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What are motion graphics?

Motion graphics is a form of 2d or 3d animation based around moving graphics. It can include such things as moving titles, animated presentations and graphs, animated background (motion backs), ...
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Tracking in Premiere Pro: Keep an object in a zoomed-in video in place

You'll need to use AfterEffects to effectively track camera or object motion. There are tutorials on YouTube, my advice is do the tracking last, so you only track the footage frames used in your ...
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How to get smooth motion when changing clip speed?

Shooting at a higher shutter speed is not an option in my opinion, as it just blurs the motion until the problem is not visible. I don't get that part. Isn't hiding the problem until it is no longer ...
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After Effect: Create Stroke from Motion Track Path

Select the motion keyframes & copy. Now create a new mask on the layer on which you have the stroke effect, any old mask shape will do. Set its mode to none. Now select the mask's Mask Path ...
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How can I update instances of a text template after changing the master template?

Unfortunately, that isn't currently supported. Your text items will preserve the state from when they were first added. So you're stuck doing it manually. It's number 4 on the list of top requested ...
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AE Counter Switch (Mins > Hs)

Make three text layers with a slider on each. Call the layers value 1, value 2, and value 3. In the source text of each of the text layers put this expression, to display the slider value and round ...
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How to improve sense of timing in motion graphics

The book "The Illusion of Life" amazon link is also really good for thinking about animation timings, from a stop-motion perspective. Much of it is highly relevant to motion graphics, and it's a ...
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How to improve sense of timing in motion graphics

You could begin by reading or watching videos about the "12 Principles of Animation", which are usually cited as a set of rules or building blocks for life-like animations and aren't in any way ...
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How can I create Motion titles with fixed-length transitions?

You can use Build-In and Build-Out markers. If you right click (or control-click) on the top of the timeline, you'll get a pop-up menu with an option to add a marker. When you add it, you'll get a ...
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Actively Used and Developed Motion Capture Systems

We used the NaturalPoint OptiTrack S250e at my company for a big project that is still in active use today. We used it for a sort of game like exhibition on fairs. So it had to be quite robust and ...
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How to sync motion and music in After Effects

Depends on how much time stretch is key to synchronize the shot. In order to increase the speed of the whole layer use the Time Stretch feature (Right Click the Layer > Time > Time Stretch) Note: ...
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Drawing a line over video that is camera tracked

Masks do not render in after effects, the lines and boxes are UI elements of the program. To render a mask you have to apply an effect such as the stroke effect to the layer, using the mask as the ...
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How to get smooth motion when changing clip speed?

There is a substantial body of literature explaining how frame rate and shutter speed relate to achieve desirable perceptions of motion. In general, a shutter speed that is 1/2 of the frame rate (1/...
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Head/Vision Tracking

It doesn't really look like it is actually being tracked. It looks like a manual overlay of a line on to it based on the head movement. It really doesn't look particularly accurate either from what ...
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Is it possible to track continue motion tracking on another point in After Effects CC?

When you put a track point to a feature, you can notice the white crosshair in the middle of the tracking marker. That is the tracking point. If your tracked feature is covered by something else or ...
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Vox-style dynamic charts in Final Cut Pro X

You are better served with Motion 5 or similar programs for something like that. Here is a good example from Ripple Training what might work as starting point for you.
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Wanna learn to make videos that use documents

When you want something to happen on screen, at the very minimum, you need to tell it: When to start When to stop Where to be Motion lets you create templates for generators, transitions, and titles....
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Track Multiple Moving Objects Simultaneously

After effects can definitely track 2D motion and allow you to export x,y coordinate pairs, but it does not work in realtime. You would have to import the videos, then track each object (and correct ...
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Warp points binding in After Effects

If you haven't found it yet, the Puppet tool likely what you're looking for. You will create specific anchor points and you can keyframe their motion. There's several tutorials out there for the ...
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How can I create an intro animation in Final Cut Pro X or Motion, with or without plugins?

You can try to mimic that by importing your alpha keyed assets and apply scaling and rotation but you won't be able to get that motion blur without a software like After Effects or Motion.
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How can I create an intro animation in Final Cut Pro X or Motion, with or without plugins?

You could easily create that in FCPX, no plug-in necessary. The various circles can just be still images that you apply rotation and scaling to. (I'd make them large and then scale them down rather ...
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Parent Pick Whip Not Showed On Effect Transform Keyframing

Expressions aren't parented. They use the same kind of widget but it's not the one in the parent column. You need to enable expressions on the property by alt-clicking the stopwatch. Now you'll see ...
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How to automatically turn camera to follow speaker?

High-end sports productions have cameras that can pan, tilt, and zoom their way to tracking a golf ball when driven 300+ yards off a tee. Such systems are well beyond the budgets of typical user ...
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How to make image move with video in FCPX

In FCPX, moving an image up-down or left-right is called "Transform". Here's the page of documentation you need, along with instructions on how to access the Transform parameters. Chances are you ...
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Customize Date/Time title for Final Cut Pro X

This effect is not editable. If you make a copy, it won't work. Actually the title does not go crazy. All it does is, if "Animate" is ticked, go from "Start" to "End" ...
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Customize Date/Time title for Final Cut Pro X

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 ...
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After Effects: Strange motion tracking problem

some possibilities: You are trying to track a very general area. Try to track a smaller area with well differentiated colors (maybe another footage). You are using CC 2014. There are bugs that have ...
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Changing acceleration of animation path

Keyframe interpolation is essentially what you're looking for here. One really easy way to achieve this is by using modifying your "keyframe velocity". This article explains it better than I could: ...
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Animating stills in After Effects

Try selecting your keyframes, right-clicking them, and clicking "edit interpolation", then changing it from "Bezier" to "linear", and all the variations therein. Also try making doubly sure that your ...
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Animating stills in After Effects

From my experience all unexpected movements when keyframing are fixed by editing bezier curves of those keyframes, make them linear or something.
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