Graffiti with FCP
by Mike Weber on Apr 20, 2005 at 6:17:17 pm
Hi. I have an easy one. (I hope). I'm using Graffiti version 2.1 with Final Cut Pro HD 4.5. I'd like to know how to see the background video layer while creating a lower third in Graffiti. I have my video on FCP track V1, and I put a Graffiti title on track V2. I double click the Graffiti item, bringing it into the Viewer. Then I click on Controls and click the Graffiti logo to actually enter Graffiti. When I'm there, I don't see the background video layer, just the text layer, with a checkerboard (empty) backround. I really want to see the underlying video track, so I can line up my text, boxes, etc.
Do I need to do something in the FCP viewer window to load in my background video? I see Video layers int he Viewer window, but am unclear about how those work in relation to Graffiti. Or am I on the wrong track altogether? This must be easy and I'm just missing it.