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Creating rolling and crawling titles


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Avid Media Composer 6 Essential Training

with Ashley Kennedy

Video: Creating rolling and crawling titles

One of the most common types of titles is a roll, which you're probably familiar with as the type of title used in movie credits. Another common type of title is a crawl, which is used in tickers that are used on sports and news stations. In this movie, we'll take a look at how to create a roll and then you can use that information to create a crawl, if you'd like. All right, so I am back in Marquee, and we will go ahead and maximize our real estate here. And we don't need to see the background image because we are creating roll which is going to play over black, so I'm going to disregard my background. And to create either a roll or a crawl, you just click down here on the R or the C. So I'm going to click on the R, and then I'm going to go into the text tool, and I can either begin typing text for my roll or I can import text.
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  1. 3m 55s
    1. Welcome
      1m 16s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 39s
  2. 22m 54s
    1. Touring the Select Project window
      4m 45s
    2. Exploring bins
      4m 23s
    3. Customizing user settings
      3m 36s
    4. Setting up and organizing a project
      5m 57s
    5. Saving and backing up the project
      4m 13s
  3. 57m 27s
    1. Touring the Composer Monitor and the Timeline
      2m 29s
    2. Touring the Edit interface
      5m 6s
    3. Splicing shots
      7m 43s
    4. Splicing non-linearly
      2m 43s
    5. Overwriting shots
      4m 35s
    6. Removing shots using Extract and Lift
      4m 38s
    7. Using Segment mode (Extract/Splice) to switch shots
      6m 37s
    8. Using Segment mode (Lift/Overwrite) to move shots
      6m 31s
    9. Using Extract/Splice and Lift/Overwrite together
      3m 32s
    10. Manipulating the Timeline directly
      4m 34s
    11. Creating subclips and subsequences
      3m 48s
    12. Adding multiple video and audio tracks
      5m 11s
  4. 23m 28s
    1. Understanding trimming
      3m 19s
    2. Performing single-roller trims
      5m 15s
    3. Performing dual-roller trims
      3m 54s
    4. Using Ripple Trim and Overwrite Trim
      5m 4s
    5. Understanding sync
      3m 17s
    6. Solving sync problems
      2m 39s
  5. 54m 26s
    1. Navigating with JKL
      3m 26s
    2. Using navigation shortcuts
      4m 47s
    3. Using the Command palette
      6m 4s
    4. Customizing the Timeline
      4m 54s
    5. Using bin layouts
      3m 49s
    6. Using workspaces
      6m 41s
    7. Sorting and sifting clips
      5m 57s
    8. Using the Find tool
      5m 13s
    9. Using markers
      5m 54s
    10. Using PhraseFind
      3m 21s
    11. Using ScriptSync
      4m 20s
  6. 20m 42s
    1. Trimming with JKL
      4m 53s
    2. Performing Slip edits
      6m 1s
    3. Performing Slide edits
      5m 39s
    4. Performing Replace edits
      4m 9s
  7. 27m 17s
    1. Reading audio levels and pan
      5m 42s
    2. Using the audio mixer
      10m 1s
    3. Keyframing audio
      7m 6s
    4. Recording audio adjustments on the fly
      4m 28s
  8. 55m 1s
    1. Using Quick Transition effects
      4m 6s
    2. Using the Transition Manipulation tool
      3m 12s
    3. Using the Effects palette and the Effect Editor
      6m 1s
    4. Keyframing segment effects
      5m 30s
    5. Nesting and auto-nesting
      5m 54s
    6. Saving effect templates
      3m 23s
    7. Building basic composites using vertical effects
      4m 7s
    8. Using the picture-in-picture (PIP) effect
      5m 14s
    9. Using the Color effect
      4m 24s
    10. Creating basic motion effects
      6m 55s
    11. Using Timewarp
      6m 15s
  9. 11m 48s
    1. Understanding system performance
      6m 13s
    2. Rendering intelligently
      5m 35s
  10. 26m 44s
    1. Analyzing footage for problems
      2m 27s
    2. Using the Y-Waveform monitor to set whites and blacks
      7m 16s
    3. Using the RGB Parade to correct color casts
      5m 50s
    4. Using the Vectorscope to improve skin tones
      5m 34s
    5. Using auto color correction
      5m 37s
  11. 30m 10s
    1. Formatting and enhancing text using Avid Marquee
      5m 32s
    2. Using Marquee to apply shapes and gradients
      5m 18s
    3. Using title templates
      3m 45s
    4. Bringing the title into Media Composer
      3m 54s
    5. Revising the title
      2m 17s
    6. Creating rolling and crawling titles
      5m 14s
    7. Using AutoTitler
      4m 10s
  12. 32m 37s
    1. Importing files
      6m 47s
    2. Linking to files using AMA
      3m 36s
    3. Linking to hi-res stills
      5m 59s
    4. Using the Avid Marketplace
      2m 50s
    5. Using the Capture tool
      5m 19s
    6. Capturing footage
      3m 41s
    7. Batch capturing
      4m 25s
  13. 12m 58s
    1. Deleting material from the bin
      5m 29s
    2. Understanding the Media tool
      4m 46s
    3. Deleting unreferenced clips
      2m 43s
  14. 17m 35s
    1. Preparing your sequence for output
      5m 44s
    2. Performing a digital cut
      5m 26s
    3. Exporting your sequence as a file
      6m 25s
  15. 19m 2s
    1. Solving offline media
      6m 48s
    2. Re-linking media
      3m 0s
    3. Resetting Avid settings
      5m 9s
    4. Using the Avid Attic
      4m 5s
  16. 44s
    1. Additional resources
      44s

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Avid Media Composer 6 Essential Training
6h 56m Beginner Dec 08, 2011

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In this course, author Ashley Kennedy demonstrates basic and intermediate video editing techniques in Avid Media Composer. The course explains how to build sequences, mix audio, apply effects, and color-correct footage. The course also shows how to create titles, manage and output media, capture and import footage, and troubleshoot common post-production issues.

Topics include:
  • Adding and removing shots to build multi-track sequences
  • Trimming shots to fine-tune sequences
  • Exploring navigation shortcuts and project management strategies
  • Customizing the editing workspace
  • Using advanced editing and trimming methods
  • Adjusting audio levels and pan
  • Applying, nesting, compositing, and revising video effects
  • Understanding the relationship between rendering and system performance
  • Incorporating intelligent media management strategies
Subjects:
Video Video Editing
Software:
Media Composer
Author:
Ashley Kennedy

Creating rolling and crawling titles

One of the most common types of titles is a roll, which you're probably familiar with as the type of title used in movie credits. Another common type of title is a crawl, which is used in tickers that are used on sports and news stations. In this movie, we'll take a look at how to create a roll and then you can use that information to create a crawl, if you'd like. All right, so I am back in Marquee, and we will go ahead and maximize our real estate here. And we don't need to see the background image because we are creating roll which is going to play over black, so I'm going to disregard my background. And to create either a roll or a crawl, you just click down here on the R or the C. So I'm going to click on the R, and then I'm going to go into the text tool, and I can either begin typing text for my roll or I can import text.

So I happen to have all of the information that I need on a plain text document. I'm going to go to File > Import > Text, and I'm going to import my roll text. This is in the additional files, if you are following along with the exercise files. And I'll go ahead and click Open. And you can see that all of the text came in, and I have this scroll bar along the right so that I can see everything. We just want to center-justify everything, so I'm just going to press Ctrl+A or Command+A on a Mac to select everything, and press Center Justify. And I'll also change this to Cambria, because that is the font for the show, and I'll just type in C-A-M for Cambria, and there we go.

All right, so it's very, very simple, but that's all we need, so I'm going to save this back to Media Composer. File > Save to Bin, and I'll just call this credits and OK. It does render for just a little bit, and I'm going to minimize Marquee, because I have this dialog box where I have to make a few choices. So I'll name it credits. I'll have it go to my Titles bin, and the media will go to my Data drive, and the DNXHD 145 resolution is just fine.

So, I'm going to click Save, and it might not seem that much has happened, but if you'll look here in my Titles bin, there is my credits. It's also loaded in my Source monitor. Now you can't really tell that, but if I scroll through, you can see the entire rolling title. So I'm just going to mark the entire title. I'll press T to mark an in and out at the beginning and end. then I'm going to come down to the end of sequence, where the credits go, and I'm just going to overwrite this on V3, so I'll press B.

Now, this entire title is going to take two whole minutes to go through all of those names--way too long. So the way to get your at the length that you want is to actually trim it down. I'm just going to lasso the end of my title and drag it in significantly, and let's go ahead and see how long that is. I'm going to press T and check up in my center duration. I'm still at 30 seconds. I'd like to get down to probably less than half of that. All right and now we are at twelve seconds.

I think that should be pretty good. So I'm going to render this. It is a blue-dot effect, so if play through it, I won't be able to see anything. So, I'm going to have to render it to see how I like that speed. So, I'm going to come over to Render Effect and choose my data drive, and I'll press OK. An, by the way, I'm just going to render this for a short time before I stop it, because all want to do is check the speed, and then I'll either ditch it or continue. So I'm going to press OK, and then I'm going to press Ctrl+Period or Command+Period on a Mac when I'm about a quarter of the way through, and I'm going to choose to keep the partial render.

So, if you notice here, I have a red line throughout most of it, but we've rendered the first part, so let's just check the timing. I'm going to go ahead and press play. All right, so I think that timing is just fine. If I wanted to quicken it even more, I would just go ahead and trim it in further. If I want to slow it down, I would trim it out. But in this case, I'm just going to render it. So we're going to go ahead and Render Effect, send it to my Data drive, and our media is being created so that we can see our roll in the real time.

All right, notice that my red line disappeared. So I'm just going to extend my music so that it rolls under my credits. I'm going to go ahead and delete my transition by removing effect, and let's go ahead and roll this out and let's see how this looks. (clip playing) All right, it looks good. So as you can see, rolls are a way for you to get a lot of information across in a short amount of time, and so are crawls.

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Q: When I open the exercise files, the media is all offline. I tried to reconnect using the steps in Chapter 14, but that isn't working. What do I do?
A: Make sure to watch the "Using the Exercise Files" video. The Avid MediaFiles folder must be located at the root directory of the media drive (i.e. not inside any other folders, such as the exercise files folder), or all media will be offline. Here's a summary.

1. In the lynda exercise files, there is a folder called Avid MediaFiles. Inside of that folder is a folder called MXF, and inside of the MXF folder is a folder called 1.

2. Rename the "1" folder to "2" (or any other number).

3. In a separate window, open the MXF folder of the Avid MediaFiles folder that's already on your system (not the exercise files folder). Drag the "2" folder from the exercise files to this MXF folder. You will now have both a "1" and a "2" folder. 
The media for this course will be in the "2" folder.
 
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