Final Cut Pro – Superimposing Text Clips
Here’s a faster way to superimpose text clips into the Timeline.
When using text clips in FCP, try superimposing them instead of editing them to the Timeline.
1. Put your playhead in the middle of the clip into which you want to key text.
2. Connect the left patch panel tab (from the Viewer) to the same track as the clip your playhead is in. Usually this means v1> V1.
3. Generate your text from the Viewer pop-up menu.
4. Superimpose your text by dragging it from the Viewer to the Canvas > Superimpose overlay menu.
This process automatically superimposes your text clip and trims it to the same length as the clip your playhead is in.
Courtesy of Larry Jordan