Use templates overview

There are two kinds of templates in Motion: composition templates and Final Cut Pro templates. This section discusses composition templates. For information on Final Cut Pro templates, see Final Cut Pro templates overview.

Composition templates are premade, royalty-free projects that you can customize. They’re intended to simplify the process of creating professional-looking titles and graphics, especially for recurring projects such as television series. Using composition templates, you can:

  • Create placeholder layers (called drop zones) for easy placement of custom video or graphics.

  • Customize placeholder text without overriding effects or keyframes already applied to the template text.

  • Modify animation already applied to a template to suit your own timing needs.