Fade titles seamlessly
as they enter or leave the frame (or any other area, such as near a graphic or
PIP) to add a terrific but subtle touch to credit rolls and text crawls. SpiceMaster
does this flexibly and quickly compared to manually creating fixed, nonadjustable
1. "Sandwich" the
title clip. Overlay your title clip above a background clip in your timeline.
Next, above BOTH clips, synch a copy of the SAME background clip that is in the bottom track. (In most systems, this means all
three clips will be directly above each other -- see image below.)
2. Put the title in motion. Use your diting software's or CG program's motion capabilities
to roll or crawl the title clip as desired.
3. Apply the SpiceMaster as effect to the TOP background
clip. Be sure to also activate the alpha channel key in the TOP clip.
How to do this depends on your editing software.
4. Set up the effect. In the main area of SpiceMaster, click the Choose
Spice File button to select a spice with the effect geometry you desire.
To feather the frame edge, for example, choose Spices/Irises1/Frame
C in the Library. Be sure to also apply some Softness.
5. Set the edge feathering. Choose the 'Hold for entire duration' Progress
preset (the small Presets button to the right of the Progress control). Then, in the Keyframes graph, drag the flat keyframe line up or down from 50% to set the feathering depth.
This technique also works for seamlessly fading other moving content besides
titles, such as PIPs (picture-in-picture effects).