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Using Matte Magic with Final Cut Pro

Basic Training in Final Cut Pro X

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Hosted ByJon WalkerEditor & Graphic Designer

One of the most powerful features in any editing application is the black and white matte. It gives you the power to mask or cut out areas of your video, so that you can mix and merge it with other clips, animations or even just with black. The Digital Juice Matte Magic downloadable product line is an exciting new library of clip-based black and white matte animations that take the drudgery out of the creative process. Simply by adding any of these mattes on top of your footage with the appropriate luma matte setting, you can raise the production value of a project instantly. In this tutorial, Jon Walker shows you the basics of how to work with Matte Magic animated mattes inside of Apple Final Cut Pro X. He takes a look at the different kinds of mattes included in this collection, explaining each one's unique creative uses. He describes how to place the mattes on top of your footage in the timeline and mix them with your footage for the desired effect using the Stencil Luma and Silhouette Luma settings. He also shows you how to create transparency by combining the mattes with your footage as compound clips. In future tutorials he will describe in more depth the versatility these mattes provide in taking your productions to new creative heights.

  • Release Date: October 23, 2013
  • Video Type: Getting Started, Screen Capture TrainingScreen Capture Training
  • Category: Editing, Motion Graphics
  • Software Used: Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Skill Level: Beginner

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