Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2011 11:43 AM (in response to William Brawley)
In the "Canvas" or whatever its called now, do you see the buttons on the bottom left hand corner? One looks like a box with handles, then the crop icon, then the distort icon. If you click any one of those, all of the elements in your Canvas will be selectable. (Or at least, the currently selected one in your timeline will become active.)
This will put the canvas in a mode similar to FCP7. Keyframe buttons will appear in the upper left. When you're all done transforming, click the button again and it returns to plain old viewing.
You could alternatively, select a clip, open the inspector (upper right) and modify the properties and keyframes there.
I hope this is what you were looking for!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2011 11:49 AM (in response to AHXtreme42)
I have found something. Unless my install of FCPX is messed up, what you said is not entirely true. ONLY clips and media that is designated as a "Storyline" can be manipulate the way you describe.
For instance, I have some video in "main" timeline (aka the darker gray row). I had placed a graphic over it and selected it. Then any manipulation I did with inspector or via those crop, distory, transform buttons affected on the main storyline clips, NOT the graphic. It wasnt' until I right-clicked on the graphic in the timeline and chose "Create Storyline" would any adjustments be made to the overlay.
I am not a fan of this new "Storyline" way of thinking.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2011 12:02 PM (in response to William Brawley)
Hm, that's strange.
I have a project I'm working on now where I manipulated the position, scale, and distortion of a clip, and these were done both in the canvas and the inspector, and my clip is not a storyline. It is connected to a storyline though, but it in itself is not a storyline.
Are you sure the graphic was selected rather than the main video in the timeline?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2011 6:16 PM (in response to William Brawley)
Title generators are implemented using Motion files.
Not all elements of Motion files are modifiable by default. The designer must make parameters editable in Motion - these are such things as the position and rotation of an object in a layer.
In most title generators only the text elements are changeable in Final Cut.
In the 'Gradient - Edge' (in the 'Lower Thirds' section), you can use the controls in the Title tab of the Inspector to change some attributes of the gradient that appears behind the text. It would take some work in Motion to modify this generator to add on-screen controls to control the gradient.