I’m a huge fan of After Effects, but I’m also a huge fan of keeping as much work in my timeline as possible, as the moving of elements from Media Composer to After Effects, can be quite time consuming, depending on the export method you choose. One thing that any episodic or reality tv editor knows is that every show they work on, will require a credit crawl, and the best, and most effeciant way to create on is by sticking in your timeline. Currently, we have the ability to use both the Marquee and standard Title Tool to create credit crawls, but the two main problems with both of them is that, firstly, they are not supported in larger than HD projects, and secondly, they are very bare bones tool that haven’t been updated in years, and can hardly hand the types of credit scrolls we are creating today. Not only can you create the scrolls, but you can create the text in both 2D and 3D, and you can even add logos, and other elements that will scroll with your text, at the click of a mouse. If you’ve purchased BCC10, you have access to Title Studio, a re-imagining of Boris Red, that will give you the flexibility to create credit scrolls very quickly, easily and in real-time, in your timeline. Also don’t forget that if you don’t know where to start with Title Studio, there are a ton of presets in the FX Browser to get you going in the right direction.
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