Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 1:38 PM (in response to vin0123)
The way I do it is to use Apple's Keynote App.
First let me say that iMovie titles are designed to help create readable text at a size large enough to read and keep you in the Video-safe areas of the screen. There are a lot of titles, but they are not as flexible as you might like. You could use the "Ticker" title and there is a typing effect, but you do not have much control over where the title appears on the screen.
However, there is an Apple app called Keynote which is great at text. If I need to do some complex typing and use it in iMovie, I will create it in Keynote, then Export it from Keynote as a QuickTime Movie in timed advance mode (not manual advance). I will then use it in iMovie. With keynote, you have total control over the font, the background color, the size, and hundreds of text effects.
Here is a sample of using Keynote to create a "green screen" clip that I then use in iMovie.
Here is a sample of using Keynote to create a file that I use as a Picture in Picture in iMovie.
Not only that, you get to see my cat!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 5:33 AM (in response to AppleMan1958)
Thanks a lot! Except for the 20$ i had to pay for Keynote, your method works! It just ***** that imovie 11 has not a lot of effects...