BCC Overview in FCP

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Overview

This document provides additional guidance for working with BCC in Apple Final Cut Pro X and Motion.

 

Licensing Info

  • In Apple Motion the licensing window for the plugins is accessed by clicking the “License Control” button found in the banner at the top of the filter controls for any BCC filter.
  • In Final Cut Pro X the licensing window for the plugins is accessed by applying the “BCC Licensing Tool” template from within the “BCC_Licensing” Effect category and clicking the “View BCC Licensing” checkbox in the Inspector with that effect selected.
  • Licensing the plugins from within either Final Cut Pro or Motion will license the plugins for both Final Cut Pro and Motion.

 

Finding BCC effects in Final Cut Pro X and Motion

– In Final Cut Pro X the BCC effects will appear as several BCC categories of filter Effects and one category of Transition effects.

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-In Motion 5, the BCC effects will appear as several BCC categories in Filters.

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Documentation

When working in Motion 5, it is possible to open an effect’s help file by clicking on the Help button found in the banner at the top of the effect controls in the Inspector.

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There is currently no button for launching help documentation within the FCP X UI so it is easiest to navigate the online help documents found on the BorisFX website at www.borisfx.com/helpdocs.

BorisTV video tutorials cover a huge range of topics from introductions to the Fundamentals, to deep training Webinar replays, to in-depth looks at  key effects and techniques.

 

Linearized Alpha

Note that in FCP X and Motion 5, Apple linearized the alpha compositing colorspace which can cause some filters which generate smooth alpha gradients to render differently than in other BCC hosts. This can for example give the appearance of an overly abrupt edge in a region that should ideally fade away gradually. When problematic this can to some extent be worked around by applying the BCC Alpha Process filter as a post process and reducing the alpha gamma slider to a value of roughly 0.5.

 

Tips for working with BCC in FCP X:

Disabling Background Render and using other Playback settings:

1.) When creating processor intensive effects, having Final Cut Pro X set to do Background Render can make the system seem slow or unresponsive. It may be helpful to disable Background Render when doing such work in Final Cut Pro X, and instead rendering the effects (using the Render All or Render Selected commands found under the Modify menu) at a time when you can stand by while the more processor intensive effects render.

2.) In order to preview unrendered effects more smoothly it can sometimes be useful to use either proxy media or set the Playback Quality to Better Performance.

3.) Background Render, Use proxy media, and Playback Quality settings are all located in the Playback tab of the Final Cut Pro X Preferences Window. It is possible to leave this window open while working in Final Cut Pro X when making frequent changes to these settings.

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Selecting a color from the source image in FCP X:

1.) Click on the color chip shown for the color parameter

2.) In the Mac OS color palette, click the icon of the magnifying glass

3.) With the magnifying glass cursor you can now click on the source image to select a color

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Using a trimmed clip in an input well in FCP X:

1.) Place the video in the timeline

2.) Trim the clip to the desired start point, and select it in the timeline

3.) Under the FCP X File menu, choose “New Compound Clip”

4.) Use the resulting Compound Clip in the FxPlug input well

 


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BCC Blur & Sharpen

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BCC Warp

BCC Transitions

BCC Textures

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BCC Stylize

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BCC Image Restoration

BCC Particles

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BCC Perspective

BCC Transitions

BCC Key & Blend

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BCC Obsolete

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BCC Film Process
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BCC Glint
BCC Glitter
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BCC Glow Matte
BCC Gradient
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BCC Grid Wipe
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BCC Halftone
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BCC Invert Solarize
BCC Jitter
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BCC Kaleida Dissolve
BCC Laser Beam
BCC Layer Deformer
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BCC Lens Blur
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BCC Lens Flash
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BCC Lens Transition
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BCC Light Zoom
BCC Lightning
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BCC Median
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BCC Mixed Colors
BCC Morph
BCC Mosaic
BCC Motion Blur
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BCC Motion Tracker
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BCC Noise Map
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BCC Noise Reduction
BCC Optical Flow
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BCC Particle System
BCC Pencil Sketch
BCC Pin Art 3D
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BCC Posterize
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BCC Primatte Studio
BCC Prism
BCC Prism Dissolve
BCC Pyramid Blur
BCC Radial Blur
BCC Radial Wipe
BCC Rain
BCC Rays
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BCC Rays Dissolve
BCC Rays Puffy
BCC Rays Radiant Edges
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BCC Rays Ring
BCC Rays Ripply
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BCC Rays Wedge
BCC Rectangular Wipe
BCC Reflection
BCC Reframer
BCC Remover
BCC Reptilian
BCC Reverse Spotlight
BCC RGB Blend
BCC RGB Blur Dissolve
BCC RGB Displacement Dissolve
BCC RGB Edges
BCC RGB Pixel Noise
BCC Ribbon Wipe
BCC Rings Wipe
BCC Ripple
BCC Ripple Dissolve
BCC Rock
BCC Rough Glow
BCC Safe Colors
BCC Scanline
BCC Scatterize
BCC Sequencer
BCC Smooth Tone
BCC Snow
BCC Sparks
BCC Sphere
BCC Sphere Transition
BCC Spill Remover
BCC Spiral Blur
BCC Spotlight
BCC Spray Paint Noise
BCC Stage Light
BCC Star Matte
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BCC Steel Plate
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BCC Textured Wipe
BCC Tile Mosaic
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BCC User Guide
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BCC Velocity Remap
BCC Video Glitch
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BCC VR Blur
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BCC Water Color
BCC Water Waves Dissolve
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BCC Weave
BCC Wild Cards
BCC Wire Remover
BCC WitnessProtection
BCC Wood Grain
BCC Wooden Planks
BCC Z Space I
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