FCPX Maps

Geographic Location Generators for FCPX

Generate a detailed point-to-point map animation by entering start and end locations using FCPX Maps. Create close-up maps that display real cities and streets of any location in the world, or zoom out to show travel from country to country. Adjust maps in 3D space to get dynamic angles and add additional points to display stops along the way.

This plugin requires Final Cut Pro 10.3 or higher and Mac OS 10.12 or higher.

$49.95 $29.95

Geographic Location Generators with FCPX Maps

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Final Cut Pro X plugin FCPX Maps from Pixel Film Studios

Generate Detailed Maps

To use FCPX Maps, simply enter in locations for both the start and end point, set the zoom level, and hit the Generate Map button. FCPX Maps will automatically create a map and animation that moves from one point to the next. There are six available map styles in this package: Street, Outdoor, Dark, Light, Satellite and Satellite Street.

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Final Cut Pro X plugin FCPX Maps from Pixel Film Studios

Create Additional Path Points

Create additional stops in a path by adding new points. To add a new point, just hold the shift key and click on the path. Drag the new point to a desired location. Users can create a dynamic travel display by placing new points on additional cities and areas. Hit the Clear Path button to remove extra points.

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Final Cut Pro X plugin FCPX Maps from Pixel Film Studios

Three Dimensional Map Control

Editors are given a variety of 3D camera functionality with controls like position, rotation, depth of field, and control over the apex of the path. FCPX Maps is set to link the position of the camera to the path by default, but users can uncheck this if they would like to manually position the camera.

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Final Cut Pro X plugin FCPX Maps from Pixel Film Studios

Add Your Own Media

FCPX Maps includes a drop zone indicator that moves along the generated path. Users are able to upload their own media into the drop zone. Add images like planes, boats and cars to denote modes of transportation. Any media can be applied. 3 reflective drop zone and text layers are also included so that users can mark points with logos, photos, text and animations.

Installing FCPX Maps

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How do I Install FCPX Maps in Final Cut Pro X?

Here's how to install FCPX Maps for any Mac operating system.

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Installation and Mapbox signup Instructions

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Is your plugin missing controls??

Watch this video to find out why

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Additional Information:

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How to name motion template folders: Click Here for a Video Tutorial.

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How do Uninstall FCPX Maps?

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Unidentified Developer and Won't Install

The message you got was to inform you the app wasn't purchased in the Mac App Store. Here are instructional videos on how to change your security settings to allow this installation.

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Unidentified Developer Instructions

FCPX Maps Tutorial

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Maps Creation Lesson

This tutorial shows users how to create maps using FCPX Maps. This 4 part tutorial shows users how to set up maps, use 3D scene camera controls, set path points, and add media.

FCPX Maps Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I add extra points to the mask.

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Hold 'shift' and click on the path to create a new point. 

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Where do I find FCPX Maps?

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Once the installation is complete, you can find FCPX Maps in the FCPX Generators library.

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What is the difference Offset Linked Position and Manual Camera position?

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The offset linked position is when you have the the camera linked to the path and want to offset the position from the framing of the path. the manual camera position is for when the camera is not linked to the path.

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How do I get the airplane graphic used in the promo video?

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The airplane graphic is a stock photo. You can apply any image you would like to the drop zones. Please refer to the tutorial tab for video instructions. 

FCPX Maps Minimum Requirements

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Final Cut Pro & MacOS:

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This plugin is built to work in the latest version of Final Cut Pro and MacOS.  We recommend updating to the latest version of these softwares through the App Store to ensure that the plugin works correctly.

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Recommended Graphics Card:

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1GB minimum.

This plugin will require a connection to the internet in order to be able to generate the map data.

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FCPX Maps Troubleshooting

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Is your plugin missing controls??

Watch this video to find out why

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Additional Information:

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How to name motion template folders: Click Here for a Video Tutorial.

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After clicking on the "Generate Map" button, this pop-up appears.

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Pixel Film Studios FCPX Maps failed to get title troubleshooting

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Why is this Happening:

This may be happening for several reasons.

  • An API Access Token was not input upon installation.
  • Part of plugin was not installed successfully.

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What is the Solution:

  • Run the installer again, and input the API Access Token when prompted.
  • If you are still getting this message after inputting the access token you will need to uninstall the reinstall the plugin. These instructions are located in the installations tab. When reinstalling, make sure FCPX is closed. Restart your computer after installation then open Final Cut Pro

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Upon playback in FCPX, the scene is flashing and/or stuttering.

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Why is this Happening:

The playback in Final Cut Pro X is not accurately reflecting what will be exported.

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What is the Solution:

Reboot Final Cut Pro X and then click the Generate Map button once more.

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Can't find the plugin after installation?

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Why is this Happening:

  • Scenario 1: The plugin is not properly installed.
  • Scenario 2: The plugin is properly installed, you may be looking in the wrong section in Final Cut Pro.

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What is the Solution:

  • Scenario 1: With Final Cut Pro closed, run the installer until reaching the successfully installed message. Now restart your computer and open Final Cut Pro.
  • Scenario 2: Search the FAQ section on the product page to see where the plugin is located. Now search this section in Final Cut Pro to locate the plugin.

Click Here Learn How to Search Final Cut Pro X Libraries

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I installed FCPX Maps and see a red screen similar to this.

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Why is this Happening:

This means that Final Cut Pro is currently out of date.

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What is the Solution:

Update Final Cut Pro. You can update by going to the app store.

Click Here to Watch Troubleshooting Video