ProSharpen

Sharpening Tools for FCPX

With ProSharpen users now have full control over sharpening their media. Users may choose to sharpen their highlights, shadows, or a combination of both. Users have control over horizontal sharpen, vertical sharpen, threshold, radius, amount, and more all with in Final Cut Pro X.

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Sharpen Your Media in FCPX

With ProSharpen users now have full control over sharpening their media, with full control over highlights and shadows. Users have the ability to adjust each publish parameter to better fit there media with a click of a mouse all with in Final Cut Pro X. Each user has control over amount, radius, threshold, levels, rolloff, softness, erosion, and more.


 

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Select Your Sharpen Mode

With ProSharpen users have the ability to choose from two categories giving them control over sharpening and threshold sharpening. Users have the ability to sharpen just the highlights, shadows, or highlights and shadows. With ProSharpen users have control over amount, radius, sharpen threshold, horizontal and vertical sharpen, brightness, contrast, and more all with in Final Cut Pro X.


 

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Total Control in FCPX

With ProSharpen users have full control over sharpening a particular light tone within their media. ProSharpen gives each user the power to sharpen highlights, shadows, and a combination of both with total customization. With each publish parameter the user is able to make slight adjustments to change the over all look and feel of their media with a click of a mouse.


 

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Designed for Final Cut Pro X

ProSharpen was professionally designed to work seamlessly inside of Final Cut Pro X. As a FCPX effect tool, each ProSharpen preset can be dragged and dropped onto the users media and previewed in real time. With the published parameters found in the FCPX inspector, users have the ability to make adjustments with just a few clicks of a mouse.

 

Installing ProSharpen


 

How do I Install ProSharpen in Final Cut Pro X?

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ProSharpen Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X

Learn how to use professional sharpening tools with the ProSharpen Lesson from Pixel Film Studios.  
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Step 1 - Preparing the Timeline

Let’s begin by selecting a clip or image from the FCPX Media library and dragging it to the timeline. Then locate ProSharpen in the FCPX effects library. For this example we will be using the Highlights effect. Drag and drop the effect directly on top of your media. Once your Timeline is set up go to the Inspector Window.
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Step 2 - Sharpen Amount & Intensity

Next we will adjust our Sharpen Amount and Intensity. After making those changes you are going to move down to the sharpen levels slider where you can adjust the contrast of the keyed mask. Lower the white level to make your translucent areas more solid and raise your blacks level to make translucent areas more translucent. Dragging the bias slider left will make translucent regions solid while moving it to the right will erode the translucent areas. Dragging the bias slider left will make translucent regions solid while moving it to the right will erode the translucent areas.
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Step 3 - Adjusting the Luma Rolloff

You then can control your Luma Rolloff Slider plus your Shrink and Expand slider. The Luma Rolloff Slider adjusts linearity of the falloff between the Luma control’s tolerance and softness handles. Increasing the amount makes the slope between the handles of the Luma control steeper, sharpening the edges of the matte and making them more abrupt.
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Step 4 - Shrink & Expand

Next is the Shrink and Expand Slider controls which manipulates the contrast of the matte to affect matte translucence and matte size simultaneously. Underneath you are able to adjust the edge softness and edge erosion which soften the edges of your luma roll off.
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Final Touches

Now you can adjust the brightness and contrast of all your previous changes. Lastly you can choose to smooth out your contrast or have contrast on you luminance by checking their individual check boxes.

ProSharpen Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I find ProSharpen?

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