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Old June 6th, 2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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Text anti-aliasing in FCP

Hello, I'm laying down text on an uncompressed 10bit sequence with 10bit footage. I am wondering what the best way to apply text is. I am seeing anti-aliasing of "steps" on the text I lay down. Is FCP text the best way to go or should I try something like LiveType or Illustrator to get the best quality out of the text?

Or is this all a monitor/playback issue that doesn't not let me see the smooth text? Thanks for any info!

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Old June 6th, 2008, 02:45 PM   #2
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The best possible way to input text is to create and import it from Photoshop. Much more lengthy process and a little more tricky to layout properly but produces the cleanest results.

The second-best method is to use Boris 3D text built-into FCP; Livetype is really only used when you need effects-based type such as motion, warps etc.
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