Use the titler, enter your text and set the crawling options as you like. Experiment a bit and you will see that it is pretty easy. You can influence the speed of the crawl by extending or shortening the title duration.
More detailed steps:
- Create a new Title (right-click in the project area, click the icon, etc.)
- Set it to the sequence dimensions (the default)
- Choose the Type tool (the T symbol) - NOT the Area Type tool.
- Click once at the bottom-left of the screen, at the vertical position where you want the ticker to be.
- Pick the font, size, color, fill, etc on the properties tree that now displays.
- Click again on the small vertical box marking the position of the type box, you'll see it flash as the cursor wakes up.
- Copy and paste your ticker text - it must be all on one line, so it helps to copy it from a text editor.
- The text box will enlarge to fit, so it'll extend waaay off the right side of the window.
- Click the Roll/Crawl options tool (the second icon below the name of the title on the panel tab, a set of lines with a vertical arrow)
- Choose Crawl Left, and (usually) start/end off screen.
- Click OK and close the titler window.
- Drop the new title onto the sequence timeline and stretch it out to set the in/out points, and hence the crawl speed.
If you want a lower third background graphic behind the text (anything other than a plain fill), you'll need to put that in another video track beneath your ticker title - everything in your ticker title will crawl.
Thank you. It worked. I'll post a link once I upload the finished work to youTube.
While I am only an amature at creating videos (I'm more adapt at creating the unedited content) I must say that I felt more comfortable using Premiere Pro to Vegas. This may in part because I am familiar with other Adobe products such as Photoshop and that I sat through training.
Thanks to everyone again.