Occasionally, the titles and generators built into Final Cut Pro X aren’t exactly what you’re looking for. Rather than spending time creating them from scratch, you’ll learn how to open and modify them in Motion to perfectly suit the needs of your project.
Create Custom Effects
We show you how to make your own custom effects, transitions and animated backgrounds in Motion that you can publish for use in Final Cut Pro X. With only a few simple steps, you’ll learn how to expand your creative options while making your videos stand out from the rest.
Track Your Subjects
Learn how you can leverage Motion to create visual effects like replacing a screen, tracking and blurring objects like faces and license plates, and how to replace a bad pixel, or completely remove an object from a shot.
Create Write-On Effects
Motion will allow you to create animated titles that can be whimsical or dramatic. For example, you’ll learn how to use Behaviors and Masks to reveal different parts of your titles to give them a bold entrance.
Final Cut Pro X editors who want to add professional motion graphics and visual effects to their projects with a minimal investment of time. A basic understanding of Final Cut Pro’s UI is required in order to work with the published Motion projects. Users who are new to Final Cut Pro X should purchase our Final Cut Pro X Core Training or Final Cut Pro Essentials Bundle before working through this tutorial.
Software Version: Motion 5.3 or later, Final Cut Pro 10.3 or later. A tutorial update may be available in the future, see our Upgrade Policy for more details.
Run Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
Project Media: This tutorial includes project media files and the final versions of the titles, transitions, effects, and generators for following along in Motion 5.
Mark Spencer is a bay-area based producer, editor, teacher and writer. Mark is also an Apple-certified instructor for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 and the author or coauthor of 5 books on Motion, including the Apple Pro Training Series Motion 5, all from Peachpit Press.Full Bio
An immersive tutorial focusing on Motion’s 3D titles. Learn how to place 3D text into scenes that include realistic environments, lighting and shadows. Also learn how to make custom textures, layers and finishes.
Mark Spencer will show you how to give your titles the Tarantino treatment. Learn how to create highly stylized, gritty title sequences for your films, commercials or music videos. This tutorial assumes you are comfortable in Motion.