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Posted: Sat, 13th Dec 2003, 6:56pm

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Kaede11

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Does anyone now of a product and or program that you can make Credits and/or text animation as a video file without having to have to put it over a pre-existing video file- like just make an mpeg of just your credits. If anyone nows and could help that would be great. Thanks.
Posted: Sat, 13th Dec 2003, 7:02pm

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Any standard editing program (Premiere, FCP, iMovie etc) have the ability to create credits. You don't have to have filmed anything to make the credits and can export them as you wish to use at a later date (or import them later on back into a video).

Hope that helps?
Posted: Sat, 13th Dec 2003, 7:06pm

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heh. love your cool avatar erno. it's "er mazing" eek
Posted: Sat, 13th Dec 2003, 7:07pm

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Yep, I use Vegas, they have a specific media input for credit rolls
Posted: Sat, 13th Dec 2003, 9:28pm

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I find the Photoshop + After Effects to be the best combination for non-3d animated titles.

But you can use any program really, you just need to have some creativity so the titles are fresh and don't seem generic.
Posted: Sat, 13th Dec 2003, 10:29pm

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Kaede11

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Does anyone know of a free downloadable program? I don't want some super fancy one just as long as I can get the resolution to 740x480
Posted: Sat, 13th Dec 2003, 10:45pm

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Paint

then use whatever your editing with to move it


-MAGIC
Posted: Sat, 13th Dec 2003, 10:55pm

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As an extra, an explanation of almost every role in film production is in the Ultimate Film Credits Glossary sticky at the top of the Filmmakers forum, check it out. smile
Posted: Sun, 14th Dec 2003, 1:26pm

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Who said they used Vegas?

Vegas has a great credit generator, BUT it also has the most annoying limitation. You can't insert a new line between lines. So basically, If I spend 30 mins writing out the credits and accidently skip a line - I'm buggered. Anyone know how to get round this?

I think It'd be a good idea to make a small programme which does credits, I would but I lack the programming skills.
Posted: Sun, 14th Dec 2003, 2:14pm

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Just download Windows Movie Maker @ http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/moviemaker/downloads/moviemaker2.asp

The guy's asking for a simple solution. WMM is the most simple & free I can think of...
Posted: Wed, 24th Dec 2003, 2:17am

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I agree with movie maker.
Posted: Wed, 24th Dec 2003, 2:23am

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MOvie maker is ok.. IMovie is surprisingly really good. A good free app is avid free. I dont have the site adress handy now tho sad
Posted: Wed, 24th Dec 2003, 4:27am

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LiveType rocks too!
Posted: Wed, 24th Dec 2003, 4:30am

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Windows Movie Maker gives me diarhea. I encourage everyone to destroy their copy immediatley.
Posted: Wed, 24th Dec 2003, 4:33am

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http://www.avid.com/freeDV/index.asp

Give that a spin. Its actually quite nice to use.

Well.. as Cypher pointed out in a more obvious manner, its better than Windows Movie Maker...
Posted: Wed, 24th Dec 2003, 4:38am

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I used to use Movie Maker.. until i figured out that it sucked (aka bought premeire) I occasionally use movie maker to export my films back to tape since i cant figure out the premeire way to do it. My only complaint about premeire is that it has the worst user friendly design i have ever seen... I mean, whats with the damn drop-down menus? They could at least try to make it less confusing. O well, i bought a book about it to learn it anyway. biggrin
Posted: Wed, 24th Dec 2003, 5:15am

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Which premiere are you running? I run 6.0 which is a very simple design. no flashy graphics, just straight to the point and i love it. premiere pro is too user friendly, ugly beveled graphics and more distracting to work with, therefore i choose not to use it.
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 8:54pm

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You could always create a black image in "paint" import set the time length then apply the credit roll over that!
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 10:35pm

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In Premiere!


File > New > Title
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Once the titler window is open go to Title Type and select ROLL
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Click on the T tool (as shown) and click into the big box, and type! (as shown)
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Close the window...
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Before the window closes, a box appears - select YES to save...
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Find your place and save it!
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Your Done!!


]EDIT!!!
Also, if for some reason the title doesnt appear on black, which it should, try this:

File > New > Black Video -- its an unlimited, well, black video!

To make it a diffrent color besides black, try this:

File > New > Color Mat -- choose a color, and it makes an unlimited screen of your color!

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Many people say that the Premiere titler is bad, but it really isnt, its quick, simple, and has good results. Just be creative and you can come up with some really cool stuff!

Enjoy!


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Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 12:18am

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Good tute Andrew, i must admit i feel that the premiere titler is very weak but if it solves your problem!
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 12:32am

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i wont argue, simply read my last few sentences in the tutorial


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Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 10:55am

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Yea i understand entirely what you are saying i just prefer to use more dynamic FX for the credits. But im definatly impressed with the accuracy and simplicity of the above tute!
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 2:05pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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But seriously, have you ever seen a movie with really cool 3D credits? AT THE END, NOT THE BEGGINNING.

I havent, i see either the first few names fade in and out, which is easy with Premiere, and then the rest roll.

To have your title fade in or out, do this!

1- Put your title on the timline - i put it on video 2 because video 1 doesnt enable you to do these settings


2- Click on the arrow that is pointing right next to "Video 2" on the timline, as shown. Your clip 'opens up' and you get a few settings you can set.


3- Select the arrow tool (as shown) and make 2 more points on the line(as shown)


4- Pull the starting point and end point down as low as the go. (as shown)
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 3:53pm

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Cypher

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xXx, Swat and some others have really cool, 3D closing credits.
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 4:04pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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allright, sorry...guess i was wrong