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Old June 6th, 2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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Movie credits in Livetype and FCE

Hey guys,

I was wondering if I could get some help here... I want to create some movie style (scrolling from the bottom) credits for a film me and my crew are finishing up, but I've never done this before. Is there an easy way to do this using Livetype and FCE?

I've heard of people doing it in iMovie, but not sure on the specifics of how. Thanks!

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Old June 7th, 2008, 12:10 AM   #2
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Hey guys,

I was wondering if I could get some help here... I want to create some movie style (scrolling from the bottom) credits for a film me and my crew are finishing up, but I've never done this before. Is there an easy way to do this using Livetype and FCE?

I've heard of people doing it in iMovie, but not sure on the specifics of how. Thanks!

Scott
It can be done using LiveType, but I use CHV-Electronics Text Collection, http://www.chv-plugins.com/cms/Fx-Sc...anchor=1010026

You get very good results with it. There are other options I'm sure, but this has worked well for me in FCE/FCP projects.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 09:22 AM   #3
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I've never use the CHV plug-ins but both FCP and FCE have scrolling text generators built-in, no need for third-party software.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 09:34 AM   #4
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I've never use the CHV plug-ins but both FCP and FCE have scrolling text generators built-in, no need for third-party software.
Yes, that's correct, it's just that CHV plugins give you much more precise control over formating/placement and I've read often that the built-in text scrolls are blurry/jerky in motion.

But you are right, they both have them. I've been very happy with CHV text tools.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 11:49 AM   #5
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Awesome guys. I'm still fairly new to the FC world, where can I find the scrolling text generators in FCE?

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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:10 PM   #6
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Does anyone know where to find the scrolling text generator in FCE? If you can point me in the right direction I'm sure I can figure it out. Thanks,

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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:13 PM   #7
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Nevermind, just found it!
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Old June 11th, 2008, 07:26 AM   #8
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One option is to make the credits in photoshop and save as a png, then drag it up the screen using the motion tab. I'd rather use the scrolling text generator in FCP but when you justify the text left or right, it cuts off the words unless you make them very small. Maybe there's a way around that issue, but I haven't found it.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 09:48 PM   #9
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Hey guys,

I was wondering if I could get some help here... I want to create some movie style (scrolling from the bottom) credits for a film me and my crew are finishing up, but I've never done this before. Is there an easy way to do this using Livetype and FCE?

I've heard of people doing it in iMovie, but not sure on the specifics of how. Thanks!

Scott
Hey Scott,

By now you have probably found your answer to this, but I decided to post anyway in case you or others wanted to know what I do for credits. I don't know if this is common knowledge or not, but to get a good scroll with a good central gutter, you know with the title of the person, a space or two, then their name, do this:

In the text entry area of the scrolling text generator, type:

Director*Joe Blow
Assistant Director*Marty Party

Jim Beam*Actorman Bigshot
Jane Doe*Skinny Minnie

The asterisk creates a perfect gutter each time. I usually play with the speed (command J) so that it's not too fast, and use the flicker filter as well.

Hope that helps!

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Old June 20th, 2011, 01:30 PM   #10
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Re: Movie credits in Livetype and FCE

Tom, where the heck have you been all this time. I have been searching and searching for methods to do this!!! Thank you so much. Your little tip just saved me a "whole lotta work!".
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