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Old July 7th, 2006, 12:17 AM   #1
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I've been working in my Final Cut Pro for about 8months now.

First I started off using Motion to do my titles and such, but
without the rest settings I'd get a bit of pixelation... recently I figured
a way around that.

As of recent I've just typed my text in photoshop and save as a PNG.
I start to import and ad various elements to my bin, then the question
came am I doing things the right way?

I often render while I cut and move along my timeline
so as to see what things look like before I finish?

Is that also wrong?
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Old July 7th, 2006, 08:40 AM   #2
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Old July 7th, 2006, 08:15 PM   #3
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Photoshop is good for titles but makes sure that your image size is 720 x 534 by 72 pixels. You need to use 534 due the the fact photoshop uses square pixels and finalcut/video rectrangular so 480 causes scaleing issues. Also, do not use pure white text agianst a black background. Make it off white a little. And a soft drop shadow will also help if a non black background.

The above for NTSC SD

Have you tried using the Boris plugin that comes with final cut. It's decent.

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