24 Free Final Cut Pro X Title Templates

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What is this?

Last week Ripple Training made a video about Motion 5′s link behavior. In their example they used titles only available in Motion 5. Some people commented they’d love these titles in Final Cut Pro X. I couldn’t agree more so I converted them to FCPX titles. Party time!

Why should YOU care?

Duh, 24 FREE titles! I spent 37 hours converting, linking and testing these templates so you don’t have to. Grab ‘em and get creating!

In Motion 5, these titles are compositions. I converted them to Title templates by changing the file extension from .motn to .moti and then published to FCPX. All the different elements had different color controls so I linked the colors together and published the controls. Now it’s easy to customize the color of each template.

Splash Menu Screenshot

Splash Menu Screenshot

How to install it

  1. Download the file. (206 MB)
  2. Unzip file.
  3. In the unzipped folder (Converted Templates) you’ll see two folders (Lower Thirds and Opens).
  4. Move the contents of the Lower Thirds folder to Home Folder>Movies>Motion Templates>Titles>Lower Thirds.
  5. Move the contents of the Opens folder to Home Folder>Movies>Motion Templates>Titles>Opens. HINT: If you don’t have an Opens folder, simply create one.
  6. Restart Final Cut Pro X (10.0.5 or newer) and you’re good to go.

How to use it

In Final Cut Pro X (10.0.5 or newer) click on the Title browser. Select Lower Thirds or Opens and then scroll down to the theme you want. You can also see all the titles for each theme by clicking on the Theme browser and selecting the theme from the left hand side list. There are 8 themes.

Drag the title onto your clips and then select the title. Depending on the title you’ll have some or all of the following options.

  • Shape colors
  • Text colors
  • Background Colors
  • Background Opacity
Snap Lower Third Screenshot

Snap Lower Third Screenshot

Some funkiness

You’ll notice in some of the templates when you change the shapes’ colors that there’s a delay. Some of the shapes update right away and others you have to move the playhead before they change color. Don’t worry too much because they do in fact change; you just have to move the playhead. Take a look at this video to see it in action.

Color theme inspiration

Now that you can customize colors you might need some design inspiration. Let me introduce you to Kuler. Kuler, meet time pressed video editor. Video editor, meet Kuler (down for maintenance until Mid October 2012). Kuler lets you try out, create and save color themes. You can browse color themes others have created and search by keyword to find your next killer color theme.

Vine Open Screenshot

Vine Open Screenshot

If you have any questions, suggestions or use this in a video let me know in the comments below.

93 comments on “24 Free Final Cut Pro X Title Templates
  1. Mike Miller says:

    Thanks. Please let me know what else you create, for free or sale!

  2. Andreas Kiel says:

    You might use my Motion Template Tool for creating easy install scripts. It’s free.


    • Dylan says:

      Hi Andreas! I did try it out but I was confused. Don’t worry, with 4 kids I’m always confused.

      If I understand correctly, the end user has to have MTT installed as well. Is that correct?

  3. valerio says:

    I’m new in final cut pro x. I just followed your guide but templates doesn’t works: they appear blue and if I try to click on “info” button, final cut crash…
    I drag and dropped your folders in my motion template>titles.
    what I can do?

  4. steven says:

    greatly appreciated.. thanks!

  5. jeremy hugues says:

    Mille mercis. Thanks so much.

  6. dje says:

    bonjour je découvre petit a petit FCP x je bien suivi votre explication mais ca ne marche pas qu’un px m’explique comment l’installer sans pb merci

    • Dylan says:

      I don’t speak French very well but I think you said you’re having a problem. Can you tell me in English?

  7. Bonjour
    Je suis toujours surpris et heureux de connaître des gens généreux sur le web.
    Tu en fais partie et en plus ta créativité est remarquable. Merci !!!

  8. I’m always stunned and happy to know generous people on the web. You are part of that and your creativity is great. Thank you for that


    Thanks bro…this can make my video very more nicely..

  10. Olaf Perßon says:

    thanks so much for your free plugins – and please send me newsletter. cheers

    • Dylan says:

      You’re welcome. I added your email address to the newsletter. You should get a confirmation email. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. K says:

    Hello there,

    Where do we place the download folders if we are using a mac? I am new to FCPX. Pls advice…

  12. K says:

    NEVERMIND. Works like a charm. THNX :D

  13. pedro says:

    Excellent !!! Thank you so much for the time you spend to offer that. Great great job !!!

  14. Edwin says:

    Thank you for this templates and lower thirds, i want to learn how use old templates of motion 3 in final cut

    can you make a tutorial ?
    Thank you

    • Dylan says:

      Have you tried opening the Motion file in Motion 5? Maybe you can send me the Motion 3 file and I may have time to convert it for you.

  15. Johnathan says:

    Thanks for this! I have some Motion 5 templates I want to convert into FCPX. I have added them as motion generators and I simply import them into FCP. Problem is, as soon as I use it in my timeline (before even using a drop zone) FCPX crashes! Do I need to somehow convert the Motion 5 template before using it in FCP? I am running the latest build of FCP.

  16. iiTwenty says:

    Thanks! Was wondering who the music was by…

  17. juan says:

    Thanks so much. It works perfectly

  18. Octavio says:

    Thnkz a lot for this tittles :D they are wonderful (:

  19. Rafael says:

    Man! You rock!! awesome… Thank you!

    • Dylan says:

      You’re welcome. I’ve been known to rock out a few times. In fact I’m head banging while I type this message.

  20. Krystyna says:

    I usually don’t leave comments but wow, you did an AMAZING job, thank you!!!!!!!!

  21. dany rohe says:

    thanks so much!!!!! ;-)))

  22. Aaron says:

    THanK You!!!!

  23. shelonda says:

    nice work thank you.

  24. hugosamor says:

    Thanks for this it’s really great!

  25. Thanks! They look great!

  26. Jada says:

    I downloaded the pack unzipped it and followed the instructions, but every time I try it all I got is a blue empty screen. where did I go wrong?

  27. John says:

    Hi – When downloaded – you say to add to the movies>motion templates etc folder. Where is this folder located? Thanks

  28. ebensmatik says:

    Thanks, great work!

  29. Great stuff, excellent. More please!

  30. Kara Stephens says:

    Great titles! Is there anyway to shorten the duration? I tried using the decode but it’s too long. If I shorten it I lose the title and the speed change options are greyed out. Do I need to go back to Motion for that or can I do it in FCPX?
    And thanks for all of the hard work.

  31. Could you remove the “name here” and other annotations, so that the transitions can be used in video production that doesn’t use Final Cut Pro, such as the basic Windows Live Movie Maker? Thank you!

    • Sorry but these are made so that the editor can easily change the text in FCPX. You can open these in Motion and turn off the text layers and then export them as movies to use in Movie Maker.

  32. Dear,
    can you please contact me by email for making a template in motion 5.
    thank you


  33. Adrian Moody says:

    I would love to grab these wonderful titles, especially since you spent so much time converting them!

    But I can’t seem to download them from the links. The file download simply sits idly in my “downloads” folder. I’m using Mountain Lion and Safari.

  34. octavio red says:

    i downloaded it. it shows on on FCPX but its BLUE and when i attempt to use it it freezes the program! what can i do?

  35. Jong Park says:

    I am Jong
    I just download it and followed your guide.
    However, when I apply the templet to Final Cut X 10.0
    it was blue screen on FCX.

    How can I use it?

    Please email me and let me know.
    Thanks :)

  36. walt burns says:

    do i need a copy of motion to install? i am using the free 30 day trial of fcp x
    and i cant find the ‘motion templates’ folder.
    i tried creating it in the movies folder but the templates didnt load
    many thanks

  37. Matthew Jenkins says:

    I have downloaded the templates. I created the folders as instructed in my movie file. It doesn’t seem to load them when I launch FCP X. please help

  38. Yamini says:

    Thanks Dylan,

    Just learning to play with FCPX titles in motion. Very new to this stuff. Your renditions are fascinating .. Thanks for putting ‘em up for everyone!!


  39. Fernando says:

    Just awesome and working fine…
    Thanks a lot…!!

  40. Daniel Campos says:

    Thanks! Thanks a lot!
    lovu :P

  41. 이상두 says:

    유용하게 잘 쓰겠습니다.

  42. ConnerPro says:

    I’m truly getting excited about the new features with FCP 10.1!

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