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  • Sat, Nov 6 2010 9:25 PM

    How save font properties to reuse in multiple sessions

    I'm learning Marquee in a MC5.0.3.5 NTSC project and have set up a font to use for my many lower thirds.  By set up I mean that I have selected a base color, an edge type, color and thickness, and a drop shadow angle, color, etc, etc.  I would like to save this font configuration so that I can re-use it, exactly as is, in session after session.  Can someone tell me how to do this so that I can recall and select it in the next session?  Thanks in advance.

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  • Sat, Nov 6 2010 9:33 PM In reply to

    Re: How save font properties to reuse in multiple sessions

    How about Marquee help? Enter User Styles in the search function. Top item is then creating and deleting Styles

  • Mon, Nov 8 2010 10:01 PM In reply to

    Re: How save font properties to reuse in multiple sessions

    Right on, Andrew.  Exactly what I needed.  It highlights the usefulness of knowing the language.  I searched and searched, but never had the word "styles" come into my mind.  Your suggestion was a big help.  Now that I have digested the material in the sections you suggested   I can make Marquee work.....Almost!  I find Marquee to be very cantankerous, even unintuitive in some cases.  Wish I knew of a good substitute, but have never read of any from the MC forum users.

    Thanks, again.

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  • Mon, Nov 8 2010 10:36 PM In reply to

    Re: How save font properties to reuse in multiple sessions

    David Hackley:
    I find Marquee to be very cantankerous, even unintuitive in some cases.  Wish I knew of a good substitute,
    So do most people. Thought about Avid FX??  Douglas's tutorials on Tiles in Avid FX should be a quick and easy way to see if it will work for you as well as getting you up to walking pace in a few minutes.

    I really like the cast shadow options in Avid FX

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    Re: How save font properties to reuse in multiple sessions

    AndrewAction:
    Thought about Avid FX??  Douglas's tutorials on Titles in Avid FX should be a quick and easy way to see if it will work for you as well as getting you up to walking pace in a few minutes.

    I recommend them too! I often watch them to remind me how to do things....  Geeked

    Unfortunately the Title tool in AvidFX has some different approaches to keyframing than you may be used to in MC itself, and therefore seems daunting when you first try and use it.
    The main problem is that titles can often seem to wander aimlessly around on the screen!?

    But when you begin to understand the correct way of working with them you will find the Title Tool(Boris Grafitti) in AvidFx (Boris Red) to be extremely powerful.

    Apart from the tutorials I have posted on the MC-PC forum, I am also working on a new series specifically for the Title tool part of AvidFX.

    Good luck.

    Oh, I guess you know that AvidFX is included in the boxed version of MC, otherwise you have to order the Production Pack from Avid.

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    Douglas

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