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Old December 31st, 2005, 06:04 PM   #1
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Vegas users favorite titlers

I'd like to get a feel for what titling program Vegas users prefer. I'm looking for something relatively straightforward but with potential for more elaborate titling. A relatively flat learning curve would be nice. What are the preferences.
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Old December 31st, 2005, 06:17 PM   #2
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Old December 31st, 2005, 06:59 PM   #3
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I've been using Bluff Titler for quite a while now and really like the simplicity and the quality. The new version has some nice new extras. Take a look at it at www.blufftitler.us

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Old January 1st, 2006, 07:21 AM   #4
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"I've been using Bluff Titler for quite a while now and really like the simplicity and the quality. The new version has some nice new extras. Take a look at it at www.blufftitler.us
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Bluff is incredible for the money.. on top of that it supports almost any resolution u can throw at it, for HDV work, i use custom resolutions, render to a targa sequence with transpaency, then let vegas do the rest...

superfast and a great workflow with the added benefits of ALMOST realtime rendering...
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Old January 1st, 2006, 12:41 PM   #5
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Define “more elaborate titling”. What do you need that the Vegas titler doesn’t do? I use the titler in Vegas. Unless you’re producing Monday Night Football or Used Car commercials it’s a perfectly adequate titler.

Cayman Graphics makes an excellent titler. Bluff Titler is OK depending on what you want to do. Boris Graffiti LTD that comes free with Vegas is a very capable titler and you already have it for free. I have a Boris Graffiti Tutorial on my web site that will get you up and running quickly with Boris.

Like I said, I just use the Vegas titler for 99% of my work and it does a fine job. Use compositing with a mask and motion backgrounds for some very interesting animated titles. It just doesn’t do 3D. When I need 3D titles I use Cinema 4D.

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Old January 1st, 2006, 10:44 PM   #6
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I also agree with Jon here.. my titles for weddings are similar to movie credits whereby video plays and we have a seqence rolling through with names etc...

Vegas titling has ALWYAS worked perfectly for this.. shadows, motion, ease of implementation and the fact that i can use a transition to roll them in, aves alot of rendering time..

if u need 3d stuff etc, then Bluff is good, never tried Cinema4d, but for what i do even bluff can be overkill sometimes..
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 11:38 AM   #7
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Oh. Cinema4D is way overkill for titles. Itís a 3D modeling program like Maya, 3D Studio Max, Lightware, etc. I would not recommend Cinema4D for title work. I should have made that clear (sorry). I use Cinema4D for other 3D work and it also makes a killer titler. (but not for the faint of heart) ;-)

I use to use Ulead Cool 3D which is another good 3D titler. Avoid the Cool 3D Production Studio version. Itís a rendering dog! Just get the Cool 3D 3.5 version.

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Old January 2nd, 2006, 03:56 PM   #8
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Graffiti looks fine. I am using the Vegas 6.0c demo until my hard copy arrives with Grafitti, Ultimate S, etc. Thanks for the link to the Graffiti tutorial. Just what I'm looking for.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 10:04 PM   #9
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well, if cost is a factor for cinema4d, try blender3d.org. it's FREE regardless of overkill =).

but isn't it true to keep most titles white text/black background to make it "professonal" like those films?
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