13. Themes and Generators

After all the heavy lifting involved in learning how to use built-in effects, it’s time for something a lot easier to understand: themes and generators.

Believe it or not, you already know how to use themes and generators—these are just plain fun. Themes, simply, are collections of transitions and titles that work well together. Generators create brand-new pieces of video on the basis of parameters that you set in Final Cut Pro.

Let’s continue our exploration of effects by tackling these two short subjects.


In Final Cut Pro X, themes are collections of video transitions and titles grouped into categories so that all the elements inside a single theme have a common visual look. You access themes in the Themes Browser ...

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