4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 22, 2012 7:00 PM by RipY
RipY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

In FCP X 10.0.5 I am trying to add the "sliding panel" into my movie.  I can add it just fine, but I cannot modify the text colors so you can see the text on the blue panel in the movie.  The first default section is the "Title" where I can change the text but not the color.  It stays transparent when viewed in the video - I can see my changed text but only through the blue if the video has a brighter color.  The second field, I can also add text to, but in that field it is not even transparent, so I can not see any text on the right side of the panel.  I can change the color of the panel from the blue default, but I would really rather keep the blue panel default color and add white text.  Any and all help is greatly appreciated!


Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (111,430 points)

    Text has no color it's a stencil, a hole. There actually is only one text block. If you look in the title window you'll see that there is one text block if the title if left aligned and another when the title is right aligned, that way both text boxes can be built into a single title. You have your choice of left aligned or right aligned.

  • RipY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    oooooOOOOOOOOO    That makes so much sense, I have been trying all night to figure out why in the "sliding panel" I could not get text to show!  What I am trying to do is cover over a name that was mispelled during a movie.  This sliding panel was the perfect fit, would be the perfect fit it I could get the text to be seen.  Is there anything else that would be like this sliding panel that I could use and I could color the text in the panel to cover the mispelled name in the movie?  Thank-you so much!

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (111,430 points)

    You could just use a custom generator of whatever color you want. Crop it to the right shape, and animate one side to slide on the screen. Put the text on top of it.

  • RipY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I would not have a clue as to how to even start to do that :-(  It sounds like what I need though.  Thanks for all the help!