Alex4D Wide Angle Fix - Free

A free Final Cut Pro X effect that fixes footage shot on cameras with fisheye lenses.

Use this effect to hide the fact that shots in your story were taken using a non-traditional lens. You want your audience to consider your story, not the technology used to tell your story.

Uploaded Friday 23 August 2013

 

This free plugin is for Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6 and newer (if your version is older, visit this post at blog.alex4d.com). 

 

Drop the effect onto distorted wide-angle footage clips. It has presets for three common angles of view and a slider for more precise control.

Controls 

 

Lens choose which preset most closely matches your footage - although GoPro is mentioned by name, most cameras with fields of view between 120 and 130 suit the 'GroPro 127' setting. To use the Custom Angle slider, choose 'Custom' from this menu.

Custom Angle If Lens is set to 'Custom', you can drag this slider, or the on-screen control (which is hard to click when the value of Custom Angle is very low.

Grid click this to display a grid to help make sure straight edges in the clip are as straight as you want them to be. You can choose the two colours the grid is made up of (which include opacity controls). 

Angle rotates the grid or the clip. You can also choose the scale the clip as you rotate to make sure it fills the screen. You can control the angle with the on-screen control.

Download the free Alex4D Wide Angle effect for Final Cut Pro X

Click to download the installer:

 wide angle fix installer icon

This plugin is free to download and use, but if you'd like to show your appreciation for my work, please donate here:

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Once installed, you’ll find it the Alex4D section of the Effects browser:

wide angle fix in-browser

If when you try to run the installer you get a message stating it can't be opened "because it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store" - your Mac OS X security preferences are protecting you. To change them, or work around this, visit this post at blog.alex4d.com.

If when you apply this plugin, your Final Cut viewer turns blue, your version of Final Cut Pro X is older than 10.0.6, if you sign into the Mac App Store with the Apple ID that bought your copy, you can download the free update. If you can't do this, there is a workaround at this post at blog.alex4d.com.