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Generators

 

Final Cut Pro includes a number of video clips called generators; Following are the built-in generators that you can use in FCP

Placeholder content

Timecode counter

Shape clip

General-purpose background clip

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Placeholder content

If your project is missing content that hasn’t yet been shot or delivered, you can add a placeholder clip

  • Position your play head 

  • In the Titles and Generators sidebar, click the Generators triangle, select Elements, then double-click the Placeholder thumbnail in the browser

timecode COUNTER 

When sending your project for review, you can use the Timecode generator to superimpose 
timecode over it, making it easier for reviewers to precisely specify sections when 
providing feedback

 

  • Position your play head at the begenning 

  • Click the Titles and Generators button in the top-left corner of the Final Cut Pro 
    window

  • Select the Elements category, locate the Timecode generator, and add it to the timeline

SHAPE CLIP

This generator helps you to add a shape—such as a star, a diamond, an arrow, or 
a heart—above the primary storyline

  • Position your play head 

  • Click the Titles and Generators button in the top-left corner of the Final Cut Pro 
    window

  • Select the Elements category in the Titles and Generators sidebar, locate the Shapes 
    generator, and add it to the timeline as a connected clip

Background clips

To provide more interesting background you can use solid colors, and others are textures such as wood or stone

  • Position your play head 

  • Click the Titles and Generators button in the top-left corner of the Final Cut Pro 
    window

  • Select the background clip in the timeline