STEP 1: Set your position
Park the Position Indicator over a title segment in your Timeline (make sure the segment’s track is turned on).
STEP 2: Enter your mode
Enter the Effect Mode by clicking the Effect Mode button, or hitting the right-bracket key on your keyboard ("]").
STEP 3: Open the Title tool
In the Effect Editor window, click the Other Options button (the little button to the left of the word "Title").
STEP 4: Make changes to your title
Once inside the Title tool, make any needed changes to your title, then
close the tool by clicking the box in the upper-left corner of its
STEP 5: Save your new clip
The Save dialog appears-click the Save button and your title is now
modified. You’ll find a new title clip in the same bin as your
sequence; your original title clip remains intact in its original
location. I find this particularly useful for updating slates on my
rough-cuts, which tend to change daily. Again, there is always more
than one way to skin a cat in Xpress Pro/DV-but the more you know the
better, and the better you can make the machine work for you!
Bob Donlon, Founder, Bleecker Street Productions
Bob Donlon is an award-winning editor, animator, and musician whose credits include Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Beavis and Butt-head.
His production company produces TV commercials, travel programming,
music videos and animations. He is also one of the authors of the
tutorial book Avid Xpress Pro and DV on the Spot.
Music video for "Room" from Dasher’s debut CD, Panoramic Blast
Sony PDX-10 DVCAM
DVD encoding/authoring with Sonic Creator
Web encoding with Discreet cleaner
Mac G4 dual 1.25 GHz system, Adobe After Effects
Bleecker Street Productions
77 Bleecker Street, Suite 918
New York, NY 10012