We use a wide variety of fonts for showcasing plugins especially our Intro and Trailer style templates.
While many of our newer installers do have the ability to download the fonts needed from online this is not true of every plugin on our store and many fonts may have to be downloaded manually from online if you wish to use a particular font.
It is important to note that the fonts used in our products are not designed by us, rather, they are created by various artists from across the world. Most fonts used to showcase our fonts are commercially free, however, some may have to be purchased to use for commercial works.
Why do we not provide the Font Files such as .ttf, .otf, etc?
Simply put, we don’t package the font files directly in the plugin as we do not own these fonts. We download fonts from sources online such as Dafont, 1001 Fonts, Font Squirrel and more.
Where can I download fonts?
Most fonts can be found online easily. If you know the name of the font you are looking for simply type the name of the font followed by font or font download in your Google search bar. You should get a list of results where you can download the font from. Below, we have listed a few resources where you can find the perfect fonts for your projects.
What if I want to use a font in another language?
There is no single font that works in every language. For the purposes of our videos we use fonts that support the English language. Before deciding on what font you want to use in your project you should first determine what language that you want your text to be in. This will help you narrow down your choices and select the right font for your project.
How can I find out what font is used in a specific preset in a plugin?
If you would like to find the specific font utilized within one of the presets in a plugin you have installed please follow the instructions below:
Locate the Motion Template file of the preset that you would like to find the font for.
The filepath to your Motion Template folders in Finder is:
Macintosh HD > User > Users > Movies > Motion Templates
Locate the preset in one of the four libraries: Effects, Generators, Titles, or Transitions.
Can’t see your Macintosh HD? With the Finder window selected press Shift Command C to reveal Macintosh HD.
Next, click and hold the motion template preset in your Finder and drag and drop it into your TextEdit application that is pinned to your dock.
If TextEdit is not currently pinned, press command space to open spotlight search and type in TextEdit and open and pin to the dock. (You will need to drag the motion template file onto the TextEdit icon directly and not into an already open TextEdit document)
Once you have dragged the motion file into TextEdit it will open a text document.
Press command F to bring up the search bar in the TextEdit document and type <font> then press the enter or return key on your keyboard. Press enter or return to navigate through the results that come up and then locate the fonts.
Enter these fonts into Google and a list of results should appear for downloading the font.
How do I install a font?
Installing fonts is quick and easy. Once you have downloaded the file locate the file(s) ending in extension .ttf or .otf and double click it. This will bring up an installer window to install the font to your computer. Press the Install button and let the installer do its magic!
How do I install a font manually?
To manually install a font:
1. Open Finder and click the Go menu at the top of the screen.
2. While in the Go menu, hold down both the Alt/Option and Shift keys on your keyboard to reveal the hidden link to the Library folder.
3. Navigate to your Fonts folder.
4. Drag and drop the unzipped font files into this folder.
Why does my font look broken / have different characters or symbols from what is typed?
Sometimes, when there is a conflict with a font on your system the font will fail to display properly in Final Cut Pro. To fix this open up Font Book and check to see if there is an issue with the font. Sometimes duplicate can cause issues so be sure to use the options on the selected font to either Resolve Manually or Resolve Automatically.
You can right click on a font in Font Book to bring up options such as Disable, Remove, Validate, or Resolve Duplicates.
In some cases you may want to remove the font from your system entirely and find another source to download the font from. Then reinstall the font.
If the font is not displaying correctly after troubleshooting you may have to select another font as the font could be corrupt. In Final Cut Pro select your text and in the text editor change the font using the drop down menu to select another option. If the text displays properly on the new font that is selected your system may have a conflict with the previous font.
Extra Font Tips
From time to time you may install bad fonts that are poorly built and need to be removed from your system. It doesn’t happen often but some fonts can wreak havoc on your system by causing slowdowns.
To locate a problematic font open your Font Book application. If you don’t have this in your dock press Command Space to bring up your spotlight search and type in Font Book.
Once open click a font in your list and press Command A to select all fonts. This might take a minute if you have lots of fonts installed. Once all fonts are selected click the File menu in the toolbar at the top left of the screen and select Validate Fonts.
This process can take several minutes depending on how many fonts you have installed. Once the diagnostic is finished running locate fonts with a red status. You can use the dropdown menu at the top to show Errors. Check all fonts with red errors and then press the Remove Checked button on the bottom right.
Remove Duplicate Fonts
To remove duplicate fonts you can once again select all fonts by pressing Command A and then right click on any of the fonts and select Resolve Duplicates and select Resolve Automatically.