35 Amazing Final Cut Pro Templates (Plus Tutorial)

Final Cut Pro December 16, 2019 10 min read

Final Cut Pro templates allow you to easily add professional titles, graphics, transitions, and effects with a unified style. There are many types of templates to suit your creative project, whether you’re looking for quirky YouTube graphics or a professional broadcast package. 

We’ve rounded up some of the best templates, titles, and effects for FCPX. Stick around to learn more about how to use templates and create them on your own. Let’s dive in! 

Part 1: Top FCPX Templates Titles, & Effects

We’ve put together an extensive list of downloadable templates for Final Cut Pro. Scrolling down, you’ll find dozens of our favorite packages organized into common categories to fit your video editing needs. All of them are a cinch to download, install, and start using—and we’ll cover how to do that in part two!

Intros & Openers

These templates make a great start for your video, with animated titles and image sequences. Just download and plug in your own footage for a turn-key intro with high production value.

1. Stomp Intro

Use this versatile intro template to capture the attention of your audience in mere moments. Perfect for promoting a new product, service, or introducing your YouTube channel.

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2. Classic Intro

This is a classy geometric presentation for any kind promo opener or portfolio display presentation. Polished camera movements and striking visual elements that bring together your footage with a chic display. Perfect for introductions, slideshows, and corporate presentations.

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3. Stomp Logo Intro

A snappy, dynamic display of images, dramatically ending on one final image (or logo). Great for quick introductions or segue between segments. There are plenty of spots to add your own images, as well as placeholders for text. Combines great with the above Stomp Intro.

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4. Urban Style

This is a great template for creating a professional image sequence, perfect for commercials, TV show intros, or any other high-energy video. All the transitions, lighting effects, textures, and colored backgrounds prearranged, so all you need to do is add your images and text.

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5. Atmospheric Opener 

An atmospheric and inspiring template for Final Cut Pro X. It’s stylishly designed and animated with subtle light leaks. It works great for corporate presentations, documentary sequences, or advertisements.

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Logo Templates

Logo stings are a popular request for video editors because they’re an important part of any company’s branding that will be reused over and over again. These logo templates allow you to produce a custom logo animation in seconds.

6.  Logo Reveal Pack (FREE)

This is a must-have logo template bundle with three uniquely designed logo reveals. The animations are sleek, colorful, and modern, and the template is easily customized to match your brand with integrated color controllers.

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 7.  Logo Reveal Glitch Cubes 

A short, simple, and modern logo reveal using glitch effects. This template is a good fit for tech or media company’s logo stings. There are two versions, one of which you can add a background.

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8. Logo Opener

Wow your audience right out the gate with this pair of skillfully animated logo reveals. Easy to drag and drop your logo and customize the text, color, and background to fit your brand. This quick logo sting would be a great fit for a YouTube Channel, startup brand, or product.

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9. Simple Logo Reveal

These spinning shape logo reveals deliver a burst of production value in just two seconds—so they’re perfect if you’re looking for a short logo sting.

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10. Minimal Clean Logo FCPX

Easily impress your audience by adding this smart, clear, and elegantly animated logo opener to your videos. Includes a text line below the logo, which is a great place to add your web address or company slogan.

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11. Elegant Dark Logo Reveal

This sleek animation includes lighting and 3D effects for a grandiose logo reveal. It’s simple and cinematic, befitting a brand that wants to be big but not flashy. Just import your logo, change the tagline, and you are ready to render.

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Titles & Text

On screen text is a great opportunity for you to add stylistic flair to your project. Choose a title template that matches the overall feel of your composition and meshes with your other effects and transitions. Many of the templates below include packs with a variety of ways to animate your text and keep those titles feeling fresh. 

12. Simple Titles

10 beautiful typography templates with smooth intro and outro animations. This is a fantastic all-purpose title pack to capture your viewers’ attention with every title.

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13. Minimal Titles

Making amazing videos just got easier with this 20-pack of minimal creative titles. Includes a bonus background overlay adjustment effect controlling the color of your footage, the blending mode, the opacity, the blur amount, and the ability to switch to black and white.

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14. Modern Call Out Titles

Sleek, clean, and modern titles for your project. Great for directing your viewers’ attention to a single point in your footage for infographics. You can easily customize the location of the “call out” points, as well as change the text and color of the template.

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15. Film Credits Pack

Professional, cinematic opening, and closing credits ready for your next great feature film. You can overlay these credits over blurred footage or a blank background.

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16. Motion Text Animator 

6 awesome glitchy text animations for Final Cut Pro. Great for presentations, advertising, videos, or movies, especially those with a high-tech feel. 

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17. Titles Animator Digital Glitch

If you’d like a smooth digital glitch effect to grab your audience’s attention, this is the title pack for you. It contains 8 cool digital looking animations with a glitch effect that will fit in perfectly into your project. This template is easy to use, just drag and drop the title on the timeline, then edit it.

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18. Text Animation

Working with a lot of text? Download the Text Animation bundle for an all-in-one text animation suite. With 50 distinct in and out animations that you can mix and match, this massive template pack gives you a plethora of dynamic animations to get your text moving.

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19. 2DFX Smoke Elements and Titles

Stand out from the crowd with this unique title pack. A quirky, cartoony set of hand-drawn smoke animations for your transitions and titles. This effects pack works great for any fun and colorful project that needs a little explosive action.

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Transitions

There’s nothing wrong with a hard cut from one scene to the next, especially if you’re producing something cinematic. But if you’d like your video to have high energy or want to communicate a relationship between two clips—transitions are a great way to do that. Templates offer a variety of options for bringing life to your transitions. 

20. 170+ Transitions

Download this pack to double the number of transitions at your disposal in FCPX. All of these high-quality transitions are both subtle and stylish. If you only download one all-purpose transition pack, it should be this one.
 
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21. Fast Transitions

Impress your viewers with these 30 uniquely designed and dynamically animated transitions. Great for use in promos, commercials, and other high-energy projects.

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22. Move Transitions

Make your video feel like it’s been shot with complex camerawork. These transitions simulate zooms, pans, and spins between your clips. The thumbnails display easy-to-read arrows so you can quickly browse and find the movement you’d like to use.
 
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23. Light Leaks Transitions

Create a natural smooth feeling between one scene and the next with this pack of elegant transitions. Great for slow, sentimental compositions like wedding videos or cinematic sequences.

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24. RGB Split Glitch Transition 

Powerful, colorful transitions, great for modern, horror, or futuristic compositions. RGB transitions separate the red, green, and blue channels from your video to simulate a chroma aberration between two clips for a cool glitch effect.

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25. VHS Transitions 

Scroll-stopping retro vibes that make viewers want to click and see more. These 8 retro transitions simulate VHS tape static artifacts to give your video a cool 80’s and 90’s feel. 

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Slideshows

Video is a great way to show off photos! Tweaking a photo slideshow can be tedious, especially if there are dozens of pictures–but a slideshow template makes the process easy and painless. Here are some of our favorite slideshow templates below. 

26. Slideshow 

A great choice for photo albums, presentations, or special occasions. Slideshow features geometric transitions combined with subtle lighting effects and polished animations. It also includes simple text animations so you can add narrative to your montage. No plugins required.

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27. Ink Slideshow 

Watch your photos materialize and dissolve as drops of ink, which splatter across the page. This slideshow is rich and dynamic and would suit documentaries, yearbooks, and historical slideshows.

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28. Bold Slideshow 

Colorful and full of motion, with simulated camera movements and animated backgrounds, this slideshow resembles browsing a colorful scrapbook with text labels and several page layouts to arrange your photos.

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29. History Slideshow 

Create a dramatic and impactful video presentation combining photos, reflections, dark backgrounds, and custom text overlays. This template is a fantastic fit for documentaries, TV show openings, dramas, or commercials.

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30. Modern Slideshow 

Let your photos tell the story—full screen—with sleek motion transitions, lighting effects, and glowing text overlays. This slideshow template is an easy drag and drop solution for a simple, modern photo montage. Perfect for photo narratives, montages, advertisements, and short snippets.

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Social Media

Social media videos need to be snappy, attention-grabbing, and trendy. They generally have a different look and feel than other media, which is why we’ve given social media its own category. Check out a few of our favorite Final Cut Pro templates for Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook below.

31. Instagram Stories V.5 

Custom-built just for Instagram stories, this template pack is a must-have for professional influencers and Instagram personalities. It will set you far apart from ordinary uploaders, with 30 trendy animations that fit right in with Instagram’s unique story formatting.

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32. Facebook Video Banner 

Friendly design with a refreshing style, simple text animations, and smooth transitioning effects. The template has 16 drop zones for photos and videos, 9 text placeholders, and 1 drop zone prepared for your logo.

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33. Social Media Lower Thirds 

Featuring some of the internet’s most popular websites, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and more. If you’d like to direct viewers to your social media presence, this is the pack for you.

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34. Social Media Titles 

Get your point across, tell your story, and capture your audience’s attention with these vibrant pop-ups designed just for social media content creators. These titles are a fun way to add narrative to your video while playing music, or at the beginning of an autoplay video before the viewer has unmuted it.

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35. Motion Graphics Pack

This bundle has a wide variety of high-quality templates! This is a great all-in-one pack for anyone looking to produce a large amount of attention-grabbing social media content.

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Part 2: How to Use Final Cut Pro Templates

Templates are designed to be straightforward and user-friendly to save you time. If you would like to add any of the templates listed above, you can follow these three easy steps to download and install it into Final Cut Pro. Once installed, templates will integrate seamlessly right along-side the built-in effects, transitions, titles, and generators. 

Step 1: Download and Unzip Your Templates

Once you’ve identified the template you’d like to use, hit the download button. You’ll also need to log in to your account first. 

  1. Download the template file from the website.
  2. Locate the file in the folder where you downloaded it. 
  3. Unzip the file using your preferred zip software.

Step 2: Moving Template Files to the Correct Folder

Next, you’ll need to move the template files into the appropriate folder. The location of this folder will depend on whether you have Apple Motion installed or just Final Cut Pro. 

  1. If you have Motion installed on your Mac, the folder you should navigate to is:
    /Movies/Motion Templates

    If you do not have Motion installed then the folder you should navigate to is:
    /Applications/Final Cut Pro/
    Contents/Plugins/MediaProviders/MotionEffect.fxp/Contents/Resources/Templates
  2. Determine whether your template is an Effect, Generator, Title, or Transition. This information should be available on the page you downloaded from, or in the documentation included in the zip file.
  3. Drag the folder containing your new template into the appropriate subfolder. If it’s an Effect, then you would move it into the Effects folder. If it’s a Transition, then the Transitions folder, and so on. 

Step 3: Use Your Template in Final Cut Pro

Now that you’ve added your template files into their appropriate folder, the new content should appear inside Final Cut Pro right alongside the other built-in titles, transitions, effects, and generators. Using them is just as easy, too!

  1. Restart or open Final Cut Pro. 
  2. Open the appropriate browser to see your new template. If it’s an Effect or Transition, you can open the browser by clicking the icon on the right side of the interface. If your template is a Title or Generator, you can find it in the Sidebar at the top left. 
  3. Search by typing the name of the effect, or simply browse to find its thumbnail. 
  4. Once you’ve found your new template, drag it into the timeline.
  5. You can adjust any of the customizable properties by clicking the template item in the timeline and opening the Inspector

That’s it! Your new template has now been added to Final Cut Pro, and you can always find it by browsing or searching for it just like you did in Step 3. As you add templates to Final Cut Pro, your library of effects, titles, transitions, and generators will grow, making your FCPX even more powerful and customized for you. 

Part 3: How to Make Your Own Templates

What if you can’t find exactly what you want online? Maybe you have an idea for a template that is unique and different, or you’ve just created something that you wanted to share. Saving an effect preset in Final Cut Pro is easy, and if you’d like to use a more powerful tool you can always use Apple Motion.  

Saving an Effects Preset

If you’ve combined or adjusted effects on a clip in Final Cut Pro and would to duplicate the same effect for later, Final Cut Pro makes that easy for you. This is especially useful for color corrections or other effects that you may want to use across multiple projects. 

  1. Combine and adjust effects exactly how you’d like them for your new Effects Preset
  2. Navigate to the menu bar and select File > Save Video Effects Preset.
  3. Choose which attributes you’d like to be included in your new Effects Preset, name it, and choose a category. 
  4. You can now find your Effects Preset saved alongside all of your built-in and downloaded effects in the Effects Browser.

Creating Your Own Templates with Apple Motion

Apple Motion is a companion software for Final Cut Pro. It is a powerful tool used for compositing custom effects, titles, transitions, and generators that plug right into Final Cut. You can use Motion to create new templates from scratch or modify existing ones you already have installed. Check out how to modify the effect from the previous example. 

  1. Find the Effect in the Effects Browser and right-click it. Select “Open a Copy in Motion”
  2. Make any modifications you’d like to make in Motion by selecting Layers and adjusting their properties in the Inspector
  3. When you’re finished, select File > Save As on the top menu bar.
  4. Name your new Effect and choose a category, then click Publish.
  5. Your new Effect will now be browsable in Final Cut Pro’s Effects Browser.

Motion can also be used to create custom titles, transitions, and generators—all of which can be published directly into Final Cut! Making your own templates and adding them to FCPX is a great way to reuse your work for future projects, and personalize your editing toolkit with your own unique style.


Hopefully, this tutorial has set you on the path to upgrading your Final Cut Pro software with some of the thousands of templates available online, or even inspired you to build your own. The sky’s the limit to what you can do with custom add-ons in Final Cut Pro!

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