Apply different Motion Graphics Template but keep the same text
I mainly make content for social media, so being able to quickly reversion things in different aspect ratios is essential. Working in that space also involves a lot of text graphics to tell the story. For my bigger clients I've made branded MOGRTs to speed up my workflow and allow them to make their own content in the same style. Naturally I've had to make different versions of those MOGRTs for 16:9, square and portrait. My problem is that when I'm reversioning for different formats, there's no way to keep the same text but apply a different template. This seems like something that would be incredibly useful to a lot of people. In FCP X, you can simple select a graphic and double-tap another template, and the new template is applied.
Ben Horrigan commented
@Victoria sorry, I don't think I made myself clear. I know I can duplicate a graphic and it'll keep the customisation. I'm talking about bringing using a *different* MOGRT but keeping the text/customisation the same.
1. I have a MOGRT called "Title 16:9" which I bring into the timeline and change the text to "My Video".
2. I've finished the 16:9 version of My Video, and now want to reversion it as square, so it's optimised for Facebook
3. I want to keep the text that says "My Video", but use a different MOGRT called "Title Square".
Currently the only way to do that would be to bring in the new MOGRT and type/paste the text. That's fine for this very simplified example, but I'm talking about several hundred words of text over videos of up to six minutes. I honestly spent 2 hours today reversioning a six-minute video from square to 16:9. It would have taken a lot less than that in FCPX.
As long as you generate the different versions from the same original comp in AE, Premiere will keep your customizations when you alt/option-drag a new template onto the one in the timeline.