Fully control the outline width, softness, color, texture and new in 1.1, distance. The fill can be made transparent, a solid color, or a texture. Both outline and fill image and texture can be tinted any. Outliner can be added to an adjustment layer or compound clip to affect the cumulative transparency of multiple layers at once.
Outliner has it’s own scale and crop controls. Application to full screen video follows the cropped edge, unlike the FCP X “border” effect that ignores cropping & transparency. Adding multiple Outliner effects increases the fun!
Navigate to the effects browser and look for BretFX Outliner. Drag BretFX Outliner to a video clip or graphic in your timeline. If the clip has transparency via alpha channel, key or otherwise the outline and fill will follow the perimeter of the alpha channel. For full screen video without transparency, the outline and/or fill will follow the perimeter of the video. In the case of full screen video, the video will have to be scaled back and/or cropped using the SOURCE controls.
The clip will need to be scaled back and cropped to see the outline on a full screen video.
Control the width, softness, type, color or tint of your outline.
Outline types selectable in the pop-up menu are:
Color – Simply a solid color outline
Texture – The outline is filled with a texture, chosen and adjusted in the TEXTURES section
Custom Texture – The outline is filled with a custom texture or image, selected with the drop zone in the TEXTURES section
None- No border.
The tint checkbox and amount slider turn on the tint of the texture or custom texture, and control its intensity.
The Distance slider creates space between the outline and object. Click Cleanup Edge to remove any rough edge on the object.
Control the contents of the area within the border.
Fill types selectable in the pop-up menu are:
Source – No change. The source image remains as the fill.
Transparent – No image whatsoever, leaving just an outline.
Color – The source image is replaced with a solid color.
Texture – The source image is replaced with a texture, chosen and adjusted in the TEXTURES section
Custom Texture – The source image is replaced with a custom texture or image, selected with the drop zone in the TEXTURES section
The tint checkbox and amount slider turn on the tint of the fill, texture or custom texture, and control its intensity.
Select from built in textures or choose your own image via a drop zone selector. You can scale and reposition the texture/image.
Version 1.1 requires FCPX 10.3.x or newer
Download includes the Outliner FCP X plugin, and detailed Instructions