PROINTRO Lesson

Intro Titles for Final Cut Pro X

Learn how to create a title intro sequence with the PROINTRO Lesson from Pixel Film Studios. PROINTRO is a package of professionally designed titles for Final Cut Pro X.  Choose from 30 different PROINTRO titles featuring minimalistic looks and smooth animations.  Each PROINTRO preset has unique customizable parameters that give Final Cut users complete control over the overlay, colors, & title orientation. 


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PROINTRO Lesson FCPX Plugin - Welcome to a PROINTRO Lesson

Welcome to a PROINTRO Lesson

Welcome to a PROINTRO Lesson from Pixel Film Studios. PROINTRO allows Final Cut Pro X users to add clean and professional titles to their films.

With 30 pre-animated intro titles, users can simply place one over a clip and add their text.

PROINTRO will do the rest. Pro Intro comes in several volumes each with its own unique style. For this example, we are going to use the simple and classy designs featured in PROINTRO Volume 1.


PROINTRO Lesson FCPX Plugin - Step 1 - Preparing the Timeline

Step 1 - Preparing the Timeline

Let's begin by selecting a clip in the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline. Once, you have your footage in the timeline, go to the FCPX titles library to locate the PROINTRO presets.

Scan through the presets and select the one that best matches the look you want. Then, drag the adjustment layer above your clip on the Final Cut Pro X timeline and make it the same length as the clip.


PROINTRO Lesson FCPX Plugin - Step 2 - Customizing the Intro

Step 2 - Customizing the Intro

Now that our timeline is setup, let’s customize the look of our intro.

Select the title layer in the timeline. Use the On-Screen controls in the Viewer window to position, rotate and scale your graphic.

Next, use the Overlay Controls to adjust the color and opacity of the background. Some intros will have more Overlay options depending on their look.

Once you have your background ready, use the Camera controls to adjust the zooming animation.


PROINTRO Lesson FCPX Plugin - Step 3 - Editing the Text

Step 3 - Editing the Text

Now let’s edit our text.

Click the “Edit Mode” checkbox at the top of the FCPX Inspector window. This will allow you to select the text in the Viewer.

If you double click and select a line of the title, the Text tab of the Inspector window will open. In here, you can adjust the font, size and color of the title.

Repeat this step with the other lines of the intro.

When you are done, uncheck the edit mode checkbox in the Inspector window.


PROINTRO Lesson FCPX Plugin - Additional Information

Additional Information

Now, for some Additional Information.

Some of the PROINTRO titles come with a drop zone placeholder that can be used to add a logo.

To fill this drop zone, go to FCPX media library and select an image to use as your company’s logo. Drag the image into the timeline beneath the title layer and make it the same length.

Move the playhead to the first frame of the title layer and select it in the timeline. Click on the drop zone placeholder in the Inspector.

Then select the image as close to the beginning as possible, and click the blue "Apply Clip" button in the FCPX Viewer window.

Once the Logo is in the Drop Zone, you can discard the image by deleting or disabling it in the timeline by pressing “V” on your keyboard.