FCP / Motion templates guide
  • 27 Apr 2023
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FCP / Motion templates guide

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Article Summary

Technical requirements

  • Apple Motion 4 or higher (.motn)

Step 1: Prepare

Zip file should contain:

  • Apple Motion project file (.motn)
  • All filenames in English
  • Consolidated media files
  • readme.txt document, including:
    • Instructions on how to use and customize the product, and
    • Links to download any fonts, plugins and/or music used in the product

Video footage requirements:

Supported video codecs:

Without AlphaWith Alpha
Apple ProRes 422Apple Animation
H.264Apple ProRes 4444
HEVC (H.265)

Unsupported video codecs:

  • Avid codecs such as 'DNxHD' & 'DVvideo'
  • 'RAW' codecs
  • 'MPEG1/2' codecs
  • All video formats based on the Quicktime 7 framework including:
    1. JPEG2000, Photo-JPEG, Cinepak, Graphics or Sorenson Video,
    2. Codecs not listed as compatible with macOS Catalina in this article by Apple.

Step 2: Upload

Prepare a separate .zip file for each product

  • Compress all the file related to a single product file into a .zip file.
  • Name each .zip file descriptively in English, e.g. "social-media-opening-titles.zip", which will also serve as the product title.
  • Maximum file size: 4GB

Upload your files on the Upload page

Step 3: Upload preview

Preview video requirements:

  • Video codec: H.264 (.mp4)
  • Resolution: Same resolution as template

DO NOT USE registered trademarks or URLs from other marketplaces as this is not allowed by the respective trademark owners.

USE our Asset resources for contributors.

TIP: Upload tutorial (optional)

Templates tend to sell better when accompanied by tutorial walk-throughs. Therefore, we suggest that you include a simple tutorial on how to use your template, especially for buyers who may be beginners.

You can upload the tutorial at any point, even after the template is published.

Creating video tutorials for your templates

Tutorial video requirements:

  • Resolution: HD 1920 x 1080
  • Frame rate: 15-30 FPS
  • Video Codec: H.264 (.mp4)
  • Bitrate: 8-12 Mbps
Product typeRecommended price range (USD)Max price (USD)
Apple Motion Template$30 ~ $45$299

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