Guides

$4.00

Guides is a complete makeover of the original with considerably more features.

This product supersedes previous versions. If you purchased SC Guides 3, you may contact me (use Support/Contact form) and provide the Order Number from your purchase notice and email address you used for your purchase and I will send you a FREE upgrade.

Guides - Ultimate Utility for Layout Designs

Guides are simple to use and have many features:
 
You can save any and all your layout designs as Effects Presets.
 
The default origin for measuring is the center, but you can designate a corner or edge midpoint to measure distances from.
 
The default distance unit is in percent. There is a Custom option so you can enter *any* project sizes you need (horizontal or vertical!). There are also all the dimension values provided by FCPX for project sizes from SD up to 8K!
 
Percent measurements are exceptionally easy to use no matter what the aspect size of your project is! Switch to pixels if you need even more accuracy.
 
Designate custom line colors (note: it is possible to create colors with Red, Green and Blue values greater than 1.0 (up to 8.0!) and less than zero (down to -6.0!).
 
The guide lines have a default Display showing the positional values. This can be hidden when you’ve finished setting up your layout so you do not need to save the display with your Effects Preset. Hiding can be accomplished by setting its opacity or its Scale to 0.
 
By default, the Display info panel is linked to the position of the center of the guides location.  This behavior can be unlinked and the Display panel set to any location on the screen. (There are also offset controls to change the position of the Display with respect to the Guides OSC.)
 
Use Shape Masks (available with each instance of the effect) to limit the lines drawn on the screen.
 
Shown in the video below, examples for new (modern) SMPTE safe zones (title safe zones = 90% or the old NTSC Action Safe zone and Action Safe = 93%), and Rule of Thirds which make good starter projects.

 

Demo:

Installation Instructions.

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