How to use Final Cut like a white guy in Brooklyn

How to use Final Cut like a white guy in Brooklyn:

White guys on Vimeo don’t use Final Cut for titles. They use Photoshop. Here’s how:

  1. Open up Photoshop and and command N will make a new document.
  2. Name your file and change preset to ‘custom’
  3. Change the width and height of your file to the frame size of your Final Cut project. (In FCP, command 0 will bring up Sequence settings. Frame Size is the first detail.)
  4. Change background contents to “transparent” and click OK.
  5. Use the text tool to design your text.  You’ll see there’s a much wider selection of typefaces to chose from and you can actually preview what they look like vs. Final Cut’s guessing game. I like to use Helvetica Neue Light and Edwardian Script on a few key words.
  6. When finished, save as TIFF.
  7. In TIFF options select “save transparency” – this will ensure your titles fall over your video, not on a white background.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Import into Final Cut.
  10. Drag and drop over video. Render.

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