Apple’s LiveType is an amazing title tool that is bundled with Final Cut Studio and Final Cut Express. A lot of LiveType Tutorial for Creating an Animated Mask. I’m working through the tutorials of the online version of this video, and I must say that it seems to be a very thorough introduction to LiveType. The program is not. Scrolling Text in LiveType [This article was first published in the June, , issue of. Larry’s Final Cut Pro Newsletter. Click here to subscribe.] by Larry Jordan.

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While it is not hard to do some interesting titling in LiveType using the supplied; Presets, Glyphs, Templates, Textures, LiveFonts, Objects and Effects, this program offers much more, its abilities go deep.

You can drag your playhead to scrub through the timeline to view your text in slow motion or simply hit the space bar to play it in real time. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Each of the lessons are listed down the left hand side. Scrolls text from bottom to top, fading in the ENTIRE text clip at the beginning and fading the entire pivetype at the end.

Tutorial: Scrolling Text in LiveType

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. This requires a bit more tweaking than I’d like to get the text to align perfectly, but this is far easier than the hoops we need to jump thru to create scrolling credits that pause in Final Cut. The numbers represent the changing position of the text.

Write a customer review. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The Inspector window is similar to the Final Cut Pro 4 viewer window in that it’s where you create and manipulate your text. For me, the only one to consider is Scroll Up. Overall, the program is very user friendly and will have you creating animated text and looking like a pro in no time.


If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? He concludes by showing how to pull it all together for a variety of projects, from a Web-based presentation to a broadcast-quality film. I did some additional research and discovered a very easy way to use LiveType for all your scrolling end credits. In the large text entry box at the bottom of the Inspector, type your text as you want it to appear in the credits.

It looked super so I felt it was worth the effort. The lessons are clear and thorough, the pacing of the lessons are comfortable and the art work and movies are handsome. Josh has a warm and friendly manner which makes using this tutorial enjoyable as well as effective.

TrackBack URL for this entry: Reply I have this question too I have this question too Me too Me too. The title I want to do now is three words long involving 23 characters including the comma and 3 spaces. Creating scrolling text in Final Cut is an exercise in futility. Scrolls text from top to bottom with no pause b.

You can even integrate Digital Juice backgrounds directly into LiveType for access to additional textures or ojbects. Part 1 Getting to know the LiveType Interface. Shown below is Project Properties and we are walked through the process of setting up a project to match the settings of our FCP sequences and even how to save these settings for future projects.

It’s here that you type in your text and change the size, alignment, tracking and leading.

Apple LiveType Video Tutorials

LiveType offers groundbreaking text effects, graphic backgrounds and animation fonts. After working through and learning the basics of LiveType, the lessons continue on, now based on ,ivetype you have learned, culminating with some advanced lessons that teach you how to create exciting and original effects. Mastering Final Cut Pro 4 A video tutorial by the author of this article. To get the copyright to hold at the end, drag your text livetyype so it extends past the end of the effect.


The Timeline window is set up the same way as in Final Cut Pro 4. The tutorials from DVcreators. There simply weren’t enough features and settings to produce professional-quality text. The Timing tab lets you adjust the length of your text clip it will export as a movie file and the Attributes tab offers a variety of text attributes such as color, opacity, rotation and scale.

Recently, Brian, one of my students, pointed out a different way to create scrolling credits using Ttutorial. Each track livetyep assigned it’s own color within the Timeline window for easy reference. Indeed, the basic FCP type-setting filters, being nice herewere weak. Then, drag the baseline as you did in step 7. Livetyp this example, I’ve decided to capitalize the title and title case the name.

The Objects tab lets you select a variety of futuristic motion backgrounds, such as Matrix, Bandwidth and Timecode backgrounds. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The movies are recorded in pixel-perfect quality, and include the authors’ narration and movements as they teach the subject matter. Tuutorial Text in LiveType. Starting off with a complete tour of the LiveType interface, the lessons take you through each of the different elements of LiveType.

The Media Browser window stores the fonts, backgrounds and effects. Try not to use Lucida Grandeit doesn’t hold up well at smaller sizes. Make sure your text track is selected, click Scroll Upand click Apply in the lower right corner of the Media Browser.