Cinegram for FCPX
Cinegram is a powerful effects package for Final Cut Pro X that mimics, and has many of the features of, the popular app “Instagram”. Not only do you get the well-known frame with many sizes and parameters, but Cinegram also comes with 24 brand new lens flares to lay over your footage.
Cinegram for FCPX Features
Cinegram is a great tool that gives you an instant look of “Instragram” for your video footage. Frame, Color Presets, Real 16mm Film Grain, Vintage Film, Focus Shift options, and a brand new set of Light Flares.
Although a simple touch for giving you the right look, the Frame has many size and shape options by a quick and simple slider tool. You can also control the location so you can place it anywhere on the screen. The frame also has a built-in vignette that is entirely customizable to the user.
Cinegram comes with 10 color grade presets with a lot of control so that you can create your own looks as well…which gives you virtually endless color scheme possibilities.
Focus Shift Option
There are five focus shift presets: circular, horizontal, vertical, left diagonal, and right diagonal. This effect gives you a tilt-shift effect that lends endless creativity with the location and blur amount controls.
Real 16MM and Vintage Film Stock Overlays
To give your footage a gritty/raw feel, included are two pieces of real film overlays: one 16mm film and one vintage film overlay.
A Whole New Set of Lens Flares
Cinegram is sort of a two-in-one package because it comes with a brand new set of 24 lens flare options that have never before been sold at CineFlare. These flares have complete and separate control so you can resize and shift the location of the flares to your taste.
How to Use Cinegram in Final Cut Pro X
Because of the layering in FCPX, we suggest this order when using Cinegram:
Step 1: Choose a Color Grade.
Step 2: Add a Film Grain or Light Flare overlay…or both.
Step 3: Choose a Focus Shift option if so desired.
Step 4: Add the Frame and tweak as needed.
Most importantly, you should choose the frame last so it can sit over the top of all your effects.