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kc27
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I'm using PowerDirector 9. want the title to fade in, display for a few seconds, then fade out. I've placed the titles on the Title Track. But then what? I've looked in the animation settings in the Title Editor, no fade in/fade out there. I see a first and fourth key frame marker in the tiltle editor, but no opacity settings. The transition effects only apply to the video track.

I've refered to the Power Director 9 User's Guide, searched the forums and still can't make my titles behave the way I want them to. Can someone point me in the right direction of how to accomplish the effect I am seeking?

Thanks in advance for any ideas on this.
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Jaime-esque
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Well, photbucket is down right now, so I can't upload a screen shot, but click on the title and click the modify button. In the window that opens, click the center tab. At the bottom there will be a button for the starting effect and ending effect.
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Here it is.

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CubbyHouseFilms
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Hi kc27

Welcome to the forum :

Here's two PD instruction videos from PDToots from Youtube. They are using PD8 in this tutorial but the basics are the same for PD9.

The second video at 2min 34sec shows how to add title transitions

Happy editing

Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/user/PDtoots#p/u/9/jXG2jDTHyKw

Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/user/PDtoots#p/u/8/ccSNU_Z7BRc

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Thanks you VERY MUCH guys. I got it working. I had the answer surrounded last night, but just couldn't put all the pieces together. I probably should have just walked away and taken a break instead of frustrating myself knowing I was close, but just not getting it right.

Anyway, I read your responses this morning, and with the screen shot and video I figured out where I needed to go (and where I had been going wrong) in about 15 seconds.

I do have one follow-up question. If a title has multiple title text "frames" on it, how do you apply the same animation and key frame settings to all of the individual title texts?

Thanks again for youir help on my original question.

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Bubba in TX
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I do have one follow-up question. If a title has multiple title text "frames" on it, how do you apply the same animation and key frame settings to all of the individual title tests?


After I set up a title the way I want it to be and use multiple times, just copy and paste it where you want the next one. If you need to change the words just modify the words/fonts/color. Easy.... I just finished an annual project, it had over 250 titles but there were 75 alike at 5 seconds long, 75 alike at 43 seconds long, and 75 alike at 6 seconds long. All copy and paste after the first one and the rest were varied. Still easy.... __________________________________________
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Hi kc27 -

A couple of things...

In PD9, titles can be inserted in ANY video track so it's easy to have multiple titles displayed simultaneously. These can be copied and pasted (and moved), as Bubba has described.

Just as in PD8, you can also add text "frames"/boxes within the same title object. These can have their own separate formatting if you wish.

Excuse the screen shots from PD8 - I'm away with the laptop which is much happier running PD8!



Added title boxes can be formatted separately, including starting points & effects duration.



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Besides all the good info already given you can get REAL and I mean REAL creative with titles. I do all the time. Fonts, colors, fades, borders, how the text border behaves, all kinds of changes. With my projects I choose font colors to match two colors in the background or picture and fade them different directions and make changes to the borders color, fade settings, direction of shadow, and more.



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Thanks again for all the help. I had just purchased PowerDirector 9, and was trying to finish a simple project in a short amount of time, and unfortuantely for me, with a minimum of familiarity with the software. Now that I'm no longer under the gun, I'll take some time and experiment with your suggestions and also learn from the information on this forum.

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