Alex4D 360° Effects works exclusively with Apple’s Final Cut Pro 10.4 and later. This kit of simple to use effects range from effects that stylise whole spheres of video to those that help viewers notice specific features of the 360° environment. As well as working with spheres of video, they also work with overlays such as logos, pictures and titles.
Alex4D 360° Effects includes three free plugins that can instantly save time in spherical video production.
The pack is divided into six categories: Repeat – to repeat footage and overlays around the sphere, Highlight – to attract attention to specific parts of the environment, Blur – blur parts of your footage and overlays, Stylize – to change the look of whole spheres at a time, Masks – to help overlay areas of 360° content inside other spheres and Flat – to make more of 360° footage used in flat non-spherical videos.
A fully-functional watermarked version of Alex4D 360° Effects is available through the FxFactory post-production app store. You remove the watermark from the plugins by purchasing the Alex4D 360° Effects pack in the FxFactory application.
If you don’t have FxFactory, click the ‘Download FxFactory’ button on the FxFactory website.
Restart Final Cut Pro X to see a new ‘Alex4D 360°’ category in the Effects Browser and the Titles Browser.
Removing the watermarks
Trial version effects include a watermark. To remove the watermark, click the Buy button in Final Cut Pro, or in the FxFactory application, click the price button next to the 360° Effects icon in the Alex4D section of the catalog. If you have entered your credit card and billing information, a dialogue box will appear to confirm your purchase. For more information on activating Alex4D 360° Effects, visit the FxFactory website.
macOS Sierra 10.12.6 or later.
Final Cut Pro X 10.4.0 or later.
If you have Final Cut Pro X 10.0.0 or later, you can use the Mac App Store to upgrade for free to the current version
Alex4D 360° Effects does not work with earlier versions of Final Cut Pro (5, 6 or 7), or any other video editing application.