tilt shift fcpx macbreak

In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, the guys return to Coremelt's SliceX plugin to remove a shadow and animate a tilt shift effect.

Tilt shift has been a popular effect on video since the first film of Sydney harbour appeared which made all the boats look like toys.

But that's not what tilt shift was invented for. A tilt shift lens is a specialised optic used to correct converging verticals when shooting large buildings. Basically, you can't get far enough away from them to shoot without having the plane of film or sensor not parallel to the object. 

The shallow depth of field is a consequence of adjusting the lens elements out of line with the film or sensor. If you are doing architecture shots, you probably won't have the lens wide open anyway. (Knew the ARPS would come in handy one day!)

Back to this week's episode and Steve Martin shows Mark Spencer how to emulate a tilt shift effect in FCPX using Coremelt's SliceX plugin.

If you would like to know more from Steve & Mark, take a look at their latest FCPX tutorial. Final Cut Pro 10.1 In-Depth is $29.99 and is available from the Ripple Training website.