Brooklyn Effects has released six new lighting plug-ins exclusively for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X users. Each product is designed to help users create a distinct lighting effect in their project.
These effects include: lens flares, light leaks, stage lights, volumetric lighting, shutter streaks, and anamorphic streaks. You can create a custom lens flare for any scene in Final Cut Pro X with the Skyline Lights plugin. Users can drag and drop the lens flare layer above their footage and use the control point to match the position and angle of the light source in the scene.
Editors can create beams of light in their scene with the Times Lights plugin. Users can drag and drop the filter onto their footage in FCPX. Then, use the control points to customize the source and direction of the beams.
FCPX editors can also create contemporary-looking flashback scenes that don’t rely on aged footage. The Flashback Effect gives film the shutter streaks, color, and glow of flashbacks found in many recent science fiction and action movies.
Users can add anamorphic light refractions to their film with the Light Streak Filter from Brooklyn Effects. This filter was designed to allow users to emit add streaking rays of light from the bright areas in their scene, eliminating the need for composite footage.
Finally, editors can set the stage for their film in Final Cut Pro X using the 3D lighting tools from Brooklyn Effects. This collection comes with spot lights, point lights and lens flares that can be positioned and angled using on-screen control points.
The lighting effects require Mac OS X Mavericks or higher and Final Cut Pro X version 10.1.3 or newer. These FCPX lighting effects are available in the Brooklyn Effects online store (www.brooklyneffects.com) for US$19.95.