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Old May 19th, 2015, 07:45 AM   #1
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Formula for scrolling titles speed

Is there a standard formula for the speed of scrolling titles (i.e. credits).
I can certainly burn test-copies to a disc and then see what "looks" right,
but it seems to me there must be some standard, some formula like (# of words X some factor)
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Old May 19th, 2015, 09:03 AM   #2
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Re: Formula for scrolling titles speed

it's sorta like - how long is a piece of string?
Some credits you might want to zip along fast others you might want to go along slowly.

All depends on how much info is in the title i guess, I always just drag the title and check it on the timeline for readability and reduce opacity at both ends so it can fade in and out
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Old May 19th, 2015, 09:09 AM   #3
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Re: Formula for scrolling titles speed

Somewhere in the past I remember reading something that said you should be able to read it twice before it moves to the next action. So that's how I time the ones I use.
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Old May 19th, 2015, 10:59 AM   #4
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Re: Formula for scrolling titles speed

Why do you have to burn a disc to check it, can't you check it in the NLE software preview? Or are you concerned about flicker with interlaced video?

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Old May 19th, 2015, 11:08 AM   #5
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Re: Formula for scrolling titles speed

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Why do you have to burn a disc to check it, can't you check it in the NLE software preview? Or are you concerned about flicker with interlaced video?

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When I'm about to burn 100 Blu-Rays, I like to watch it first on an actual output device. There are some things that you miss when watching the NLE preview.

p.s. I have Blu-Ray R/W discs that I use over-and-over for this.
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Old May 20th, 2015, 09:32 AM   #6
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Re: Formula for scrolling titles speed

My own rules for credit speeds are very simple -- does the client want to sit and read them or are they there out of convention/legal requirement and for the record. If the latter, such as most corporate work, then I make them slow enough to be able to read them rapidly, rather like TV show credits. For weddings/drama productions etc, people love to see their own or their kids names, so I make them slow enough to read all the names comfortably plus a bit slower still for slower readers.

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Old May 20th, 2015, 08:02 PM   #7
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Re: Formula for scrolling titles speed

I usually get my partner to proof my work as she reads slower than me. You can make it too fast if you do it yourself because you know what is coming and naturally read it faster.
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