If you hover the mouse over the title in the timeline, you get a tooltip with the name of the title. I don't know of any way to put the text of the title on the title itself automatically.
Perhaps if you explained the purpose of doing that we could offer a different solution?
So, can you not just name (rename) your title with the date?
If you want to name your title with the text inside, one way to do this (CS5) is to open the title, copy the text, exit the title then paste the text in the title name. But, the name may run out of the title box if text is long.
Not sure this is what your looking for.
Name your title with the intended text before you open it.
You could type out the text in a word processor program, and copy and paste in title box and inside title. Would be beneficial if text is long to ensure identical text -- but this would be a two step process which you don't want.
Howard Hoffman wrote:
I want the title name to show up in the sequence/timeline. ....
In CS5, the title name already shows up in the timeline, as Jim said. So does the content of the title.
If what you want is to be able to read the title content when it's on the timeline, you only need to enlarge vertically the video track the title is on. May as well place all your titles on the same video track to avoid having to enlarge too many tracks. Also, wouldn't need to rename your titles.
Again, not sure this is what you're looking for.
I get the strange feeling that you want to have the text in the title match the name of the title. You want it to show up in the exported movie as a title but you want to automatically have the title name match the text.
That is not possible. Not in one step.
As you can tell, none of us understand why the name of the title should match the text since you can see what the title says if you look at the timeline the right way to accomplish that. As far as I can tell, you are the very first person to even suggest such a thing.
I would not have done that many titles with the Premiere Pro titler. I would have made one title in After Effects, just pasting in the text at each keyframe to change it. Much faster. See this example of what I am talking about.
I have to copy each title, change the name, open the title and edit the text in it.
There is a simpler way right in PP using the Create New Title Based on Current Title feature. Check that out in the Help file.
The date title appears on the first clip of that day. This used to be handled by the dvdate plugin for the mini DV avi files. But I can't find a plug-in that can do the same for AVCHD files (EXIF).
While the above are useful, it still means one title file each day and I have to create 365 text, one for each day.
Still hoping for an easier way to do this
Holy Cow Kevin! Where did that come from?
I missed that one in the "New Stuff in CC" video. That's pretty cool. Especially on a Mac where file extensions are not always used. (Or has that changed while I haven't been watching also?)
The implentation is a little basic since it doesn't look like you get font choices or color choices, and the opacity only changes the opacity of the black background, not the text itself, but I'll bet that is exactly what Howard is looking for. Type the name of the title and the title becomes the name. Too cool.
Enough people actually asked for that? I can see where it would make collaboration a lot easier.And it is hardware accelerated to boot!
To solve the problem, it really needs a plugin similar to dvdate but capable of extract EXIF date tag in AVCHD files. dvdate allows you to format the date as you want (such as yy-mm-dd) and choose font/style etc.
Clip name does not support font/style and it can use part of the file name (even if I name the clip as yy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss).
So even I can affort to upgradge to CC, I won't be able to get away from creating all these title files.
..he's still going to need 365 individual titles.
Sure he is, but he only types it once. I could see the advantage if the title name didn't keep going back to Title 06, 07 and so on. If it had the last title name and you could just change the day instead of having to type in the whole date... But that would be dangerous for most people.
It seems like it would be easier to do it in the title, using the default title names. That way you only have to change the name of the month in the title twelve times, and only the date itself approximately 29 times more often.
But it seems to be what he asked for. But it is only in CC I think.
I have a better way, and I will tell him in my next post since I see he posted while I was typing this.
I have an answer you might like Howard.
You could simply export one title to a PRTL file, then duplicate it using an Excel VB macro to change the name of the file based on a list in an excel file. You could type in a couple of dates, then just drag down to the 365th row and all of the dates would be there waiting for the macro to rename the file. Then, if you are really talented, you could find the appropriate text in the XML file and change it to match the name of the title, but without the PRTL extension.
That way the font and position and style would all be right and the effort would be in a file you could share with the world.
Hmmm. I might have to try that myself one of these days. Could come in handy. If you are more comfortable with Word than Excel, create the dates in Excel and paste them into a table in Word. Just be careful not to mess up the
Edit: Oh, and of course, you import the titles back into Premiere Pro.
Yeah, I like this one. Opened the tile file it's just XML. When a title is imported, does it still refer to the external title file? Or does it actually save a copy in the project file?
I've done the tediou work for my last project. Will certainly use this for my next project. I probably will write a script to do that. Thanks, Steven!
This is home video. What we want to do is to show the original date/time when scene changes. This was handled easily with dvdate plugin. Alll I ave to do is to drop dvdate on the first clip of the scene (set the style once). I can't find an equivalent for AVCHD. So the requirement drops down to a date title per day.