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Steve Crow
Can You Use "Blade Tool" on Motion Title Clips (.moti)
on Mar 29, 2020 at 2:30:30 am
Last Edited By Steve Crow on Mar 29, 2020 at 2:50:17 am

It's been years since I tried to do any serious editing of purchased Motion title (from MotionVFX if that matters) inside FCPX but I remember the pain I experienced in trying to end a title sequence early.

The Blade Tool doesn't work and dragging the end point in to the left only speeds up the title. I remember there was some kind of simple workaround but that information has gotten lost in my brain. Today the only thing I could come up with was to export the title sequence as its own clip, and then re-import that clip into my media library and drag that exported clip onto my timeline. But I know that's a hack....what's the better way?

Steve Crow

UPDATE: A MINUTE OR TWO AFTER MY INITIAL POSTING I FOUND AN OLD POST FROM THIS FORUM REMINDING ME THAT I CAN SHORTEN, NOT LENGTHEN, A TITLE CLIP BY TURNING IT INTO A COMPOUND CLIP AND THEN I CAN EASILY DRAG THE END TO THE LEFT PERFECTLY




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Brett Sherman
Re: Can You Use "Blade Tool" on Motion Title Clips (.moti)
on Mar 31, 2020 at 5:08:55 pm

You can just compound the clip. Select the clip then Opt+G to compound it. Then trim to your hearts content.

When you blade a motion title it sets the new out point where you bladed. And whatever animation you have in the motion template gets scaled to the new clip length.


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