Titles overview

Titles play a critical role in movies, providing important bookends (such as opening titles and closing credits) and conveying time and dates within the movie. Titles, especially in the lower third of the screen, are also used in documentaries and informational videos to convey details about subjects or products onscreen. You can also add notes and placeholders within your project while you edit. Subtitles can be a critical element for movies originating in a different language.

You can create titles and credits within Final Cut Pro with title effects. Titles are synthesized clips (similar to generators) generated by Final Cut Pro. Title clips don’t refer to any media on your hard disk. When you add a title as a connected clip directly above another clip, the underlying clip appears as the title’s background, sparing you the need to perform any further compositing to create that effect.