Generators are video and graphic elements built into Final Cut Pro.
Generators can be used full screen or scaled for frame sizes like standard definition up to 4K.
Our YouTube guy Reggie shows you 5 generators and how they are used in Final Cut Pro.
360° generator is used in 360° projects to avoid seams, unwanted distortions and other imagery. They are also used to complement the depth, lighting, and shading of 3D text in a standard project.
Here’s how to use the 360° generator in Final Cut Pro!
Animated full-screen backgrounds are used for creating intro, extro and infographics.
Here’s how to use backgrounds in Final Cut Pro!
They come in a variety of specialty shapes for solving specific issues and are also useful for creating countdowns and timers. Stars, circles and squares are also in the mix.
Here’s how to use elements in Final Cut Pro!
You’d probably think that Solids are lame but they can be used creatively.
For example, Custom creates a full-screen solid color of the shade you like – just include the red, green and blue values and you’re good to go. What’s more awesome? They can be keyframed to change over time.
Select various shades of gray on the Grey Scale. You can do this in 10% increments.
There are seven shades offered in Pastel and you can spice things up by adding effects from the Effects Browser. You can add noise, pixelate the shade, create a vignette or even tweak opacity using the Video Inspector.
This is Reggie’s personal favorite to bring texts or visuals to life.
Textures come in Fabric, Gradient, Grunge, Industrial, Metal, Natural, Paper, Pinstripes, Retro, Stars, Stone and Wood.
Here’s how to use Textures in Final Cut Pro!
You can do amazing stuff using generators. You just have to play with it and let your
Let me know if you need any help or have any questions.
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