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Groups of Motion Effects in the Title Editor

Groups of Motion Effects in the Title Editor By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, March 31, 2013
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 21 & S16-S20 Tutorials / Edition  -  Previous tutorials
Published on Sunday, March 31, 2013
Created on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:01 AM

Recently in the news article "Create a Pseudo Montage Theme with the Title Editor", I told you :
"This tutorial is the latest in a series that has helped you gradually discover the wealth of possibilities in the AVID Studio title editor.". This was without taking into consideration the insight of some of our readers ...
One of you wants to combine several motion effects in the same title and would like to know if this is possible. My first answer was yes because I had already done some testing of this possibility. But then, I had to dig a little deeper to support my answer and why not add a little more.

To refresh your knowledge of the editors basic functions, you can watch these tutorials :

Step 1 : The Basic Procedure (Refresher)

Creation of a classic title with multiple layers:

Creating a Title
  1. Insert your clip on the default A/V(2) track;
  2. Select the A/V(1) track located above A/V(2) so that it becomes the main track by default and make sure the scan cursor is correctly positioned at the desired location to insert the title;
  3. Click the "T" button. A title will be created with the time selected in your project settings in the Control Panel. You can change this time either from the title editor or directly on the timeline. To appreciate the mixing of the two effects options, a duration of 15 seconds is a good choice to see the full details of mixing the two motions.

You were automatically directed to the Title Editor when you pressed the "T" icon.

  1. A text layer is created by default;
  2. Right click on the header of this layer, and select "Copy Layer" from the context menu to create a second identical layer.

You can also simply press CTRL + C.

Copy a layer

To create the second layer identical to the default layer:

  1. Right-click in the free zone below the default layer;
  2. Select "Paste" from the context menu to create the second layer.

You can also simply press CTRL + V.

Paste the copied layer

To apply multiple motion effects, we need to group the layers.

  1. Select the two layers and right-click;
  2. Select "Grouping / Group" from the menu to group the two layers.

You can also use the "Group / Ungroup" button from the toolbar or simply press CTRL + G.

Grouping layers
Step 2 : The Trick to Using Two Motion Effects on the Same Layer

The second layer you created was needed for you to create a layer group.

  1. Now that the layer group is created, you can select the second layer to remove it;
  2. Select "Delete Layer" from the context menu to keep only the group layer and the first layer.

You can also simply use the "Delete" key.

Deleting a layer

Now you have to add the motion effects. For this tutorial, I used Enter motion effects but any effects can be used.

  1. Select the GroupLayer;
  2. As an example, apply the 27-Rotate effect (the back side of this text is at the top of the screen, after a rotation of 180° it is facing front in the middle of the screen).
Add an input motion effect to the layer group

To conclude:

  1. Select the default layer;
  2. Apply, in this case, the 01-Type effect (typewriter effect in which the characters appear one after the other).
Add entry effect motion to the default layer

You will see the back side of the text at the top of the screen, and then as it is rotating 180° it will be placed in the middle of the screen with the front side facing out while each letter is gradually revealed typewriter style.

Using the same principle, you can try other combinations such as 27-Rotate and 25-Letters from Right e.g.

Do not forget to click OK to return to the Movie tab ....

Your title should look something like this video:

Step 3 : Bonus

Now that you know that it is possible to do two effects with two layers ... why not try three layers?

A title with three motions effects

As a bonus, here's a title with three layers:

  1. The Group Layer with the 03-Page from Infinity effect;
  2. The default layer with the 01-Type (typewriter) effect ;
  3. A copy of the default layer grouped with the default layer and with the same 01-Type effect but with text settings modified to create a 3D effect or a shadow of the text characters.

In the video, you should get this result:

Step 4 : And a Different Motion Effect on Two Layers ... is it Possible?

If I let you see the video first, you can't say it's not possible.

I will simply explain the procedure, then it's up to you to try it or not, depending on your willingness to try ...

A title with two layers and different effect on each motion layers

The procedure is very simple, after automatic creation of the first layer, you then copy and paste. You now have two identical layers. You can then apply a different effect to each motion layer, and even modify some parameters of the layers.

Title Layer Motion Modified parameters Observations
1 Layer 1 Enter 27-Rotate Fill Red
Layer 2 Enter 02-Page back    
2 Layer 1 Enter 01-Type Fill Blue
Layer 2 No effec motions    
3 Layer 1 Enter 02-Page back Fill Yellow
Layer 2 No effec motions    
4 Layer 1 Enter 27-Rotate Fill Blue
Layer 2 Enter 02-Page back    
5 Layer 1 Enter 01-Type Fill Red
Layer 2 Enter 01-Type Duration of effect motion -20% Relative duration Layer 1
6 Layer 1 Emphasis 10-Drunk Fill Red
Layer 2 Emphasis 14-Wave of letters    
7 Layer 1 Exit 05-Fade online Fill Red
Layer 2 Exit 06-Trailer    
8 Layer 1 Exit 41-Bouncer Fill Red
Layer 2 Exit 32-Roll torsion    

The following parameters were used to create the above video. Now everything is a matter of personal taste: you either like it or you don't ...

{Screen Captures were made with the help of Snagit 10 by TechSmith}

{Thanks to Loosecannon for the fine tuning}

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Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Sunday, March 31, 2013 2:42 PM
This is an incredible tutorial by Le Papy!! I loved the step 4 of the tutorial, this Pinnacle Studio software can do things unexpected, I confess that it left me speechless, I do not have half of the knowledge of the software that Le Papy has. You're a master in the field, and I think we can all express our thanks to you for all that you do here, you help us in discovering quite amazing features, that we just put into practice afterwards...


videoman3857 By # videoman3857 @ Tuesday, April 2, 2013 8:46 AM
Le Papy well done!
Once again your talent shines.
My friends and graphics club members use Studio 15 and Step 4 has inspired me to try this in the studio 15.
Thank you very much for sharing

Le Papy bien fait!
Une fois de plus votre talent brille.
Mes amis et membres du club graphiques utilisent Studio 15 et l'Étape 4 m'a inspiré à essayer cela dans le studio 15.
Merci beaucoup pour le partage

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