… for Apple Final Cut Pro X
Tip #1109: Oversize Your Compound Clips
Compound clips do not need to match the frame size of your project
There’s no rule that says compound clips need to be the same frame size as your project. In fact, there’s a benefit when they aren’t.
In the screen shot, the 800-point Harrington text is contained in a large compound clip (2133 x 1200 pixels), which is edited into and stacked above the background clip in a 720p timeline.
NOTE: There’s no magic to these numbers, I’m just letting you know what I used.
By adding keyframes, it is easy to have the text travel through the frame.
NOTE: While this example uses text, a compound clip can contain text, clips, or a mixture of both.
The key idea here is to provide more animation options using a compound clip which is larger than the project frame size.