titles

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stoo
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Joined: May 28 2001

Im trying to create a title sequence like in seven, where the text moves and distorts. Im trying to do this using prem5 and photoshop7. Im exporting from prem as a film strip. How ever it seems to take for ever because Im having to do each frame at a time, and some frames are having 10+ layers. Is there a faster way of doing this or is there a way of viewing what Im doing as an oion skin? Or is there another program I could use?.

PaulD
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Joined: Aug 31 2002

Hi
I think you would be better off using Premiere's filters/motion facilities to make static photoshop alpha-channel (transparent bg) titles 'move'.
Each layer of the superimposed titles can be distorted with one of the many distortion filters in Prem5 (or 6+), and motion/zoom can be applied with the motion settings.
Then let it render out overnight!
Regards
BTW Proper compositing software such as After Effects, Commotion or Combustion is MUCH better for frame-by-frame alterations to video than ther photoshop fimstrip method....

stoo
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Joined: May 28 2001

thanks for the advice. how do I make a photoshop alpha channel?... Ill give it ago.
also if I was to get aftereffects how much ram would I need and how hard is it to use? Ive herd lots of people going on about it being very hard?
thanks
stoo