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From iMovie to Final Cut Pro X by Tom Wolsky

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Lesson 8Adding Titles

Every program is enhanced with graphics, whether they are a simple opening title and closing credits or elaborate motion graphics sequences. This could be simply a map with a path snaking across it created in iMovie or a full-scale 3D animation explaining the details of how an airplane is built. Obviously, the latter is beyond the scope of both this book and of Final Cut Pro alone, but many titling effects can be easily created within FCP. The application has nearly 200 built in titles including gorgeous, extraordinarily high quality 3D titles. You should be aware that 3D titles really need at least 8GB of RAM and a minimum of 1GB of VRAM. To get started let’s begin, as always, by loading the project.

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