Add ti­tle graph­ics in Fi­nal Cut

Fi­nal Cut has a built-in li­brary of ti­tles for you to use cre­atively

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Ti­tles are not just the open­ing ti­tles, but graph­ics used dur­ing and over the video, in­clud­ing its end cred­its se­quence. Fi­nal Cut comes with a se­lec­tion of ti­tles that you can sim­ply drop into a project. To check them out, click the but­ton marked with a ‘T’ at the right-hand side of Fi­nal Cut’s tool­bar.

The Ti­tles Browser dis­plays thumb­nails of the ti­tles, which are cat­e­gorised to help you find some­thing suit­able. Scroll down to see them all; they can be used as they are, save for chang­ing the text to what­ever you need it to say. The icon at the bot­tom-left of the browser hides the cat­e­gories so you can see more ti­tles at once, and there’s a search bar along­side to help you find things by typ­ing a key­word.

Within each cat­e­gory, ti­tles are di­vided into styles. Move the pointer over a thumb­nail and, just a with video clips, a large pre­view of what’s un­der the pointer ap­pears in the Viewer. Press ß+/ to play the ti­tle from start to fin­ish.

After adding a ti­tle to your project, its colour, po­si­tion on screen, tim­ing and

Fi­nal Cut ti­tles look pro­fes­sional and can be used as they are, save for chang­ing the text to your needs

Ti­tles of some sort can be use­ful in all sorts of films, but par­tic­u­larly in fac­tual ones.

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