I was just wondering if there's any large effect in Premiere Pro?
What I'm trying to do is a simple glow, but was hoping for a bigger glow (Attachment 1), I have tried Alpha Glow but that doesn't seem large enough.
Now, also with text I am trying to do an effect like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crH4mlfnv5s
As you can see, the "Sex and the City" font goes in then slides out etc.
What tool/transition/effect etc would I use to achieve this sort of effect?
The glow is best done with a plugin from trapcode called Shine. They also have an effect called sparkle which should accomplish the effect in your video example.
Shine is preetty much a standard plugin for AE or Pr. Its a bit overused though.
In fact I did a tutorial for Shine a while back. Maybe it will help. Though it was done on Pr ver 1; but the plugin works the same.
You really need After Effects for this. The text functions as a track matte. The glow stuff that Curt mentions is very good, but if you're looking for a way to do it without buying a plugin it's pretty easy in AE. You can check out this link and scrub to about half way through to get the tutorial you're looking for.
Hope this helps,