I often have to create titles that are inside boxes or shaped within FCPX and it can take a lot of time resizing them if you are changing the text or the size of the text.
Well, FxFactory has Auto Text Box. Auto Text Box, as its name implies, is a useful tool that allows you to quickly place a title onto your timeline, and the text box will automatically resize with the text. This saves you vast amounts of time as you don’t have to figure out dimensions, resizing, and alignment. This saves you time, money, and energy and allows you to just create rather than worrying about the technical details of a text box.
Auto Text Box was designed exclusively for Final Cut Pro X.
When you drag and drop a title from Auto Text Box onto your timeline, you just simply drag the text around to place it. Once you start typing your text into the text field, the size of the shape will automatically adjust as you type.
You can use the title’s size adjust to resize the text and the text box continues to resize with it. You can also have control over the colors, sizes, and in some cases the images that come with the presets.
You can make adjustments to the presets that come with Auto Text Box. Change the colors, line widths, heights, fonts, and images.
Each preset comes with animation slider at the bottom of the parameters section. Each animations controls can be adjusted by speed independently of one another. If the control is set to 0, it’s at the slowest speed available. If it’s set to 100, then the animation is disengaged.
The plugin comes with over 100 presets. These range in style, look, and feel. You can also stack title presets for multiple line titles.
Each preset can be customized so you can create your own look and feel. You can also use the basic designed customizing presets as a good starting point. You also have the ability to add your own custom images to create your own signs, shapes, social icon titles, image titles, and background patterns.
Auto Text Box for FCPX is $39 USD. You can also download a free trial version.