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. See Mark's tutorials.
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For Callouts, is there a way to ease in position moves?

Chris do you mean by adding keyframes to the position parameter in FCP X? Those can be eased in the Viewer by right-clicking. No way to get around the compound clip approach because the title has to affect...

July 20, 2019 5
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July 5, 2019 10
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Struggling with Timelines

Chris, I'm sorry, but that's the way the template works - It just has those 4 drop zones. Like you said, each time you add the transition, you basically shift each dropzone content over one by reassigning...

July 2, 2019 5
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Ripple Timelines – Events

Tim, that is correct, the dropzones are fixed at a 16:9 aspect ratio. It's not an easy thing to make that adjustable unfortunately. Mark

June 28, 2019 5
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Ripple Steps Step 0 to 1

AshLeigh, Yes you can do this. First, set the Active Steps to “3 to 1” so that the zoom in is into Step 1 (and add the content you want into the Step 2 drop zone) Next, select the two clips on either...

May 31, 2019 5
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February 22, 2019 10
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Titlemations – Can I turn off HELP button?

Les, sorry for the delayed response, I\'m traveling on business. The short answer is that the end user can\'t turn that button off. I can do it but then it wouldn\'t be available for anyone after they...

February 21, 2019 5
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Motion does not open?

No idea are you sure your iMac meets the minimum system requirements?

February 21, 2019 5
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Video wall – zoom out to reveal from one to whole wall

Bonnie, you'd do pretty much what it says in the video, but using a square project format from FCP X with square-formatted video. Animate the camera to pull back from one video to reveal them all....

November 26, 2018 5
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Safe to upgrade to High Sierra?

Yes should be fine. I would hold off on Mojave for a bit but so far that seems ok too.

October 17, 2018 5
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Ty I would just find a good loop point like they did in that video, export out a movie, bring that back in, and loop the movie.

October 6, 2018 2
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October 5, 2018 10
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Best approach to continuous stock arrow?

Ty, super easy. Just use a line shape, click to set points, add an arrow on the end, animate with the Write On behavior. Mark

October 4, 2018 5
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Apple Motion 5: Exporting in ProRes kills Glow and Environment filters

That's very odd, Neon, I don't know why that would be the case.

September 12, 2018 5
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Adjustment Layer

No, it will always affect all layers underneath.

September 12, 2018 5
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green frames after exporting

Michael, that sounds like a graphics card issue - you may not have enough VRAM to support 4K export.

August 3, 2017 5
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‘Degraded’ Quality of Audio Tracks in Timeline

Have never seen this issue, Michael - do they sound bad when played from the browser, or just in the timeline? How about when you play them from the Finder? Seems very odd. Have you tried trashing your...

August 2, 2017 5
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Man I'm stumped - what OS? What are your machine specs? Perhaps try deleting and reinstalling FCP X.

August 2, 2017 2
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What version of FCP X are you running?

August 2, 2017 2
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Guido are you running the OS 10.12.6 beta? That is not supported.

August 2, 2017 2
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