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Devin Crane
Changing the duration of a Title Template
on Jul 29, 2013 at 7:47:42 pm

I have a lower-third that I built in Motion with the text and background building in at the beginning but when I go to change the duration, the build in speeds up. How do I keep this from happening?


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Tim Jones
Re: Changing the duration of a Title Template
on Jul 29, 2013 at 8:20:07 pm

That depends on what you published from Motion. If you didn't publish the in and out settings, you'll need to go back out to Motion.

Tim
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Brett Sherman
Re: Changing the duration of a Title Template
on Jul 29, 2013 at 8:52:20 pm

This problem has also driven me nuts. I'm not sure what you mean by publishing the in-out settings.



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Devin Crane
Re: Changing the duration of a Title Template
on Jul 29, 2013 at 9:22:41 pm

Just allows me to turn them on/off, not keep the original timing.



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Andy Neil
Re: Changing the duration of a Title Template
on Jul 29, 2013 at 9:59:17 pm

There are markers you can place in your motion project which can be edited (by right-clicking). If you set them to Build IN/OUT mandatory, you can force FCPX to always play those particular frames regardless of the length of the title.

I did a tutorial where I explain how to do this:

Custom Titles in FCPX

Andy

http://www.timesavertutorials.com


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Tim Jones
Re: Changing the duration of a Title Template
on Jul 29, 2013 at 10:16:27 pm

This was a lesson I learned early with Motion - always create as if you're going to deliver for other to use. Fixed settings always seem to come back and bite you in the butt :).

Great Tut, Andy!

Tim
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http://www.productionbackup.com
BRU ... because it's the RESTORE that matters!


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Aaron Rock
Re: Changing the duration of a Title Template
on Jul 29, 2013 at 10:14:31 pm

Andy's method does work to fix this issue, but it can be confusing at first.

For a quick fix, just take the title, drop it to the timeline, turn it into a compound clip. (Opt-G)

From there you can trim it to the desired length, rather than FCPX automatically retiming it.

Hope this helps.


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Andy Neil
Re: Changing the duration of a Title Template
on Jul 29, 2013 at 10:22:55 pm

[Aaron Rock] "From there you can trim it to the desired length, rather than FCPX automatically retiming it."

That only works if you're shortening the title. You can't lengthen it that way. Just an FYI to the OP and anyone else who finds the thread.

Andy

http://www.timesavertutorials.com


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Devin Crane
Re: Changing the duration of a Title Template
on Jul 30, 2013 at 12:08:33 am

Perfect, thanks!!!



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Brett Sherman
Re: Changing the duration of a Title Template
on Jul 30, 2013 at 4:02:08 pm

Aaron's suggestion works for me in my particular case as a kludge.

And the tutorial is quite useful. However, in my situation it doesn't do the right thing. I have a pre-rendered video background that I want to keep at a consistent speed, rather than have a build-in, build-out section. I still cannot figure out a way to have FCP X not speed up or slow down the background.

If you wanted both a consistent video background speed AND a build-in / build-out section, how would you accomplish this?



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