Tip #1109: Oversize Your Compound Clips

… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #1109: Oversize Your Compound Clips

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Compound clips do not need to match the frame size of your project

The text, in an overlarge compound clip, travels over the mountain shot in the project.

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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.

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