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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 12 Jul 2019 21:49 #100427

Hi everyone, I'm new to FCPX and this forum.

Quick question, does anyone know if this type of Instagram Ad can be made in FCPX?

If so, do I need a special plugin?

I've been researching loads and even emailed one company who made an ad and no further to getting answers.

PS, will this attached video show?

Thanks, Andy K...
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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 13 Jul 2019 06:39 #100429

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No. Best to post a link where the video can be seen.
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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 13 Jul 2019 16:44 #100430

Hi Tom, yeah a link would be better - sorry - here is an example link to a video ad from Instagram: www.instagram.com/p/BpsHNBdlO85/
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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 14 Jul 2019 08:15 #100433

Welcome Andy to fcp.co :)

… that is no single plug-in, 'just' craftsmanship:
What I see in you linked example are keyframed animations, wipes, masks… and some motion blur.
Technically vey simple, but excellent executed (edit to the beat)…

Although that could be accomplished with FCPX, I would recommend Motion5… 

… or, if you prefer canned effects, give honorable board member Alex Gollner's 'animation package' a try (free watermarked trial avail)
alex4d.com/animationtransitions
Last Edit: 14 Jul 2019 08:16 by Karsten Schlüter.
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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 14 Jul 2019 20:38 #100435

Hi Karsten,

Thanks for your feedback - this is exactly the info I need. I'm a graphic Designer with 20+ year experience, but I mainly design for print, and I've just purchased FCPX so I can design ads and other projects, and still learning what I can do on it.

I appreciate the info - I'll take a look at the resource you showed - thanks again for your help...
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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 15 Jul 2019 00:59 #100436

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I seen a lot of really simple transitions like wipes and pushes. That is easy to do. The content in the video could be done using Illustrator. Once you create the content in Illustrator you can import it into your NLE of choice. Some NLE may or may not take the raw Illustrator file.
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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 15 Jul 2019 07:28 #100437

AndyKelsall wrote:
… I'm a graphic Designer with 20+ year experience, ...

… then I highly recommend to invest another 50 bucks and a few days of professional training (izzy, ripple training et al) into Motion5.

As a 'print guy', you're very familiar with the concept of layers/tracks (which FCPX tries to avoid…), and Motion is a layer-based tool.
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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 15 Jul 2019 19:51 #100441

Thanks Karsten , Yeah, been using PS and AI for 2 decades. Motion5 looks good, but I purchased the Transition pack you mentioned to get me started before I have time to learn Motion5. Thanks again, appreciated.
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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 15 Jul 2019 20:31 #100442

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Motion 5 is way easy and fast to learn, very worth the small amount of time and money you invest in it. And you publish your effects, transitions, titles, etc. directly into FCPX. Personally, I'd put all that other stuff aside, invest in Motion, you won't look back.
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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 18 Jul 2019 01:23 #100471

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If you bought that transition pack already and are learning FCPX anyway, I would just go ahead and do it in FCPX. I like and use Motion, but FCPX can easily do exactly what's in the ad. There are some subtle things you might want to be aware of, like motion blur. To get that in FCPX, you either have to export a motion blur as an adjustment layer from Motion, or you can download one of those free motion blur plugins out there (do a search).

FCPX's one weak point is keyframing, so that transition pack will be very helpful. There is keyframing, but it can be wonky. For example, keyframing scale and position can result in weird easing movement.
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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 18 Jul 2019 04:26 #100475

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haysoos123 wrote:
FCPX's one weak point is keyframing, so that transition pack will be very helpful. There is keyframing, but it can be wonky. For example, keyframing scale and position can result in weird easing movement.


When you say weird easing movement are you referring to to linear VS bezier as seen in the video link below? Having said that FCPX can key-frame just fine.

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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 18 Jul 2019 18:59 #100480

Yeah, I think I'll do just that. Going on holiday to Florida soon (Im from UK), so next thing on my list - cheers :)
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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 18 Jul 2019 19:00 #100481

Thanks - I think I'll do just that, time pending :)
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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 18 Jul 2019 19:02 #100482

Thanks for the input :)
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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 18 Jul 2019 23:34 #100484

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Wish I was going to Florida. I have some distant family there, beautiful place. (sigh)
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What Plugin can make an Ad like this? 22 Jul 2019 19:03 #100535

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arc wrote:

When you say weird easing movement are you referring to to linear VS bezier as seen in the video link below? Having said that FCPX can key-frame just fine.


What I mean is: try to do manual keyframing of a Ken Burns movement, for example. Let's say you want to keyframe the scale and position at the same time, so moving from from one point in a photo to another point, while zooming in (scaling). You can keyframe all of this... but you can't control the easing of the scaling parameter. It does some sort of built-in easing, but you have no control of it. Worse still, the scaling easing is out of sync with the positional easing (where you can change from linear to smooth). Also, you have no control over the curve of the "smooth," so in fact you can't change that bezier curve.

If you use the Ken Burns tool (or use "cropping"), the movement looks great. But if you try to keyframe this, it will result in a very weird curvy move at times. It's funny, I've seen it a lot on Youtube videos, and I know exactly what causes it.

When you do quicky motion graphics stuff directly in FCPX, it's often best to use the excellent batches of movement behavior plugins that exist out there. They're very easy to use and the results are quick and great. However, if you try to add some manual positional keyframing, be aware of these limitations I mentioned above.

It's all very strange to me that they haven't fixed keyframing in FCPX after all these years. Pretty much every aspect of the program is great except for this. It's all the more puzzling since you DO have all that control in Motion. And Resolve basically copied the keyframing interface, but made it actually work right!
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