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I am trying to "recreate" FCPX's title Date/Time in Apple Motion 5. Reason is that the the original Title is in English. I want the date to be at least numeric only (26.10.2016).

I am able to achieve this in new Final Cut Title, but then in FCPX the title does not use time of the connected clip in Timeline.

I also tried to open the original Title in Apple Motion, but I am unable to find any setting of date generator value. Also in this title I am unable to change region of the the date.

Region control for my Time date generator Region control for my Time date generator

No region control for Time date generator from original title No region control for Time date generator from original title

Update: I was able to change the region in Motion, but it is not reflected in FCPX and the Title goes crazy

Date/time behavior after change in Motion

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The reason the one from Final Cut Pro doesn't have the "Region" control is because it has the "Animate" flag set. If you set the animate flag on yours, then select something else, and then select yours again, the Region setting goes away. I don't know if that's a bug or if there's some user interface design reason for it.

So if you want to change the region, I suggest turning on the animate flag, select something else, select the generator again and set the region. Then turn the animate flag off again. I'm not sure if it will take or not, but I bet it would.

  • Thank you for the tip. I did not work much. I was able to change the region, but I don't like the result ;) (see Update of question) – Mailo Světel Oct 27 '16 at 19:51

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