Adding titles with the Adobe Premiere Pro Title tool >, Advanced Digital Video Editing Techniques with Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Premiere Pro gives you the ability to create simple title clips that you can add to your edit. These are typically used as onscreen text to identify a location or someone who is speaking on-camera. Although other applications in Creative Cloud, such as Illustrator or Photoshop, allow you to create text that you can then import to Adobe Premiere Pro, using the native type engine in Adobe Premiere Pro can save you the trouble of switching back and forth between applications and having one more media file to keep track of. The type engine in Adobe Premiere Pro is quite robust and can employ all kinds of different fonts and presets for styles as well as apply text on a vector path. Titles can either be still or animated. If you are continuing from Lesson 3, this exercise may force you to make changes to the timing of your B-roll clips in Video 2. Since the lower thirds need to be read by the viewer with the identified person showing in frame, they should be on screen for at least three seconds. Make any appropriate edits to ensure that there is no B-roll in your edit showing behind the lower thirds. Let’s add some title clips to the Timeline that will be temporary lower third graphics. These titles will get replaced later with animated motion graphics that will identify the on-camera speakers. The New Title window appears. Leave the current values for Width, Height, Timebase, and Pixel Aspect Ratio as is. In the Name field, type lowerThird-temp and click OK. The Titler will appear with a collection of panels, all of them related to title design. A Tools panel contains a Selection tool and a Type tool along with Font Family and Font Style fields, a Font Size value, type-alignment buttons, Spatial Transform properties, and Type Color properties. Also, a miniature monitor allows you to see how your title will look when superimposed over the current clip in your Timeline. This monitor shows two concentric rectangles that represent the action safe area (the outer rectangle), as well as the title safe area (the inner rectangle). In most cases, you don’t want to place titles on the edge of a frame. These rectangles provide a general visual guide to ensure that the titles you create will reliably show in the final video with a sufficient space buffer around them. Earlier on in the work of digital filmmaking it was more important to be mindful of the Safe Margins, which indicate the area of the frame that can potentially become cut off when a video is broadcast on a television or 4:3 playback device. Although digital video is more commonly geared toward exhibition on the Web, it is still good practice to keep titles and graphics within this sector of the frame. Click the Settings button in the Program Monitor, marked by a wrench, and toggle on Safe Margins. With the Type tool, click in the lower left area of the frame. Type Name Here. Press Return (Enter) to make a line break, then type Title Here. Scrub the playhead in your Timeline when the Title panel is open to show how a title will look over different shots. Now you’ll make copies of this placeholder lower third for the remaining graphics that you will make in the next lesson. Now you will make a new bin, for graphics. You will be making more graphics very soon, and you will want to keep them organized. A serif is a typographic detail on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and numbers. A serif leads the eye to the next letter, but they are only visible at high resolutions, such as in print. When displayed with limited pixels, serif fonts can create visual artifacts in video frames and thus affect legibility. Sans serif fonts can sometimes look more modern and were developed specifically to be used in electronic media. They feature even spacing between letters and even thickness of the font elements, resulting in legible type onscreen. Source.