Motion 5 - Template Resolution

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Template Resolution

Before you create a template, decide what resolution your project requires. Although the
template scales to fit the resolution of the Final Cut Pro X project it is applied to, you
should create the template at the highest resolution you will use.

Note: If you plan to loop template animation, or you need to match the template and a
Final Cut Pro project frame for frame, create the template with the same frame rate as
the Final Cut Pro project. For more information on looping template animation, see


Template Markers


Additionally, several display aspect ratio settings for the template can be saved in a single
template project. For example, if your template was created at a 16:9 aspect ratio, you
can easily create a 4:3 version of it in the same project. When the template is applied to
a Final Cut Pro project, Final Cut Pro applies the aspect ratio that matches the project.
For more information, see

Adding Multiple Display Aspect Ratios to a Template


Note: An image added to a placeholder is fit based on the template project settings.
Because the image in the placeholder is not used when the template is applied to a
Final Cut Pro project, stretching or scaling of the media does not affect the Final Cut Pro
clip the template is applied to.