Creates an animated displacement effect on an image, adjusting its position as if shaken by an earthquake.

Canvas showing effect of Earthquake filter

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

  • Twist: Sets the amount the image is rotated as it is displaced.

  • Horizontal Shake: Sets the maximum amount the image is displaced horizontally.

  • Vertical Shake: Sets the maximum amount the image is displaced vertically.

  • Layers: Sets the number of copies of the original image that are overlaid. Larger values create a motion-blurred effect.

  • Epicenter: Sets the position of the center of the earthquake, around which the Twist occurs. You can also drag the center onscreen control in the Canvas.

  • Random Seed: Sets the value of the random seed used to determine which frames are changed by the filter.

  • 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.