In CS5.5, some of my scrolling titles seem a bit soft/pixelated as they scroll.
1. Are there any general tips or guidelines for making them appear clean and crisp?
2. The Final Cut Studio had a program called Live Type for creating professional type on screen. Does Adobe have an equivalent? Are the type capabilities built into CS5.5 considered good enough for professional work or is there some other plugin that editors use?
Premiere Pro is perfectly capable of making professional titles.
If you want animated titles then AE may be a better choice.
Did you set the playback resolution to full?
This ARTICLE might be useful for creating Titles.
Also, exactly how are you animating your Titles? I find that Keyframing the Fixed Effect>Motion>Position produces very good results. I am less a fan of the Roll, or Crawl Presets, but for control reasons.
Also, with any animated Title, you will want to Render them, to play them back with best quality.