Animation Tools with ProWall: Volume 2 in Final Cut Pro X
30 Customizable Walls
ProWall Vol 2 comes with many unique customization options. Choose to curve drop zones from side to side or up and down using a rotation wheel. Choose to add or subtract spacing in between the drop zones. Choose which drop zones stay on the wall and which ones won’t and much much more.
Easy to use Controls
We’ve made sure it’s easy to change any of the parameters inside of Final Cut Pro X. The user can change change many parameters using simply rotation wheels, sliders, pop-ups, on-screen controls, and more.
With this bundle comes the different overlays used in the video. The user can choose from epic to fashion type overlays. Choose the bokeh overlay and controls the opacity, vignette, color adjustments, and more.
Amazing Camera Controls
ProWall Vol 2 comes with the ability to create any camera angle without any keyframes. Simply go to the first frame and use the start position controls to select where the camera starts. Then go to the last frame and user the end camera controls to choose where it ends. And ProWall will create a camera movement.
ProWall: Volume 2 Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X
Learn how to add professional video walls with the ProWall: Volume 2 Lesson.
Step 1 - Preparing the Timeline
Let’s begin by going to the FCPX generators library to locate the ProWall Volume 2 presets. Scan through the video wall types and select the one that best matches the look you want. Then, drag the generator on the Final Cut Pro X timeline and set it to your desired length. For this example, we will use the 10 scattered drop zone preset.
Step 2 - Filling the Drop Zones
Once, the generator is in the timeline it’s time to fill the drop zone placeholders. Go to the FCPX media library and select the videos or photos that you would like to place in the video wall. Drag the media into the timeline below generator and make them the same length. Now, you will need to compound each video clip “by-itself”. This is a strange but necessary step since the 10.6 update to FCPX. Move the playhead to the first frame of your compound clips and select the generator in the timeline. Now click the first Drop Zone icon in the Inspector window. Select the video clip as close to the beginning as possible, and click the blue "Apply Clip" button in the FCPX Viewer window. It is extremely important to follow these steps perfectly or the particle clips will freeze-up during playback. Repeat this step for each drop zone placeholder. Once you are done filling the drop zones, you can delete the media from the timeline.
Step 3 - Customizing the Drop Zones
Now let’s customize the look of our drop zones. Select the generator layer in the timeline and go to the viewer window. Use the on-screen control boxes to position, scale, and rotate the mask for each drop zone. If you would like to change the shape of the mask, you can go to the Inspector window and change the crop sliders. If you need to scale and position the image within the drop zone use the pan and scale parameters below each drop zone placeholder. Finally, adjust the reflection settings of the video wall to your liking.
Step 4 - Setting up the Camera
Now that our drop zones are ready, let’s setup our camera animation. Move the playhead in the timeline to the front of your generator. Then go to the Start Position and Rotation control sections of the FCPX Inspector, and change the parameters to where you want the camera to begin. When you are done setting up the start orientation, move the playhead to the end of the generator and repeat this process with the end parameters. Scrub the timeline to preview the movement. Finally, go to the camera controls section and set the angle of view for you scene.
Now for some Final Touches. Let’s make a few more changes to fine tune the look of our video wall. First, let’s change the environment color at the top of the Inspector window. Now, let’s add a few more pixel film studios plugins to add some more excitement to our scene. For this example, we will composite a ProFlare 5K and Pro clip over our video wall layer in the timeline.
ProWall: Volume 2 Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find ProWall: Volume 2?
Once the installation is complete, you can find ProWall: Volume 2 in the FCPX Generator library.
How do I get the drop zones to animate?
You will notice that when under there is a drop zone control tab. Under this tab are sliders that animate the drop zones. When you move the sliders and playback it back, you will notice the drop zones are not animating. This is because the animations need to be key-framed in order to animate.