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Apple Pro Training Series Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors, Third Edition by Diana Weynand

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Lesson 11. Title Tool and Generators

Goals

Explore FCP video generators

Use the generator Controls tab

Create titles

Create scrolling and crawling text

Apply Lower 3rds and preprogrammed text

Create 3D text

Use slugs, mattes, and gradients

Apply shapes

Save generators as favorites

Apply and edit Motion master templates

You can create more than just text with Avid’s Title tool. You can also create mattes, gradients, lines, and arrows to use along with the text. You don’t need to import these items into the system; you can create them within the system.

In Final Cut Pro, the same capabilities apply, just a little differently. Titles are one of many items that FCP generates for you, all according to your specifications. FCP’s crawl and scroll texts ...

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