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Old August 14th, 2008, 04:59 AM   #1
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Jittery scrolling text in FCP

I'm using scrolling text in FCP for credits. The final output is very jittery. The text doesn't scroll smoothly. This was shot in PAL. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to correct this?
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Old August 15th, 2008, 02:59 AM   #2
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perhaps the scrolling speed is to high? did you try to slow it and see the result?
or....can you give some more details?
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Old August 15th, 2008, 03:41 AM   #3
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I'm using scrolling text in FCP for credits. The final output is very jittery. The text doesn't scroll smoothly. This was shot in PAL. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to correct this?
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You're surprised that matting 30fps scrolling text over 25fps content is "jittery"?? I'd be surprised if it wasn't.

Try transcoding your movie as a 30fps file. THEN super your 30 frame text over that.

If that still doesn't help, try these things.

1. Use larger type fonts with soft drop or halo shadows (jitter is often the result of hard contrasty edges crossing scan lines)
2. Make sure check "sub-frame" rendering. (see the manual)
2. Use soft drop shadows
3. If nothing else works, apply a modest blur to the text

Tell us if any of this helps.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 01:55 AM   #4
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I'm using scrolling text in FCP for credits. The final output is very jittery. The text doesn't scroll smoothly. This was shot in PAL. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to correct this?
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This is a know interlacing problem. Just apply a blur filter to it. you can also do the text in live type too.
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