BCC Title Studio Drop Shadow defaults

Using BCC Title Studio with Avid MC 8.8
When I copy a title and make a change to the text, the Drop Shadow reverts to a default.

How can I make it so that the Drop Shadow remains the same as the original text, so that I do not have to keep resetting the parameters of the Drop Shadow?

Thank you.
Edward Salier, ACE

Hi Edward,

So I created a title in Avid MC using BCC Title Studio and added a drop shadow to the text while in the Title Studio UI. Then I copied that title to a bin. I then dragged it from the bin onto another clip in the sequence and the text with drop shadow remained exactly the same as the initial instance of the effect.

Is this the method that you’re using? If so you should have the same results. I’m working with the current release version of Continuum in the current release version of Avid.

Thanks,
Peter.

Hi Peter:
Thanks for your response.

When the title is copied, either in the timeline or to a bin, the drop shadow parameters do not change.

However, as soon as I modify the text, wishing to keep all the parameters unchanged, the drop shadow parameters revert to an apparent default. (In attached example, all that I did was remove a space between “Los” and “Angeles”.

I am attaching screenshots of the examples and the BCC Version info. I am on Avid MC 8.8, HighSierra.

Thanks so much.

Edward Salier
Los Angeles, CA
310 210 3236

http://www.prospectandgold.com

Hi Peter:

As another example of the issue, I am copying a very recent post to the Avid L2 group from an individual having the exact same issue as I am having.

Thanks again, Ed

Avid and BCC Title Studio?

Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2023 11:40:54 PST






Super novice in BCC Title Studio. I have muscled my way to a two line lower third and sorted out the Shape Position to move the text to lower left corner with the text left justified. I’m applying the drop shadow in the Controls Panal. I set the composite Pos X to left and the Pos Y to bottom. All this seems to play okay but when I duplicate the BCC effect for the next credit page and start retyping the text gets positioned back to the center of the frame and I have to manually re-enter Shape Postition Pos X and Pos Y. I thought I was just typing over the existing text and I don’t understand why it moves the newly typed text back to center screen. Anybody understand the logic BCC Title Studio is using. Again I’m novice so there may be something very basic I don’t understand about the structure of this tool.


It’s so nice to have to learn an interface that has the complexity of BCC Red/Avid fx when all I need it classic Title Tool functionality.



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Hi Edward,

So I created a title in Avid MC using BCC Title Studio and added a drop shadow to the text while in the Title Studio UI. Then I copied that title to a bin. I then dragged it from the bin onto another clip in the sequence and the text with drop shadow remained exactly the same as the initial instance of the effect.

Is this the method that you’re using? If so you should have the same results. I’m working with the current release version of Continuum in the current release version of Avid.

Thanks,
Peter.

Hi Eduard,

I’ve tried and I can’t reproduce this on my end, but then, I’m working with the current version of Continuum (2023/v.16) and the current version of Avid MC but you’re on 2019/v.12 which is 4 revs back from that.

The possibility remains that this could be an old issue with the software, which has since been fixed and the only way to really find out if this is the case would be for you to download and install the latest version of Continuum, start a new project in Avid and see if the problem remains reproducible on your system.

Do you think it might be possible for you to try that?

Thanks,
Peter.

Hi Peter:

I did try to install a more recent version a while ago, however, it seems my HighSierra system could not accommodate the newer version.

Thank you for checking on this issue for me. I guess I have to do a major upgrade at some point.

Best regards,
Ed