How to Make Binocular Scope Effects in Movies

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Making binocular scope effects in movies is something that you can do by first importing your effect from Photoshop. Make binocular scope effects in movies with help from an experienced film professional in this free video clip.

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Hi. My name's Zach, and I wanted to show you how to put a binocular effect in Final Cut Pro. This is a really good thing to know how to do because let's say you have somebody with binoculars up to their eyes. This makes a really good cut shot. So I'll show you how to do it now. I have my video here and I actually made this in Photoshop. So what I'm going to do is actually drag and drop that here. And I can extend it the entire length of my video. Now, in order to make this look like it's actually moving around like you're actually surveying the area, what we're going to do is double click this file here, go to motion then we're going to come over here and you're going to hit this little diamond. This is a key frame. So we'll hit the key frame and we'll go about 2 seconds, let's do 3 actually then we'll hit key frame again. Now that we are on this key frame here that's where the video's going to end up. So what we're going to do is click and drag this video how we want it to be, like so. Now all I would do is move over 1 frame, insert another key frame and then go another 3 or 4 seconds. And then you can move your video around again and let's say he wants to zoom in next. So what we'll do is move 1 more frame, put another key frame, double click here again, go to motion, shift, go over say 5 seconds, we'll do another key frame and we'll move it around again and we can add a zoom effect. Let's go 130. Now I'm going to drag this out and just delete the end. And now we can see what I have with my binocular effect. Now it's definitely going to need a little bit of adjustment but that comes with the territory of key frames. So just keep trying and tweaking them there left and right and you should be all set. My name's Zach and I just showed you how to do a binocular effect in Final Cut Pro. Thanks for watching.

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