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Martini’s easy to navigate interface wll have you building sequences in minutes.
Martini – The QuickShot Creator for Final Cut Pro
See into the future and visualize your upcoming shots with Martini! Now, bridging the gap between your unshot scenes and your final edit is faster and easier than ever with the shot-creating power of Martini!
Don’t get blacked out! No more black slugs with text explaining what “shot goes here” – show that shot wth the dynamic power of Martini. From single shots to multi-shot sequences, Martini helps directors and editors piece together a better final film.
Loaded with hundreds of classic and unique shot styles Martini’s easy-to-use interface guides you through the quick creation of frames. Select a shot style, from single person up to 5 people in a shot…everything you need from basic over-the-shoulder shots, two and three shots, close-ups as well as fight scenes, chase scenes and other pre-composed multi-shot sequences.
Select a location: choose from hundreds of pre-loaded backdrops. Interiors, exteriors and even your own digital location photos. You’ve already scouted your location? No problem, use the My Locations option and bring that into your shot.
Use your scroll wheel to visually navigate your shot choices!
One in a hundred shot!
More like hundreds! Martini comes with literally hundreds of pre-designed, pre-laid out shots for you to choose from. All of them can be used as-is or can be edited/altered in the Composite Frame so you can get just the right look for your scene.
Martini is packed with location shots.
Location, Location, Location!
Martini is packed with locations and backdrops so wherever your production takes you, Martini can develop a shot for you. Interiors, exteriors all included and you can even use your very own location photos as well! Got digital photos of your actual location? Using the My Locations feature, you can integrate those locations with Martini’s actors to be super shot specific!
What did they say??
Creating subtitles and shot descriptions right on the frame is a snap! Select your font, color and size and overlay text or scene description right in the composite frame.
This cast is ready for their close up.
Hold an audition.
Martini’s great-looking, pre-drawn actors populate each shot style and you can select who and how many of them to use. Add and subtract actors from your scene, change their poses and zoom them in and out of the Composite Frame. It’s easy to create shots with the wide variety of looks available in our character palettes.
Make all your adjustments here in the Composite Frame
Keep your composure.
Keep it all together with the Composite Window. Arrange frame objects, crop out what you don’t need, zoom in and out of everything you want. The Composite Window keeps it all simple for you as you create great-looking shots and sequences.
Martini doesn’t only help you plan visually, it actually exports your visual ideas right into Final Cut Pro. Whether it’s a shot, a sequence or even a pre-composed multi-shot, you can quickly and easily bring those shots into your copy of Final Cut Pro and right into your project. Now you can visually bridge the gap between real footage and what has yet to be shot.
And that’s not all! With Martini, you export directly to Final Cut Pro and StoryBoard Quick. Preview your sequences in the Martini Preview Panel, rearrange frame, set frame duration, delete frames from your sequence, crop unwanted items out of your shot, add color to your overlay text, and more!
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