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Leo HansFCPX Effect from Motion with two sources
by on Jul 16, 2011 at 12:52:11 am

Is it possible to create an effect with two sources like in transitions?
Thanks!

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Zach ShoreRe: FCPX Effect from Motion with two sources
by on Jul 16, 2011 at 3:16:12 am

Sorry, not sure I understand what you mean. Are you asking if you can create a motion effect for FCPX with two video sources? Can you explain what you are trying to achieve?


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Leo HansRe: FCPX Effect from Motion with two sources
by on Jul 16, 2011 at 3:25:02 am

Yes, two video sources in order to use two clips one on top of another.

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Zach ShoreRe: FCPX Effect from Motion with two sources
by on Jul 17, 2011 at 9:42:01 am

Yes. Just add a drop zone (Object menu or Shift-Cmd-D), it will automatically publish an image well to be used in FCPX. Create your effect and save it. When you are in FCP X, drop the effect on your clip in the timeline, then apply the second clip to the drop zone image well in the Video Inspector.


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Leo HansRe: FCPX Effect from Motion with two sources
by on Jul 17, 2011 at 12:24:06 pm

I tried that, but I don't know why the clip from the drop zone doesn't play as expected.
If I drop the same clip I have in the timeline to the drop zone, they doesn't match.
Perhaps it's related to the effect duration. I am not sure.
I am trying to do a anaglyph effect, so I need two sources.

One workaround is to have two effects, one for the storyline and another one for the connected clip, but I have to set the "Add" transfer mode manually becouse I can't get it from the motion effect.

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Zach ShoreRe: FCPX Effect from Motion with two sources
by on Jul 18, 2011 at 10:41:10 pm

Hey Leo,

OK, with the added detail of what you are trying to build, I've got a few ideas.

If it's a fake anaglyph effect (looks like a Red/Blue anaglyph, not really 3D)
-Create a new Motion effect.
-Clone the Effect source layer twice.
-Apply the channel mix filter to each layer. Set the top layer so only the red-red value is at 1. Don't worry about the alpha.
-Set the second clone layer to red-red zero and both the Green-Green and Blue-Blue to 1.
-Set the top clone layer blend mode to screen.
-Offset the layers slightly on the X and give each layer a bit of rotation to fake some perspective. This may also require publishing scale controls to handle visible edges from the screen blend mode.


If you are actually trying to merge the left and right eyed of an anaglyph, I'd just make a left eye and right eye Motion Effect with a rig that could select the correct colors (incase someone gives you the wrong settings.


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Leo HansRe: FCPX Effect from Motion with two sources
by on Jul 18, 2011 at 11:36:17 pm

Thanks for answering!
Actually I want to do it from two cameras, so I need two different sources.
My workaround was to use two clips in FCPX, one with a left effect and another with the rigth effect. The top one with "Add" in the transfer mode of the clip. This way It works, but you have to apply two FX and set the transfer mode in one clip.
The idea was to solve using only one fx.

Maybe it's not possible :(

Thanks again

Leo Hans
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Zach ShoreRe: FCPX Effect from Motion with two sources
by on Jul 19, 2011 at 2:16:37 am

Glad you found a solution that worked! If I might add one last suggestion, I'd recommend screen over add. It will prevent you from blowing out any whites when the two images are combined (unless that's what you want ;) ).

Cheers


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Mark SpencerRe: FCPX Effect from Motion with two sources
by on Jul 17, 2011 at 2:12:54 pm

Drop zones need to be manually published in Motion 5 if you want to see them in FCPX.

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Zach ShoreRe: FCPX Effect from Motion with two sources
by on Jul 17, 2011 at 6:33:19 pm

Hey Mark, are you sure? Every time I add a new Drop Zone to a project and check the Project layer the drop zone is already automatically added. I even checked on two systems to make sure I wasn't crazy. ;)


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Mark SpencerRe: FCPX Effect from Motion with two sources
by on Jul 26, 2011 at 5:10:37 pm

My bad, the drop zones you add manually are automatically published.

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Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
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Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
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