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Title/Action Safe Utility 12 Jan 2019 20:39 #98474

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I built a Title and Effect version of the following utility:

Four colors (Blue, Yellow, White, and Red). It was built for 1080p use. In fact it's well suited for anything 1.78:1.

Nothing special. I'll release it if there's any interest.

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Title/Action Safe Utility 13 Jan 2019 14:20 #98479

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This should probably be moved to the free templates forum. Nice template, thanks for posting.

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Title/Action Safe Utility 14 Jan 2019 05:39 #98488

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FCPX.guru wrote: This should probably be moved to the free templates forum. ....


as soon as a plug-in is included ;)

@Paul:
FCPX' included Title/ActionSafe viewer set handles different aspect-ratios… shouldn't be no problem to add that to your version … ?

And, maybe I'm wrong, but isn't TitleSafe an obsolete relict from the analogue, 'tube' days? … yep, perhaps some never-revised broadcast specs ask for it, but in days of YouTube, Instagram et al…
just sayin' …

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Title/Action Safe Utility 14 Jan 2019 12:34 #98493

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Title Safe is not obsolete. Modern TVs are not edge to edge. And every experienced graphic designer uses them because it helps make for more readable, attractive titles in graphics. They're mandatory in many TV stations still for very good reasons.

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Title/Action Safe Utility 14 Jan 2019 13:58 #98495

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The baked in FCPX option for displaying Title/Action Safe adapts to the frame size/aspect ratio of the underlying project. I built this using fixed PNG's with transparent backgrounds. The image files wouldn't scale properly over anything other than 1.78:1 assets.

As far as obsolescence - someone on another forum asked about color options. So I built this. As FCPX.guru stated - usage is still vital.

Actually I'm still tweaking it. I included a clip opacity option. It allows the user to darken the clip/sequence when the overlay(s) are active. I realized if the user adjusts the opacity, and subsequentally hides the overlay - the opacity adjustment remains static. That's problematic. I'll fix when I have time and post.

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Title/Action Safe Utility 15 Jan 2019 01:30 #98504

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FCPX.guru wrote: Title Safe is not obsolete. .... They're mandatory in many TV stations still for very good reasons.

I will second this! I have worked with nearly all of the local broadcast stations here as well as with the regional cable companies. I use safe zones all the time. The more polished broadcast stations will flag it if text isn't conformed to this, but many of the local broadcasters will let it go, and the result is missing text cut off on your well intentioned TV commercial. Happened only once to me when the station center cut a 720p commercial conforming to 16:9 safe zones. Now they all seem to respect that aspect. Small town broadcasters...Aaaarrrgghhh !
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Title/Action Safe Utility 16 Jan 2019 01:19 #98514

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The utility is now available.

Download: 1080p Safezones

A few notes:

• In this version, when active - the opacity of underlying sequences and/or clips is auto-reduced to 20%.

• I wrote the installer. It's been tested in High Sierra. I have no way of testing it in Mojave. Let me know if there are any issues.

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Title/Action Safe Utility 18 Jan 2019 03:26 #98559

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The Installer works fine in Mojave 10.14.2 and the plugins also work fine on FCPX 10.4.5.
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