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8 free effect friday oct 18

After a rather quiet week, (which bodes well for upcoming FCPX news we suppose) we have another bumper crop of free FCPX effects for #FreeEffectFriday.

It might be quiet on the news front, but the free plugin writers have been very busy. There are actually more than eight free plugins up for grabs, but that would have caused chaos with our banner!

We welcome Klick Video.TV who are publishing their free effects that get used on their own productions. We counted about nine free effects on the site. We will feature three.

Scottish Sepia is an effect that grades the video with a tint and a vignette. Yes the sun does shine in Scotland, but if you are after an old, slightly gloomy look then this fits the bill!


Next from Klick Video is a lower third called Rectangle 2. The colour and position of the graphic can be changed to match a program or corporate colour palate.


And finally from Klick Video is an effect called Dream Sequence which adds a moody dreamy feel to footage. Might come in handy with the next transition!


Free FCPX effect stalwart Alex Gollner is not only churning more effects out, he's also taking requests! 

Alex got a request from Mike Matzdorff:

Could you build a generator that would give me both a timecode burn in and a footage and frames counter? I'm looking for one for a movie I'm working on, it's the first FCPx studio picture and I'm trying to help out our sound guys. the timecode start should be user definable feet and frames should be like 35mm 4 perf (16 frames per foot)

Alex stepped up to the plate and produced  Timecode 35mm 4-perf


Thomas Fenger requested a 'flashback' style transition. Alex has made this 'Scooby Doo' style effect called Alex4D Flashback. As much as we tried, we couldn't manage to get the line 'I would have got away with it if it wasn't for you pesky meddling kids' into the article!


Fox Mahoney has been busy as well, he's posted three new effects since our last Free Effect Friday.

Branded as a help to those who miss LiveType (Are the fonts not in Motion?) Fun Type is a generator with a lot of controls to get different styles of text.


Next is an effect called ASCII Art which provides a very flexible text overlay over media.


And finally, a retro style TV test pattern sans Indian head called Test Pattern HD.


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