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How to Customize Final Cut Pro X Templates with Motion – Izzy Video 261

One of the most powerful ways to use Final Cut Pro X and Motion together is to customize Final Cut Pro X templates.

Templates are the generators, titles, effects, and transitions you find in the various browsers in Final Cut Pro X.

Many of the Final Cut Pro X templates were created in Motion, and you can use Motion to customize them.

In this new video, I demonstrate an example workflow of how you can:

  1. Send a template from Final Cut Pro X to Motion
  2. Customize the template in Motion
  3. Bring it back into Final Cut Pro X to be used in your projects

I think you’ll love this new video if you’re interested in learning how powerful Final Cut Pro X and Motion can be together.

This video is available to members only. If you’re not yet a member, click here to learn more about a membership.

I hope you find it helpful!

March 27, 2014
Filed under: Izzy Video News — by Izzy Hyman @ 8:32 am

How to Fix Quiet Audio in Final Cut Pro X – Izzy Video 260

Have you ever noticed the volume slider only goes up to 12 in the audio inspector inside Final Cut Pro X?

This means that if you have a very quiet audio clip in your project, the volume slider might not give you enough added volume to get the levels up to where you need them.

I’ve received several questions about this, so I thought I’d make a short video that shows a solution I personally use when I find myself in this situation.


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March 26, 2014
Filed under: Final Cut Pro — by Izzy Hyman @ 8:52 am

How to Use Motion to Make Your Own Final Cut Pro X Effects – Izzy Video 259

Did you know that you can use Motion to create your own custom video effects in Final Cut Pro X?

It’s a huge time-saver to build an effect that you can “drag and drop” from the effects browser instead of having to manually create it every time you want to use it.

I think you’ll love this video!

This video is for members only. Members will find it in the membership video library. If you’re not already a member, click here to learn about a membership.

March 20, 2014
Filed under: Izzy Video News — by Izzy Hyman @ 8:25 am

7 Ways to Hide a Lavalier Microphone

Sometimes we need to prevent a lavalier microphone from appearing in the video frame. This video will show you seven different ways to hide a lavalier mic.

It demonstrates how to hide a mic under clothing, behind ties, under collars, and more.

I hope you find it helpful!

March 19, 2014
Filed under: Audio for Video — by Izzy Hyman @ 8:16 am

Kinetic Typography: Swinging Text in Motion 5

Here is another video that demonstrates “kinetic typography” in Motion 5.

In this one, I show a way you can create a swinging text effect. This is where text swings into place.

You can watch the video for the specific steps, but the basic workflow goes like this:

  1. Add the text
  2. Adjust the anchor point of the text
  3. Add an oscillate parameter behavior to the rotation
  4. Keyframe the oscillate behavior so it decreases over time
  5. Adjust the offset so the text starts in an up position

In the end, you’ll have text that swings into place.

This is another interesting way you can move text in Motion 5.

I hope you find this “kinetic typography” video helpful.

March 18, 2014
Filed under: Motion — by Izzy Hyman @ 8:00 am
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