Sometimes it makes sense to use a tool for something different from its normal purpose.
This quick tip video shows how you can repurpose the Censor effect in Final Cut Pro X to highlight something instead of hiding it.
I hadn’t ever done this before until last week. Thanks to Jerry Winter for being the first to send in this tip!
The basic workflow is this:
- Add the “Censor” effect to your video clip from the effects browser.
- Check the “Invert” box.
- Change the method to darken.
- Reduce the amount.
- Keyframe the center point so it follows your subject.
Of course there are other ways to highlight something in Final Cut Pro X, but this is certainly a great option.
I hope you find it helpful!