How do you get a credit roll on half of the screen

I am trying to have my credits run on the right half of the screen while a video plays on the left half.

The duration of the event is 1:52:24. If I set the Master Scale (of the Title Container) to 50, the credits run in half the time. Setting the Speed pix/sec to 100 (the minimum value), does not slow it down enough.

If I set the X scale to 50, the credits run the full duration, but they look bizarrely smooshed.

I tried repositioning the camera, by changing the zoom and X Position values, but in order to get the credits to roll from the bottom and disappear at the top, I need to be able to keyframe the Y value of the camera position, and I can’t seem to get the camera position to retain any keyframe information. It just stays at the last value I typed in. (I am trying to keyframe the camera by hitting the add keyframe icon in the composite window.)

Does anyone know of a way to make this work?

Hi rbuswell,

I think you are making it all much more complicated than it really is.

In your NLE place a wipe on the video track you want to use. This way the video moves to the left of the screen, and the right side becomes black.
Create a title scroll just over the black part of the screen. As this scroll is separate of the video, you can move this around in time and length to your wishes.
Done, fast and simple!
This is the way I do it all the time.
You can also use a push wipe, but than your video looks squeezed.

What NLE are you using? Are you using Boris Title Studio or Boris RED?

Hope this helps!



One option in Title Studio would be to enable Text Wrap in the text generator window and then set the page width to something small, like 200. This will create a narrow column for your text roll.

You can then select the Title Container and reposition it on the left side of the screen using the interactors.

To solve the issue of the roll matching your clip length, my recomendation would be to select the Page Tab, and adjust the Header and Footer parameters at the start and end points of the clip. This will allow you to start the roll off screen and end it off screen with more precision.

To do this:

  1. Create a new Title Container and set it to Roll
  2. Create a new Text Page and enter your text.
  3. Enable Fixed Width in the text generator window
  4. Set the font size and page width to something small, in the attached photo I’ve set my font size to 20 and my page width to 227
  5. Using either the interactor or the shape position, move the container to the left of the screen so that it is positioned to your liking
  6. Select the Text Page
  7. Go to Controls
  8. Go to the Page tab
  9. With the CTI on frame 0, adjust the header value until the first line of text is just out of view.
  10. Go to the last frame and adjust the footer value until the last line of text is just out of view.

Your text will now scroll from off screen and end off screen, while occupying the left side of the frame, allowing you to position video in the right.

Let me know if that helps!