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SteveAB [Avatar]
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I have downloaded a template for Scrolling Text to use as credits at the end of a video but the text scrolls way to fast. How can I slow it down and then have it end on a static image. Thanks
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Warry [Avatar]
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In most of the templates the speed is determinded by the length of the title in your timeline, and the amount of text. Which make sense of course. 100 text entries in 5 seconds, will make the text run very fast..
Try making the title longer or shorter and see what happens.

Depending on your version (e.g.19 or 365) of PD there may be no need to download adidtional scrolling text templates, because there are some in the Credit/Scroll entry already.

Furthermore, look and see how the experts do it by searching in Youtube for PD scrolling texts. There are some good examples out there.
Have fun!
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Quote In most of the templates the speed is determinded by the length of the title in your timeline, and the amount of text. Which make sense of course. 100 text entries in 5 seconds, will make the text run very fast..
Try making the title longer or shorter and see what happens.

Depending on your version (e.g.19 or 365) of PD there may be no need to download adidtional scrolling text templates, because there are some in the Credit/Scroll entry already.

Furthermore, look and see how the experts do it by searching in Youtube for PD scrolling texts. There are some good examples out there.
Have fun!



thanks very much for taking the time to answer. I will follow your lead and look further into this.
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ynotfish
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Hi SteveAB -

This is as old as the hills, but the same things still apply.



In short, the only ways to slow the scrolling text down are to:

  1. increase total duration, or

  2. decrease the number of words/lines



Conversely, the only ways to speed up the scrolling text are to:

  1. decrease total duration, or

  2. increase the number of words/lines (e.g. by inserting blank lines)



Cheers - Tony
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SteveAB [Avatar]
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Quote Hi SteveAB -

This is as old as the hills, but the same things still apply.



In short, the only ways to slow the scrolling text down are to:

  1. increase total duration, or

  2. decrease the number of words/lines



Conversely, the only ways to speed up the scrolling text are to:

  1. decrease total duration, or

  2. increase the number of words/lines (e.g. by inserting blank lines)



Cheers - Tony


Thanks for taking the time to reply. I'll have a go but really don't want to extend the total time of the video.

Regards, Steve
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Thanks for taking the time to reply. I'll have a go but really don't want to extend the total time of the video.

Regards, Steve


Hi,
In addition to Tony's suggestions, if you really get stuck using PDR's internal functions, try the following:

New project
Green colourboard on T1
Scrolling title formatted and designed to suit on T2
Produce to quality/format as appropriate


In your project
Use the scrolling title clip on whatever track is appropriate
Key out the green
Adjust the speed to fine tune your scroll

The quick example is a chromkeyed title slowed by 50%

Reducing speed too much will give a jerky scroll as PDR will duplicate frames too often for comfort, but this alternative technique might give you what you want??

Cheers
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Scroll Chromakey 50%.wmv
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