This tutorial shows you how to create a quick broadcast-ready design to use in Titler Live.
- The videos in this article show an older version of Titler Live Broadcast, but the general concepts are the same in the latest versions of most Titler Live products.
- The features described in this article are not available in Titler Live Express.
Let's get started:
Open the Title Designer and add a couple of paragraphs, type in your desired text and select a font you would like to use. Once that's done, adjust your title and add a background.
Set the variables you wish to be editable. Name them according to what you want to see in the Titler Live UI. For this example, we're making both text fields variables as well as the solid background. We will name the variables Line 1, Line 2 and Solid color.
For more information, see Title Designer workspace overview.
This is what the variables will look in the Titler Live interface once we are done:
For more information, see Create variables in designs.
It's time to set the justification, alignment and text fit modes. This will determine how text behaves when your original text in the template is changed though the Titler Live interface. We will set the justification to center on both paragraphs, set the alignment to Bottom on the top paragraph and to Top on the bottom paragraph. Then we will select the Fit Text to Box fit mode and stretch out the box until we hit the Title Safe margins.
For more information, see Align objects and arrange layers in a design.
Once that's done, you can start animating in your title. Go to the library and select a few transitions. Apply them to the beginning and end of your title until you get just the right animation you want for your title.
It's time to optimize our title for performance. This will mean making the title as short as possible while keeping your in and out animations intact. This way, render times are kept to a minimum while taking advantage of Titler Live's elastic timeline. For more information, see Create custom designs with flexible durations.
To achieve this, make the beginning transitions as short as it is acceptable and drag the orange fixed region of the elastic timeline to a point right after the beginning animations are finished, then shorten your title's length to where you just have a few frames of a still title and adjust the Flexible (green) region to match the static title. Adjust the next elastic region to match the remainder of your animation.
You can toggle Elastic timeline on and off by clicking on the “Elastic” button on your timeline.
Your timeline should look like this:
Time to save your creation. Open the Library, go to Project Templates and select a folder to save your title in. Right-click on an empty space in a folder and select “Save current title here.”
Your title will now be saved and accessible from the Titler Live library. Once you load it, you can change the text and color variables to your liking.