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Douglas K. Dempsey
Re: With FCPX magnetic timeline,the non-linear is linear again!
on Jun 28, 2011 at 2:17:02 am


I layer a lot, sometimes having 3, 4 or even half a dozen video tracks that keyframe in opacity. Think of the opening sequence in "Apocalypse Now" where you have designed layers of jungle, multiple groups of helicopters, whirling blades, napalm, then interiors with various details, all maintained as independent shots and filtered, layered.

Is there a logical way to do that kind of thing with Compound Clips and Secondary Stories, etc? Am I better off sending it to Motion where the layer concept still thrives?

Ditto with titles. Sometimes, to imitate the style of Colonial era broadsheets with their wildly varying typefaces and sizes, I will need 6-8 layers for a title, with various layers for a larger capital letter, for a word in italics, and of course the ability to fade on pieces line by line or word by word. Again, do you know or surmise that title tool via Motion the way to go in FCPX?

Doug D

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