How can i use this Typewriter effect in Hitfilm4 Pro ?
The Boris effects in the effects panel has a type on text effect.
thank you !
I must be missing something. I cannot figure out how to get Boris to just give me a basic typewriter look, with the letters just appearing as if it had been typed. All of the presets are for fancier falling, zooming, fading in, etc appearances.
Why not use a Mask with a few keyframes? One keyframe per letter, but wouldn't take long to do unless you had a whole screen of text appearing.
@HitfilmSensei try zero movement, but set scale to animate from 0 to 100 in one frame with a negative offset between letters to slow down the timing. Basically trick it so the letters grow in super-fast. Disable motion blur.
In the past, I have actually animated every letter with a keyframed mask, and it does take a long time. If you change the letters (i.e. type somethinjg new in), you have to change the masking. With this, I can set up a "preset" work file, very quickly type in what I want and be good to go.
@Triem23, I fiddled around with the "Type on Reveal" settings until I got each letter to appear in a single frame. I used the "Reveal Time" to adjust the timing of the letters appearing, and it works beautifully. Thanks for you help!
Hi, can I do the same on Hitfilm 4 Express?
I'm thinking of getting an effect like text zooming in from one side of the film, and letters by letters. Or any kind of effects on texts.
You can use the Shatter Effect on text - requires an Add On from the store, as you can see in Axel's tutorial here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9xmKTlQQUs
Or You can use the simplest method ever.. Just record your screen with typing a letters yourself with a big font on a white screen . It would also get a "human touch". One disadvantage is that it is hard to edit after .
If You can record something.. record it. Big timesaver in many cases.
As a result of this conversation from last November, I did a tutorial on this topic in the free version of Hitfilm Express. It is still a lot easier and faster to do in Boris, but it is not too hard to do in Express.
@HitfilmSensei Good one!
Simple, clean, easy to follow. Great illustration of what constant keyframes can do.
Yes, I agree. And to counter my usual negative comments about everything: I liked it a lot and the little intro got me wanting there to be more of the story once the keys were found. Like: has your wife actually been kidnapped? And to revert to normal: The yellow and red Title Card banners look a bit...simple, and might, just might put people off seeing if the content is any better than the title card. It is, of course, but first impressions and all that... Edit: Also note that the bottom right word is often hidden behind YouTube showing the clip's duration in lists of videos, so don't write/place anything there.
@HitfilmSensei nice job on that video, simple use of those contanst keyframes.
@Palacono Thanks for the feedback, and I totally agree with you. I quickly put the thumbnails together when I first started the channel last May and I have used the same template ever since. I was more worried about the videos and so I didn't start off with too much of a worry in the thumbnail area. There is a certain amount of "brand recognition" momentum that goes with not changing the look and feel of your initial presentation, so I have left it the same since. However, on the other hand, it could most certainly be improved. I was thinking about making an upgrade of thumbnail, cover panel, and icon looks at the one year mark, and making a big deal out of it (sort of like how Film Riot does when they change their overall look). Maybe I ought to move that time frame up a bit.
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