FCE simple question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ercw, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. ercw macrumors regular

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    #1
    I want a white background for my title , so I set it white in the control tab and I set the alpha the white as well. the result is exactly what I expect in the viewer but the background becomes black again in the canvas. I know it has to be in front of my face but I cant figure out.
    Any idea?

    Thanks
     
  2. lighthouse_man macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you just layer a color render screen from Video Generators tab and add the title as text as a layer on top of it?
     
  3. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    Lighthouse_man is right, that's how it's done. You also need to mind that it is broadcast safe, and depending what kind of look you are wanting to go with, I would put some sort of light gradient/texture on it as well.

    What version of FCE do you have? You ought to consider using LiveType for your titles.
     
  4. gibbygoo macrumors newbie

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    ok but why does he get the white background in the viewer but not the canvas.?
     
  5. gibbygoo macrumors newbie

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    p.s. as far as I can tell there is no video generators tab
     
  6. RatVega macrumors member

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    The options in the View pop-up menu are only for viewing convenience and do not affect the timeline.

    Yes, adding a color matte to the timeline is "how it's done", and if broadcast legality is an issue, set the opacity to 98% to keep it legal.

    And yes, there's a generator pop-up; it's the little filmstrip button in the lower right corner of the viewer.
     

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