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Saving custom titles to use in videos 01 Jan 2019 12:20 #98367

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I have been using Final cut for a number of years, however, I use a number of the pre-installed titles it offers in my videos. Although I commonly make some changes such as change the font, text position, bar vertical length and so on.

Generally, once I'm done I copy the altered title through my video and just change the text.

However when going to another video id like if i could save the altered titles as presets or templates (if those are the correct terms) is such a thing possible. It would be a great time saver but also help maintain a uniformity.
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Saving custom titles to use in videos 01 Jan 2019 22:32 #98371

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Yes I am very sure you can create a custom title preset and name it how you want. I’m not at my edit station now but I can check tommorow, unless someone beats me to it.o
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Saving custom titles to use in videos 02 Jan 2019 10:07 #98372

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" Open a copy in Motion"

Save as... done
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Saving custom titles to use in videos 02 Jan 2019 14:25 #98373

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Opening a copy in Motion, then making changes and saving with a new name will allow you to keep your title in the Titles browser for use whenever you want.

If you do not have Motion, you can take a title with the changes you desire, and make it into a compound clip. Save it in a designated Event, then you can reuse it by dragging the compound to a new project, then immediately break it apart and have the title right there for you.
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Saving custom titles to use in videos 02 Jan 2019 17:17 #98375

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From past help here, I was made aware that you can alter a packaged title from FCP X in Motion and send it back to FCP X..

But in FCP X, if you add a stock title from the Title browser, you can make changes to things like font, size, style and then in the Inspector window at the very top you can pull down to "Save all format and Appearance Attributes", then re-name it as a pre-set.

I thought this would do a sort of "Save As" and add the title to the list of titles in the browser. The test I just did did not do that.

So yeah, the way to do this I guess is in Motion and save that titles as something else.

So now that I did this test, how do I get rid of the test preset from Inspector? Where are those presets stored?
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Saving custom titles to use in videos 02 Jan 2019 17:29 #98376

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The presets are stored in ~/Library/Application Support/ProApps/Effects Presets
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Saving custom titles to use in videos 02 Jan 2019 17:48 #98377

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Thanks lichinho.

I went into both the System Library and my home library and I found no presets. Hmm. This with Mojave.

Weird.
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Saving custom titles to use in videos 02 Jan 2019 18:04 #98378

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I meant your Library - that is what the tilde "~" means in ~/Library (an abbreviation of your home folder).

I assume you have presets saved in FCP X.

If you go to the Finder, press command-shift-G and then paste

~/Library/Application Support/ProApps/Effects Presets

do you get an error - as in the folder does not exist -, is the folder empty or what?
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Saving custom titles to use in videos 02 Jan 2019 18:28 #98379

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Hi.

No. Shows nothing in folder. I don't normally create presets, so the only one in there should have been the test one from today. I did quit FCP before checking too.

Thanks.
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Saving custom titles to use in videos 02 Jan 2019 19:22 #98380

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Sorry, Text Styles are stored somewhere else.
I had you looking at the location of Effects Presets.

A little searching got me to the right place, which I could not have guessed B)

~/Library/Application Support/Motion/Library/Text Styles

(yes, this is stored in the Motion folder inside Application Support, not Final Cut, nor ProApps)
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Saving custom titles to use in videos 02 Jan 2019 19:53 #98381

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That worked!

Thanks for your help! Oddly, for the one preset I made, there were three files it created in that folder: 2 png, and something with an AG on it. Gone now.

Thanks lichinho.
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