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Sub-Title V4.0

Create perfect and beautiful looking Sub-Titles


The Sub-Title-generator for Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express

General Info


Sub-Title V4.0 provides you with lots of specifically designed functions, all optimized to create smooth scrolling sub-titles. One of the most prominent features is the block building feature. This feature makes it easy to group up text blocks that belong together. Additionally it is very easy to create wonderful glowing borders around the text. Read the below manual for a full list of all features of Sub-Title V4.0.

Configuration

General


Direction
Here you can define the direction of the sub-titles.



To the left
The sub-titles will move to the left.


To the right
The sub-titles will move to the right.


Use position
If this setting is chosen, the control-field position will be activated.


Position
If "Use position" is selected in the above "Direction"-popup menu, this slider will define the position of the sub-titles will be shown. This can be used (for example) to move the sub-titles softly from one position to another using keyframes.


Alignment



None
The text in all three rows will not be aligned and therefor will not be upon each other.


Left
The text will be aligned to the left.


Center
The text will be aligned in the center.


Right
The sub-titles will move to the right.


Global Gap
Defines the gap between each textblock.


Soften Text
This softens the borders of the text. High settings will blur the text in a dramatic way.


Global Text Opacity


This slider affects the opacity of all three text-lines.

Fade-in (%)
Fade-out (%)

These two sliders defines how long it takes until all three text-rows will be completely visible. It depends on the length of the Sub-Title generator in the timeline how long it actually will take. A setting of 10 for the "Fade-in" slider means that after 10 percent of the length of the generator the text will be completely visible.


Outline - Upper Layer
Outline - Lower Layer


With this section a highly adjustable border can be generated around the text. This section is divided in an upper layer and a lower layer. The behavior of both layers are absolutely identical. The only difference is that the upper layer is overlaid onto the lower layer. If the upper layer completely overlaps the lower layer you wont see the lower layer anymore.


A common use of this feature is, when you create a dark border around the text with the upper layer and a colorful shining glowing area with the lower layer.





Enable Outline
With this checkbox you can activate or deactivate the selected layer.

Width
This slider controls the with of the border. A setting of "1" will create a very small border. Higher settings expand the border.


Small border Wide border


Dark area
Here you can control the behavior of the border of the outline. Higher settings will darken the outline more. This feature only affects the border of the outline.


Low setting High setting


Softness
This slider softens the outline. This feature is different from the Dark area feature. Softness blurs the whole outline. Dark area only affects the border of the outline.


Low setting High setting


Opacity
Here you can control the opacity of the outline. Use this slider to create transparent outlines. This feature only affects the outline itself. The text will not be affected.


Opacity set to 0 Opacity set to 50


Position
Offset
Angle

If you want to create a 3-dimensional looking outline, you can move the outline by an offset into a specific direction. Use Offset to move the outline. Use Angle to define the direction where the outline should be moved.



Texture
Color

Here you can define the color of the outline.


Clip/Image
If you want to use a texture you can apply a image or a video clip here. If you don't apply anything here, the above defined color will be used.


Offset Clip
This defines the offset (frames) that will be added to the movie. This setting has no effect if you use an image.


Background


Mode
Use this popup to select the background mode.



Transparent
Select this if the background should be transparent.


Solid Color
Select this to fill the background with a color that can be defined with the below setting.


Clip/Image
Select this to place a clip or an image in the background.


Opacity
This slider controls the opacity of the background if "Solid Color" or "Clip/Image" is selected with the above "Mode" popup menu.


Color
This slider defines the color of the background if "Mode" is set to "Solid Color".


Clip/Image
Drop the desired clip or image here. Any image or clip Final Cut Pro/Express can handle can be used.


Offset Movie
This defines the offset (frames) that will be added to the clip applied in the above "Clip/Image" field. This slider is deactivated if you have applied an image.


Composite Mode
This defines the composite-mode of the text over the background.


There are 12 modes:


Normal, Add, Subtract, Screen, Lighten, Darken, Multiply, Desaturate, Desaturate (inverted), Invert, Invert (inverted), Alpha


Text Opacity
This controls the opacity of the text. This slider is only active if "Solid Color" or "Clip/Image" is selected with the above "Mode" popup menu.


Colored Bar


Mode
Use this popup to add a bar behind the Sub-Titles.



Upper
Lower
These two sliders define the vertical position of the upper and the lower boundary of the colored bar. It is no problem to move the upper boundary below the lower boundary. In this case the upper boundary automatically will be handled as the lower one.



Feather
Use this slider to feather the boundaries of the bar.


Opacity
Here you can define the opacity of the colored bar.


Color
This defines the color of the colored bar. You must set "Mode" to "Solid Color" to use this function.


Clip/Image
If you want to use your own pattern instead of a solid color, you have to put the desired clip or image here. Any image Final Cut Pro/Express can handle can be used. "Mode" must be set to "Clip/Image" to use this function.


Offset Movie
This defines the offset (frames) added to the movie.


Mask


Mask
Use this feature if the sub-titles should fade in or out on the left and right border. The manual settings generate a border on the left and the right side of the screen. With the clip/image-feature you can use your own mask taken from the applied clip or image.



no mask
The mask is turned of.


Use manual settings
Select this to use the manual settings.


Use Movie/Map
Select this to use a movie or map defined below.


Manual settings
Show Margins
Turn this feature on to see the borders of the generated mask in the canvas.


Left (Green)
Feather
Angle left


Right (Blue)
Feather
Angle right

With these controls you can define the position, the softness and the angle of the left and right borders.


Clip/Image
Clip/Image

If you want to use your own pattern used as a mask, you have to put the desired clip or image here. Any image Final Cut Pro/Express can handle can be used. To use this function you must set "Mask" to "Clip/Image".


Row 1 - 3


Text
Place the text in this field. Each row of this text-field will be above or below the corresponding row of the other two text-fields if you have chosen any other alignment than none.


Font
Select the desired font with this popup menu.


Size
This selects the size of the font.


Aspect
This defines the aspect ratio of the text. The text will only change it's size in vertical direction.


Style
Choose the style of the text with this popup menu.



Spacing
This defines the spacing between the letters of the text.


Y-Position (%)
This defines the vertical position of the row.


Auto Kerning
Check this checkbox to enable auto-kerning.


Gap
Defines the size of the gap between each textblock.


X-Offset
This defines a horizontal offset of the row.


Texture
Color-Mode



Use color 1
Only color 1 will be used.


Alternate colors 1 + 2
The colors 1 and 2 will alternate from textline to textline (block), beginning with color 1.


Use Clip/Image
A below defined image or movie will be used as a texture instead of a color.


Color 1
Color 2

This defines the colors 1 and 2.


Clip/Image
If you want to use your own texture, you have to put the desired clip or image here. Any image Final Cut Pro/Express can handle can be used. To use this function you must set "Color-Mode" to "Use Clip/Image".


Offset Clip
This defines the offset (frames) that will be added to the clip.


Opacity Clip/Image
Here you control the opacity of the applied clip.


Clip/Image 1 - 9


Here you can define up to 9 image-settings. All 9 sets of configurations carry the same controls. To select an image just place (for example) #I1 (for image no.1) in a line. The line may not contain any other text.


Clip/Image
Drop the desired clip or image into this field.


Offset
This defines the offset (frames) that will be added to the beginning of the clip. This setting has no effect if you use an image.


Size (%)
This defines the size of the clip.


Y-Offset
Defines a vertical offset. Lower settings will move the clip or image upwards on the screen.


Rotation
With this option you can rotate the clip or image.


Opacity
Define the opacity of the image.


Cut Border
Top
Left
Right
Bottom

Most video-clips have black borders. With the cut-border-controls you can cut off these unwanted borders. You can cut each side individually.

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