FCPX PIP

Picture-In-Picture Tool for FCPX

FCPX PIP is a practical production tool from Pixel Film Studios that gives video editors a brand-new way to emphasize any part of a scene. This plugin uses motion tracking technology to track a subject and then creates a picture-in-picture effect using the tracked subject. This intuitive tool is developed exclusively for Final Cut Pro X.

FCPX PIP requires both Final Cut Pro X version 10.4 and Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.

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Picture-In-Picture Tool with FCPX PIP

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Final Cut Pro X plugin FCPX PIP from Pixel Film Studios

Picture-In-Picture Effect

FCPX PIP is a great tool for giving viewers a closer look at a specific target within a scene. It’s the perfect for sporting events, profile close-ups and for drawing attention to smaller details within the scene. Pixel Film Studios makes editing easy with FCPX PIP. .

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Final Cut Pro X plugin FCPX PIP from Pixel Film Studios

Motion Tracking Technology

FCPX PIP utilizes Pixel Film Studios’ motion tracking technology. This feature gives users the ability to receive fast and accurate motion tracking without ever having to set a keyframe. Track forward, track backwards, and track multiple objects in a single scene. Save time editing and increase work flow with this incredible tool.

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Final Cut Pro X plugin FCPX PIP from Pixel Film Studios

Intuitive On-Screen Controls

After tracking a subject, turn off edit mode to begin editing the picture-in-picture effect. Take advantage of FCPX PIP’s intuitive on-screen controls to reposition the picture anywhere. Then, scale up the on-screen control to magnify the contents of the picture. Offsetting the position can be achieved using sliders in the inspector window.

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Final Cut Pro X plugin FCPX PIP from Pixel Film Studios

Only for Final Cut Pro 10.3+

FCPX PIP works best when the selected tracking area contains distinct features and contrast from the background. Faces, logos, and distinct colors are the perfect subjects for tracking. If your subject stops tracking, simply make manual adjustments to the track points. This is a Final Cut Pro X exclusive plugin.

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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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FCPX PIP Tutorial

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Creating a Picture-In-Picture Effect

This is a tutorial on how to track a subject and create a picture-in-picture effect using FCPX PIP.  

How to place an effect

Start by locating the plugin inside of Final Cut Pro. Click and drag one of the presets unto the photo or video you want to use it on. Make sure you have the video inspector icon selected. This is where you will find the plugin controls. Also make sure to have the effects selected to show or the plugin controls will not show.

FCPX PIP Frequently Asked Questions

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I installed FCPX PIP 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

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Where do I find this plugin?

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  • Once the installation is complete, and you have restarted both FCPX and your computer , you can find this plugin in the FCPX Effects library.
  • If you are unsure on how to locate the different libraries inside FCPX. Click Here for a Video Tutorial.

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How do I apply this plugin onto my media?

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Click and drag the photo or video onto your media. Click Here for a Video Tutorial. 

FCPX PIP Troubleshooting

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Can't use the plugin on the timeline?

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This plugin requires users to drag the effect unto a photo or video. Click Here for a Video Tutorial.

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I installed FCPX PIP 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

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I am missing controls. I don't see a (TRACK FORWARD) or (TRACK BACKWARDS) buttons.

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Why is this Happening:

  • Scenario 1: You installed the plugin without being on the latest version of Mac OS and/or Final Cut Pro.
  • Scenario 2: You've updated your Mac OS and/or Final Cut Pro, and the plugin installer is outdated.

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What is the Solution:

  • Scenario 1: Update your Mac OS and/or Final Cut Pro to the latest version through the App Store. Then reinstall the latest version of the plugin.
  • Scenario 2: Login to your account, re-download the plugin installer, and install.