Distorts an image as if it were seen through the view of a fisheye lens. The result is an extremely wide-angle warping effect also known as barrel distortion. Use the Fisheye filter with a negative Amount value as an imprecise way to correct for barrel distortion in images shot using a wide-angle lens.

Canvas showing effect of Fisheye filter

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

  • Radius: Sets the radius of the fisheye lens effect.

  • Amount: Sets the amount and nature of the distortion. Lower values create concave distortion; higher values create convex distortion.

  • Center: Sets the position of the center of the fisheye effect. Drag the Center onscreen control to adjust its value in the Canvas.

  • 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.