Essential Graphics Panel/Titler - how to bridge the gap and improve titling (proposal)
I like the concept of the essential graphics panel but at the moment it is very basic compared to the legacy titler (that I love because it allows a great deal of customization). The reason I always preferred Premiere Pro to others is the depth of customization possible because I like to create my own graphics, animations etc.
Now, I was thinking at a solution to bridge the gap between the new essential graphics panel and the beloved titler:
- Adding the features lost in the essential graphics panel in particoular: a) add all the "fill types" for text and strokes b) allow dedicated opacity on "fill" and "stroke" (only shadow now allowed) c) allow multiple strokes d) allow sheen e) allow distort f) allow ***** g) allow different types of strokes (depth, edge)
2) Add the ability to apply effects from the effects control panel to the layers on the graphic clip separately. So if we create a text layer and a shape layer via the essential graphics panel we can apply say an alpha glow to the shape and a Gaussian blur to the text layer and manage those effects individually (whereas now the same effect is applied to all the layers on the graphic clip at the same time). A tree structure on the effects control panel for the graphic clips would give a lot of room for creativity! (see attached pic)
3) I have been asking in the past for the possibility to keyframe the parameters of the titler, and now with the essential graphic panel we have this ability and I'd like to say thank you for that! Now to improve this it would be very nice to have the ability to have Premiere creating the tweening for us. Let me explain better: currently we can create a keyframe for a text layer on a graphic clip, say we create a keyframe to make the text green. When we create a second keyframe with the colour red Premiere "jumps" from green to red like if the keyframes were set to "hold". Whereas a nice dissolve from one colour the the other would be nice. Same goes for the other properties like stroke etc. Moreove all the "Appearance" keyframes (Fill, Stroke and Shadow) are recorded as single property, whereas having separated keyframes for each properties would give so much room for customization.
Thank you very much for your consideration
Jody, I got your pdf and it looks interesting. I'll be in touch.
Jody Pirrone commented
Hey James, yes I've got that and I have already replied to you with a detailed PDF!
Let me know if you received that!
Thank you Jody.. I went to your website www.jodypirrone.uk and filled out the contact form with my email. Please contact me when you can, we would like to get some 1:1 feedback from you about bridging the gap between Legacy Titler and Graphics.
Jody Pirrone commented
Hello James, thank you for your reply, greatly appreciated.
f) allow s l a n t !!
I am replying in detail to points 2) and 3) as those require visual aid and a bit more time to better explain!
Great write up!
1) The auto filter ** something out because it probably confused it with something profane. What was this item supposed to say? ---> f) allow *****
2) If I read it right, you can already do this by how you order your effects in the ECP. Note that the ECP effects stack is always in the opposite order of the EGP layers stack.
3) Interpolating between Source Text keyframes has been on our 'nice to have' list since Graphics 1.0 (Pr 11.n). You can interpolate between appearance and other params for shape and text layers, just not the Source text properties. This is what you were asking for, correct?