Teleprinter titles

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Joined: May 17 1999

Adobe Title Designer

I'm using a DVC ststem with Prem6.5 and a Matrox RTX 100

Some one has asked me for a "war Game" style series of captions. Sort of Hunt for Red October/ army advert in style, probably black background with greeen text, teleprinter in the way that it comes on one letter at a time.

Any cheats?? I can type the whole thing and delete it letter by letter but it'll take ages

Joined: Oct 19 2000

i would say you need after effects or title decko pro for something like this

System 1: AMD X6 2.8, M4A79 Deluxe, 4GB DDR2, ATI HD4870 1GB DDR 3, 2TB total drive space, Matrox RTX 2, Premiere Pro CS4

System 2: AMD X2 5600, M2NPV-VM, 2GB DDR2, Geforce 8600GT 256 DDR 3, 450GB Total drive space, RTX100 with Premiere Pro 2

Camera's: JVC HD200, JVC HD101, 2X Sony HC62

Joined: Aug 31 2002

Or access to a Mac with Final Cut Express/Pro - called Typewriter...

Joined: Apr 22 1999

One of my little secrets for wicked title effects(typewriter, explosions, etc)
There is a text fx program out there called "Swish" it is mainly used for flash websites.
You can create a document size (pal) and set the correct frame rate, you can also select a image for the background (if you wish)
You type in your text and then select one of the many preset FX's (which you can tweak).
When happy you can export it as a ".avi"
If you want to have the text on a video background then you have 2 choices.
1. Set the backgound colour to a solid so that you can key it out.
2. (my choice) Do 2 versions of the titles. 1 with the text the colour that you want it to be, and the 2nd in white text on a solid black background, you will use the black and white version as a track matte (Premiere or After FX)
and overlay it onto the background video you want to use.

It doesn't take to long and the quality is good.
Hope that this is clear enough.


Joined: May 17 1999

Thanks all,

i've talked them out of it due to time