This short video tutorial illustrates which fonts are best for video and which ones should be avoided. These “rules” apply to all video projects in all NLEs, on both Mac and Windows systems.
A short tutorial showing how to spell-check, find and replace title text in Final Cut Pro X.
This is a very cool technique that changes the color and display of your text as the background changes.
A subscriber, creating titles for a 16×9 movie that will go to SD DVD, writes in asking whether he keep his text in a 4×3 title safe grid. In response, we look at how Title Safe is defined.
A quick question about preserving LiveType settings when upgrading to Final Cut Pro 7 is asked and easily answered.
Here’s a technique that can totally change how you think about sequences, nests, and the special effects you can create with them.
Here are a series of tips, written by a professional voice-over talent, that you can use to make sure your voice-over scripts are organized, easy to read, and run correctly to time.
How do you create and size text for video? What is the impact of interlacing? How can you make your text look as good as possible? This short article provides the answers.
In this article Larry advises a subscriber who downloaded a beta version of Soundbooth and believes there may have been an error in his workflow.
Simply editing a text clip to the timeline isn’t enough. If you are planning on keying your text, use superimpose instead. This article shows you the three-step process and tells you why its important.
Here’s a simple technique that creates a very interesting effect using one of the ugliest generated texts in Final Cut.
Many times we need to use the same text formatting for multiple text clips. Here’s a fast and easy way to create text favorites, including drop shadows, that make the whole process simple.
If you’ve tried matching text sizes between Final Cut and Motion, you’ve discovered they aren’t the same. This article explains why.
Here’s another technique that grew out of a recent webinar — creating cast shadows using Boris Title 3D. Title 3D is bundled with your version of Final Cut, so you already have this installed on your system.
Here are a series of tips to create great looking text in Final Cut Pro.
Transcriptize is a new piece of software that takes the text transcripts automatically generated by Adobe Premiere or Adobe Soundbooth and formats them so people, rather than computers, can read them. PLUS, it allows you to a great trick to import those text transcripts into Final Cut Pro to speed your editing.
Adobe Premiere can create text transcripts of your media files. prEdit takes those transcripts and allows you to edit a rough cut for either Premiere or Final Cut just using those transcripts. For editors wading through a ton of material trying to find just the right quotes, this software can make your life VERY easy, as this product review explains.
There’s a right way and a wrong way to position text in Final Cut Pro to get the highest quality. This article explains what you need to know.
What’s the best way to position text in Final Cut Pro, and why does the position shift as you change justification? This short article explains the why and how.
This is a comprehensive look at how computer and video graphics are different and what you need to know to create great looking video text and graphics. This article can make your life a LOT easier!
Here are some design tips to help your text and images look good in video.
Final Cut Pro allows you to import text into a text clip, which allows you to write your text in one place, then display it in Final Cut. The problem is, that importing doesn’t always work properly. This article describes the problem and provides a solution.
Here’s a fast way to use Keynote create text animations — especially for text-heavy clips. This is also a much faster way to create animated bulleted lists as well. This technique shows you how to make this work.
Keynote is a secret weapon in the arsenal of creating motion graphics. The problem is getting the files exported from Keynote into something we can edit. This article describes the process, along with several tips from readers.