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Lower Pop Help

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Lower Pop is 20 Final Cut Pro X lower third titles designed for HD (16:9 aspect ratio). Use the following guide to learn more about Lower Pop.


Common Controls

The following are common parameter controls found in most Lower Pop templates. Don’t worry, I worked through lunch to make this easy to use and understand.

Build In/Out

Use this to turn animations on or off.

Text Controls

Use the text controls to change the color, font and size.

Organization

Parameters are grouped together and divided into sections by dashed divider lines and pop-up menus.

Some dividers have a light bulb next to the section name. The light bulb means that there are some ideas, tips and tricks in the pop-up menu. Just click on the pop-up menu and you’ll see the ideas. Selecting an idea won’t change the template.

Moving Lower Third

Some lower thirds can move around on the canvas. Look for a circular on screen control

Using the on screen control, you can position the lower third wherever you’d like. As a note, some lower thirds move only on the X or Y axis because the animation is dependent on a specific position.

Best Practices

Use undo instead of reset parameter. Some parameters reset to a default value that isn’t the same as the initial title value. This is especially true for gradients.

Delete old title; don’t replace titles. When you double click on a title to replace the current title it inherits a lot of the attributes (text fields, etc…) of the previous title. Try adding titles cleanly by deleting the old one and drag and dropping the new one or double clicking the new one.
Editing Text

You can select text in the canvas. If you select one of the text fields you can edit its properties. If you haven’t selected any text field then you’ll edit properties for all text fields at the same time. Because of this, some properties may be greyed out.

Moving Text

To move text simply click and drag on a text field.

Ribbons

When you change the accent (stitches or borders) color it may take a moment for it to update. Try moving the playhead to see the changes. This happens because the accent colors are linked together.

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