x,y, or z axis.
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Final Touches

Now for some Final Touches. Once your positions and angles are set up, unclick the "edit mode" checkbox. Scrub the timeline to examine your camera path. If you don't like it, you can turn on edit mode again. Then, go to the time in the path you are not pleased with and fine tune the path. Once everything is moving perfectly. Use the camera depth of field settings and light settings to create a more 3D environment.

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Where do I find ProPath?

Once the installation is complete, you can find ProPath in the FCPX Effect library.