I shoot and cut soccer games for an amateur team in Sweden. I am looking for templates or plugins to improve the movie. I need to display goal, game clock, formation, goal scorers and other common info in soccer.
I have looked at Scoreboard from SugarFX but are looking for something a little bit cheaper. I dosn't have to be for free.
I'm editing for some years the games of my lil' sons team ... im the beginning 1 cam + iMovie, meanwhile, on some events 6 cams and FCPX ... demo here:
concerning 'packaging': I haven't found any (usable) Soccer designs! (iMovie has a Soccer theme - a bit too US-ish on my behalf) ... So, I dared to create my very own, using Motion5.
That's far from professional looking, most is my amateurish attemp to get inspired by television (the 'status bar' on top), by EAsports FiFa (those team logo disolve) and other sources (e.g. my very cheap attemp to emulate a SkyTV opener, using mObjects ... my first try, a new one is in the making).
The biggest, mostly unsolved issue is the most common element: A GAME CLOCK!
It is close to impossible to get a clock showing the actual playtime in an editied project! I was told, FCPX/M5 lacks the API to read out the source timecode (=you can display in the Event browser) AND share it to any kind of title-generator. Automatically. You could read out the game-time 'manually' in the Event-browser and type it by hand into your 'title', - for litterally dozens of edits??? You can display the Projects time - but, hey, who needs that??!
I lately found a weird workaround (posted it
here at fcp.co
... but it is VERY unhandy.. (english? unhandy??)
Create your own!
My personal master-piece is a plug-in, which allows in FCPX to select the goal shooter from a drop-down-menu, and presto! the animation shows automatically name and pic of player... for a beginner, that was 3 weekends work
What I've shared here at fcp.co in the plug-ins sector/generators is my
... looks cheap, but useful: when you'd adjusted the perspective (watch tutorial), you move the yellow line with a slider - easy and correct.
The next season is ahead, and I'll start creating a new 'packaging'-design soon.. if you're interested, we can share ideas... send me a PM, if you like.
I've been cutting clips and games for my sons soccer team and was looking to sexy it up a bit. I ended up purchasing a graphics package but it was created for After Effects, so i've been migrating each of the components to FCX. I completely am with you on the scoreboard time tracking, its a bear to keep in synch. The other elements however have been really nice, time consuming but nice.