XEffects Flare Lights is a free plugin for Final Cut Pro X that produces fully adjustable light streaks from highlights on video.
Made popular by recent films such as Star Trek, this plugin can stretch out highlights horizontally, vertically or any angle from the 360 degree on-screen rotation control. There is also an OSC for the amount and published parameters for the threshold of highlights, the smoothness of the flare source and colour.
This plugin is great for adding flares when the subject matter has high contrast such as nighttime shots. Works well on text too to give an organic feel, the parameters can be keyframed to make expanding or contracting flares.
These effects will only work with Final Cut Pro X 10.4.8 or higher
1) Unzip the downloaded package
2) Move the XEffects Free effects folder to:
Movies / Motion Templates / Effects
If you already have an XEffects Free folder, no problem just open the new Free folder and move the plugin out into the existing folder.
3) Restart Final Cut Pro X
4) Find XEffects Free in the Effects Browser
5) Or open the templates with Motion and publish
We take care to ensure that the plugins uploaded to this site are of high quality, originated by us and contain no code or media that should harm a user's computer.
However, as with all software, we recommend that you don't load up your Mac with new products mid project and we accept no responsibility for any losses.
Commercial plugin products on this site (e.g. XEffects Viral Video) are distributed via the plugin management system FxFactory.
Usage & Copyright
We love designing free plugins and publishing them for people to use. Unfortunately there are unscrupulous companies out there who like to download free effects and with the aid of some slick marketing, republish them as commercial products.
Therefore, although these effects are free to download with registration, free to install and free to use on whatever production you wish, even broadcast:
You may not:
- Upload the effect plugin, disk image or zip file to any third party site.
- Modify the effect and republish on any third party site.
- Incorporate the Motion layers into other effects.
- Use any part of the downloaded free effects from this site in any commercial product effect, plugin or template without the prior permission of Idustrial Revolution.
We hope you understand our feelings on the above as we want to keep releasing new free plugins to the FCPX community.