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Automatic Text Automation

Modify Title Animation

Software: Apple FCP X

If you decide to use a title within FCPX that has animation, you may be able to turn the animation on and off.

First, check to make sure you have this option. Go to the Title tab in the Inspector and see if it has Build In and Build Out checkboxes within the Published Parameters.

If they exist, you can toggle the title animation on or off by checking or unchecking Build In (which turns off the opening animation) or Build Out (which turns off the ending animation).

This is especially helpful if you need to cut to a title that is already in the frame, or cut away from the title when changing shots without having the animation interfere with the edit.