Selective Focus with ProTiltshift in FCPX
Draw an Area of Focus
ProTiltshift allows video editors to create the illusion of a miniature scene using selective focus. To use ProTiltshift, browse effects section and place tilt shift onto footage in the Final Cut Pro X timeline. Next, cut-out the subject with the intuitive built-in masking tool and utilize the feather slider to soften the mask. Lastly, use the blur slider to determine the degree of focus on the selected area.
Built-In Masking Tool
ProTiltshift features a built-in masking tool that allows users to expertly an area focus with the click of a mouse. Start by clicking on the screen to create points to surround the subject. Double-click a point to change its interpolation from linear to curved. “Command + Double-click” to delete a point. Double-click the line to add a point. Pixel Film Studios’ built-in masking tool makes it easy to achieve a precise cut-out.
Simple Stylization Controls
ProTiltshift features intuitive stylization controls that can be used to enhance the effect of creating a toy scene. Turn on the strobe checkbox to activate the strobe rate slider. With the strobe rate, users can create a stuttering effect that simulates stop-motion films. With the saturation & sharpen slider, editors can achieve a more cartoonish look.
Keyframable Mask Points
ProTiltshift’s built-in masking tool is easily keyframable. This allows users to manually track the movement within a scene so the focal point of the scene can be maintained. To keyframe points, simply complete a mask and click the “Enable Keyframes” button. Next, scrub through the footage and periodically drag the mask points to adjust the selected area.