Who writes the credits in films

Credits at the end of the video

Use material in your videos that from third was made available? You might want to sign up for it at the end of the video thank you or there is even an obligation in the terms of use that swell to be mentioned in the video credits (i.e. in the credits). In this article we would like to show three variants with which you can insert credits in SlideShow at the end of the video. The source reference object is brand new.

1. Credits at the end of the video - the easy way

If you can use the credits at the end of the video fast and easy want to insert, take the object "Credits - easy". You can find it in the "Objects" tab in the "Labels" section. Drag it from the toolbox to the very end of the timeline.
A black background is inserted that you can write on. To do this, open the object in the timeline and click on the text object. Now enter your credits in the “Properties” area.
If you have also used an intelligent template, all elements used in it are automatically inserted here, such as music sources or the names of the fonts.

The more text you enter, the smaller the font. The font size always adapts to the amount of text so that all credits can be seen immediately.

Credits at the end of the video very simply with the credits object

With long projects, it can be tedious to go through the whole project again and gather all the information at the end. With version 11 there is now that too Source citation object. You can use this in your show when creating it, as soon as source-relevant information is available. The credits object reads this information and displays it automatically.

Use a citation object

As soon as you have an object whose source you would like to name, mark the object and select "Combine selection into chapters" on the left edge of the timeline. Now you have a chapter about your selected object. Drag the Credentials object from the Toolbox to the Timeline under the object. In the properties of the object, set the media type - picture, video, music or font - and enter the text that names the source.


In order to provide a general reference to the source or to leave information about the background music, you can also insert the reference object at a different location, for example in an additional track at the bottom.

If you then insert the credits object at the end of your show, it will display all stored sources sorted by type.

When playing, the information from the source objects is displayed in the credits object.

2. Credits at the end of the video - like on TV

When a program ends on TV, you usually only see a small list of credits at the end of the contribution - they usually overlay the picture a little. In the image below you can see that there is a transparent, blue bar above the photo on the right. On this you can see the credits.

Credits are shown at the end while you see one last scene.

Here the credits are superimposed on the last scene - the last image or the last part of the video is displayed at the same time as the credits. That means you do this traces need. Ideally, you have already used chapters. In this example the photos are in one chapter.

Now drag a Flexi-Collage from the Toolbox into the Timeline under the last section - drag the Flexi-Collage onto the text "Move here to create a new track". All elements that belong to the video credits are now included in the Flexi collage:

  • a transparent one rectangle from the "Shapes" area (in the toolbox)
  • a Text object
  • possibly a logo or a decorative element, e.g. from the expansion package "scribble art" (set the display to "none")

The Flexi-Collage can have a display that makes the credits appear discreet, e.g. "Slide".

3. Scrolling credits for large credits

If the credits are very large, you can do it like you would with feature films - the names of those involved go here from bottom to top at a constant speed via canvas or screen.
You need a text object and a suitable background for this. You can choose black or a photo that is heavily darkened.

First insert the text in the text field under "Properties". You can enlarge the field so that you have more space. In addition, the view can be reduced.

The text field can be enlarged. So you can also enter long texts easily.

After the text is complete, it must be placed in the layout designer. It should run from the bottom up, so the first mark should be at the bottom. Place the position frame in the non-visible area. Reduce the view significantly in the layout designer. Now the position frame must be drawn to the length of the text.

Now insert the second mark. Here the lower edge of the position frame is placed above the preview image so that it is also in the non-visible area.

If you start the preview now, the text will run very quickly across the image and the speed will not be even. Two things need to be changed:

  • The Timestamp the second brand should have a much higher value, e.g. 20 seconds (or more, you have to test that with your credits).
  • The Curves need from soft on hard be asked. To do this, right-click on the mark and select "hard curve". This gives you an even text flow.

You can find more examples of the design of the credits here