Publishing a Standard Motion Project as a Final Cut Pro X Template

When possible, use the Final Cut Effect, Title, Transition, and Generator templates to create effects content for Final Cut Pro X. However, if necessary, you can convert a standard Motion project for use in Final Cut Pro. There are two ways to do this:

Although you cannot add an Effect Source, Transition A, Transition B, or Title Background placeholder to a Motion project, you can add standard drop zones, which let Final Cut Pro users insert customized content into the generator.

Like template projects, standard Motion projects let you publish specific parameters to the Final Cut Pro Inspector. For more information on publishing parameters, see Publishing Parameters in Templates.

To publish a standard Motion project as a generator in Final Cut Pro X
  1. When you save your project, choose File > Publish Template.

  2. In the save dialog, enter a name for the template, complete the other options, then select Publish as Final Cut Generator.

    For more information about save dialog options for templates, see Creating a Generator for Final Cut Pro X.

  3. Click Publish.

    The template is saved and appears in Generators Browser in Final Cut Pro.