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Huh, I thought the default would be text moving upwards (I'm using CS3).
But, in order to get the opposite of what you have, maybe you could right-click on the title in the sequence (timeline), and then select Speed/Duration, and then simply mark off the Reverse Speed. Hopefully that is still the same way in CS4.
One can also create a static Title and Keyframe it's exact motion, pausing with full-screen display, then moving on, etc.
I prefer Bill's way, but FWIW I just created a rolling title in CS4 titler and it scrolled from bottom to top without any decisions on my part except to tick the scrolling option in the titler.
If yours is going the other way, possibly a reset of the Preferences might make a difference.
Hunt and David J, what do you do when the rolling title (which you guys make static) is longer (higher) than one page (meaning the height of the project setting). Can't really see that Motion sees what's under or below like the titler does.
I'll have to have a look at that aspect.
With the Title Roll, I just drag the Text Box down as long as I have needed. With a static Title, I'm not sure that I've done one that exceeded the vertical rez. Just cannot remember, but will do a quick "test" Project. You might have pointed to a good reason to use the Title Roll. Will report back.
There does appear to be a limit to how many lines of text will show using this method. Now, I'll see if I can create a "long" Title in PS and Import that into PP. In Titler, you can extend slightly beyond what is visible. When the text goes "dark gray" it seems to be beyond what will show, when Motion>Position Keyframing is used. More after some tests. I'll also see about doing a Ctrl-c/Ctrl-v, to see if the behavior differs, from adding text in the Titler.
Just did a 20 line title in WordPad. Ctrl-c/Ctrl-v in Titler, and only the first 15 lines came into the Titler Template (MS Sans 32 pt). This exceeded the 720x480 window, but still truncated 5 lines of this text.
Now, off to PS to see about Importing a "title" with all 20 lines, to see how it performs.
OK, here is what I did to create the "long title" in PS:
1. File>New NTSC 4:3 with Guides,
2. Extended the Canvas Size to 720 pxls. below my file's dimensions (720x480 initially)
3. Ctrl-v (same 20 lines of text, as above in MS Sans 32 pt.
4. Save_As .PSD with Compatibility checked
5. Import as "Footage"
6. Dragged to Timeline and Keyframed Motion>Position so that it started off-screen below, and finished off-screen above
It played fine and all 20 lines of text displayed properly. It does appear that Titler does have limitations, but with a .PSD (or format of choice), one can do a lot more. There is probably a limitation to how far "off-screen" one can adjust the Motion>Position, but my 20 lines did not hit that.
Hope that this helps someone later on. Dag, thanks for asking.
Asking is easy... :)
Yes, I guess the PhotoShop way (or After Effects for that sake), will give a lot more freedom with titles.
I just created an 82 line rolling title in the CS4 titler using 100 point Lithos Pro ('cause that was what was there!) and it all worked perfectly as expected. I just kept adding carriage returns and more text until I reached what I thought was more than enough lines for normal mortals.
About 5.5 lines = full depth PAL DV, so based on 576 vertical pixels for a frame that equates to over 8000 pixels of vertical title - much more than you could import as bitmap.
If you make a title in PhotoShop to be scrolled vertically, use non-square pixels for the page and set the width to match the project and limit the canvas to no more than 4000 pixels tall. Ensure that the text is on its own layer so you can make use of transparency by selecting that layer when you import into Premiere. Then use Motion to move it. Because you are now controlling the position manually, you don't need to leave a blank screenful in the title graphic.