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FCP X: Text Blink 28 Dec 2014 22:24 #57745

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How do I make text blink without also flashing the video track of the clip?

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FCP X: Text Blink 29 Dec 2014 05:23 #57754

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Apply a modulation parameter behavior to the text's opacity setting.

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FCP X: Text Blink 29 Dec 2014 13:37 #57765

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I would explain the correct procedure?
I have to do it with FCP X or with Motion?

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FCP X: Text Blink 29 Dec 2014 15:04 #57770

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You can only use behaviors in Motion, but they can exist if you're using Motion to create a template for FCPX.

Place a video clip in a Motion project.
Right-click the Opacity parameter, and you'll get a pop-up menu.
Got to Add Parameter Behavior > Oscillate.
For the Oscillate settings, set Wave Shape to Square, and Speed to 50 and watch what happens.
Experiment with other Wave Shapes and Speeds and offsets.

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FCP X: Text Blink 29 Dec 2014 15:53 #57773

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Huge thanks
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FCP X: Text Blink 30 Dec 2014 21:40 #57820

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Right-click the text template you'd like to use. Such as Custom or something. "Open A Copy In Motion" Then just apply the modulator to the text layer's opacity. Cmd-S to save, give it a name, put it in a new Custom category so you can find it. I like to keep my custom stuff in a category called Ben's Customs. Here's a transition I made using this very technique. Except if flashes between 2-3 clips. But you can look at how the modulation works.
Click Here.

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FCP X: Text Blink 30 Dec 2014 22:42 #57825

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Many thanks :)

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