View Full Version : Titles - mixed fonts?
06-29-2011, 05:53 PM
Howdy! Can anyone running FCPX comment on whether there's any way to mix fonts within a title? Anything as flexible as the old Boris text plugs?
06-29-2011, 09:06 PM
I've always just used Photoshop, didn't like using the Boris plugin.
06-29-2011, 09:48 PM
That's too much of a pain for my typical workflow… and anyway, Photoshop don't work so good in FCPX either, no?
06-29-2011, 10:36 PM
Yes you can mix fonts with FCP X.
Further, Motion 5 is integrated deeply with FCP X and you have complete freedom to make titles there, including mixed fonts and template titles/effects and much more. Not too much need for photoshop for titles anymore, really
06-30-2011, 02:41 AM
Thanks, filmguy! Do all the title types allow mixed fonts, or just some... and, can you walk me through how you do it?
06-30-2011, 04:22 AM
use motion, you can animate every letter in your title there
check the "adjust glyph" tool
it is integrated into FCP, so you can set up one title in motion and the do the rest in FCP.
06-30-2011, 02:45 PM
Sorry, guys, I really don't mean to be a pain, and any info I find on this is just so sketchy, especially without a comprehensive manual for FCPX. I'm editing classical music videos, at the same time creating 50 to 100 titles a day, which need to mix sizes, regular, bold, and italic on the same line for proper formatting of the names of pieces and movements. Each piece might have a very different mix of type styles. Can someone comment specifically on how this could be done, lightning fast, in FCPX? FCP 7 could NOT do this easily (only through things like the Boris plugins); DVDSP had something like what I wanted (but if course for menus, not for video titles).
If doing this in Motion, how's it done, and would I need a separate template for each combination of typestyles? Or, in FCPX, is there any title generator that let's one set typestyle on a character-by-character basis?
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