Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Scrolling text

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011

    Default Scrolling text

    I am making an animated menu background for a video game mod, and as a starting point I have a pdf containing lines of evenly separated text. Is there a simple way to make premiere cut up the text into strips along each row and have them scroll across the screen at a variable speed, or am I just better off doing something with flash?

    Shrunk version of menu background:

    EDIT: Whoops, I see now I posted in the wrong section of the forums. Can an administrator move this to a more appropriate one?
    Last edited by ___; 07-26-2011 at 06:29 AM.

  2. #2


    There's probably a third party plug-in that would make this a lot easier, or After Effects is more suited to the job. I don't know flash but if you do and can do it quicker/easier than the following you'd be better using it for sure.

    To do it in Premiere:

    1. Create a video track for each line of text you want to scroll and put a version of your image on each track.
    2. Crop each image on each track so as you only have 1 line of text on each track.
    3. Animate the layer position properties with key frames to scroll over time at the rate you want.

    Last edited by david walsh; 07-26-2011 at 09:57 AM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011


    David, thanks for the reply -- this is exactly the answer I needed.

    Looks like it is time for me to break out the premiere tutorials

  4. #4


    No problem, you might want to read my first post again, as I just edited it as I wrote the second step wrong.


Similar Threads

  1. Scrolling Text in Vegas Platinum 16:9 Projects
    By lothtjosh in forum Sony Vegas video editing apps
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-05-2010, 07:35 PM
  2. Looking to cut out the scrolling text on bottom of CNN or news networks
    By thewalrusking in forum Adobe Premiere, Premiere Elements, and After Effects
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-17-2009, 09:46 AM
  3. How to make pictures scrolling with text.
    By janneby in forum Sony Vegas video editing apps
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-16-2009, 09:56 PM
  4. Scrolling text wrecked when converted to MP4
    By Karen in forum General video editing software help and advice
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-02-2009, 04:23 PM
  5. How to add scrolling text in VEGAS
    By greenlight in forum Sony Vegas video editing apps
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-19-2007, 06:17 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts