Titling Technique Tips Needed

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rossd
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Hello All --
Im making some home (sports) movies, and amongst other things - I am wondering what software I should use to make - great looking titles and overlays.... some examples of what I am looking to do would be:
Make a fly in title with the Players Name / Position and number ..... as Im introducing each player and the coaches....Im looking to make a template - then just change the text for each player....
NBC does this for there NFL games --- How do they do that??? What software could I use??

Any and All help would be appreciated.

stuart621
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If you're a Mac user, Motion or LiveType will give you exactly what you want (they're both part of Final Cut Studio). They have some very professional looking templates which you could easily edit for your own uses.

Not sure if there's anything equivalent for PCs.

Chrome
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rossd,

FYI - most broadcasters use systems such as Aston

However if you need to ask how much then you simply can't afford it... Professional broadcast equipment costs!

fuddam
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After Effects
Bluff Titler
Heroglyph
SwishMax
etc etc

some quite cheesy (eg Bluff), others require steeper learning curve

Alan Roberts
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Chrome, he's not talking about live titling, so virtually any video editing package will do what he needs. They all have titling in some form.

Get my test cards document, and cards for 625, 525, 720 and 1080. Thanks to Gavin Gration for hosting them.
Camera settings documents are held by Daniel Browning and at the EBU
My book, 'Circles of Confusion' is available here.
Also EBU Tech.3335 tells how to test cameras, and R.118 tells how to use the results.

Chrome
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Alan,

I was simply answering his query on how "NBC does this for there NFL games --- How do they do that???"... not making a suggestion!

Alan Roberts
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Ah, right. Agreed. That costs a lot just because it's live. But it's a lot cheaper off-line.

Get my test cards document, and cards for 625, 525, 720 and 1080. Thanks to Gavin Gration for hosting them.
Camera settings documents are held by Daniel Browning and at the EBU
My book, 'Circles of Confusion' is available here.
Also EBU Tech.3335 tells how to test cameras, and R.118 tells how to use the results.

Derek Langford
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Ross

You say that you are making home movies. What package are you using and also what budget are you looking at to add the titles.

Most if not all non linier computerised editing software packages of any repute offer titling bolt on packages of some sort or another. If you have a reasonable editing programme there are a lot of effects that you can apply to the gragpic once you have it on the timeline to the case where your imagination is the limit to the effect that you achieve.

Need to know more about your current software and the power of your computer system as well as to what it can run as far as a pacjkage is concerned.

Regards

Derek Video Logic video-logic.org.uk

rossd
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More info/ on what I am looking for

Thanks all (so far)
Im using a PC 3Ghz DC 1GB Ram / 256MB 6800GT Video Card/ with Sony Vegas 7 - seems I can splice a decent film together...but I am lacking skills (and or software) in the 'effects' department --- I would like to focus on creating some 'great' titles -- on players -- an example of what I am looking for - would be the popups with player names on an NFL broadcast --
Again - Thanks All in advance --

foxvideo
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For sports stuff, Digital Juice do a 'toolkit' for $249US and this can often be found on eBay for a lot less (legal, not a copy).

Dave Farrants Fox Video Editing

fuddam
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yep, Digital Juice has some good stuff. Go look at the portfolios of some of the users, eg the stuff by Troy & Tessa Kruyer here:
http://www.digitaljuice.com/dj_showcase/default.asp?display=&sortby=&portfolioid={E16E46FE-4B60-456A-A1D7-64D34CF161A6}

they have specials all the time, where you can pick up motion backs / motion elements etc cheap-cheap. Toolkit #2 is a good place to start.

Derek Langford
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I am not familur with Vagas but I have seen some results including titleing using vagas and unless you are looking for extream high quality effect I would have thought that using the onboard Vagas titler then applying 2 D and 3 D and other effects that you will achive what you require I would think that the only thing that will limit you is your imagination.

Regards

Derek Video Logic video-logic.org.uk