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Final Cut Express HD for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide by Lisa Brenneis

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Chapter 15. Motion

Unlike filters or generators, motion properties are already present on every clip. You can access them by loading a clip or sequence into the Viewer and then selecting the Motion tab.

A few of the controls you find on the Motion tab, such as Opacity, Crop, Distort, and Drop Shadow, don’t have any obvious connection to movement.

The first part of this chapter introduces motion properties as static image modification tools that can be used in either static or animated compositions. The second part of the chapter, “Animating Clip Motion with Keyframes,” discusses motion paths: the time-based uses of motion properties.

Setting Motion Properties

The motion properties listed here are present automatically on every clip, and their controls ...

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