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Iain Anderson on Thu, April 28th 0 comments
Highlighting a point of interest in a video is very possible with both Final Cut Pro X and Apple's Motion 5. In this tutorial, Iain Anderson takes you through the process step by step.
Create a new Title in Motion, as usual

Create a new Title

Create a new circle, and make it orange

Create a circle

Be sure to get the positioning right
Both a circle and an arrow, targeting the same point

Create an arrow

Yes, there’s an autosave vault, but no, it won’t save you every time

Save early, save often

Linking properties together is a great way to keep things simpler

Link the important properties together

When both links are in place, it should look like this
When the Rig is complete, it’ll look like this

Rig up a choice between the arrow and circle

Drop shadows

To keep it simple in FCP X, publish only the parameters you need to

Publish the important properties

The published properties should be renamed for simplicity too
Optional fades that are immune from retiming issues

Add optional fades

Finally, the fun part—using the Title in FCP X

Using the title in FCP X

And after tweaking a few things to produce an arrow

Conclusion

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