Color Grading with ProHue in Final Cut Pro X
Create a Stylistic Film in Final Cut Pro X
ProHue is a powerful tool that help a film set the temperature, time, tone and even helps create a reoccurring stylistic theme throughout the film. This tool can help you create the look for your film through color, saturation, contrast, levels, temperature and cross processing techniques.
Primary and Secondary Levels
With ProHue from Pixel Film Studios, you can customize and control of the color at both the primary and secondary color levels. With over 30 color presets and numerous customization options, the possibilities are endless. Never have so many color correction options been featured in one FCPX plugin.
Control the Color Wash with ProHue
ProHue is more than just a color adjustor effect. It allows users to control the quality of the color to create even more unique looks. Wash out your image to create a more vintage look or increase the contrast to make a contemporary action-style film all inside Final Cut Pro X.
Ultimate Custom Vignette
Use PROHUE’s vignette feature to create the most customizable vignette ever. Change the scale, feather, falloff, position and even color of your vignette directly inside of Final Cut Pro X.
Designed for Final Cut Pro X
ProHue was professionally designed to work seamlessly inside of Final Cut Pro X. As a FCPX effect, this plugin can be dragged and dropped onto your footage and previewed in real time without rendering. With easy-to-use controls that can be found in the FCPX inspector, you can calibrate your settings in a few clicks of a mouse.
ProHue Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X
Learn how to alter and customize the color of your media with the ProHue Lesson.
Preparing The Timeline
Let’s begin by selecting our media from the FCPX media library.
Then Locate ProHue in the FCPX Effects library.
Browse through the ProHue presets
Once you find the preset that works best for your project
Click and drag the effect directly on top of your media.
Select your media and go to the Inspector Window.
Begin by adjusting the Lens Filter opacity which will control the intensity of the lens filter.
After select from a variety of Lens Filters that range from a cool temperature to a warm temperature.
Then go on to the lens filter fine tune which will adjust the contrast on your lens filter.
Next we will go over the Vignette Effect controls.
Start by adjusting the vignette opacity, size, and falloff.
The falloff slider sets the amount of feathering applied to the border of the vignette.
Moving the falloff slider to the right will soften the edge of your vignette, While moving the slider to the left will sharpen the edges of your vignette.
After altering the falloff continue on by adjusting vignette center and vignette darken slider.
Then finish off the Vignette Effect section by choosing a vignette color.
Once you have made the final adjustments in the Vignette Effect section you will then move on to the Wash Effect section.
Begin by adjusting the wash opacity.
Then adjust he white wash and black wash.
These sliders will control the intensity of the whites and blacks that are showing up in the wash effect.
Next is the Tint Effect section.
In this section you will be able to adjust the color tint amount and you can also choose a color tint for the top level of your adjustments.
Now for some final touches.
There are two composite color levels that you can alter.
Both levels have the same functions and controls.
Let’s start with the first level.
Begin by adjusting the opacity which will control the intensity of the changes you will be making.
Then go on to selecting a blend mode.
After you can choose whether you want to invert your changes.
Underneath you can adjust the sharpen, Blur amount , Brightness and Gamma sliders.
Next alter the tint color of your highlights, mid tones, and shadows.
Finally adjust the hue, saturation, value, contrast and Pivot sliders.
Once you have the Level 1 Composite Color set move on to adjusting the Level 2 composite color section.
ProHue Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find ProHue?
Once the installation is complete, you can find ProHue in the FCPX effects library.
How do I apply ProHue to a clip?
First select the clip you wish to effect in the timeline.
Then scrub your cursor over the ProHue presets in the FCPX effects library to preview them in real time.
How do I customize the look of ProHue?
Once you have applied ProHue to a clip…
Select the clip in the timeline.
You will see a new set of parameters in the FCPX Inspector.
Use these parameters to control the look of the ProHue effect.
How do I copy ProHue settings?
You can copy ProHue settings from one clip to another.
Select the effected clip in the timeline and press Cmd+Opt+C
Then select the second clip and press Cmd+Opt+V
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.