Final Cut Pro X Plugins/Templates

by Sight-Creations

Effects • Generators • Titles • Transitions


Motion Projects & 3D Models (required fonts included)

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Use this simple technique to create “bleeding text” using the (free) Buffied or Rebuffed fonts! One approach uses Basic Titles and the other uses Highlighter effects.

Have fun!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Create Complex Layouts of video clips with intact audio

As a contribution to all those creating inspirational videos of people coming together while quarantined by stay-at-home orders. This effect will remain freely available for the duration of the current worldwide health crisis with my compliments and admiration! Included will be free support if needed (I will do my best to manage translations as possible.) SC MultiScreen does NOT use drop zones — all audio remains with individual clips. You may create as many video clips on a screen as your system will support. SC MultiScreen can be used in combination with compound clips to mix layout arrangements as well as simply creating multiple layouts for any given “stack” of video clips. This plugin can also be used with Titles for lyric placement, subtitling, labels, etc. Create as many different layouts as you please and save them for future use as an Effects Preset. May it save you many hours of editing time!
June 17: this effect will remain **free** for the foreseeable future! Try not to be taken advantage of by FxFactory and “Griddy” — Plus they want $99 for basically the same effect!!

Free plugin! The default layout arrangement: 2×2. Notice the 4 clip arrangement in the upper left corner — a 2×2 layout in a compound clip used as a single clip in a new (layered) MultiScreen effect.

Clip Label – Goes with SC Multiscreen – also currently free!


Especially useful with setups like SC Multiscreen (but can be used with any other effect. (Follow the Instructions included in the download.)


[This plugin effect will remain free for as long as SC Multiscreen is free.]

Shows all the various layouts and several options. All positions can be customized. Auto Fade In/Out controls available.

Stunningly beautiful and simple as a Basic Title with plenty of features to build on!

This product is a small kit of features that can be used throughout your Final Cut Pro projects. The effects included can be applied to anything else like video clips, images, other titles and generators.

Apply as many effects as you need for lines of text to a single clip!

Create your own setups and save them for later use, over and over again! You can customize this effect any way you like as many times as you like.

Always-reflective incorporates masking
Always Reflective
Beautiful reflective effect, built for masking and includes automated animation effects.

If you’re not a video artist, you’re not likely to want this effect. Editors/cutters can buy pre-made effects elsewhere.

A highly versatile background, a foreground and a specialized mask that can be animated. Multiple copies can be used on a single clip to create more interesting visuals. This effect can be backdated to 10.4.0.

Includes the Stroke effect (outlines Alpha channels) which will require FCPX 10.4.9 or higher. There is no option to backdate this effect so Alpha Outline is provided as a substitute.

Use with video clips, titles, generators and compound clips.

The same shapes you get with the Shapes Generator repurposed as clip masks.

No Compound Clips are necessary! Shape mask, outline and drop shadow are all included in a single effect.

September 8, 2020

This product and Alpha Outline are currently the same product downloads. Alpha Outline is provided with Cookie Cutter if  you’re using FCPX 10.4.8 or older and cannot use Stroke. Cookie Cutter and Stroke are provided with Alpha Outline to add the Stroke effect as an add-on/update/enhancement to Alpha Outline — it’s only fair!

Shine On and Title Path

Shine On gives you volumetric lighting for alpha (transparent) regions in your Titles or storyline clips with plenty of control to customize the look of your effect! Original color is taken from the text color or media itself. You can decrease or increase its saturation giving the light effect a more realistic feel and there is a brightness control to increase the effect. A secondary color is provided so that you can customize the overall appearance. You’ll have fun creating your own lighting effects! And you can always use more than one plugin!

Title Path allows you to design an irregular path for the text to follow. Controls to animate (without keyframes) the text along a path are provided. These controls are simple to use. You can set a start time and an end time for animation and the amount of distance to travel by setting starting and ending points. Don’t want to animate? Simply set the End Time at 0% and your text will remain stationary.

A charming retro throwback to analog television days!


Originally created in 2013, this generator has been updated to include the Please Stand By text (which can be changed to anything you like!)  along with other added features!

Grayscale (B&W) option also included.

Easy to use — all text editable on screen.

Test Pattern SC — generator for FCPX


Effects Generators Titles Transitions Plugin/Templates for Final Cut Pro X available here! is the “storefront” for Sight-Creations (the d.b.a. for F. X. Mahoney a.k.a., “Fox” Mahoney) since Nov. 1, 2013. There are also galleries of some of my work, a few online tools like the Motion Template Backdater, and several blog entries.

It’s difficult to have to do everything involved in maintaining this site on top of developing plugins and templates, so the blog entries are a little more sparse than I would like. I have been creating Motion templates for Final Cut Pro since 2009, about 11 years. Many of the first templates I created for Final Cut Pro X were originally made for FCP 7!

I do not believe in creating “themed” assets — you know the type: 24 different variations of the same template for you to choose from. Why waste that much space on your hard drive? My templates are designed for a wide latitude of options so that you can create your own variation from (in most cases) a single template. I’m trying to save you time, not waste it by making pick and choose what will probably not be exactly what you want!

I am very involved in customer support. It is very important to me that you can use my products for what you need. If it is determined during support that you cannot use my templates, either from compatibility issues or they are “just not right for your needs” — I will refund your purchase. Support is on the main menu!

My plugins are my only source of income. I deeply appreciate any purchase you make! Thank you so much! I would like to recommend that you do yourself a favor and purchase the Sight-Creations Essentials bundle, or at least, Highlighter 2. They will grow on you! The more you use them, the more valuable they will become. If this shop survives, I will be adding more Effects Presets which will be FREE! You’ll be helping yourself. I hope you find what you’re looking for! Come back often!

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