ProRGB Lesson – RGB Separation Techniques for Final Cut Pro X – Pixel Film Studios
Welcome to a ProRGB lesson from Pixel Film Studios.
ProRGB allows Final Cut Pro X users to isolate and manipulate the red, green, and blue channels of pictures and videos.
From sizzle reels to demo videos, ProRGB can create a digital, stylistic theme throughout your video.
Let’s begin by selecting a video clip or image from the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline.
Once, you have your video in place, go to the FCPX effects library to locate the ProRGB presets.
Scan through the RGB types and select the one that creates the channel separation and blur method that you like.
For this example we will use the dynamic prism preset.
Now that we have our timeline setup.
Let’s customize the look of our RGB effect.
Select your media in the timeline.
Then go to the viewer window.
Click and drag the arrow control to adjust the strength and direction of the Color Seperation.
Next, go to the Effect Controls Section of the Inspector window.
Use the Blend Method drop down menu to choose the blend mode for the color separation layer.
Now that we have our RGB separation setup.
Let’s customize the look of the blur effect.
Go to the viewer window.
Use the center control point to move the mask for the area that will remain in focus.
Then click and drag the handle attached to the center point stronger or weaker.
Next, go to the Mask Controls section of the Inspector window.
Lower the Opacity slider if you want the entire image to be equally blurry.
Use the scale slider to make the mask larger or smaller.
Finally use the feather and falloff controls to adjust the edges of the mask.
Now for some Final Touches.
If you don’t want your image to separate red, blue and green, you can go to the Channel controls in the Inspector window.
Use the opacity sliders to adjust the strength of each channel separation.