Black Hole

Distorts an image by causing part of it to disappear into the specified center point, and by bowing the top, bottom, and sides inward. As the value of the Amount parameter increases, the more the sides bow in, and the more of the image at the center point disappears into it. The Poke filter has a similar effect without removing part of the image.

Canvas showing effect of Black Hole filter

Adjust this filter using the parameter controls in the Filters Inspector:

  • Center: Sets the position of the center of the black hole. You can also drag the Center onscreen control in the Canvas.

  • Amount: Sets the amount of force pulling on the layer. Default values range from 0 (no gravity) to 3000 (the entire layer is pulled into the black hole).

  • Mix: Sets the percentage of the original image to be blended with the distorted image.

  • Publish OSC: Publishes the filter’s onscreen controls in Final Cut Pro X. For more information on creating content for use in Final Cut Pro, see Final Cut Pro templates overview.