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Adjusting Title Templates with Markers in Motion 5

If you're a Final Cut Pro X user, you may have noticed that all the titles, transitions, and filters are actually Motion 5 projects.  When creating title templates, it's important to use Markers in Motion 5 so you can trim your titles in Final Cut Pro X without affecting 'build-in', and 'build-out' effects.

Without this tip, you'll may find it challenging in trying to adjust title templates within the timeline.

It's important to use markers within Apple Motion 5 if you plan on creating custom titles for Final Cut Pro X.

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In the previous tutorial, I created these flying text letters in Motion.

The template I created is perfectly fine, until you decide to lengthen or shorten the title within the timeline.

If I lengthen my title, the opening animation will play slower.  

If I shorten my title, the opening animation with play faster.

To fix this, right click on your title template, and choose open in Motion.

When you're in Motion 5, move the playhead indicator to an area after your animated behavior.

Right click in the timecode bar of the timeline window and choose Marker.

Double click on the Marker to bring forward the edit marker dialog box.

Change the type of the marker from standard to build-in optional.

The highlighted area in brown is the only area that will be affected when you trim your title within Final Cut Pro X.

When you're done, save the title template.

When you're back in Final Cut Pro, you'll need to re-edit the title template to the timeline.

As a quick side note, since I saved the title template with the build-in as optional, you can see you now have the option to turn it off within the inspector window.

If I keep the build-in option selected, you can now see that the opening animation doesn't change speed if I trim the length of the title.

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Synchronizing Clips in Final Cut Pro X was the previous entry in this blog.

Using Motion 5's Transition project type to create FCPX transitions is the next entry in this blog.

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