CoreMelt PaintX v1.0


CoreMelt PaintX


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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.


Tools in paintx

Included tools: color brush, adjust color, blur, smear, sharpen, warp, clone, noise, heal, erase.

PaintX all strokes are editable

  • 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.

PaintX Documentation

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.

PaintX Interface

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)

Coremelt PaintX Blurring a Logo Tutorial

This Coremelt PaintX for Final Cut Pro X tutorial shows you how to use a tracked paint stroke to blur a logo on a prop weapon.


Coremelt PaintX Digital Makeup Tutorial

This Coremelt PaintX for Final Cut Pro X tutorial shows how you can use "Digital Makeup" to add dirt, grime, or fake wounds to someone.


Coremelt PaintX Highlighting a Moving Person or Object Tutorial

This Coremelt PaintX for Final Cut Pro X tutorial show you how to use a tracked paint stroke to bring attention to an object or person moving in a shot.


Coremelt PaintX - Cloning to Remove Power Lines Tutorial

This Coremelt PaintX for Final Cut Pro X tutorial shows you how to remove power lines from a shot by cloning parts of the sky.


Coremelt PaintX for FCPX Overview & Intro to Tools

This tutorial gives you an overview of Coremelt PaintX for Final Cut Pro X and the included tools: color brush, adjust color, blur, smear, sharpen, warp, clone, noise, heal, erase.