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Greg Ball
Fading in titles 10.3
on Jul 14, 2017 at 4:16:37 am

Hi All,

Is there a secret for fading titles in and out in FCP X 10.3? Once I build the titles and hit Command T, the titles fade correctly, but I can't move them a few frames in either direction because they are now connected somehow. If I remove the fade, I can move the titles.

There has to be an easy way, without having to keyframe the opacity. Any suggestions?

Thanks.

Greg Ball, President
Ball Media Innovations, Inc.
https://www.ballmediainnovations.com


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Andy Neil
Re: Fading in titles 10.3
on Jul 14, 2017 at 5:45:43 am

CMD+T will apply a dissolve to your title. However, dissolves require that the clip belong in either a primary or secondary storyline, so if you have a straight title connected above your primary and you hit CMD+T, FCPX will make a secondary storyline for your title and apply the fade. If you want to move the title, you need to select the secondary storyline container, not the clip to move it. Or else, use the position tool (P) to select the clip, and nudge it with arrow keys (although this method makes gap clips in your storyline so I just select the storyline container myself.

Andy

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Greg Ball
Re: Fading in titles 10.3
on Jul 14, 2017 at 1:08:44 pm

That's awfully complicated just to move titles. Is there an easier way?

Greg Ball, President
Ball Media Innovations, Inc.
https://www.ballmediainnovations.com


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Andy Neil
Re: Fading in titles 10.3
on Jul 14, 2017 at 4:02:38 pm

There's nothing complicated about it, except maybe my explanation, but I was just trying to show the "why" of it by explaining it that fully. Here's the quick and dirty.

Select the container instead of the clip. Move title wherever you want.

Andy

https://plus.google.com/u/0/107277729326633563425/videos


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Greg Ball
Re: Fading in titles 10.3
on Jul 14, 2017 at 4:46:11 pm

Sorry but I'm still not getting it. I have one storyline, and now have a build of text above it. I just want each line of text to fade it at the correct mark.

In FCP 7 you could add your text, add your dissolves and then move them to make them fade in more precisely. I have no idea how to select a container in 10.3 Can you help me?

Greg Ball, President
Ball Media Innovations, Inc.
https://www.ballmediainnovations.com


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Greg Ball
Re: Fading in titles 10.3
on Jul 14, 2017 at 4:47:26 pm



Greg Ball, President
Ball Media Innovations, Inc.
https://www.ballmediainnovations.com


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Andy Neil
Re: Fading in titles 10.3
on Jul 14, 2017 at 4:58:56 pm

The container is the grey bar above the the purple title. Select that.



If you want to trim the in point of the title instead of just moving it, you need to zoom in until you see the two vertical lines at the upper left of the dissolve to grab the clip edge. Or hit the left bracket key ( [ ) when the playhead is close.



Hope this helps.

Andy

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Greg Ball
Re: Fading in titles 10.3
on Jul 14, 2017 at 5:03:44 pm

Ah Ha!!! Thank you so much. Now I get it. That worked!!!

Greg Ball, President
Ball Media Innovations, Inc.
https://www.ballmediainnovations.com


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