Powered by Mocha, PaintX is a unique, fast, and powerful tool for quick fix-ups of all kinds during the finishing of your edit.
Remove blemishes in the skin, paint out unwanted objects such as power lines or antennas, apply digital makeup, or repair damaged video. In all cases, it’s as easy as drawing a stroke then hitting one button to use the powerful Academy Award-winning mocha tracker to have the paint stroke follow the movement in your video.
Included tools: color brush, adjust color, blur, smear, sharpen, warp, clone, noise, heal, erase.
- Every stroke is editable after being made.
- Fully non-destructive video paint with unlimited undo.
- Tracked clone brush solves a multitude of common problems in seconds.
- Integrated mocha tracker accessible in a single button press.
- Multiple tracks in one plugin, each stroke can have a different track applied
- Copy paste track data from one stroke to another in order to apply different effects with the same track data.
- Save and restore brush preset shapes and sizes.
- Easily perform tasks that would otherwise involve preparing images in external image editors.
CoreMelt PaintX allows you to create brush strokes tracked to movement in your video and has many uses. First here is a quick reference guide to the user interface, then we recommend you look at our video tutorials.
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User interface overview
Press the "open editor" button after you add PaintX to a clip and the PaintX interface will open the full screen as shown below. The length of the current shot can be scrubbed using the play controls at the bottom. Do your paintwork as needed then use the "save changes" button to return to the main FCP X screen with your tracked paint applied to the shot.
Guide to tools in the palette
- Select Tool: use this to transform or move any stroke or layer after it has been created.
- Pan Tool: use this to move around the image if you are zoomed in (see viewer zoom at top right)
- Color Brush: paint with a solid color with adjustable size, softness and blend mode
- Color Adjust Brush: lets you paint on a color correction defined as a difference in hue rotation, luminosity, and saturation from the pixels below it.
- Blur Brush: paint a blur effect with adjustable blur strength
- Smear Brush: this has the effect of "stretching" the pixels in the direction of your stroke with adjustable range, similar to a directional blur.
- Sharpen Brush: Paint a sharpen effect with adjustable sharpen strength.
- Warp Brush: Use this to drag pixel under the brush in the direction of movement to change the shape of objects.
- Clone Brush: Hold "alt" key and click to set the clone source, then click and drag to clone from the source area to the area under the brush. The offset stays constant for each clone stroke but can be changed with each new stroke.
- Noise Brush: use this to apply a noise texture similar to grain to areas under the brush.
- Heal Brush: this brush paints the texture from the outside of the brush inwards. It can be used to very quickly remove moles, spots, blemishes or specks of dust.
- Erase Brush: use this to erase parts of strokes within the same layer. Note you can also select any stroke and press delete key to remove the entire stroke.
- Mac computer running Mac OS X 10.10 or later
- Intel processor
- CoreImage capable 512MB graphics card.
- 1GB graphics card required for 4K rendering
One of the following hosts:
- Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4 or later (FCP X 10.2.3 or later recommended)