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Martin Phillips
Captain's blowout fixer equivalent for FCPX?
on May 5, 2015 at 2:30:35 pm

Just wondered if there was an FCPX equivalent of this handy little filter which got me out of jail on a number of occasions in FCP7? It was great on those shots where the exposure was just a little bit over on (for example) a face, using the info in the Green or Blue channels to recover the shot.

Any thoughts? Thanks.


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Mark Suszko
Re: Captain's blowout fixer equivalent for FCPX?
on May 5, 2015 at 2:37:42 pm

I don't know of a published plug for x, but what's stopping you from doing it by hand? You copy the track, stack it above the original, isolate the green channel, make it monochrome, adjust contrast, then change the blend mode.


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Martin Phillips
Re: Captain's blowout fixer equivalent for FCPX?
on May 5, 2015 at 6:16:54 pm

Thanks Mark - I'll give that a go!


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Mark Suszko
Re: Captain's blowout fixer equivalent for FCPX?
on May 5, 2015 at 7:46:22 pm

I was able to do it in 7 like that; no reason FCPX can't do it too. Maybe make the top an adjustment layer.


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Brett Sherman
Re: Captain's blowout fixer equivalent for FCPX?
on May 6, 2015 at 7:30:21 pm

I made a Shadow-Highlight Motion Effect that can often pull detail out of quashed highlights by adjusting the highlight gamma. Often you need to pull down the saturation control also.

You can download it with some other things I made here:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19546472/BrettsFX.zip


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Martin Phillips
Re: Captain's blowout fixer equivalent for FCPX?
on May 8, 2015 at 2:21:58 pm

Many thanks for these Brett - they look like they should do the job nicely!


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Noah Klein
Re: Captain's blowout fixer equivalent for FCPX?
on May 12, 2016 at 1:51:41 pm

Brett, you da man!

Save me a bunch of time!

Noah Klein
Final Cut Pro Editor
Central East NCSY


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Brett Sherman
Re: Captain's blowout fixer equivalent for FCPX?
on May 15, 2016 at 1:24:53 pm

Thanks. Another tool I use for squashed highlights is HyColour Pro: http://www.hyfx.tv/hycolourpro

Adjusting Exposure and Highlights in HyColour can give excellent results. I find it retains a more natural character than mine often does and than extreme curve adjustments in Color Finale (which is a great plug-in by the way and my go to for almost all color adjustment). It all depends on the particular shot. Sometimes one will work better than another. Of course mine is free. :)


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