SUPER USEFUL: Use clean title as adjustment layer
One thing I love in After Effects are adjustment layers and I just realized you can actually use titles as effects in Final Cut Pro X and they behave just like adjustment layers (actually you can go much further in Final Cut Pro X).
So titles process everything below in Final Cut Pro X even with effects applied to it. So why not just build clean title in Motion 5, put that to top “track” and add effects to it. This way you don’t have to hassle that much with compound clips.
This technique works with all effects (also color board works on titles) so for example if you want to have certain look for some period of time simply add clean title to top track for that time and add effect to it. I think this technique has tons of potential for people who want to keep their timelines in order and don’t want to create complex compound clip messes.
If you don’t have Motion 5 you can download Adjustment Layer here. Just extract contents to your Movies/Motion Templates/Titles folder and you’ll find it in Final Cut Pro X Titles under Adjustment Layer.
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