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Motion 5: Text on a Curve

A detailed tutorial on how to animate text along a curve, also called text on a path, using Motion 5. This isn’t obvious, but it isn’t hard, once you know how. Continue reading

Motion 5: Flow Text Around an Object

A detailed explanation of how to get text to flow around a shape using Motion 5. Continue reading

FCP X: Test an Effect FAST!

Two very quick ways to preview and adjust effects in Final Cut Pro X without first applying them to a clip. Continue reading

FCP X: Using Coremelt TrackX [Video]

This short video demo showcases Coremelt’s TrackX motion-tracking software for Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

Motion 5: Publish Effects Settings to Final Cut Pro X [Video]

“Publishing” allows you to send Motion effects settings to Final Cut Pro X so that you can adjust a Motion template inside Final Cut. Sounds complex, but it isn’t, as this short video tutorial explains. Continue reading

Motion 5: Convert Motion Project for FCP X [Video]

Final Cut Pro X can’t open Motion projects directly. But, using Motion 5, you can convert any existing Motion project so it will open and play in Final Cut Pro X. This short video tutorial explains how. Continue reading

Motion 5: Create an Effects Rig [Video]

Rigs and widgets extend the power and flexibility of Motion into Final Cut Pro X. In this short video tutorial, learn how they work. Continue reading

FCP X: Trim Connected Clips

A step-by-step tutorial on how to trim connected clips, then how and why to convert them to a connected storyline for trimming in Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

Motion 5: Move an Object On a Path

A step-by-step tutorial showing how to add a motion path to an object, then change its timing, speed, and path shape using Apple Motion 5. Continue reading

FCP X: Spell-check and Replace Text

A short tutorial showing how to spell-check, find and replace title text in Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

FCP X: A Circle Wipe to Color

A step-by-step tutorial on creating a soft-edged wipe to a full-screen color in Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

FCP X: Soften Skin Texture Quickly

A simple, step-by-step technique to soften skin and add a glow for romantic closeups using Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

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