Noise Industries have updated their free static, rolling and crawling title generator Manifesto for FCPX. The plugin also works with Final Cut Pro 7, Motion and After Effects.
The demise of the text tool in FCPX has left a gap in the ability to add text to your edits. You can always construct your own in Motion or use the built in templates, but they are not flexible or diverse enough.
Noise Industries have updated Manifesto, their fee titling tool for FCPX, Final Cut Pro, Motion and After Effects that adds a lot of extra text functionality with a few clicks. One of the big advantages of using Manifesto is that it accepts RTF files so that text can be formatted for fonts, size and layout in another program and the design will be replicated by the plugin. No more tapping away of long lists of credits in a small window!
There's no charge and no restrictions on using Manifesto, but you will need to install FxFactory first, the free plugin management system from Noise Industries.
• Now available for Final Cut Pro X: ships with multiple templates for creating static titles and animated rolls/crawls.
• Keyframing optional: no keyframes are required for animation. The text of your choice is scrolled in and out of frame automatically, based on the length of the generator track. This feature also lets you match a title roll (or crawl) to the duration of a different clip.
• Use existing RTF files: this plug-in can reference an existing RTF file on disk, allowing you to rely entirely on an external program for text input and layout.
• Built-in motion blurring and de-flickering: create high-quality animations at any frame rate with built-in motion blur and the ability to reduce interlacing artifacts.
• Easy masking abilities: use external media to determine which portions of the title are visible, or viceversa.
The update is new, but the original version of Manifesto has been out for a while, this tutorial is for FCP7.