In this article our good friend Kevin P. McAuliffe talks about the differences between the latest version of NewBlueFX Titler Pro 4 and the older versions that come bundles with the various flavors of Avid Media Composer. Titler Pro has come a long way and the features and performance of Titler Pro 4 will blow you away. If you are an Avid editor you owe it to yourself to check it out and add it to your NLE toolbox.
ProVideo Coalition by Kevin P. McAuliffe
Avid Media Composer editors are in an interesting time right now. We are editors without titling, assuming we’re working in larger than HD projects. As we know, the Title Tool and Marquee have not been updated yet, so we’re looking for alternatives. What most editors don’t realize is that whether you’re on the perpetual or subscription license, you actually have access to a third party titling effect called Titler Pro from NewBlueFX. It’s a little bit confusing as to what you get, based on the type of license you have, so let’s break it down before we talk about Titler Pro 4.
WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE
Now, as I said before, both Perpetual and Subscription license editors using Media Composer 8 will get a “flavor” of Titler Pro (TP), it just varies a little as to which ones you get. Perpetual license holders get access to TP 1&2 and Subscription editors get access to TP 2 and 2.5. Now I know you’re probably thinking “2.5? What’s up with that?” Well, I’ve included a chart below that outlines the main differences between version 2, 2.5 and 4 to show you the real “meat and potatoes” of version 4. At this point I want to stop and point something out that’s very important. If you’ve never used TP, please do not judge it based on version 1 or 2 that you currently get for free, as it has made huge leaps and bounds that we’re going to cover in this review. If you’re not a fan of TP currently (I was not a huge fan of version one or two either), stick with me until the end of the review, and I can guarantee that you’ll be impressed by what you see.
Nnow that we’re at version 4, to be honest, I’m blown away. For an effect that I had pretty much written off, NewBlueFX has taken what was a very basic effect, and made it a super powerful, super easy to use effect that the more I use it, the more I’m impressed by it, and I can definately say at this point that if you’re a Media Composer editor and you’ve used Titler Pro in the past and didn’t like it, you owe it to yourself, and your clients to check out version four. For me, it’s one of the best single plug-ins out on the market today, and worth every penny of the $399 that NewBlueFX is charging for it. read more...