Title software question.

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simonphw
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I have premiere 5 and it came bundled with Title decko, which at first I used, I wasn’t to mad on the look of it but also found it was slightly unreliable (crashing the usual) so I started to use the premiere Title software which works fine. My question is which is better? I know personal preferences comes into play but is one better than the other? Is title decko worth sticking with? What are the bonuses of using one or the other? I would be interested in people’s views on this subject.

emmelleff
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The 'better' one is whichever one you feel most comfortable working with, whichever one works for you. If you're happy using Premier's own titling utility then fine.

If you have Premier then you'll almost certainly Photoshop 5 LE; you can always create your own titles within this. At 72dpi the 720 x 576 format gives a decent 10" x 8" 'canvas' to work on.

Regards

MLF

simonphw
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Thanks for the advice.
I would of thought more people would have opinions on this subject......

RayL
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The Premiere titler is often underestimated - it has a lot of features which are not very obvious, such as the 'outline/filled shape' distinction and the gradient transparency settings. Subtle but deep.

Title Deko is fine if you want what Title Deko offers. Flashy but shallow.

Inscriber Title Express is a similar offering to Title Deko with the added disadvantage that it dumps about 100 useless fonts onto your computer without giving you the option.

For a title program with good control over 3D lettering, and 3D movement of lettering and objects then the now-obselete 3D/FX by Asymetrix is hard to beat.

Ray Liffen

simonphw
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Thanks for that .it was a great bit of advice ,cheers.
Also i will try and keep a eye out for 3D/FX by Asymetrix.

Billwill
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I know that titledeko has a new version. Maybe this will be more reliable. I use it often and rate it, although I see what Ray means.

My favorite was Scala on the Amiga.
Not sure if it's available for PC or wether it would slot into Premiere.

Billy Ellwood is on Vimeo http://www.newcastleaca.co.uk at the film club

RayL
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>Also i will try and keep a eye out for 3D/FX by Asymetrix. <

A couple of years ago the full version was offered on a magazine cover disk so it is more or less in the freeware category these days. Contact me at rayliffen@compuserve.com.

Ray Liffen

peter grendon
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HI R ay and all, I have been playing withmicrografix simply 3d it looks promising, but isnt this a similar progran to yours plus what about flying fonts thats a program I would like to play with for titles.regards pete.

simonphw
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i emailed you a couple of days ago rayl.i thought i would mention it here just in case for some reason you didnt get it.i will check after the weekend as i'm going away for a few days.

simonphw

RayL
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Simon

You should have received my email reply by now.

Ray Liffen