Whenever I would try to put text in a shot, it would come out as pixelated and low quality. I've tried different fonts and outline sizes, nothing helps.
What is your viewer render set at, eg. Full, Half, Quarter, if its the latter that might explain it.
Viewer render range?
Oh found it - it's at full.
Putting it on anti aliased seems to help, thanks for the information.
Now that I'm looking at it, one part is actually still pretty bad.
Depends what FONT you use!Some Fonts looks really crappy low quality.But if you use particular fonts they look HD and great quality.For example when I use "Tekton Pro" FONT it looks top quality. But other Fonts for me looks low quality and poorly.That's my experience anyway
Changing fonts doesn't seem to help anything...I guess I'll just have to live with it. The teacher is expecting us to use Movie Maker, so I don't think her standards are too high.
Can you please create a video, with you choosing a HD template and how you are adding text and what font etc so we can see what is happening and why your fonts look so poor quality.If you don't have a screen recorder, use this:https://atomisystems.com/activepresenter/free-edition/
can you export the text only to mp4 . no video in back or pict. only text and maybe a colour-plane
Text quality isn't as crisp in Hitfilm as in other programs I use; it's (I assume) partly why the Boris Text Plugins were added., but there is a solution without using those.Make your text in a separate Composite shot and as large as you can make it.Then drag that Composite shot into the one where you want it to be (or the Editor Timeline) and scale it down to the size you originally needed. The extra anti-aliasing that occurs when the text is scaled down is a massive improvement.
I have just hit this problem.
I want to use verdana. Using the text layer in HF4 I type in the text and it looks like the steps of an Inca temple. I have yet to find a way to make simple 2d text look acceptable even with anti aliasing. Working in 1080p video in background. Not doing anything to the text just doing what must be the most basic of editing. Any thoughts on this?
@DigitalMixes did you try the instructions in the post above yours?
Can't change font or any other character's property in Hitfilm express. Is text editing available ONLY with Boris add-on?
Great, what is weird is that the editing text tool shows up ONLY if you change the workspace settings to "compositing", something that the "User guide" do not mention.
Thank you for the hints.
@PieroAnnoni You are not the first to have mentioned that.