Color Grading with ProPress in Final Cut Pro X
Vintage Printing In FCPX
ProPress takes the user back to a time when photo processing was truly another skill in its own. ProPress offers over 60 fully customizable effect presets. With ProPress, the user has the option to choose from either Bichromate-Print, Lith-Print, or paper texture presets all with in Final Cut Pro X. The user can sit back and watch as their shadows become dark and rich, and how each highlight is brightened. With ProPress, the users footage will never be the same again.
Over 60 Effect Presets
With ProPress, the user is given over 60 fully customizable presets that will surely generate that vintage Lith-Print or Bichromate-Print with a few clicks of a mouse. The users has total control over multiple blend modes, hue adjustment, value, shadow radius, glow radius, noise, custom color sliders, and more. With ProPress, the possibilities are truly endless all with in Final Cut Pro X.
Choose Your Paper
ProPress gives the user 10 paper textures to choose from. With each texture the user has the ability to adjust dark and light values, opacity, shadows, midtones, highlight, and blend modes. With these simple and easy to use presets the user can generate a new look every time, or create a combination and stack multiple paper textures onto their footage with a click of a mouse.
Designed Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X
ProPress was professionally designed to work seamlessly inside of Final Cut Pro X. As a FCPX effect, ProPress plugins can be dragged and dropped onto the user’s footage and previewed in real time without rendering. With easy-to-use controls that can be found in the FCPX inspector, users can easily calibrate their photographic look in a few clicks of a mouse. Your creativity has no limit in ProPress.
How do I Install ProPress in Final Cut Pro X?
Learn how to Install a Pixel Film Studios effect plugin package.
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ProPress Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X
Learn how to customize and create your very own vintage print styles with the ProPress Lesson.
STEP 1 - Preparing The Timeline
Let’s begin by selecting our footage from the FCPX media library. Then locate ProPress in the FCPX Effects library. Browse through the variety of ProPress presets. For this example we will be using Pistachio preset. Click and drag the preset directly on top of your media. Then select your media and go to the inspector window.
STEP 2 - Effect Controls
Let’s begin by adjusting the sliders in the effect controls section. Start by adjusting the opacity, overlay mode and overall hue. The opacity will control how intense the print style will show up. Then choose from a variety of overlay modes. After selecting an overlay mode you can adjust the overall hue. Next we will adjust the saturation, value, threshold and smoothness. The Value slider sets the intensity of saturation adjustments. Underneath is the Threshold slider which will make the color in your media lighter or darker depending on the look you want. Adjusting the smoothness slider sets the smoothness of transition between the substituted colors. Once you have smoothness slider set move on down to adjust the Shadow Radius and shadow amount. After, Continue adjusting the glow inner radius and glow outer radius. Then go on to adjust the noise opacity. Next you can animate the noise by selecting the checkbox. Lastly choose a noise blend mode.
STEP 3 - Color Controls
In the color controls section you can adjust the Reds, Greens and Blues of your previous alterations made. Once you have adjusted the Reds, Greens move on to adjusting the darks and whites.
Now for some final touches. ProPress also comes with paper effects that you can put onto your footage. For this example we will be using the folds preset. Click and drag the effect directly onto your footage. Then go to the inspector window. Begin by adjusting the opacity of the effect. Next you can choose from a variety of paper folds and blend modes. Underneath you have the option of flipping the fold pattern by simply clicking the checkbox. After continue by adjusting the shadows, midtowns, and highlights. Lastly adjust the darks and whites sliders.
ProProess Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find ProPress?
Once the installation is complete, you can find ProPress in the FCPX effects library.
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.