Top 20 Kick-Ass Final Cut Pro Text Effects to Download Now

Final Cut Pro February 29, 2020 5 min read

If you’re including text in your video to support the narrative, have you considered animating it? Using fresh, dynamic movements in your text, whether you’re creating lower thirds, chapter markers, or generally dynamic typography, is much more engaging than simply positioning static text over the footage. But if you’re nervous about dabbling in the world of animation, don’t be.

We’ve listed below 20 of our favorite Final Cut Pro text effect templates to download and start using right away, no animation knowledge needed. Simply drop them in, change the text and the color, and boom – instant animated text to improve your video.

Part 1:  Discover over 20 Text Templates for Final Cut Pro

1. Glitch Text Animations

These energetic, full-screen animations use distortion and glitch effects to present text in a really cool, modern way. Combine them with driving music and sound effects to really bring them to life.

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2. Free Bounce Text Animations

This is a pack of fun, dynamic bouncing animations. With 30 in and 30 out animations to choose from, you’ll have fun finding the best combination for your project. No plugins needed, try adding them to any of your videos to bring some joy to your projects.

John (Leany), the artist behind this design, has been engaged in motion-graphic design for more than 4 years and really love the profession. He makes templates for Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Premiere Pro. Check out more of Leny’s work here.

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3. Text Animations

If you’re still stuck for choice, you can’t go wrong with this enormous pack of text animations. A whopping 50 in and 50 out animations mean you’re guaranteed to find the style that works for you.

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4. Light Text Animation

Play with refractions, warping, and bursts of color in these light-themed text animations. There are ten presets to choose from, and all you need to do is drag and drop them into your project to start work.

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5. Trace Text Animations

The 16 titles in this pack are fast, slick, and professional. Great for adding some movement to your promo videos or social media videos, whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional filmmaker. 

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6. RGB Text Animations

The theme of this pack is color. With a futuristic neon glow, the high-tech vibe of these 16 titles would put them right at home in a video game or streaming video.

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7. Flicker Text Presets

Add some eye-catching, creatively animated text to your promo videos. The engaging flicker text effects in this pack are easy to use and would look great as lower thirds or full screen.

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8. Digital Text Animations

There’s a futuristic, retro-modern vibe to the effects in this pack that’s hard to describe. Digital, glitchy computer interface text that has come to life. However you want to think of it, it looks awesome. Download it, drop it into Final Cut Pro, and start making cool stuff with it.

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9. Titles Animator – Number Reveal

For an intro to your videos, it doesn’t get much better than this. This pack contains 8 different number particle reveal animations to add a bit of numerical digital flow to all your projects. Engage and impress your audience by enhancing the look and feel of your promos.

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10. Unique Text Animations

Mix up your content with these creatively animated text presets. Fun, functional, and suitable for any kind of video or visual presentation. No plugins required so simply download and get started.

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11. Motion Text Animator

Motion Text Animator contains six awesome text animations for Final Cut Pro. Simply download the preset, add it to your Final Cut project and edit the text to your liking. Customizable with all fonts, you can truly personalize it to suit your needs.

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12. New Glitch Titles

Big, full-screen, eye-catching glitch titles for modern videos. This very cool pack includes eight distorted text animations for you to make some explosive content. No plugins required!

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13. Clean Titles

There are nine very different animated text presets to choose from when you download this pack. Slickly designed full-screen and lower third animations, these are available in 4K and 60fps so you can adapt them to all of your projects.

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14. Titles Animator – Motion Flow

This is a beautiful series of animated titles using geometric shapes and abstract patterns to form stylized, professional title transitions. You can use this style of title on most projects, from YouTube vlogs to film trailers, and create stunning results every time.

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15. 20 Animated Titles

No prizes for guessing what’s in this pack. 20 animated titles to choose from to include in your video projects. A wide range of unique title templates including in and out animations and a clean, minimal style.

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16. Titles Animator – Digital Glitch

This animator tool is very easy to use. Simply drop in the plugin and change the text to suit your project. The pre-animated glitch effects are modern and exciting and work with any font.

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17. Typewriter Pro X

This type-on animation pack includes 20 different styles of text that look like it has been placed on by a typewriter. Add in your own sound effects to create another layer of detail in this animation. 

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18. Social Media Titles

The design of the titles in this pack are created with social media videos in mind. Instagram, Facebook, TikTok – fast-moving, slick text for social content of all kinds. Create openers for YouTube videos or promos for Instagram Stories with equal ease.

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19. Promo Titles

Clean, minimal, dynamic animations for use in a wide variety of projects. The title cards in this Final Cut Pro pack would work just as well in corporate presentations, as in fast-moving promo videos.

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20. Titles Animator – Digital Block

Choose from eight ultra-modern and stylish title templates with a digital noise animation. Use them for premium, luxury content that deserves a high-end creative treatment.

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Part 2:  Download and Use our Templates

All of the title templates listed above can be downloaded, installed and used in your projects in just moments. Don’t worry if you’ve never worked with animation before, the way the templates are designed ensures you don’t need to have any working knowledge of animation in Final Cut Pro X. Simply download them, install them, and start making awesome content.

Once you’ve got your template package:

Installing the Title Template

Step 1: In your Finder, navigate to Go > Home > Movies > Motion Templates > Titles. If the folder isn’t there, you can create it, but ensure you name it exactly right with the correct capitalization.

Step 2: Copy (CMD+C) and Paste (CMD+V) the template you’ve downloaded into this folder.

Step 3: Open up Final Cut Pro X and select the Titles and Generators icon.

Step 4: Browse for the title you’re looking for, and double-click when you’ve found it.

Step 5: This will add the title to your timeline at the position of the playhead.

These Final Cut Pro X text effects are designed to get your projects to the next level of quality while keeping the editing workflow as simple and streamlined as possible. Select any of the above Motion Array templates you like, download them and install them in Final Cut Pro X to start using them straight away. What are you waiting for?