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Apple Motion 5 Cookbook by Nick Harauz

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Creating a transition for FCP X

Just as we can create effects to use in Final Cut Pro X, we can also create custom transitions. Transitions can be created using overlaying graphics and also by animating placeholders that will appear as soon as you launch a Motion transition project.

Getting ready

Locate two still images on your computer that you'd like to a transition between. Launch Motion. From the welcome screen, select a Final Cut transition project.

  1. From the Preset, choose a Broadcast HD 1080 project with a Frame Rate of 29.97, and a Duration of 1 second. This represents how long we want the transition to be.
  2. Click on Open. Motion's interface launches. Make sure you are at the beginning of your project. There are two transition sources in the ...

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