In this video you’ll learn the basics of using BretFX Splitz Split Screen Effects for Final Cut Pro X.

BretFX Splitz is the Final Cut Pro X Split Screen effects package you’ve been looking for! Affordable, powerful, and simple to use. Each effect is customizable with on screen controls, animation, tint, borders plus solid and drop zone backgrounds. Everything you need to create animated grid, mosaic, masonry, or zoom meeting / conference emulation split screen layouts and effects, right in FCPX!

Jump to a topic:
0:00 Introduction to Splitz Split Screen FX for FCPX
0:36 Creating a mosaic split screen layout
1:01 Applying a Splitz mosaic effect template layout to first layer
1:13 Choosing a split screen position preset
1:40 In & out animation choices
3:11 Custom controls
3:40 On screen split screen source controls
4:00 Source split screen controls in the inspector
4:48 Tinting source media
4:58 Border controls for split screen source
5:31 Repeat the process for a second split screen source layer
6:47 Add the third split screen source layer
7:10 Addressing wider than 16:9 2k source media
7:35 Set spatial conform to FILL for wider than 16:9 split screen source media
8:54 Add a fourth split screen source layer
10:10 Offsetting the start point of each split screen layer
11:22 Creating a 2×2 Split Screen layout in Final Cut Pro X
12:54 Addressing green screen source media
13:30 Apply split screen effect AFTER keying out green screen
13:45 Adding a drop zone background in split screen effect layer
14:37 Adjusting a drop zone background position and scale
15:38 Adding a solid color background to alpha channel split screen footage 16:41 Adjust the timing of in animations
17:54 Addressing vertical or narrower than 16:9 source media
18:15 Compound vertical source media first then add Splitz Split Screen Effects
19:47 Apply Splitz split screen effect AFTER compounding vertical video 21:10 Lick and subscribe!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Jason

    Hello! Is it possible to drag clips from the browser all at once (by selecting, say, 10 clips) and having them populate the timeline all in separate video tracks?

    1. IF you drag multiple clips to the timeline they’ll be placed linearly, not vertically. Unless there’s some trick I’m unaware of!

  2. Keith Rogers

    I have “vertical” clips but they are in the project media horizontally. I thought I could use the splitz plugin and rotate the clip, but that does not work either. It chops the top and bottom. I think comprehending how these kind of clips could be used with the splitscreen FX here would be really nice to have, especially when doing a 1×2 kind of screen.

    1. Hey Keith, Splitz works perfectly in the situation you’re describing. If I understand you correctly. You shot vertical video, but it’s not tagged as vertical so it’s still 16×9 instead of 9×16 in the browser correct? You can put that in the timeline and apply any Splitz effect to it and freely rotate and scale it within the frame of the Splitz effect without limitation. You mention the 1×2 template. That refers to 2 panes, with a horizontal split. Two very wide images, one on top of the other. Just drag the 1×2 effect to your video clip (the one that is 90° wrong) and use the on screen controls to rotate it 90° so it’s a proper vertical video clip. Of course now you’d have a vertical video clip in a very narrow horizontal frame, so you’ll have to blow it up to fill the horizontal, chopping off the top and bottom (which you can of course control WHAT gets chopped) but that’s just kinda physics. You can’t put a vertical image in a horizontal frame and not expect that. So if it’s something else, we can figure it out. Shoot me an email @ support@bretfx.com

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