The Checkerboard generator creates a static checkerboard pattern. The contrast, color,
size, and position of checkerboard squares can be edited and keyframed.
Default Checkerboard generator
Modified Checkerboard generator
Parameters in the Inspector
Sets the center of the generator.
Working with Generators
You can also use the Adjust Item tool to adjust this parameter using onscreen controls.
For more information, see
Editing Generators Using Onscreen Controls
Picks the first color in the checkerboard. For more precise color selection, click
the disclosure triangle to display Red, Green, Blue, and Opacity sliders.
Picks the second color in the checkerboard. For more precise color selection,
click the disclosure triangle to display Red, Green, Blue, and Opacity sliders.
Sets the size of the squares in the checkerboard. Values range from 0 to 800.
Sets the sharpness of the division between squares. Values range from 0 to 1.
Selecting this checkbox ensures that if this generator is sent to Final Cut Pro X
as part of a template, the onscreen controls are accessible in Final Cut Pro. For more about
publishing onscreen controls and other parameters see
Creating Templates for
Final Cut Pro X
The HUD contains the following controls: Color 1, Color 2, Size, and Contrast.