I was wondering if it was possible in Final Cut Pro x to replicate the curvature of an anamorphic lens? There is an after effects plugin called Vashimorphic40 (vashivisuals.com/vashimorphic40-free-ana...hic-effects-project/) that does it and I LOVE the look it gives, but I dont think I'm able to replicate it with the distort function in FCPX. Anyone have any ideas?
The website explains how the effect was made using different filters, something similar can be done in FCPX (and saved as an effect preset) or in Motion 5 (and published as a final cut effect) by using the fisheye filter with the amount slider set very low (<5) you can use striped still like they did to find the right amount, the vignette filter (which both blurs and darkens the corners) and then the widescreen filter applied last.
Keep in mind this can only be used on a very wide shot (they say between 28mm - 35mm full frame equivalent)
some cheap camcorders don't even go that wide and fixed lens mobile phones may also not be wide enough.
To completely sell the effect make sure you shoot with a low frame-rate (30 or less) a slow shutter speed (1/60)
and make sure to give your footage a film style grade.
I think that has to do with the way the fisheye effect handles the the distortion, I couldn't find anything in FCPX or Motion
that I could get to match AE's bezier distortion, maybe there's a 3rd party plugin somewhere?
I believe whatever gets closest to this: vashivisuals.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/flatprimocurve.jpg with as little steps as possible would be best I believe, so automatic de distortion in the middle would be great!. If possible being able to adjust the curve with a slider would be cool too, but not super necessary.
I don't think the black bars need to be a part of it because there's already many options for that.
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naw, plain fun, never made a plug-in 'on order' :LOL:
look into the other thread where I published a NEW, different version, now WITHOUT rigged parameters, all free for your manual adjustments.
And, no, it doesn't matter you own Motion or not = the 'effects' are all built in into FCP, Motion is just a sort of 'highly developed graphical front end' for these effects.
HOpe, version beta2 works out better for you, although, your graphics illustratesme better your goal is; and I think, both, Fisheye and Buldge are based upon 'curves' - even with very fine adjustments yoyu'll never get a straight line.