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Apple Motion 5 Cookbook by Nick Harauz

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Adding a frame and changing a drop zone's content

Drop zones give us the ability to swap either video or a still in replace of a placeholder graphic. Drop zones are great in helping motion graphic designers automate their workflow. Let's say you have a news program that uses the same "Coming Next" animation every week, but the videos and still content in that animation constantly change. You can easily set up a drop zone, so that you can use that same graphic over and over again while literally dropping in video and stills to their respective places.

How to do it...

  1. Launch Motion. Set the Preset to Broadcast 720p, Frame Rate to 29.97, and Duration to 10 seconds.
  2. Click on the Library tab to open it. Go to Content. There are 1349 items to choose from. ...

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