Final Cut Pro X — Plugins / Templates
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Create Complex Layouts of video clips with intact audio
As a contribution to all those creating inspirational videos of people coming together while quarantined by stay-at-home orders. This effect will remain freely available for the duration of the current worldwide health crisis with my compliments and admiration!
Included will be free support if needed (I will do my best to manage translations as possible.)
SC MultiScreen does NOT use drop zones — all audio remains with individual clips. You may create as many video clips on a screen as your system will support. SC MultiScreen can be used in combination with compound clips to mix layout arrangements as well as simply creating multiple layouts for any given “stack” of video clips.
This effect can also be used with Titles for lyric placement, subtitling, labels, etc.
Create as many different layouts as you please and save them for future use as an Effects Preset.
May it save you many hours of editing time!
Originally a plugin made for FCP7 (!) in Motion 4, the demo of this leader on YouTube continues to be the 4th most popular of my videos. Back in those days, I could have only made a tutorial for it, but since the release of Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5, I can finally bring it to you as a fully functioning template to use in your projects.
Absolutely precise in all frame rates! (Although if you’re using “fractional” frame rates, you’ll need to choose that frame rate from a menu parameter) and includes the beautiful numbers font to ensure everyone gets the same look (font included with download).
I saw this effect used in a selfie on Twitter and thought it was great. For a limited time, this will be on sale for $1, especially while everyone is under “shelter in place” order.
If you feel the need to make some political commentary… lol… you may find this a useful plugin!
Stay safe everyone!
Distorting text for special effect is just a matter of picking the right background! Or, simply use an entire clip AS a Title (can be used for Fly-Through text effects… on acid 😀
Formative Text gives you the power to be creative. There’s no telling what kind of effects you’ll get from any given background. Every title can be unique!
Color grading/color correction made simple, fast and more intuitive than color correction color board, wheels or curves. Easy to adjust luma ranges as well. Shadows, midtones and highlights are all flexible ranges with SC Color Grade. Simply a matter of setting up a color mask (requires FCPX 10.4.8 or better to utilize the HSL color masking.)
If you already have SC KeyFX, you can make this effect for yourself. Contact me (support link) and ask me how.
You can simply add Attention! plugin to your favorite titles or place it directly in your video. Either way, this is an easy to use, simple to animate effect that can be used to focus your viewer’s attentions to specifically targeted areas of your videos.
An on-screen control makes it easy to position. You can even animate it to track (but this does not include an automatic tracker.) Easy animation controls with timing ability (in percent of length of clips or titles, etc.)
A lot of options are included. Click the Details button for more information about this plugin.
Two new products! Shine On and Title Path
Shine On gives you volumetric lighting for alpha (transparent) regions in your Titles or storyline clips with plenty of control to customize the look of your effect! Original color is taken from the text color or media itself. You can decrease or increase its saturation giving the light effect a more realistic feel and there is a brightness control to increase the effect. A secondary color is provided so that you can customize the overall appearance. You’ll have fun creating your own lighting effects! And you can always use more than one plugin!
Title Path allows you to design an irregular path for the text to follow. Controls to animate (without keyframes) the text along a path are provided. These controls are simple to use. You can set a start time and an end time for animation and the amount of distance to travel by setting starting and ending points. Don’t want to animate? Simply set the End Time at 0% and your text will remain stationary.
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 plugin 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 ;).
FCPXTemplates.com is the “storefront” for Sight-Creations (the d.b.a. for F. X. Mahoney a.k.a., “Fox” Mahoney) since Nov. 1, 2013. There are also galleries of some of my work, a few online tools like the Motion Template Backdater, and several blog entries. It’s difficult to have to do everything involved in maintaining this site on top of developing plugins and templates, so the blog entries are a little more sparse than I would like.
I have been creating Motion templates for Final Cut Pro since 2009, about 10 years. Many of the first templates I created for Final Cut Pro X were originally made for FCP 7!
I do not believe in creating “themed” assets — you know the type: 24 different variations of the same template for you to choose from. Why waste that much space on your hard drive? My templates are designed for a wide latitude of options so that you can create your own variation from (in most cases) a single template. I’m trying to save you time, not waste it by making pick and choose what will probably not be exactly what you want!
I am very involved in customer support. It is very important to me that you can use my products for what you need. If it is determined during support that you cannot use my templates, either from compatibility issues or they are “just not right for your needs” — I will refund your purchase. Support is on my Products menu!
My products are my only source of income. I deeply appreciate any purchase you make! Thank you so much! I would like to recommend that you do yourself a favor and purchase the Sight-Creations Essentials bundle, or at least, Highlighter 2. They will grow on you! The more you use them, the more valuable they will become. If this shop survives, I will be adding more Effects Presets which will be FREE! You’ll be helping yourself.
I hope you find what you’re looking for! Come back often!