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Creating rolling and crawling titles

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Video: Creating rolling and crawling titles

One of the most common types of titles is a roll, which you probably familiar with as the type of title used in movie credits. Another common type is a crawl, which is often used in tickers that are on sports and news stations. In this movie, we'll take a look at how to create a roll and you can use that information on creating a crawl. I have a blank title here and I want to make it in to a roll. So I'm going to hit the R button here. I could bring the Text tool in like so and you will notice that it's a rolling title, because it has a red bar along the right-hand side.

Creating rolling and crawling titles

One of the most common types of titles is a roll, which you probably familiar with as the type of title used in movie credits. Another common type is a crawl, which is often used in tickers that are on sports and news stations. In this movie, we'll take a look at how to create a roll and you can use that information on creating a crawl. I have a blank title here and I want to make it in to a roll. So I'm going to hit the R button here. I could bring the Text tool in like so and you will notice that it's a rolling title, because it has a red bar along the right-hand side.

If I just began typing I would be able to type and design my text as I saw fit. However, you can also import text, which is what I'll do. I'll go to File > Import > Text and I've a credits list here that I'd like to use. It's just a list of featured performers, nothing too fancy, but I'll go ahead and center justify it. We'll come up here and increase the size of the text of our title here.

We decrease the size of the text slightly here and maybe increase the kerning just a little bit. So this is a basic rolling title and when we bring it back into Media Composer we will be able to specify its duration. So I'm just going to save it out like normal File > Save to Bin. I'll call it credit list and OK. It's saved to my bin and I will actually probably want to create a new bin for this.

I'll call it Titles (roll). Now as you see it's populated on my source monitor, but I don't see anything at. If I scrub through, however, you'll see all my names there. So what I need to do is edit this into the sequence and then determine how long I'd like it to be. I will just proceed to the end, which is where credits go, and I will mark it In point there. I'll go ahead and mark an In and an Out in my source by just quickly pressing T and Overwrite. There they are! This is two minutes long, way too long for as few names as we have.

So I'm simply going to trim it back by entering Trim mode. Let's go ahead and test how long that is? I'm just going to mark In and Out and check in my Center Duration. This still 31 seconds probably, still a little long, and I'm probably going for something around 15 seconds. So again I'm just going to trim it in and let's test. 17 seconds or so. Let's try it out. So I'm going to render this, because as you see this is a blue dot effect.

It's not going to play in real-time. So I come to my Render button and we'll say OK. Now I will encourage you to only render out a portion of this. The way to stop a render is to hit Ctrl+Period. So Ctrl+Period to stop and we're going to Keep the partial render. What we're doing here is actually testing the speed to make sure that we like how it looks. So we'll keep that and I will play. You know what? It's still a little slow. So again I'll enter Trim mode, trim it back a little bit further, and it looks like we are down to 11 seconds.

Let's try rendering that out and we'll only render a partial portion of this. It's good to manage the amount of media that you actually create so. Doing this sort of thing will help you out in the long run. Keep it and play out. So we like the speed here. All we need to do is to render it out to finish it off and we've got our rolling title. Rolls and crawls are really useful title types to incorporate into your sequence, because it gives a lot of information out in a short amount of time.

So they're really efficient.

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Avid Media Composer 5 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 43s
    1. Welcome
      1m 16s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 27s
  2. 22m 59s
    1. Understanding clips and media files
      2m 34s
    2. Understanding the Select Project window
      5m 40s
    3. Working in the Project window
      5m 35s
    4. Setting up and organizing a project
      5m 13s
    5. Saving and backing up
      3m 57s
  3. 50m 15s
    1. Using the Composer Monitor and the timeline
      6m 32s
    2. Adding shots using Splice
      5m 57s
    3. Adding shots using Overwrite
      7m 2s
    4. Removing shots using Extract and Lift
      4m 31s
    5. Using Extract/Splice Segment Mode to switch shots in the timeline
      5m 1s
    6. Using Lift/Overwrite Segment Mode to move shots in the timeline
      5m 59s
    7. Using direct timeline manipulation
      4m 6s
    8. Using subclips and subsequences
      3m 48s
    9. Adding and patching video tracks
      7m 19s
  4. 26m 39s
    1. Understanding trimming
      3m 42s
    2. Using A-side Single-Roller Trim to improve audio timing
      7m 59s
    3. Using B-side Single-Roller Trim to improve audio timing
      5m 41s
    4. Using Dual-Roller Trim to refine video
      6m 5s
    5. Using Ripple Trim and Overwrite Trim
      3m 12s
  5. 24m 8s
    1. Using the J-K-L keys for navigation
      4m 15s
    2. Using navigation shortcuts
      6m 26s
    3. Using the Command palette
      6m 4s
    4. Sorting and sifting clips
      7m 23s
  6. 20m 38s
    1. J-K-L trimming
      4m 11s
    2. On-the-fly trimming
      7m 18s
    3. Advanced trim methods: Slip mode
      5m 18s
    4. Advanced trim methods: Slide mode
      3m 51s
  7. 21m 33s
    1. Using the Audio tool to read audio levels
      6m 18s
    2. Using the Audio Mixer to adjust audio level and pan
      8m 27s
    3. Keyframing audio for intra-segment audio adjustments
      6m 48s
  8. 55m 23s
    1. Using Quick Transition effects
      5m 19s
    2. Using the Effects palette and the Effects Editor
      5m 21s
    3. Keyframing segment effects
      6m 0s
    4. Using nesting and auto-nesting
      5m 49s
    5. Saving effects templates
      5m 34s
    6. Building basic composites using vertical effects
      4m 53s
    7. Using the Picture-in-Picture effect
      6m 41s
    8. Creating basic motion effects
      5m 55s
    9. Using Timewarp
      5m 56s
    10. Using the Color effect
      3m 55s
  9. 9m 48s
    1. Understanding system performance
      5m 58s
    2. Rendering tracks
      3m 50s
  10. 20m 30s
    1. Analyzing footage for problems
      3m 8s
    2. Using the Y-Waveform monitor to set whites and blacks
      5m 34s
    3. Using the RGB Parade to correct color casts
      4m 42s
    4. Using the Vectorscope to improve skin tones
      3m 27s
    5. Correcting color automatically
      3m 39s
  11. 29m 16s
    1. Formatting and enhancing text using Avid Marquee
      6m 52s
    2. Using Marquee to apply shapes and gradients
      4m 23s
    3. Using title templates
      2m 40s
    4. Bringing a title into Media Composer
      3m 42s
    5. Revising the title
      2m 49s
    6. Creating rolling and crawling titles
      4m 40s
    7. Using Auto-Titler
      4m 10s
  12. 22m 3s
    1. Using the Capture tool
      5m 7s
    2. Capturing footage
      4m 26s
    3. Batch-capturing
      4m 46s
    4. Adjusting settings for import
      5m 7s
    5. Using AMA (Avid Media Access) for QuickTime imports
      2m 37s
  13. 16m 54s
    1. Understanding deletion types and cases
      3m 51s
    2. Performing bin deletion
      3m 17s
    3. Understanding the Media tool
      6m 17s
    4. Identifying and deleting media relatives and non-relatives
      3m 29s
  14. 15m 31s
    1. Understanding media delivery types
      2m 28s
    2. Preparing a sequence for digital cut to print to tape
      2m 48s
    3. Performing a digital cut
      5m 8s
    4. Exporting a QuickTime movie or QuickTime reference
      5m 7s
  15. 14m 39s
    1. Solving the offline media problem
      3m 58s
    2. Re-linking media
      2m 19s
    3. Solving Avid settings corruption
      4m 35s
    4. Using the Avid Attic to find and retrieve bins
      3m 47s
  16. 19s
    1. Goodbye
      19s

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