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How does one pause a crawl

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Is it possible to stop a credit roll (crawl) or pause a credit roll?


Thank you in advanced for any help.



Final Cut Pro 7, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • RatVega™ Level 4 Level 4 (1,855 points)
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    Sep 25, 2013 2:50 PM (in response to 30framesasecond)

    You can create the illusion of a (finite) pause by going to a still.

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (9,360 points)
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    Sep 26, 2013 10:27 AM (in response to 30framesasecond)

    If you are using Boris Title Crawl (Roll) to move make your crawl (roll), then it has the controls to freeze and hold the crawl (roll) when you want, and then resume crawling (rolling), etc.


    If you look at the controls for Boris Title Crawl, and scroll all the way the bottom of the controls, you will see a paddle for "Percent Complete".

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    You turn it on by clicking the Use Percent Complete check box.


    Go to the start of where you want the roll to start and place a keyframe on percent complete, leaving the percent complete at "0".


    Now move your playhead on the timeline to where you want the roll to pause (still). Place another keyframe there, and adjust the paddle for Percent Complete to get the text you want displayed and stilled positioned at that point. If you back up and play the effect now, you will see that the text crawls (rolls) from the first keyframe and the stops where you place the second.


    If you want it to hold at that point and resume crawling (rolling) then position the playhead where you want the crawl (roll) to resume and place a keyframe there. Then move the playhead to where you want the text to roll (crawl) off screen, place another keyframe there, and move the Percent Complete paddle for that keyframe all the way to the right to get the text to move off screen.


    If you want your crawl (roll) to glide to a stop as opposed to a hard stop when it stills, control-click on the keyframe you placed to stop the crawl (roll) and select Smooth from the drop down menu.




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