Bugfix (vertical jump) ?
The first checkbox takes care of a small bug of Final Cut Pro 4/HD and Final Cut Express. In some cases it is possible that a slowly rolling text "jumps" up and down by 1 pixel. If this happens in your project, simply check this checkbox and the text wont jump again. This bug is bound to the resolution and the aspect-ration of your project. If you use the same resolution and aspect-ratio in another project, this FCP/FCE bug will also appear there and you have to check this checkbox in the new project too.
Enter the text into this text-field. You don't necessarily have to write the text in this text field, you can also write the text within a comfortable text editor and copy and paste it into this text field.
The text must also contain the alignment commands. There are 9 font-settings and 9 different images you can define. These commands look like this:
#F1 selects font-setting no.1
#F2 selects font-setting no.2
#F3 selects font-setting no.3
and so on...
#I1 places image no.1 in the current line
#I2 places image no.2 in the current line
#I3 places image no.3 in the current line
and so on...
With the font-selection commands (#F1, #F2,...) you can tell the following text which below defined font-setting should used. Please note that the alignment style is defined by the font settings and not by the order of the text within the text-field. For example: If the alignment of font-setting 1 is set to "Right" and the alignment of font-setting 2 is set to "Left" and you enter this text:
...the word "Director" will appear on the right side and not, as it looks like in the text-field, on the left side.
To insert an image you only have to define the wanted image in the below image settings section and add #I1, #I2,... to the text.
You can use as much font-selection commands and image-insertions within the same line of the text as you like.
Check this checkbox for a higher vertical movement quality.
Show all Margins
This option helps to create a better placement of the text. Check this checkbox to see all margins in the canvas. The margins will be shown in different colors. The used colors are shown in brackets.
Left Margin (Yellow)
Right Margin (Cyan)
With these two margins you can define the left and right border of the text and affect all alignment-styles.
All text entered in the text-field will placed in lines. The height of each line has always the same size. With this slider you can define the height of each line. It should be greater than the smallest font-size. If you use fonts taller than the lineheight you should insert empty lines to prevent overlapping text.
This defines the gap in the center when you use the alignment-styles "Left of center" and "Right of center". If you have checked the "Show all Margins" checkbox, you can see two gray lines in the canvas. These two lines show you the used gap.