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Serenity Waves – a soothing title effect


Serenity Waves — A calming title with plenty of customizing features.

Serenity requires FCPX 10.4.8 or higher but may be backdated to 10.4.

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Serenity Waves — A Title for distressing times

Originally made in 2014 and not previously released. New features added.

Easy to use options allow customizing.

Specialized controls that allow you to control animations without keyframing.

Timing controls are in percent of length of clip. It’s easy to “eyeball” timings with this method.

Colorize background (with Color Shift/Saturation and Value).

Fade in/out of each layer of this effect (write on/off, background fade in/out).

Sound effects — there are many Water/Waves sound effects included with FCPX or you can find *free* sound wave sound effects from sites like

Wave (graphics) options include Wave Size, Speed, Intensity, Crest Brightness, and Sharpness.

Font options (with offset) available in the Title inspector.

Demo (with COVID 19)

Installation Instructions.

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A good place to see all of my effects as well as several tutorials and other demonstrations in use is on my YouTube channel.