Adding multiple captions in a single move sequence

Former user wrote on 2/4/2011, 11:14 AM

Have a 6 mins video of an artist playing keyboards.  I want to place the titles on the screen as he begins each tune. I can place the first one, which is set on Track 3. However, when I reach the point to place the second title, I bring up the title editor, change the title from the previous one (which is still shown on the editor screen) to the new title, but this erases the first title and replaces it with the second one...which is wrong title for the tune being played.  How do I 'lock' Title 1 so that it is not replaced by Title 2?


john-auvil wrote on 2/4/2011, 11:59 AM

I think you need to add another title text object to the arrangement if you want multiple lines of text.



In the illustration above, I have three title objects (Title 1, Title 2, Title 3).

“Title 1” and “Title 2” are on the same track, this means “Title 2” will be visible after “Title 1” completes its duration of play. Now, “Title 3” will start to display while “Title 1” is still visible (for the duration of the overlap) and “Title 2” will come in after “Title 1” ends, but “Title 3” continues for its duration.



Former user wrote on 2/4/2011, 12:09 PM

Thank you John.  Maybe I should have indicated that I do not wish the respective titles to remain on throughout the duration of the movie...I find this distracting. So my goal is to place each title on for a period of approx 15secs at the head of each tune.

john-auvil wrote on 2/8/2011, 9:03 AM

The text files that I have loaded are not for the full duration of the film. I only loaded in a small clip. You can change the duration of the text so it stays on the screen for the desired time you set, you can also have the text fade in, and fade out, and so it is very smooth and professional.



Above here, I have added in another screen shot, hopefully this, with the one I did previously will give you better insight to how it works.

Former user wrote on 2/8/2011, 9:39 AM

Hi John,  Thank you for that, but there must be something that I am doing which is not correct. Will try and explain more in deatil.

I insert Tune Title 1 on Trk 3 at my designated point.  Time it for 15 secs and fade in/out

I move to the commencement of the second tune and select the captions editor again.

I change the title and apply.

At this point I would expect to see Tune title 2 in the position I selected.


Tune title 1 changes to Tune title 2 which remains in the position that I originally selected for Tune title 1.  

It doesn't matter what I enter, I can never add the second or third titles in the designated positions...they default to position one and adopt whatever title I last compiled.

Thinking that I had to save each one I did so with Title 1. Even shut the programme down and then opened it again.

Guess what...when I came to insert the Title 2, it wiped the 'saved' version and subsituted it with the Title 2.

As I understand it all titles are designed to go on Trk 3.  Have never had reason to try this type of sequence before, so clearly there must be something I am not NOT doing between changing the titles.

cpc000cpc wrote on 5/31/2011, 8:37 PM



Adding to john-auvil: First, titles do auto go to track three if you double click on them but they (and just about any object type) can be placed on (just about) any track. AFAIK the only limitations involve some effects which have to be applied on track one objects to be compatible with 'Storyboard' rather than 'Timeline' mode, and collages.


It seems your problem is doing what you should to edit a title, rather than placing new text objects on the timelines as john's picture shows. You can either drag additional ones from the media pool or, perhaps better, do a copy / paste from your first one. The advantage being that if you have applied say a favorite font or color, you don't have to do it over and over again -- you just edit the text.


Place each title's start in line with the beginning of its tune clip and then click/drag the end of the title to give you your fifteen second duration (or set it in the title edit window). I'd probably fade out the title rather than stopping abruptly.




cpc000cpc wrote on 2/20/2012, 3:35 AM

Former Member,

I think what will be easiest is to copy / paste a title object (at tune 1) at your new position (at tune 2 etc), rather than trying to edit the first one. Each of the titles can go on track 3 as lone as you are not shoing more than one at a time.

Sorry your post seems to have been hacked by odd bods selling stuff. ;-