Film Distortion Effects with ProStatic: Volume 2 in Final Cut Pro X
Static Effects for FCPX
With ProStatic: Volume 2 users can apply a static effect within any location they choose. As an effect overly users have total control over look, style, time, and placement all fully customizable all with in Final Cut Pro X. Users can choose from over 30 individually designed presets with a click of a mouse, and change the mood of any scene into a unpredictable signal interference.
With ProStatic: Volume 2 users can choose from over 30 fully customizable static and static interference media altering effect overlays. With ProStatic: Volume 2 each preset was designed separately for unlimited possibilities. Users can make adjustments to published parameters such as overall hue, highlight randomization, shadow randomization, pixel scale, pixel contrast, prism amount, saturation, waviness, noise amount, noise type, offset, roll amount, stripe controls, scan line controls, and much more all within Final Cut Pro X.
Transitions or Effect Overlays
With ProStatic: Volume 2 users can place each title effect overlay in any desired position within their project’s timeline. ProStatic: Volume 2 allows users to fully stylize their footage and have a well planned and timed static effect in any location. With ProStatic: Volume 2 users can have the effect play out in their timeline for as long as they desire, or choose to have a static distortion for just a split second all with in Final Cut Pro X with a click of a mouse.
Designed for FCPX
ProStatic: Volume 2 was professionally designed to work seamlessly inside of Final Cut Pro X. As a title effect overlay, each ProStatic: Volume 2 preset can be dragged and dropped onto media and previewed in real time. With the published parameters found in the FCPX inspector, users have the ability to make further adjustments with just a few clicks of a mouse.
ProStatic: Volume 2 Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X
Learn how to use professional static effects with the ProStatic: Volume 2 Lesson from Pixel Film Studios.
Step 1 - Preparing the Timeline
Let's begin by selecting a clip or image in the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline. Once you have your media selected and have a place you want to use it pick any of the 30 different effects and drag it over your media in the timeline.
Step 2 - Style Controls
Go to the Style Controls section of the Inspector Window. First you can adjust the pixel scale along with selecting your pixel type and pixel blend. Next decide your prism amount which adds a little bit more distortion to your media. You can also choose the angle you want your prism to show up by rotating the grey wheel clock wise or counter clock wise. After that you can utilize the saturation slider to give your distortion a unique look. Right below that is the Waviness slider which allows you to control the amount seen on your media.
Step 3 - Effect Controls
In your Effects Controls you can customize how much noise you want shown, The noise type, and Noise Blending modes. After you have chosen your desired settings you can get even more detailed in how you want your effect to appear. Use the offset slider to position your media The Roll Amount slider controls the vertical movement of your media Control your strips visibility, size, speed, and randomization by using the Stripes sliders. To randomize your Strips Scale you can type in any number or have the plug in do the work for you by simply hitting the “Generate” button. You can also randomize your Scan Line’s with the Scan Line Randomization, Along with changing the percentage and brightness of your lines.
Step 4 - Overlay Styles
Once you have made all your adjustments to your effect you can now go back to the FCPX titles library relocate ProStatic and scroll down to the overlay styles. Select a overlay style that is appeals to you, Click and drag it to the timeline placing it directly over the style effect you placed there earlier. Select your overlay effect, Look to the Inspector window where you will see your Style Controls and Effect Controls. Like the previous Effect Style you can adjust the pixel scale, pixel opacity, prism amount as well as the prism angle. The Overly Style has a warp center which adds a realistic visual representation that gives your media a great static look. You can also adjust the strength and size of your warp on your media.
STEP 5 - Overlay Controls
Now that you have your Style Controls adjusted you can add a little more extra to your static overlay underneath the Effect Controls in the Inspector Window. You can choose which Blend mode to use that will give you the look you want. Once you have done that you can decide the size of your static as well as how far you want it stretched out. You can also adjust the Static angle by turning the grey wheel clock wise or counter clock wise. Next is the Threshold 1 slider which controls the statics brightness, Underneath that is the smoothness of Threshold 1 which controls how strong you want your static to be. After that you move along to Threshold 2 which is the same as Threshold 1 but with finer detail Then you have even more control with the Interface 1 and 2 Controls, With the up and down slider you are controlling how fast the static moves up and down. Underneath is the opacity and scale which control the visibility and size of the static. Next is the Feather Edge slider which gives you the choice of keeping a rough edge to your static or smoothing out the edges. The Movement, Frequency and Noisiness Sliders are below allowing you to have a more chaotic look to the effect. Lastly is Randomize which puts your static line in different parts of the screen. Interface 2 Controls allow you to keep pushing your adjustments to the next level using the same sliders as Interface 1.
Now that you have your own personalized static look you can add a little bit more to it by going to the FCPX sound library and locating a unique static sound effect to give ProStatic life.
ProStatic: Volume 2 Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find ProStatic: Volume 2?
Once the installation is complete, you can find ProStatic: Volume 2 in the FCPX Title library.