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Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3+
Double click the DMG file to mount the installer and agree to the license.
Double click the installer pkg to install the BretFX Cartoon Effect custom plugin and 7 effect presets. They will appear in the Effects browser listed under BretFX Cartoon Kit.
CARTOON EFFECT INSTRUCTIONS
In FCP X, navigate to the effects browser and find BretFX Cartoon Kit. Drag BretFX Cartoon Effect or one of the effect presets to a clip in the timeline. All presets have the same controls and capabilities of the custom Cartoon Effect plugin.
Cartoon Effect Controls
Select the clip that you applied Cartoon Effect to and open the inspector (if it isn’t already). Navigate to the Cartoon Effect or chosen Cartoon Effect preset. Click the small triangle to the left of the effect name to to expose the effect controls if they aren’t already visible.
Effect Blend Mode
Controls how the Detail, Halftone, Outline and Posterization interact with each other and the source image. Try different settings for uniquely different results.
Adjusts the amount of detail in the source image.
Controls the size of the halftone effect.
Adjust the sharpness of the halftone.
Adjusts the opacity of the halftone effect. Set to 0 for no halftone effect and 100 for a stronger effect.
Add a sketch-like outline to the image edges. A smaller number is a stronger effect. Detail and contrast will have an effect on this control as well.
Affects the harshness of the Ink Outline and blends it with the source image.
The color of the outline sketch.
The tint/hue of the underlying “paper” and source image.
Checking this box turns on posterizing of the source image.
The higher the amount, the smaller the number of colors used in the image. More posterization can resemble a low quality print process. Due to the high contrast nature of the cartoon effect, posterization may have to be set to a high number to see a change.
Checking this box turns on the strobe effect and stutters the video.
Controls the stutter/frame rate of your footage without affecting the duration or speed. Lower frame rates produce a more pronounced stutter motion.
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