Create specialized versions of video effects in Motion

Many of the supplied video effects were created using Motion, an Apple application designed to work with Final Cut Pro. You can open any of these effects in Motion, make modifications, and save the changes as a new effect that appears in the Effects Browser.

Important: The following steps require you to have Motion 5 installed on your computer.

Modify a video effect in Motion

  1. Click the Effects button in the toolbar (or press Command-5).

    Effects button in toolbar
  2. In the Effects Browser, Control-click the effect you want to modify, and choose “Open a copy in Motion” from the shortcut menu.

    Motion opens and the effect’s project appears.

  3. Modify the effect’s project.

    For more information, see Motion Help.

  4. Choose File > Save As (or press Shift-Command-S), enter a name for this new effect (referred to as a Template in Motion), assign it to a category (or create a new category), choose a theme (if needed), and click Publish.

    Note: If you choose File > Save, the effect is saved using the same name with “copy” appended to its end.