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Using Auto-Titler

From: Avid Media Composer 5 Essential Training

Video: Using Auto-Titler

One of the most powerful tools in Marquee is called AutoTitler, which allows you to create multiple titles of the same template based on information in a simple text document. Let's take a look at how it works. Now here's my title from when I created Tony's title for the Urban Nutcracker and it's a template that I want to use for all the people in the production. So we're going to do a few things to this title, but to better explain it I'm going to load one of Avid's template titles so that we can analyze each of the text boxes.

Using Auto-Titler

One of the most powerful tools in Marquee is called AutoTitler, which allows you to create multiple titles of the same template based on information in a simple text document. Let's take a look at how it works. Now here's my title from when I created Tony's title for the Urban Nutcracker and it's a template that I want to use for all the people in the production. So we're going to do a few things to this title, but to better explain it I'm going to load one of Avid's template titles so that we can analyze each of the text boxes.

Go ahead and fire up a new title and load one of these templates. And I'm going to access the Layers and if I click on this top text box you'll see that it corresponds with this entry here. It's called Text Box 1. If I click on the lower text box you'll see it corresponds with Text Box 2. Now it's small but it's important that these are named exactly like this so AutoTitler will function correctly.

Okay, so I'm just going to close this out and we are back to our own template, and if I look at the Layers in here you'll notice that they are both just called Text Box. So I'm going to click on this one. See which one it is. It's actually the lower one. And I'm just going to type in 1 and click here and that corresponds to the one on top and we'll call that Text Box 2. Again, small change but it's going to really matter.

Let's go to a simple text document and start entering in some data. Let's go ahead and enter in the first line of data, which is the person. Let's say David Jones was the Director and the second line corresponds to that Text Box 2 entry. Then you hit Enter twice and enter your next group of data. Hit Enter twice and so on.

I have a completed cast list, which I will access. So we'll go ahead and close this. Once you setup your template appropriately and have renamed your Layers you simply come up to the File menu > AutoTitler, and I'm going to navigate my credit list which is credits2 and Open. Go ahead and Start on number 1. And what it's doing right now is creating a title from every piece of data that I entered into my text document.

All possible titles have been created, OK. And you can't see anything right now, but it's because it's a full HD image. You have to kind of scroll down a little bit, but there we go. All of the titles can be accessed via the Window menu and you can pull-up any one that you like. Okay, so we're just going to save them all to the bin. And right now it's creating the titles to send to Media Composer.

This was the first one that I was on. I am not going to save that one. Cancel. And all of the titles are being created. I have a bin specifically setup for this. I recommend that you create one too. And here are all of our titles created by AutoTitler all in our bin ready to go. As you can see AutoTitler really cuts down the amount of time it takes to create multiple titles they all use the same template.

So if you frequently edit shows with a lot of lower thirds or slates you'll find yourself using this tool all the time.

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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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