This video demonstrates how you can use Motion to quickly create a time-lapse video.
In the tutorial I also show how you can use Apple Preview to resize the photos before bringing them into Motion.
As an alternative, you’ll see me use Aperture to resize the photos, just in case you don’t want to use Preview. Both methods work pretty well, though Preview seems to struggle when you give it a lot of photos, and Aperture seems to handle any number of photos quite well.
I also demonstrate how to export the video from Motion so you can use it in another program.
I’m very excited to share this video with you! It’s another short tutorial from the membership library that I’m releasing freely to everyone.
This one demonstrates how to create a type of kinetic typography. In a nutshell, kinetic typography is moving text in a video.
While you can definitely animate text in Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 has a lot more tools for this kind of work.
You’ll see in the video that I use a combination of keyframes and masks to create the effect.
Keyframes are tools to create the animation. And masks are tools to make something become transparent or disappear. If you’re not super-familiar with keyframes or masks, I think you’ll enjoy this little tutorial.
Oh, and one important note: When you see me use masks, make sure your mask settings are set to “subtract”. You can do that in the inspector or the HUD. But if it’s not set to “subtract”, you likely won’t get the effect I demonstrate.