FCP – Moving Mattes?

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    • #46818
      Anonymous
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      Hey there. I’m playing around with mattes and wanted to know if I can add motion to a matte. I have a close up of a character’s eyes moving from left to right. I want to put a matte (or mask?) over one eye as it moves across the screen. Can this be done? How? (this is in FCP)

    • #192740
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      *EDIT*

      Behind the matte, I’m adding a moving clips to show what the character is looking at.

    • #192741
      Rob
      Participant

      It’s best to do make the matte/mask in Motion and do the motion tracking effect

    • #192742
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      aww…but I don’t know how to use motion. Isn’t there someway to pull it off just in FCP?

    • #192743
      Coreece
      Participant

      Unfortunately, FCP does not have its own motion tracking capabilities…You will have to get third party plugins like Lyric Plugins or Boris Fx to perform this function within FCP.

      http://www.lyric.com/fcp-plugins/tracking.htm

      http://www.borisfx.com/fx/

      If you have Motion or After Effects you might as well use those since the concept of motion tracking is similar no matter what program you use.

      If youinsist on usingFCP without the assistance of a motion tracker, another option would be to keyframe the position of your matte 30 times per second…not recommended.

    • #192744
      Rob
      Participant

      If you don’t know how to use Motion, now is a good time to learn. There are some tutorials atwww.apple.com/finalcutstudio/tutorials that will help you get started and learn the interface. After that, reading the manual, which I know isn’t the most exciting thing, well help you a lot as well. Motion isn’t hard. It’s just as intuitive as FCP

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