Daily Archives: 6 March, 2012

These effects improve on my first Final Cut Pro X effect, ‘Mask 8 Points.’

The current version of Final Cut doesn’t allow keyframing of mask shape co-ordinates in effects. These effects (which come in 4, 8 and 16 point variants) add transform controls to the mask (like my 8-point matte effect for Final Cut Pro 7).

The default effect:

The effect of the default settings for Alex Mask+ 8

With the mask points scaled, repositioned and rotated:

Drag the transform control to reposition the mask, drag on an edge to scale, drag on a corner to rotate.

Here are the controls:

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