The Titler can be applied to create titles for your Sequences using text strings, crawl or scroll. This plug-in gives you control over the font, size and various shadow, glow and border effects.

Create a New Titler

Open the "Modules" menu and select "Titler" from the "Editing" category:

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Right-click in the "Titler" window and choose "Create new…​". Or open your DocumentBin and add a new titler. In the menu bar of the DocumentBin you can click the blue titler icon or right-click in the DocumentBin window to create a new titler.

The "Create a Titler" dialog box appears:

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Important
The "Create a Titler" dialog view may be different depending on the set of metadata fields assigned to the titler. Please refer to the Node Metadata article to learn more about node metadata.

Enter a unique name and choose the appropriate TV format for the titler. It must be the same format, as that of the current Sequence. Otherwise you will encounter an insertion error.

If not preselected, you must browse for a DocumentBin.

Select the Titler Type

The next dialog box will ask you to choose the titler type:

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Text slides from right to left or vice versa

Text slides from bottom to top or vice versa

Simple text at a fixed position

Caption bar for news ticker

Images for logos

Caption for video

Now the "Titler" window opens. If the buttons and fields are grayed out, click on "Active" in the menu bar.

If the titler is active, the user will see a lock sign in the lower right corner of the icon:

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Titler Window

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The "Titler" window is the nucleus of all parameters for the different title types. Various slider controls are available for the easy manipulation of all parameters. For more precise changes, the values can also be entered numerically using the keyboard.

Canvas

On the left side, you will see the titler canvas. You can add more than one title type and all of them will be shown on the canvas.

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Text Box

If you select a title type, you see a box around the title. Grab the handles of the text box and change the size of the box. This will not harm the size or aspect ratio of the characters inside, but – depending on the size of the box – it could wrap the text.

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Time Slider

Below the canvas is the time slider. The default position of the slider is 50%; if you move the slider to the right or left, you will see additional behavior of the title type like "Fade in" and "Fade out".

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Title Settings

On the right hand side of the "Titler" window, is the settings panel. Here you can change the major settings of the selected title type or modify the additional layers (e.g. glow or fillet).

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Main Settings

At the bottom of the "Titler" window, you will find the main settings. The Titles, Character, Text and Layers tabs are described below.

Titles

The "Titles" tab contains a summary of all the titles used in the current titler sequence.

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[ M ]

Marquee Text

[ R ]

Roll Text

[ S ]

Static Text

[ PICTURE ]

Image

[ PLATE ]

Lower third / Caption bar

[ SUBTITLES ]

Subtitles text

[ SUBTITLES ]

Subtitles text

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Add a title type to the titler sequence

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Remove a selected title type

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Move to the top of the list

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Move the selected title type to a higher or lower level. The highest level is above, the lowest – below

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Move to the bottom of the list

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This titler will receive the text from the scheduler (if defined as template)

Character

Under the "Character" tab, you can choose the font and define the layers parameters.

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Note
Check if the selected font is installed on all the Cinegy Desktop stations. If the required font is not installed, the default Arial font will be used in the titler for other stations.
  • Angle – defines the incline of the characters. At a value of 0 there is no slant at all, unless the text is in italics. The higher the value (for example "45"), the more the character inclines to the right. The lower the value (for example "-45"), the more the character inclines to the left.

  • Aspect – defines the ratio of height and width of the characters in percent:

    100 (%)

    1:1 (height:width)

    50 (%)

    2:1 (height:width)

    200 (%)

    1:2 (height:width)

Text

Under the "Text" tab, you can enter the text for the titler. You can also import external TXT and RTF documents.

Note
To have the Cyrillic text displayed in the titler properly, encode the document as Unicode and select the same encoding for import.
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The "Right-to-left reading" option activates right to left reading order for East Asian languages.

Layers

Under the "Layers" tab, you can manage the text layers and effects:

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Add a title layer

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Remove a selected title layer

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Move to the top of the list

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Move the selected title layer to a higher or lower level. The highest level is above, the lowest – below

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Move to the bottom of the list

Setting up the Titler

The settings for the Marquee, Static Text, Roll, Plate, Picture, and Subtitles titler types will now be described in more detail.

Titler: Marquee

The marquee titler is used to create text which moves from right to left or vice versa.

Horizontal speed
(pixel per frame)

If the slider is moved from 0 to 100, the text runs from right to left. If the slider is set to negative values, the text runs from left to right

Repeat count
(0 – unlimited)

This will repeat the text
"1" is default, the text is repeated once
"0" will repeat the text continuously
"2" will repeat the text twice (and so on)

Repeat pause (frames)

This is the time gap between the titler repetitions during the playback

Titler: Static Text

Static text is a simple titler which enables you to create still text.

Symbol Interval

Change the line space (default = 1). Less than "1" will decrease the space, greater than "1" will increase the space between the lines

Align

Alignment of the text inside the text box. You can choose between "Left", "Right" and "Center"

Scale horizontal
(only RTF-text)

Scales only imported RTF-text

Repeat count (0 – unlimited)

This will repeat the text
"1" is default, the text is repeated once
"0" will repeat the text continuously
"2" will repeat the text twice (and so on)

Repeat pause
(frames)

This is the time gap between the titler repetitions during the playback

Fade in

Default is 0.2. This means that after 20% of the duration, the text will change the intensity from completely transparent to solid

Fade out

Default is 0.8. After 80%, the text will change from solid state to complete transparency

Ver. position

Vertical position inside the text box

Duration
(frames)

Default is 250 frames (or 10 seconds). This is the full duration of the titler

Titler: Roll

The Roll titler can be used for creating text lines that move up or down the screen.

Symbol Interval

Change the line space (default = 1). Less than "1" will decrease the space, greater than "1" will increase the space between the lines

Align

Alignment of the text inside the text box. You can choose between "Left", "Right" and "Center"

Scale horizontal (only RTF-text)

Scales only imported RTF-text

Vertical speed (pixels per frame)

If the slider is moved from 0 to 25, the text runs from bottom to top. If the slider is set to negative values, the text runs vice versa

Repeat count
(0 – unlimited)

This will repeat the text
"1" is default, the text is repeated once
"0" will repeat the text continuously
"2" will repeat the text twice (and so on)

Repeat pause
(frames)

This is the time gap between the titler repetitions during the playback

Titler: Plate

The title type "Plate" creates a caption bar.

Duration (frames)

This is the full display duration of the title type

Repeat count
(0 – unlimited)

This will repeat the title "1" is default, the title is repeated once "0" will repeat the title continuously "2" will repeat the title twice (and so on)

Repeat pause (frames)

This is the time gap between the titler repetitions during the playback

Fade in

Default is 0.2. This means that after 20% of the duration, the title will change the intensity from completely transparent to solid

Fade out

Default is 0.8. After 80%, the title will change from solid state to complete transparency

Edge Top

Edge on the top of the plate

Edge Bottom

Edge on the bottom of the plate

Edge Left

Edge on the left

Edge Right

Edge on the right

Edge Width

Thickness of the edges

Edge Color

"Choose…​" will open the color palette
or
Move the sliders to change the values of the RGB and Alpha channels to define the color and transparency of the plate edge

Bar Fill Color

"Choose…​" will open the color palette
or
Move the sliders to change the values of the RGB and Alpha channels to define the color and transparency of the plate fill

Titler: Picture

The picture title can be used to display a logotype on the screen at a defined position.

Duration
(frames)

This is the full display duration of the title type

Repeat count
(0 – unlimited)

This will repeat the appearance of the image on the screen
"1" is default the image is repeated once
"0" will repeat the image continuously
"2" will repeat the image twice (and so on)

Repeat pause
(frames)

This is the time gap between the titler repetitions during the playback

Fade in

Default is 0.2. This means that after 20% of the duration the image will change the intensity from completely transparent to solid

Fade out

Default is 0.8. After 80% the picture will change from solid state to complete transparency

Picture Source

Inserts an image to the titler from the media archive storage. Press the "Change" button and select the image source you need

Store picture data

Allows you to store the image data internally (in the titler data) or externally (as a reference to the image file)
Select the "On/Off" checkbox to store the picture in the titler data or leave uchecked to store only a reference to the image file

Note
It is not recommended to turn on this option as this greatly increases the titler data size. Use this option only to prevent the media offline situation when the image file cannot be accessed from the playout station

Position

Defines the position of the image on the screen. You can choose between "Locate", "Tile" and "Stretch"

Horizontal Align

Aligns the horizontal position of the image on the screen. You can choose between "Left", "Right" and "Center"

Vertical Align

Aligns the vertical position of the image on the screen. You can choose between "Top", "Bottom" and "Center"

Transparency

Adjustment of the image transparency level. Move the slider from 0 to 255 to change the appearance of your image from fully transparent to opaque

Titler: Subtitles

The subtitles title can be used to add subtitles to the video and set up their display parameters according to your needs.

Press the browse_buttonbutton to load a subtitle file in the *.srt format from any DocumentBin available in the current database containing such files.

Layers

Enhance the characters with shadows, glowing, bevels, and outlines.

Flat Color

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Flat color defines the fill color of the titler (default layer):

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X Position

Horizontal position

Y Position

Vertical position

Edge Offset

Position of the edge depending on the basic size of the character

Color

"Choose…​" will open the color palette
or
Move the sliders to change the values of the RGB and alpha channels to define the color and transparency

Color

Color defines a color of a border.

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X Position

Horizontal position

Y Position

Vertical position

Edge Offset

Position of the edge depending on the basic size of the character

Sun Color

"Choose…​" will open the color palette
or
Move the sliders to change the values of the RGB and alpha channels to define the color and transparency

Sun Teta

By increasing the value, the ambient light will be brighter. By decreasing the value, the ambient light will be weaker. The three-dimensional effect is less evident the closer the value is to 90 or -90 until it completely disappears

Light Ambient

Ambient light strength

Light Specular

Sun light strength

Shininess

Brightness of the chamfer

Contour

Contour defines an outline around a character.

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X Position

Horizontal position

Y Position

Vertical position

Edge Offset

Position of the edge depending on the basic size of the character

Edge Width

Thickness of the contour

Color

"Choose…​" will open the color palette
or
Move the sliders to change the values of the RGB and alpha channels to define the color and transparency

Bevel

Bevel defines a chamfer around a character.

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X Position

Horizontal position

Y Position

Vertical position

Edge Offset

Position of the edge depending on the basic size of the character

Chamfer Color

"Choose…​" will open the color palette
or
Move the sliders to change the values of the RGB and alpha channels to define the color and transparency

Chamfer Size

Changes the thickness of the bevel

Sun Teta

By increasing the value, the ambient light will be brighter. By decreasing the value, the ambient light will be weaker. The three-dimensional effect is less evident the closer the value is to 90 or -90 until it completely disappears

Sun Fi

Position of the sun

Light Ambient

Ambient light strength

Light Specular

Sun light strength

Shininess

Brightness of the chamfer

Fillet

Defines a fillet around a character.

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X Position

Horizontal position

Y Position

Vertical position

Edge Offset

Position of the edge depending on the basic size of the character

Chamfer Color

"Choose…​" will open the color palette
or
Move the sliders to change the values of the RGB and Alpha channels to define the color and transparency

Chamfer Size

Changes the thickness of the bevel

Far Teta

Sun reflection on the outside of the chamfer

Near Teta

Sun reflection on the inside of the chamfer

Sun Teta

By increasing the value, the ambient light will be brighter. By decreasing the value, the ambient light will be weaker. The three-dimensional effect is less evident the closer the value is to 90 or -90 until it completely disappears

Sun Fi

Position of the sun

Light Ambient

Ambient light strength

Light Specular

Sun light strength

Shininess

Brightness of the chamfer

Glow

Glow adds an outer glow around a character.

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X Position

Horizontal position

Y Position

Vertical position

Color

"Choose…​" will open the color palette
or
Move the sliders to change the values of the RGB and alpha channels to define the color and transparency

Glow Size

Changes the thickness of the glowing halo

Glow Type

Different kinds of glowing. You could select "Linear", "SlowGiperball" or "FastGiperball"

Shadow

Shadow adds a shadow behind the text.

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X Position

Horizontal position

Y Position

Vertical position

Color

"Choose…​" will open the color palette
or
Move the sliders to change the values of the RGB and alpha channels to define the color and transparency

Glow Size

Changes the thickness of the shadow

Glow Type

Different kinds of glowing. You could select "Linear", "SlowGiperball" or "FastGiperball"

Titler Menu Bar

Active

Press the "Active" button to change the titler parameters and options

MRU

The history of the last opened titlers

Create from the marquee style

Opens the "Select a marquee style" dialog with the set of prepared marquee templates for you to use. Select the required one from the list and press the "OK" button to create a new titler based on this template.

Save a marquee style

Allows you to save your marquee style as a template

Save style as file

Exports the selected title parameters into XML file in the specified location.

Title

Add = add a new title type Remove = remove a selected title type

Background

  • Default (Checkerboard)

  • Solid color

  • Bitmap

Safe Zones

Under the "Safe Zones" tab, you can enable two safe areas that can be used as guidelines for positioning objects and titles. The values refer to the percentage of the canvas. You can change the color of these zones