Create specialized versions of transitions in Motion

Many of the transitions were created using Motion, an Apple application designed to work with Final Cut Pro. You can open these transitions in Motion, make modifications, and save the changes as a new transition file that appears in the Transitions Browser.

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

Modify a transition in Motion

  1. Click the Transitions button in the toolbar.

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

    Motion opens and the transition’s project appears.

  3. Modify the transition project.

    For more information, see Motion Help.

  4. Choose File > Save As (or press Shift-Command-S), enter a name for this new transition (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 transition is saved using the same name with “copy” appended to its end.