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  • Fade titles in and out

    Posted by Simon Ubsdell on June 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Here’s my plan for having control of the title fades.

    In the text menu find the Custom preset and Control Click it to Send to Motion.

    In Motion delete the sequencing layers. But add a Fade in/Fade out behaviour.

    Publish the fade in and fade out parameters.

    Save the project with a name preferably beginning with “A” so it pops to the top of the list back in FCPX.

    Back in FCPX select your new custom title and you will have sliders in the Published Parameters to control your fades.

    Reasonably useful and fast once you’ve done this once.

    Anybody got any better ideas?

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

    Josh Gross replied 12 years, 9 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Simon Ubsdell

    June 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    BTW the reason I am suggesting you modify the Custom template rather than any of the other built-in ones which already have tweakable parameters is that I haven’t been able to find any others that actually have the text entry box in the Inspector pane.

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

  • Stephen Bakopanos

    June 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    [Simon Ubsdell] “Anybody got any better ideas?”

    Select the text clip, create a storyline (CMD+G), then apply crossfades (CMD+T)…

    Bit ridiculous to have to go through that extra step, but it seems to apply to anything that’s placed on the upper layers that isn’t a storyline.

  • Simon Ubsdell

    June 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    [Stephen Bakopanos] “Select the text clip, create a storyline (CMD+G), then apply crossfades (CMD+T)…”

    Very elegant solution – I like it.

    I do recommend getting friendly with the Send to Motion route though as it’s a great was to set up your own custom titles and all the rest and very easy to do into the bargain.

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

  • Josh Gross

    June 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    In the title clip on your timeline there are two arrows on the left hand side, click the arrows and select “show video animation,” within that you’ll see all your keyframe elements, you can just keyframe your opacity…super simple…

    On a side note.. I was a huge naysayer two days ago, but I’m slowly beginning to enjoy this new release..

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