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Dramatic Sky Effects

HySky is a FCPX effect plugin that instantly adds dramatic sky effects to your sequences. Even if you have shot with a polarising filter and graduated ND filter, HySky will give your footage added drama and that TopGear style.

Super simple to create these dramatic sky effects. Infinitely customizable.

HySky features a large range of control over the look of your sky with an almost infinite number of combinations.

You have control over:

  • Sky Type (Grey, Blue, High Atmosphere and Sunset)
  • Sky Depth (The height of the sky top to bottom)
  • Sky Intensity
  • Sky Feather
  • Sky Tilt (You can angle the sky from side to side)
  • Sky Doming (To curve the sky – with on screen controls for position and size of the doming)
  • Sky Hue
  • Sky Saturation

Get started straight away

HySky comes with a number of presets to get you started

hysky presets

Preset – ‘Clarkson’

hysky clarkston

Preset – ‘Stiggy’

hysky stiggy

Preset – ‘Good Day at the Track’

hysky good day at track

Preset – ‘You want Drama?’

hysky drama


Even more control

Additional control over your image is provided by three additional graduated ND filter simulators. A floor grad, left grad and right grad.

With control over:

  • Grad Depth
  • Grad Intensity
  • Grad Tilt

Footage courtesy of Claudio von Planta of Von Planta Productions. The vehicle featured is an electric super car that travelled further than any other electric car in history at that time (2010) – from Alaska to Ushuaia along the longest road in the world. The Pan-American Highway. It was a World Record. The project was called Racing Green Endurance and you can read more about it here

Recommended Video Resolutions

  • SD, 720p & 1080p. Supported but not extensively tested: 2k, 2.5k and 4k 16:9

System Requirements

  • Final Cut Pro X 10.1.3 and higher
  • OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later. GeForce graphics card recommended for optimum performance.
  • OS X v10.9.2 or later.

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