The Titler is a versatile tool enabling you to create not just titles and credits, but animated composites as well.
The Titler is a collection of related panels. You can close the panels within the Titler without closing the Titler. You can dock the panels to each other or to other parts of the interface. When the panels are not docked to the main workspace, they appear over the other panels, or float.
Titles are added to the Project panel automatically and are saved as part of the project file.
Premiere Pro CC includes support for Indic languages, such as Hindi. You can now create titles using Indic text.
The Premiere Pro Titler supports text composition in the following languages:
- Latin and western scripts
- Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) languages
- Indian languages
In Premiere Pro CC, the World-Ready composer is integrated with Titler. You can call the Indic text engine and set a title for a project. Any subsequent title you create within that project uses the Indic text engine.
The Indic text engine supports the following Indian languages:
Choose the Mangal font and type a text string in Hindi into the Titler. You can do so in two ways:
- Enable Hindi keyboard and download the necessary font.
- Copy a text string in Hindi and paste it into the Titler.
The Indic text engine makes the Indic alphabets, such as Hindi alphabets, appear properly in the Titler, without any text overflows.
The title-safe and action-safe margins in the drawing area of the Titler designate the safe zones. These margins are enabled by default.
Safe zones are useful when you edit for broadcast and videotape. Most TVs overscan the picture. Overscanning places the outer edges of the picture outside the viewing area. The amount of overscanning is not consistent across TVs. To ensure that everything fits within the area that most TVs display, keep text within the title-safe margins. Keep all other important elements within the action-safe margins.
If you are creating content for the web or for CD, the title-safe and action-safe margins do not apply to your project. The entire image is displayed in these media.
The title templates included with Premiere Pro provide numerous themes and preset layouts that make it quick and easy to design a title. Some templates include graphics pertinent to certain subjects, such as new-baby or vacation themes. Others include placeholder text that you can replace to create credits for your movie. Some templates have transparent backgrounds, represented by dark gray and light gray squares. You can see your video beneath the title. Other templates are opaque.
You can easily change any element in the template by selecting the element and either deleting it or overwriting it. You can also add elements to the template. After you modify the template, you can save it as a title file for use in current and future projects. Alternately, you can save any title you create as a template.
You can also import title files from another Premiere Pro project as templates. If you share templates between computers, make sure that each system includes all the fonts, textures, logos, and images used in the template.
If you do not have title templates, see this document. After following instructions, your title templates will be restored.
When you apply a new template, its content replaces any content currently in the Titler.
Before Premiere Pro 2.0, Premiere Pro saved all titles as independent files separate from the project file. You can import titles created in older versions of Premiere Pro just as you import any footage. When you save the project, the imported titles are saved with the project.
Andrew Devis shows how to use, customize, and save title templates in this video tutorial on the Creative COW website.
To rename the selected template, choose Rename Template from the Templates panel menu. Type a name in the Name box, and click OK.
To delete a template, choose Delete Template from the Templates menu, and then click OK.
If you delete a template using this procedure, it is removed from the hard disk.
You can view a frame of footage in the drawing area as you create the title. Viewing the frame helps you place elements in your title. The video frame is for your reference only; it is not saved as part of the title.
Use the timecode controls in the Titler to specify the frame you want to display. The Titler displays the frame under the current-time indicator in the active sequence. Setting the frame in the Titler also moves the current-time indicator in the Program Monitor and Timeline panel. Moving the current-time indicator in the Program Monitor or Timeline panel changes the frame displayed in the Titler.
If you want to superimpose a title over another clip, add the title to the track directly above the clip. The title’s background becomes transparent, revealing the image of clips in lower tracks.
To change the frame interactively, drag the time value next to Show Video until the frame is visible in the drawing area.
To display the frame by specifying its timecode, click the time value next to Show Video and enter the frame’s timecode in the active sequence.
The Show Video value uses the same time display format specified in the project settings. For example, if 30-fps Drop-Frame Timecode is specified in Project Settings, 30-fps Drop-Frame Timecode is displayed in Show Video.