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Apple Motion 5 Cookbook by Nick Harauz

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Changing your background, color, and safe zones

Motion allows you to customize your project and interface through options available in the Preferences menu. Some of those options allow you to make sure your text will be seen on a television correctly while others allow you to change the background. Let's explore by heading to the Project Properties and Preferences menu.

Getting ready

Launch Motion. From the welcome screen, select a Motion project. From the Presets, choose a Broadcast HD 1080 project with a Frame Rate of 29.97, and a Duration of 10 seconds. Click on Open. Motion's interface launches. Make sure you are at the beginning of your project. Select the Text tool by pressing the T key. Type in any word of your choice close to the center ...

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