5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 18, 2013 1:30 PM by SteveH59 RSS

    Use of text in a movie clip

    SteveH59 Community Member

      Hello

       

      I am trying to use Text | New Text | Default Text at the beginning of a clip. I have managed to get the text to fade in but not to fade out. Is it possible to use both those techniques on the same text? I wondered, too, if it were possible to prolong the time that the text is visible on screen, because mine disappears quite quickly. It might appear, for example, for 3-4 seconds on a 12 second clip and I would like to be able to extend it a little.

       

      Thanks!

       

      Steve

        • 1. Re: Use of text in a movie clip
          the_wine_snob Community Member

          Steve,

           

          First, for the Duration, just click+drag on the Tail of your Title. One can also go to Edit>Preferences>General>Stills Duration, to make the default Title longer, and this is useful, if doing a bunch of longer Titles.

           

          For the Fade-In/Fade-Out, I find Keyframing the Title's Opacity to be the best method, and seldom use the Presets, as I like the complete control (like adjusting the Interpolation of the Keyframes), that is offered.

           

          Good luck,

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: Use of text in a movie clip
            SteveH59 Community Member

            Bill Hunt wrote:

             

            Steve,

             

            First, for the Duration, just click+drag on the Tail of your Title. One can also go to Edit>Preferences>General>Stills Duration, to make the default Title longer, and this is useful, if doing a bunch of longer Titles. 

             

            Just done that - great! Thank you!

             

            I will have a go at the keyframes now!

            • 3. Re: Use of text in a movie clip
              A.T. Romano Community Member

              SteveH59

               

              I am not sure just have far into keyframing properties, in particular Opacity in your situation for Fade In Fade Out titles.

               

              Prolonging the duration of the title at a fixed level is best achieved by keyframing the Opacity yourself.

               

              What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?

               

              In the absence of that information, generalizing

               

              a. if you are going use the Toggle Animation route, then manual keyframing of the Opacity property would achieve that goal.

               

              b. if you are going to go with the Ctrl click placement of Opacity keyframes on the Video track content's rubberband, then position those keyframes with the mouse cursor can be done to achieve the goal.

              http://atr935.blogspot.com/2013/06/pe11-video-and-audio-track-rubberband.html

               

              I do not know if you will ever need the following, but I include this information just in case. It relates to some shortcomings with use of the FadeIn FadeOut under specified conditions.

              http://atr935.blogspot.com/2013/06/pe11-timeline-fade-out-shortcuts-and.html

               

              Please update us on your progress when you get the chance.

               

              Thank you.

               

              ATR

              • 4. Re: Use of text in a movie clip
                the_wine_snob Community Member

                Glad to have helped Steve. One "tip," that I like to use is to open the Info Panel, when adjusting the Duration of a Title, Still or Clip, gives me an exact readout of that new Duration. I find this especially helpful, if I want a group of Titles (already created with the default Duration), to match perfectly.

                 

                Good luck, and happy editing,

                 

                Hunt

                • 5. Re: Use of text in a movie clip
                  SteveH59 Community Member

                  Hello ATR

                   

                  Thanks again for sharing your wealth of detailed information!

                   

                  I haven't yet started with the keyframes (it's getting a bit late here), but I think Bill's

                  For the Fade-In/Fade-Out, I find Keyframing the Title's Opacity to be the best method,

                   

                  more up to my level, but I will read the link you kindly posted, ie,

                   

                  http://atr935.blogspot.com/2013/06/pe11-video-and-audio-track-rubberba nd.html

                   

                  before I do anything.

                   

                  It sounds professional, especially at the beginning of a clip, when it is most likely to make a good impression.

                   

                  It's basically a clip that opens for a few seconds, the text ought to gradually appear to introduce a family's lifetime experience at Disneyland, play for several more seconds with the text still visible, and the slowly fade out before another, different, theme is introduced.

                   

                  Thanks for all your great help.