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TOPIC: Delay Words in Sequence Text to Match Up With Speakers Voice? (Karaoke Style)

Delay Words in Sequence Text to Match Up With Speakers Voice? (Karaoke Style) 04 Sep 2019 20:06 #101268

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Hi,

A client wants the text of what is said in a video to show up on the screen as people talk...think almost like Karaoke or something I guess?

I was able to get the text to nicely appear with the "Fade Word In" text behavior, but I want to adjust the exact timing of each word fading in to perfectly match the words that are spoken, as it's not always at a constant pace.

I know I could just make each word its own text layer and do it manually but it seems like that will take forever and there must be a way to delay individual words or something?

I've been able to slow it and down and speed it up using the spread controls etc but I feel like there must be a way to "delay" some of the words until a certain point or something so they match up with the speaker?

Any help is appreciated!
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Delay Words in Sequence Text to Match Up With Speakers Voice? (Karaoke Style) 04 Sep 2019 20:53 #101269

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Isn't this simply subtitles or do you really need an effect?
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Delay Words in Sequence Text to Match Up With Speakers Voice? (Karaoke Style) 04 Sep 2019 21:28 #101271

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Well, I had already made "real" subtitles in FCPX...then they wanted the font changed and so on, so I recreated them as normal titles in FCPX in the font and size they wanted...now they want them to "pop" a bit more..."Like Facebook videos".

So the plan was to just move in to Motion and create them where they fly in, fade in, sync word for word, etc...just do SOMETHING to add some more pizzaz so I can satisfy them and wrap this thing up! :)

So yes, they are essentially glorified subtitles...in need of something a bit "extra".
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Delay Words in Sequence Text to Match Up With Speakers Voice? (Karaoke Style) 05 Sep 2019 11:35 #101278

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OK.
Strange. Why would someone want some distracting subtitles.
Anyhow that is that.
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Delay Words in Sequence Text to Match Up With Speakers Voice? (Karaoke Style) 05 Sep 2019 14:36 #101282

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How about telling the client he's wrong to create such a video that will annoy anyone beyond the fifth grade? That or inform him it will add an additional $2400 to the edit due to the extended amount of time configuring this silliness. (When a client came to me with a cut sheet to remove 43 sections from his footage it's amazing how fast it immediately shrunk to 6 edits when told it was $10 a cut.)
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