Lighting Effects with ProStar in Final Cut Pro X
Star Streak Filters
ProStar allows the user to get creative, and push the lights beyond! ProStar from Pixel Film Studios analyzes the footage it is applied to, and works off the pre-exsisting light already captured! ProStar also reacts to light obstructions, adding a level of realism while adding style to any film!
Over 60 Presets
PROSTAR from Pixel Film Studios comes with over 60 useful and unique style presets allowing users to select what style they want to start with when applied to footage. Full color and rotataion options are available to help achieve professional looks quickly and easily!
On-Screen controls help the user select what area they want to react to the star effect. Different ProStar filters can be applied to different areas using a unique and customizable mask tool with on screen handles, allowing the user to visualize the effect in real time!
Designed For FCPX
ProStar from Pixel Film Studios is a plugin designed for Final Cut pro X. Simply select the effect desired, apply it to the clip on the timeline, and customize the effect using the on-screen controls and effect controls within the FCPX Inspector Window!
How do I Install ProStar in Final Cut Pro X?
Learn how to Install a Pixel Film Studios effect plugin package.
Unidentified Developer and Won't Install
This usually happens due to your macs security settings. The Message you got was to inform you the app wasn't purchased in the Mac App Store. Below is a video tutorial on how to resolve this issue.
ProStar Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X
Learn to create star streaks in your film with the ProStar 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. ProStar works best with footage that has a visible light source in the frame to look as realistic as possible. Once you have your footage in the timeline, scan through the ProStar presets and select a color that best matches the look you want. Then, drag and drop the filter on the clip in the Final Cut Pro X timeline.
Step 2 - Isolating the Light Source
ProStar will need to know where to emit light from. Isolate the light source using the advanced masking tools. Select the clip in the timeline, to activate on-screen controls in the FCPX Viewer window. These controls will allow you to surround and isolate the desired light source. Starting with the center control, move the shape over the light source in the clip. Now use the arrow controls to scale the overall height and width of your selection. Last…. use the 8-points on the outside to fine tune the selection of the active area.
Now for some Final Touches. Go to the FCPX Inspector window to find the customization settings. First, use the sliders in the Light Controls section to adjust the size, rotation and brightness of the star’s streaks. Then use the "Contrast" and “Softness” sliders to adjust the fall off of the light rays. Finally, go to the Color Controls section of the Inspector Window. Adjust the Prism and Color settings to match the environment of your scene.
ProStar Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find ProStar?
Once the installation is complete, you can find ProStar 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.