Composites & Elements with ProSmoke: Volume 1 in Final Cut Pro X
Add Smoke to Your Footage
Whether you are filming a magical fantasy world or smoldering ruins, ProSmoke: Volume 1’s high-resolution composites can help create the atmosphere of your film in a matter of seconds. Adding wisps of smoke to your footage is a great way to give your film a surreal look.
50 ProRes Smoke Composites
ProSmoke: Volume 1 consists of 50 ProRes HD smoke composites files created by filming real wisps and puffs of smoke. These smoke video files can be applied and composited onto your footage in any non-linear editing software (such as Final Cut Pro X, Avid, and Adobe Premiere).
Layer Smoke for Depth
The smoke in the ProSmoke: Volume 1 video files vary in size, focus and shape, so you can layer them to create more depth in your image. With 50 smoke composites to choose from, the combinations are limitless. Simply drag two ProSmoke: Volume 1 videos on top of your footage and change the blend mode.
Blending Tool for FCPX
ProSmoke: Volume 1 video files can be used in any non-linear editing software, but if you are using it in Final Cut Pro X, you can use the ProSmoke: Volume 1 Blending Tool to help blend and color correct your smoke to better match your footage. Change the color and blur of your smoke if you want it to look more steamy than smokey.
Installing ProSmoke: Volume 1
How do I Install ProSmoke: Volume 1 in Final Cut Pro X?
Learn how to Install Pixel Film Studios Composite Footage.
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ProSmoke: Volume 1 Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X
Learn how to add smoke or steam to any clip with the ProSmoke: Volume 1 Lesson from Pixel Film Studios.
Step 1 - Preparing the Timeline
Let's begin by selecting a clip in the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline. Now, scan through the ProSmoke composite footage folders. The smoke in the video files vary in size, speed and focus, so you can layer them to create more depth in your scene. For this example, we will use 2 different sized smoke composites. Drag the smoke footage above your clip on the Final Cut Pro X timeline. Then, use the blade tool to cut the composites to the length of the clip. Select the smoke layer in the timeline. Then, go to the “Video” tab of the FCPX Inspector window. Scroll down until you come across the blend mode drop down menu. Change the blend mode to “Add.” Repeat this process with the other composite layer.
Step 2 - Blending the Smoke
Now, it’s time to blend and incorporate the footage into our environment. Find the ProSmoke Compositing tool located in the FCPX effects library. Drag and drop the effect on to each of the ProSmoke clips. Select a ProSmoke layer in the timeline. Use the blur, scale, opacity and color controls to blend the smoke into the environment. Repeat this process with the other composite layer.
Now for some Final Touches. To help composite the steam seamlessly into the scene….. Compound your clip with all of the PROSMOKE composites used in the scene. Select everything you stacked in the timeline, then hold control and click on one of the clips. Now select New Compound Clip in the pop-up. Next, Apply a color grade to the compound clip, it will make the steam feel like apart of the same environment. For this example, we will use a Pixel Film Studios “PROHUE” filter.
ProSmoke: Volume 1 Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find ProSmoke: Volume 1?
Once the installation is complete, you can find ProSmoke: Volume 1 in the FCPX Effect library.