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    • Marianna
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    MC Titler+ Improvements in Beta 2020.x to 2021.x

    Here is the list that is being worked on for MC 2020.12 and the Titler+ feature.  I have included  items in in bold below with some added details if I had access to them.

    NOTE:  Since we’re still testing these through Beta, so some items could change a little depending on Beta feedback and results.

    The Selection Modes address the biggest complaints from the community...... 

    * New Selection Modes – Text Mode and Move Mode

    Text Mode - When in TEXT mode, you can type anywhere and create a text layer at that location.  You can also return to an existing text layer directly to make some changes.

    You can exit typing by simply pressing escape, turning OFF text or select move mode.

    Move mode - In that mode, you cannot edit text. This is to make sure you change the position and other attributes of your text without changing the text itself.

    Clicking anywhere on the text turns on the bounding box.

    For text, the bounding box does not show the center handles to modify the aspect ratio anymore, as this was tripping up users

    Use shift-click to show those handles as well and for entering unconstrained mode (change text aspect ratio).   

    Double-clicking on a selected box turns into Text mode for quick text editing (“Escape” to quit mode).

    Changing properties (text color, shadow etc..) when the bounding box is selected affects the entire text in the box (not a new behavior, just a reminder that you don’t need to do “Select All”)

    No mode - When no mode is selected, you can still select a layer.  As just mentioned above, you can change the properties of the entire text by selecting the box

    * Keyboard shortcuts added for Bold, Underline, Italic, Group/Ungroup, Justification Left, Center, and Right, and Center of Screen

    * Roll and Crawl Improvements (scroll bars to view the entire text)

    * Vertical Typing 

    Items we’re working on that might make 2020.12, but may move to 2021.x include:

    • Text Highlight: Selected text is highlighted for better visibility
    • Keyboard shortcuts to enter Text and Move modes 
    • Apply Effect on Title: Apply an effect only to the Title media, not the image behind it
    • Flashing Cursor: Cursor flashes for better visibility

    Of course we are also working on bug fixes that many of you have reported........

    Hope this helps and THANK YOU to all the folks testing this for us to ensure we get it robust and right!

    Marianna 

     

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  • Tue, Dec 8 2020 5:13 PM In reply to

    • bonang
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    Re: MC Titler+ Improvements in Beta 2020.x to 2021.x

    While we wait for fixes to be implemented, a question about legacy versions. As you write above, there should be some improvements in 2020.12, and more in 2021.x. Since many of us find Titler+ largely unworkable at present, will improvements to Titler+ be added to future legacy versions? IOW, if 2021.x finally has a stable, navigatable, consistent Titler+, will those core improvements be added to future 2020.x.x releases for those permanent license holders to download should they no longer purchase annual support & upgrades?

    As you sense, I feel Avid has let us down by a less-than-robust titler in Avid - still quite inferior to the basic but well-functioning Title Tool -  since Titler+'s first release almost 2.5 years ago, and that Avid owes those of us who have stuck it out so far a decent titler. This from an Avid system owner of 28 years, and an even longer user (and "Avid" proselytizer.) 

    Avid MC 2021.6 with Symphony option | HP zbook 17" G3 / i7 6820HQ / 32GB RAM / 512GB SSD / WIN 10 PRO 64 / nVidia m3000m w/ 461.72 driver / BMD UltraStudio... [view my complete system specs]

    Keith

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