Dynamic Object Removal Tool
With ProRemoval by Pixel Film Studios users will never have to reshoot a scene again. Removing dynamic objects from footage is now a reality with ProRemoval from Pixel Film Studios. With ProRemoval users can convert a busy scene into an empty on, or bring an object of their choice back into their scene by applying a mask.
Masking Tools with ProRemoval in Final Cut Pro X
Dynamic Object Removal
With ProRemoval from Pixel Film Studios users can convert a busy scene to an empty one with just a click of a mouse. Users then have the option of applying a mask to the original footage to bring back an object of their selection. With ProRemoval removing objects from footage is now possible all within Final Cut Pro X.
With ProRemoval the possibilities are truly endless all within Final Cut Pro X. Users now have the ability to remove unwanted objects or distractions on their media with just a click of a mouse. With ProRemoval once all objects are removed users then have the option of making their desired objects reaper by applying a mask of their original footage. Never reshoot a scene again with ProRemoval by Pixel Film Studios.
Designed for Final Cut Pro X
ProRemoval was professionally designed to work seamlessly inside of Final Cut Pro X. As a effect overlay, ProRemoval can be dragged and dropped onto media and previewed in real time. With the published parameters found in the FCPX inspector, users have the ability to make further adjustments with just a few clicks of a mouse.
How do I Install this plugin in Final Cut Pro X?Here's how to install this plugin for any Mac operating system.
How to Uninstall in Final Cut Pro X?You will need to uninstall this plugin from two locations.
- The Movies folder. Click here for video tutorial
- The FX Plug folder. Click here for a video tutorial
ProRemoval Tutorial for Final Cut Pro XLearn how to properly remove unwanted objects in your media with the ProRemoval Lesson.
STEP 1 - Preparing The Timeline
Before you drag any media into your timeline make sure that the media you are using has no bumps or shakes in it. Find or use footage that is shot on a tripod so the effect can work to it’s full potential. Also for faster render time and and plugin efficiency it is best if the objects in your media are moving fast.
- Now Let’s begin by selecting our footage from the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline.
- Once your Footage is in the timeline turn it into a compound clip. You can do this by right clicking your footage and selecting new compound clip.
- Select your media and go to the inspector window.
STEP 2 - Effect Controls
- First you will notice a “Run” and “Reset” button. The Run button needs to be clicked after you have adjusted the sliders below for you can see any results. If you do not like how you have adjusted each slider and want to start new simply click the Reset button.
- Underneath the run and reset button is the effect opacity. The Effect Opacity will control the overall opacity of the effect.
- Next begin adjusting the starting and ending frame. The starting frame slider allows you to choose what frame you want the effect to begin.
- After setting the starting frame you can now set the Ending Frame.
- Then Once the Ending Frame is set, start adjusting the Condense Threshold slider. The higher the threshold and ending frame the more data it has to take away objects, but beware of higher render times by increasing their value.
Effect Controls Continued
- Now that you have all the sliders set click the run button to render all your adjustments.
- Next, Review your adjustments by playing back your footage. If there are still some left over objects you can retime your compounded footage. Do this by pressing command R, Take your curser to the edge of the green time bar at the top of your footage and drag it to the left.
- Once you have the screen completely clear of objects you will want to add noise, this effect will make your media look like as if it was shot using a video camera rather than a still image.
STEP 3 - Masking A Particular Object
Now that we have gone over how to remove every object from the screen, Let’s go over how to keep 1 particular object on the screen.
- First drag your original media on top of your compounded clip that has the effect you previously did where all the objects are not on screen.
- Next you will want to find a mask tool. ProRemoval has a mask tool but for this example we will be using the mask tool that is in FCPX. Click and drag the mask onto the original media. Select the media and begin drawing a mask in the viewer window around the object you want left on screen. You will need to Keyframe the control points if your object is moving. Key framing two frames ahead will be a good starting point.
- If you need to set more keyframes do so the exact same way as before. Once you have the keyframes set on your particular object you will notice the color of the object and background might not match up exactly due to light variation within your video. In order to fix this, Locate the hue and saturation effect in the FCPX Effects Library and adjust the value slider to match the ProRemoval effect below.
ProRemoval Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between ProRemoval and ProPatch?
.ProPatch patches over video, using a portion of the video itself. ProRemoval analyzes pixels in a stationary shot to remove subjects.
I installed ProRemoval and see a red screen similar to this.
Why is this Happening:
This means that Final Cut Pro is currently out of date.
What is the Solution:
Update Final Cut Pro. You can update by going to the app store.
Where do I find ProRemoval?
.Once the installation is complete, you can find ProRemoval in the FCPX Titles library.
Where is your tutorial for ProRemoval?
.You can search for the tutorial on the actual product page located at the bottom under the tutorial tab (if one is available). Keep in mind not all tutorials are available yet for each plugin. We are working daily to update new lessons for older and new plugins.
This plugin is missing controls.
Why is this Happening:
- If you are missing controls after installation it is because you installed the plugin while not on the latest version of Mac OS and/or Final Cut Pro.
- If the plugin was working properly before, it stopped working because you updated Mac OS or FCPX. This uninstalled certain components of the plugin.
What is the Solution:
- All you need to do is install the latest version of Mac OS and FCPX. It is easy and free through the app store. You may not see the latest version of FCPX if you are not on the latest version of Mac OS.
- All you need to do is reinstall the plugin.