Using Avid Media Composer 5 Auto Video Titler

The video titler is a great feature within the Avid composer 5 software. This works with many different types of media files and formats. It is easy to edit the footage by dragging and dropping and offers high quality finishing for excellent high definition projects. There are many different things that can be done within the titler mode. Titles can take a long time to create and insert, but with auto titles, once the basic format is created, everything gets very easy.

Step 1: Enter Mode

To enter into the titler mode, simply select the T box that is found in the toolbox at the program window. Once this is selected, the titler menu and toolbar will be shown. Other options within the titler mode include background, align, page, picture, line, text, shadow, fill and edit headings. There is a text cursor, arrow to move and select objects, oval maker, rectangle maker and line tool.

Step 2: Background

Within auto titler, a background can be created for each title. The normal default color is black, but it is possible to select any color from the palette. Change the color to match the video background or choose a different color.

Step 3: Title Text

To type on the title, simply go to the toolbox and select the cursor for text. Then, click on the screen and type in the title text. These create text boxes, and you can create as many as you want. Once the text is inserted, it can be moved anywhere within the frame or footage. Just drag and drop the written text.

Step 4: Change Title Text

It is possible to change the title once it has been added. Within the title text menu, it is possible to change the leading, kerning, justification, style, size and text fonts. There are also tools to change the video fill, alter the alignment of the title and add shadows. In order to completely center the text, it will be necessary for ht text box to not have any extra space, but be snug around the title text.

Step 5: Preview

Make sure to check the newly created title by previewing the clip. It is necessary to check because very small text may be unreadable on the final video file. Preview everything to ensure that the correct size and format is used. Titling can take a long time, so it is important to check before finalizing the clip.

Step 6: Saving

Once all the appropriate changes have been made, save the titles by exiting the titler mode. You will be prompted to save the titles that have been added. Each title file can be saved under its own name and location.

Step 7: Apply Title

It is easy to apply the title within the timeline. Put markers, in and out, where the titles go within the sequence. It is possible to drag and drop these titles directly into the clip. There are also different title effects that can be applied to the new titles. It is possible to freeze frames, reedit any of the newly applied titles, and fix any text cut off problems. Playing with different transparencies can also produce some very interesting effects.