Today is election day in the United States and tonight many people will be glued to their TVs watching election results. You'll likely see lots of lower-thirds graphics. I thought looking at lower-thirds would be a good topic this week.
Lower-Thirds is a text graphic used most commonly on TV news stations. This is usually used to inform the viewer of the speaker or location that they are watching.
Example of a Lower Third
One of the nice things about Final Cut Pro is that you can’t define a default lower third. What this does is any time that you want to use that template your simply type in the shortcut: Control - Shift - T
Final Cut Pro uses the default lower third when you apply the short cut, but it's really easy to change that.
Change the Default Lower Third
- Go to the Title and Generator Sidebar: Option - Command - 1
- Find a tile that you want to apply with the keyboard shortcut. (Note: It doesn't have to be a lower third, it can be any title.)
- Right click on the image and select "Make Default Lower Third"
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