Photocopy filter for FCP is exactly the same as the Photocopy filter for Photoshop, the difference is that this filter is for Video Editing rather than for image manipulation and as such it is used from within Final Cut Pro. This filter mimics cross processing effects with a twist . As taken from their website, “We have painstakingly analyzed the brightness, color, tone, detail, grain and texture of some of the world’s greatest movies, paintings, photographs and historical photographic processes”. The filter allows user much more control over how images look visually than a ordinary action which we know can be found online everywhere.
Photocopy filter for Final Cut Pro uses cross processing from a varied clearly labeled sections such as Movies, Paintings, Film, Photographs, Processes. Further more there is a Custom section or tab which enables user to create there own custom processes. For those who have this filter for Photoshop and Final Cut Pro added benefit is that your saved presets are available in both programs. This then enables the user to build a massive library of custom presets. In addition the Final Cut Version have a Match image well, enabling the users to match colour, tone, grain and texture from one footage to another. Those can be created by experimenting with the presets already build in into a filter and saving a version of those. Please note that the filter contains a vast number of presets that can be used.
I loved the fact that it had it’s own GUI which was pleasantly and logically arranged. The difference between Final Cut version V Photoshop version is that once the preset is applied from it’s own GUI you then have to continue to work with this filter from a viewer window of FCP. I found that the best way is to export an still image to Photoshop and experiment there with the filter and save the presets. This method will enable you not to render your footage all the time in order to see the change. However the filter in FCP is quite responsive.
PhotoCopy video/film license will allow user to run it in Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Editing Systems if installed on the same machine. So, you can run in three host applications for the price of one.
The manual is written well and to the point, very often a problem in my opinion with third party plug-ins.
The price of the filter is very well placed costing around $195. Fairly cheap considering what are you getting for that price.
For more info on this filter please see my in-depth review/tutorial below.
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