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VS 9: Star Wars Style Scrolling Text

Postby rtc2901 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:48 pm

I recently watched Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and got to thinking about the scrolling text at the beginning. Here旧 how to create that effect using VideoStudio 9.

We willl start with an image that contains the text to scroll. you can create this using PhotoImpact or your favorite image editor. I create an image that is 1024 pixels wide and has a margin of at least 500 pixels on both top and bottom (see this image for an example).

In VideoStudio, do the following:

1- Import the image to the timeline.

2- On the Image tab to the left of the preview window, select Pan and Zoom, then click on Customize.

3- Resize and move the starting position window as desired. Look at the zoom ratio.

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4- Click the End tab and enter the same zoom ratio in the text box. Move the ending position window to the desired position, making sure that the line connecting the starting position and ending position is straight. Hit OK.

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5- Select the Attribute tab to the left of the preview window. Check the box to distort clip and then the box to show grid lines.

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6- In the four corners of the clip, there will be green boxes. Drag these to distort the clip so that the top is narrow and the bottom stays wide.

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7- Adjust the image duration so that the text scrolls at a readable rate.


That's it! Now you can add other clips to the project or save a video file for later use.[/img]
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Postby Terry Stetler » Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:19 am

Alternative method for WinXP SP2 users;

Open Windows Movie Maker 2 and create a title at the beginning using the Scroll, Perspective animation effect. Now click Edit Text and either type or paste in your text. Next set the font, justification etc. and add the title to the storyboard.

Scroll, Perspective is a perfect match for the Star Wars title in that it has the fade at the top etc;

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Export it as either an uncompressed *.avi or, if it's not going to be an overlay, DV clip and you're done.

Now you can import it into about any editing package you're heart desires and get great results.

Whatever tool does the job.....and the fuller your toolbox gets, the better :D :D
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Postby sjj1805 » Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:32 am

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Your images appear to have gone!
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Postby htchien » Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:23 am

I think the descriptions still help a lot.

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Postby rtc2901 » Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:44 pm

I've fixed the pictures - glad to see somebody missed them :)
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Postby sjj1805 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:55 pm

Your pictures are missing again.
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