Lightning Strike

1980's Theme for Final Cut Pro X

$49.95 $29.95

Revisit the 1980’s using this nostalgic throwback from Pixel Film Studios. Lightning Strike is a retro-styled production package featuring a variety of stylized tools for Final Cut Pro. Display text with trailer title and lower third presets, showcase media using the 4 included drop zone layouts, transition between two scenes by moving through a 3D environment, and use the customizable environment as a backdrop for logos, media, text and more. Lightning Strike is the ultimate 1980s themed production package for Final Cut Pro X.

 

WHAT'S IN THE PACKAGE?

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GENERATORS

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FOUR DROP ZONE LAYOUTS

Our hand-crafted three-dimensional layouts give users the ability to display designated media using multiple frame types. Crafting a dynamic scene is as simple as adding desired media, altering the text, and setting the camera movement. With the ability to adjust the media location, users can intricately personalize each layout to fit their needs.

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PROFESSIONAL TRAILER TITLES

Our professional titles are created utilizing the latest techniques in 3D compositing. With pre-styled elements and motion blur functionality, crafting a professionally designed title is as simple as changing the text. Fully customizable text controls allow users to change different elements such as the font style, overall size, text color, spacing, and more!

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CUSTOMIZABLE BACKDROP

Backdrop presets allow users to apply text, logos and media over the theme's background. Utilize the same intuitive camera and color controls to get a variety of unique looks. Backdrops can fit any style by making a few simple adjustments

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TITLES

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STYLIZED LOWER THIRDS

Each theme contains a pair of self-animating lower thirds that can animate from the left or right side of the screen. Both presets come with an additional motion blur preset, adding realism to the intro and outdo animations.

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TRANSITIONS

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3D ENVIRONMENT TRANSITIONS

Seamlessly shift from scene to scene using one of our custom transitions. Choose from transitions that frame into an environment and then back into the same frame, or transitions that move from one frame into another. Apply by simply dragging and dropping it between two pieces of media.

CONTROLS OVERVIEW

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BUILD FASTER USING EDIT MODE

Pixel Film Studios themes render in real-time so that they may be customized for any purpose. The edit mode checkbox was designed to combat the issue of real-time rendering by turning off heavier elements in the environment. Turn off edit mode to make adjustments to the camera, text and drop zones without putting any stress on the graphics card.

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CREATE ANY CAMERA MOVEMENT

Creating a custom camera movement is practically effortless. All users must do to create their own dynamic camera movements is set values for the start and end frame. To do this, move to the first frame of the generator and adjust the start position and rotation controls. Then, set the end frame by moving to the last frame and adjusting the end position and rotation controls.

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SET THE ANGLE OF VIEW

The angle of view is the number of degrees at which the camera visualizes the scene. With angle of view, users may lower its value to create a long focus lens or increase it for a wider angle. Angle of View can be shifted anywhere between 0 and 165 degrees which lets users mimic a variety of camera focal lengths.

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ANIMATE THE TEXT

Create individual animations for both the main title and subtitle text with controls designed to make animating text effortless. First, set whether each text layer animates in, out, both or neither. Then, choose whether it animates by character, word, line, or all and to animate in a forwards, backwards or random sequence. Finally, set the position and angle it animates from by choosing the axis and adjusting its animation amount.

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CUSTOMIZE TEXT STYLE

The included text has been pre-customized to complement the look of its’ environment, but users can make adjustments to the text style if they wish to. Simply bring up the text inspector controls by clicking on the text layer’s bounding box in the viewer window. Once here, users have the ability to adjust a variety of parameters like colors, tracking, lighting, depth and many more.

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CONTROL ENVIRONMENT COLORS

Each theme features a unique set of color controls. Text may be adjusted in the text window, but other color controls will be found in the Published Parameters section. Color controls for background, foreground, focus objects, drop zone frames and more are often included in the form of hue dials or color pickers. This allows users to create a wide variety of color combinations.

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CUSTOMIZE THE DROP ZONES

Drop Zones let users import their personal media into a Final Cut generator. Each included layout preset features up to 3 drop zones that can be individually turned off by clicking a corresponding checkbox. Set the position and rotation values for each visible drop zone to create new layouts with ease.

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ADD REALISTIC CAMERA BLUR

Add depth of field to the scene by bumping up the DOF Blur Amount. This will cause the camera to add focus to the center of the environment while blurring near and far elements. Move the point of focus with the offset slider and set the near and far focus using their respective sliders.

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ADD REFLECTIONS

Users can add reflectivity to the drop zones by increasing the value of the Reflectivity slider. Choose from five unique reflection types by selecting from the Reflection Options drop-down menu. This allows editors to simulate indoor lighting by reflecting it off drop zones within a three-dimensional environment.

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ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENT CONTROLS

Each theme contains a group of custom controls that are unique to its' design. This control section often features color pickers, effect sliders, buttons that let users randomize scene elements, and endless more.

Description

PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED THEME

FOR FINAL CUT PRO X

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EDIT LIKE A PRO.

Looking like a pro is effortless when creating great results is this easy. This theme was designed with easy-to-use controls so that beginners can effortlessly create professional scenes. Our comprehensive tutorial section provides guidance to make it easier than ever to customize this theme in a variety of ways.

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SAVE TIME & MONEY.

Our team of designers have expertly crafted the look and feel of this theme and given editors the customization options to change the style with just a few simple clicks. Create a blockbuster look in FCPX in seconds using the provided controls.

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ALL-IN-ONE PACKAGE.

This expertly designed package includes a variety of cohesively designed elements. We have designed our themes to include sleek lower thirds, fully generated three-dimensional environments, powerful titles, seamless transitions, and a customizable backdrop.

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NO KEYFRAMES NECESSARY.

Each preset in this theme comes with a variety of animation options that don’t require any keyframing. Change the camera movement, animate the text and emit particles all without having to set a single keyframe. Pixel Film Studios makes editing easier than ever.

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EXCLUSIVELY FOR FINAL CUT PRO X.

All these tools will be ready to go in Final Cut Pro X once installed using our convenient installer tool. Our plugins integrate seamlessly with the Final Cut Pro X workflow by eliminating complicated setups so that more time can be spent designing.

Learn how to Install Plugins

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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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IN-DEPTH TUTORIALS

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How to Use the Camera Controls

In this tutorial we are going over how to use the camera controls found within this plugin.

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How to Apply a Photo or Video

In this tutorial we are going over how to apply a photo or video into a drop zone.

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How to Change the Text

In this tutorial we are going over how to edit text inside of Final Cut Pro. The text in our plugins can be

edited the same way as any other text inside of Final Cut Pro.

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How to Use Angle Of View

In this tutorial we are going over what angle of view is and how to adjust it in our plugins.

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How to Set Keyframes

In this tutorial we are going over what keyframes are and how to apply them.

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How to Apply a Generator

This plugin contains titles, backdrops, and drop zone presets that are located in the generators library

of Final Cut Pro. Here is how to apply them on your timeline.

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How to Apply a Title Layer

This plugin contains lower thirds that are located in the titles library of Final Cut Pro. Here is how to

apply them on your timeline.

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How to Apply a Transition

This plugin contains multiple transition presets. Here is how to apply them between two clips.

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Additional information

Classification

Theme

FAQ

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Where do I find this plugin?

This plugin will be found in the Generators, Titles, and Transitions library.

 Searching Final Cut Libraries Tutorial

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What is a motion blur preset?

Motion blur presets add streaked blur effects to moving objects in a scene. This effect can help make a scene feel like it's been captured by a real camera lens. These presets are heavier on the computer and will take longer to render, so don't forget to use Edit Mode.

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

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The following must be met for this plugin to function.

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Component:Requirement:

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Final Cut Pro:10.4

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Mac OS: 10.12

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Graphics Card:4GB

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RAM: 16GB

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Additional Tips to Use Plugins Efficiently

Following the steps below will ensure our plugins run as smoothly as possible inside of Final Cut Pro.

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TROUBLESHOOTING

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This plugin is running slow. How do I fix this?

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Why is this Happening?

This may be happening for several reasons.

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• Your graphics card isn't able to handle the graphics this plugin produces.

• Final Cut Pro isn't optimized to run at its fastest speed.

• Your timeline has a lot of added content and cannot handle the added graphics.

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What is the Solution?

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• Please make sure to have proper system requirements this plugin requires.

For this issue the most important requirement is the graphics card.

• For a tutorial on how to optimize Final Cut Pro  Click Here.

• To learn the best practices when using our plugins  Click Here.

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Why did the motion blur preset slow down Final Cut Pro?

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These presets will take longer to render and export, since the computer will have more data to compute. We recommend following the optimization and best practices guidelines, under the system requirements tab, to make sure our plugins run as smoothly as possible.

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Having trouble applying a transition?

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I Installed This Plugin 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?

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

Click Here to Watch Troubleshooting Video

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Can't find this Plugin after Installation?

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Is Your Plugin Missing Controls?

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Additional Information

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How to name motion template folders:

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Click Here for a Video Tutorial.

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