RT Type-On Cursor Plugin


Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)
  • Simulate Text Typed on Screen
  • Change the Cursor Color
  • Change the Cursor Size & Position
  • Change the Cursor Blink Speed
  • Add Text over Video or Photos


How to use the Free RT Type-On Cursor Plugin

Note: This plugin requires Final Cut Pro 10.3

After installing, follow these steps to apply the RT Type-On Cursor plugin in the Final Cut Pro X Timeline:

Locate the plugin in the Custom category of the Titles Browser. There are 2 titles to choose from: RT Type-On Cursor 80s and RT Type-On Cursor Modern. Drag either title into the Timeline.

With the Playhead parked over the Title, press Command-4 to open the Inspector. Click the Title Inspector button to reveal the parameter controls.

The 80’s version includes a horizontal cursor. Change the cursor blink speed, width and position. Adjust the typing delay and how the text animates on the screen.

The Modern version includes a horizontal cursor. Change the cursor blink speed, width and position. Adjust the typing delay and how the text animates on the screen.

Both titles include transparency and can be connected to a video clip in the Primary Storyline. The speed of the type-on is controlled by the duration of the clip. Shorter clip durations produce a faster type-on effect and longer clip durations produce a slower type-on effect.

About the Author:

Steve Martin and Mark Spencer
Steve Martin is the creative force behind Ripple Training and has been using and teaching Final Cut Pro since 1999. Since Final Cut Pro's introduction, he has introduced thousands of people to Final Cut Pro through his classes, workshops and training products. He has consulted and/or trained for Apple, Adobe, Disney, Canon, Walmart and other companies. He is also a writer, producer and avid photographer.
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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.
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6 reviews for RT Type-On Cursor Plugin

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    Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you for sharing your plugins!
    It was right in time for my diploma project in film academy.

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    Rated 5 out of 5


    Very useful, Thank you so much.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    EM Prod

    Very cool the plugin, came at a good time, I’m already using it at the moment, congratulations folks on your initiative!

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    Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you, as always a quality job, this is immediately useful, just tried it.

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    Ross H.

    I created a “Lost” type-on effect for my self years ago. Yours is better. Thanks.

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    Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent, thanks guys
    Great plugin

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