Final Cut Pro X — Plugins / Templates

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Effects • Generators • Titles • Transitions




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NEW! Sight-Creations Essentials!

If you’ve been watching my videos on YouTube for the past few years (!), most, if not all, involve the use of several of these effects in every project! Development on these plugins began in early 2016 and have been being expanded all along. They are great fun to use! And the best part is: when you’ve got it down just like you like it — you can create an Effects Preset to save all the work for use in any other clip!

The bundled collection contains all of SC KeyFX, Highlighter, SC Video Fixers, S•C Retimer, and Grid. Everybody should have a decent grid, not only to use to line up things — but as an artistic addition ;).


A simple effect you can do in FCPX

Using the Buffied or Rebuffed fonts, this is a simple technique to create “bleeding text”. One approach uses Basic Titles and the other uses Highlighter effects.

Links to the fonts are in the video description. Other similar fonts should work as well!

Have fun!

Happy Halloween!

SC Video Fixers

It’s amazing how far video can be stretched! Cameras have a “plane” that is imposed on a scene and if it’s slightly off-angle, there will be distortion.

These effects can be used to correct the focal plane in an image and take some of the curvature out when wide angle lenses are used.

Get them here.

*Did You Know?

You can add as many effects as you like. You can even reorder them whenever you like.

Simply click and drag on the Effect’s titlebar to move it in the direction of the reordering. As you move the effect, FCPX will begin to shuffle the other effects to make a space for the placing.
If you’re moving an effect to the beginning or the end of an extended list of effects, drag your effect up to the top Effects Bar near the lower edge and hold the mouse, all the other effects will begin to scroll. Moving the cursor up a pixel or two to change the rate of the scroll.
When going down the Effects list, drag the effect to be moved down and position the cursor about 2 parameter lines above the Save Effects Preset bar. The downward scrolling should begin. Moving the cursor a few more pixels downward should increase the scroll speed. If going all the way to the bottom, there should be a gap large enough to place the moved effect.
How cool is that?
Now, you may be asking yourself: “Why would I want to do that?”  Well, If you’re using an effect like Highlighter 2, there’s a possibility you could be adding many different pieces of the collection onto a clip. Take for example, the Highlighter – Fan Out effects preset. There are six different highlighter colors used and seven highlighter transforms used for a total of 13 effects. If you add all the highlighter shape effects first, then the transforms, you will need to move all those transforms to in between all the other shape effects (with two at the end). You can shuffle effects to change the color order as well.
Effects are ordered lowest to highest in layer order in a top to bottom arrangement in Final Cut. An effect at the top of the Effects column is beneath all other added effects and on top of the actual clip media (be that image/video, text or generator).


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Seeing is believing:

scKey Sharpen is just one effect included with SC KeyFX. It’s not even one of the Core effects — it is a support effect — and yet, it is incredibly powerful.

Digital cameras have a filter that removes moiré effects resulting in a softened, kind of faded appearance, especially if you have the camera set up with the recommendation of a medium contrast (fix it in software… or post, as they say.) The resulting image is never exactly as you remember it.

scKey Sharpen restores the clarity and depth of color you remember, quickly and easily. The three main blend modes are Overlay, Soft Light and Color Burn. Save these as Effect Presets for a simple double click restoration for your footage.


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SC KeyFX - amazing tools for FCPX
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