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Krisztian Hofstadter
Looking for custom title
on May 8, 2014 at 12:19:20 pm

Hello Apple, iMovie community,

I am strageling to find a very useful 'title' animation that was once used in iMovie software. In the new one and in Final Cut X I could not find it anymore.
The title animation makes a discrete black line in the screens lover part to have some more contrast between the title and the background.

Here is a link to a clip containing the above 'title' from an early iMovie project:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0vjmvik4yju4xr7/title_example.mov

Could you help finding a way to use this 'title' animation again?

Any help appreciated.

Regards,
Kris
iMovie '11, FCPX 10.0.8, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Looking for custom title
on May 8, 2014 at 6:06:46 pm

This could be easily made with a custom solid or make a template in Motion and send it to fcpx.


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Krisztian Hofstadter
Re: Looking for custom title
on May 8, 2014 at 6:28:49 pm

Hi Jeremy,

thanks for the reply. I am new to FCP and to video editing as well.
I imagine 'motion' is a software I can program the template, what is custom solid?

thanks, Kris


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Looking for custom title
on May 8, 2014 at 6:48:01 pm

A Custom Solid is a generator in FCPX. You would make a black solid, turn down the opacity, move in to position, and feather the edge.

Motion is a motion graphics program from Apple, with Motion, you can build custom Motion Templates to use in FCPX.

Here's some trianing: http://www.rippletraining.com/categories/apple-pro-apps-tutorials/motion-5-...


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Tim Jones
Re: Looking for custom title
on May 8, 2014 at 11:33:15 pm

Hi Kris,

That wasn't a title effect, it was simply an image file that was slow-zoomed with a Ken Burns style effect.

Here's a good tutorial on accomplishing that in FCP X:

Pan and Zoom clips with Ken Burns Effect

HTH,
Tim

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Krisztian Hofstadter
Re: Looking for custom title
on May 9, 2014 at 9:51:10 am

Hello Jeremy and Tim,

The video in the link has both Ken Burns for the slide and titles.
I am OK creating the Ken Burns Effect, hower it would be nice if I could animate (for instance with ken burns) some titles which don't have the fade in an out effect.

On another forum I was pointed to a home made title, which would be good for my purposes, however it hasn't got the fade in and out effect.
http://www.fcp.co/forum/text-titles/20205-title-for-fcpx#45785


Do you know of any big library of, ideally free, titles that I could implement in FCP? Maybe I find something to use.
Maybe I have to try Motion or what Jeremy suggested.

Thank you,
Kris


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Looking for custom title
on May 9, 2014 at 1:58:04 pm

Hi, I was most reacting to this part of your post:

[Krisztian Hofstadter] "The title animation makes a discrete black line in the screens lower part to have some more contrast between the title and the background. "


This is easily created. If you have found anther effect that does the fade in/fade out, adding a semi-opaque background is pretty easy.

Jeremy


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Krisztian Hofstadter
Re: Looking for custom title
on May 9, 2014 at 2:03:48 pm

Hello Jeremy,

Thanks, I will try that. I think I know what you mean >
1) I will use another still that has the size of the 'discrete line' I want to have behind the text;
2) I will change the opacity of this slide.
3) and finally animate it.

This slide should be above the main movie clip.

Fingers crossed.
Regards,
Kris


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Krisztian Hofstadter
Re: Looking for custom title
on May 10, 2014 at 4:19:54 pm

Sorted,
I have found the title I was looking for as it was there all the time. It's the 'echo'.

I have found the 'echo' titles in both: iMovie and Final Cut.
I couldn't find it so far as it's thumbnail and it's example on the slides is misleading.

This title is adjustable in FCP but not in iMovie (font size and position).

You only have to use the under titles, to make it work how I wanted it to be.

Sorry for the confusion,
Thanks for the support.

Kris


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