- Create a credit roll as plain text in a word processor or text editor. (Later, you will copy and paste the text into Titler Pro.)
Tip: Want to create two columns of text? Enter the first line of text for the first column, press TAB, then enter the first line of text for the second column on the same line. Follow this text-TAB-text format for each line of text. Titler Pro will format the tabbed spaces in each line to create consistent spacing between columns.
- Open Titler Pro by itself or from within a non-linear video editor.
Tip: To use Titler Pro with a non-linear editor (NLE), see one of the articles in the Add graphics to projects in your video editor section of our help center.
- In Titler Pro, choose File > New to create a new graphic. A basic lower-third title opens in the workspace. Note that the default design includes two text objects, but we only need one text object to create rolling credits.
- Delete the Subtitle text object.
- Click and drag the remaining text object to top of the frame in the workspace.
- While the text object is selected, click the Vertical alignment button in the Style panel and choose Top to align the text with the top of the text boundary box.
- Copy the credit roll text from your plain text file, double-click the text object in the design, and paste the text into the text object. (Don't format the text now; we'll do that later in this article.)
- While the text object is selected, click the Attributes > Object > Global tab and mark the Rolling Credits checkbox in the NTX Playback Features section.
Note: You can't apply the Rolling Credits attribute to a group of objects.
- Click and drag the Speed slider to specify how quickly the credits will scroll from beginning to end. As you increase or decrease the speed, the number of seconds next to the slider changes indicating how long the credits will be on screen.
- Enter the graphic's duration in either Titler Pro or your NLE depending on whether you're using an NLE and, if you are, which NLE you have.
Important! Enter a duration that matches the number of seconds indicated next to the Rolling Credits > Speed setting in the previous step.
To set the duration:
- If you're using Titler Pro with Premiere Pro or without an NLE, set the graphic's duration in Titler Pro. To do so, click the NLE field, which is near the bottom-right corner of the workspace, and enter the rolling credits' duration in MM:SS;FF format, which should be entered as two digits for minutes (MM), colon, two digits for seconds (SS), semi-colon, and two digits for frames (FF).
- If you're using Titler Pro with an NLE other than Premiere Pro, set the graphic's duration in your NLE. For details, see one of the articles in the Add graphics to projects in your video editor section of our help center.
Note: You don't need to change the length of the rolling credits layer or the position of the Pause marker in Titler Pro's timeline. Unlike objects in other types of designs, rolling credits always play, without pausing, for the duration specified in Titler Pro or your NLE regardless of the length of the credits layer in the timeline.
- Click and drag the playhead on the timeline to scroll through the credits and review the text.
- To change the text's alignment, font, size, color, and other attributes, select the whole paragraph or a line of text and adjust the settings in the Attributes > Object > Style tab. For more information, see Add styles to text and objects.
- To center the text and create equal margins: Select the rolling credits text object, select the Fit Text to Box and Center styles from the Styles toolbar, and widen the paragraph box to match the width of the frame.
- To adjust the width between columns: Select the rolling credits text object, then adjust the Column Width slider in the Attributes > Object > Global tab.
- To add an image to the rolling credits object: Insert a shape into the credit roll object and then apply an image to that shape, as described in the following steps.
- Double-click the credit roll text object and place the cursor in the text where you want to display the image.
- Click the Add Shape button in the workspace and select a shape from the list. A shape is inserted into the text object.
- Select the new shape in the text object.
- Click the Image/Video option in the Attributes > Object > Style tab. A file selection window opens, where you can select an image. (To open this window later and change the image, click the thumbnail image next to the Image/Video option.)
Note: You can't apply additional animations to a rolling credits object.
- To preview the credits, wait until the graphic is cached, which is indicated by a complete green circle around the Play button, then click the Play button.
- Save the graphic by one of the following methods.
- To save the graphic and continue working in Titler Pro, choose File > Save.
- To save the graphic to your project's current session and close Titler Pro, click the Keep changes button in the bottom-right corner of the Timeline panel.
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