Why Titler Pro’s Workflow is Better. Way Better (Part 1)
This post is first of a four-part series, “Getting to Know Titler Pro 3”. In this installment, we cover Titler Pro’s simplified Workflow. In Part Two, we take a look our innovative Quick Edit™ window. In Part Three, we check out the Title Designer. And in Part Four, we cover Advance Titling Properties.
Can Titler Pro truly deliver professional-grade titles in 30 seconds or less? Can it provide 3D motion titles right inside your NLE? Absolutely, it can. And far faster than you’d expect.
We built Titler Pro to be fast and easy to use from the ground up. Key to Titler Pro’s success is its powerful, yet ingeniously simple workflow.
In fact, if you’re creating titles the “old way”, you’re doing it all wrong. Why copy, modify and export when you can make changes to your text in your NLE, on the fly?
Let’s break it down for you:
Designing vs. Using Titles
Before we start our tour, it’s worth going over an important point about Titler Pro’s workflow.
Working with titles falls into two areas: Designing titles and using titles. By designing a title, we mean setting up the way it looks, how it animates, etc. Using a title on the other means entering its text and placing it in the timeline.
For example, imagine a title that announces “Cat in a Hole” at Pringle Smitt Hall:
Now imagine a different musical performance at the same venue, let’s say “The Shockers”:
In both cases, we use same title design. We didn’t design the second from scratch. We changed some text and an image, but all remaining elements stayed the same. Thus, once we designed a template, we used it to make a title. (More on this later.)
Why the “Old” Workflow Doesn’t Work
Titling programs make it cumbersome to make title changes. First you have to create the design, complete with text, motion graphics, etc. Then, if you want a second title (The Shockers), you have to make a copy of the first title, open it to edit, and painstakingly replace the text and images by hand.
This approach presents a number of problems:
- It’s inefficient. To create a title, you have to first duplicate another, then edit it.
- It’s really inefficient. Just to change the text, you have to use a full title editing app such as Adobe After Affects.
- It’s totally inefficient. To make a small change to your design, you must hand edit every copy you make, one at a time.
- It’s crazy inefficient. And to your title with a different esthetic, you must completely start over.
Who’s got time for that?
Why Titler Pro’s Workflow is Better. Way Better.
At the heart of Titler Pro are templates: complete title designs with blanks to fill in for text and images.
You can create your own templates or use dozens of pre-made ones, such as the PrimeTime, OnAir, Reflections collections and more.
With this in mind, Titler Pro 3 separates your workflow into 2 easy parts:
1) Using Titles with the Quick Edit™ window, where you can select a template and fill in the blanks.
2) And designing templates with the aptly named Title Designer.
In our next installment and with these concepts under our belt, we’ll take a look at Quick Edit. In the meantime, take a look at all that Titler Pro has to offer here.