Professional Anamorphic Techniques

If your are filming a music video or Sci-Fi movie, Anamorphic lens flares are a great stylistic approach. With ProMorphic from Pixel Film Studios, you can choose from up to 40 different anamorphic presets to add horizontal or vertical lens flares to the light sources in your footage.

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Anamorphic Flares with ProMorphic in Final Cut Pro X


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Anamorphic Lens Flares

Anamorphic lens flares can create stunning and dramatic looks. They make long streaks and beautiful rays rather than circular flares like bokeh. In Hollywood films, Anamorphic lens flares are made by using real anamorphic lenses, which cost thousands of dollars. With PROMORPHIC, you can create the these beautiful effects at a very affordable price.


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Create Energy in FCPX

Adding Anamorphic lens flares to your footage is a great way to add energy and excitement to your film with lighting that really pops. Many popular contemporary music video and Sci-Fi movies use Anamorphic Lens flares to create a stylistic theme throughout the film.


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Control the Light

With 40 powerful presets and customization options, PROMORPHIC allows you to control your Anampohic effects to work perfectly with your footage. Using simple sliders, editors can adjust the length, ray definition, color, saturation, diffusion and intensity of their light. Go from naturalistic to stylistic in the click of a button.


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Works with Your Light

PROMORPHIC is not just a simple video composite technique. This powerful plugin analyzes your footage and works off the existing light in your film. If an object passes in front of the light source in your footage, you can see the Anamorphic effects from PROMORPHIC bend and adjust with the movement.


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Designed for Final Cut Pro X

PROMORPHIC was professionally designed to work inside Final Cut Pro X. Simply choose one of the plugin from the library, select the effect you like, and use the FCPX Inspector to control the look.


Installing ProMorphic

How do I Install ProMorphic in Final Cut Pro X?

Learn how to Install a Pixel Film Studios effect plugin package.  

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ProMorphic Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X

Learn how to create and customize your very own anamorphic lens flares with the ProMorphic Lesson.
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Preparing The Timeline

Let’s begin by selecting our media from the FCPX media library. Then Locate ProMorphic in the FCPX Effects library. Browse through the ProMorphic presets. For this example we will be using the horizontal ProMorphic 20 preset. Click and drag the effect directly on top of your media. Select your media and go to the Inspector Window.
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Effect Controls

Let’s start by adjusting the over drive color additive slider. This slider will mix your the colors that are present on screen. For example moving the slider to the left will make the flares color brown, purple and blue. Moving the slider all the way to the right will give your flares a blue and a green color. Next you adjust the left streak length. After you can begin adjusting the spectrum selection slider. The Spectrum Section slider will expand and intensify your flare. Continue on by adjusting the twist light and softness slider. The Volumetric Diffusion slider will spread the flare across the screen covering a larger portion of your media. Underneath you can adjust the saturation, intensity, left opacity and streak hue.
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Final Touches

Once you have the all the left anamorphic controls set you can then continue adjusting the right anamorphic flare controls. The controls function the same as the previous controls. After you have adjusted the right anamorphic flare controls you can then select different colors for the dark, mid and light tint color controls.

ProMorphic Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I find ProMorphic?

Once the installation is complete, you can find ProMorphic in the FCPX effects library.

Troubleshooting ProMorphic

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.