Pixel Film Studios – ProFog Lesson – Fog Techniques – Final Cut Pro X

Pixel Film Studios – ProFog Lesson – Fog Techniques – Final Cut Pro X

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Welcome to a ProFog lesson from Pixel Film Studios.
ProFog gives FCPX users the opportunity to create a mystical or ominous look to their film by choosing from 50 ProRes fog video files which you can easily composite onto your footage.
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TIMELINE
Let’s begin by selecting our footage from the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline.
Next drag your composite footage over your media.
Then Select your composite footage and go to the inspector window.
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EFFECTS
First Scroll down to the Compositing section.
Next choose from a variety of blend modes.
The blend modes that work the best range from “Add” to “Linear Dodge”.
Once you have a blend mode selected you can adjust the opacity to help the composite blend in a little bit more.
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FINAL TOUCHES
Now for some final touches.
Located in the FCPX Effects library is the PROFOG Blending Tool which will enhance your composite blend so you can match the fog with your original media.
Click and drag the Blending Tool directly on top of your fog composite.
Then go to the inspector window.
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Start by selecting a fog color.
After choosing a color begin adjusting the color intensity.
Next adjust the lights, shadows, mids, and highlights of the fog composite.
Underneath the blur slider will help as another blend option depending on what kind of look you going for.
Lastly you can adjust the scale, vertical and horizontal flip.
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