How to use vMix GT Title Editor
Written by Paul Richards on November 10, 2020
Using GT Title Designer
Titles can be an essential part of your live video production. They can identify guests, introduce segments, and share additional information related to your production. vMix GT Title Designer creates dynamic titles without overtaxing your computer’s CPU. That is because the vMix GT Title Editor is GPU based. The designer is available in all editions of vMix. In 4K and Pro, you have the option to create custom animated titles and import Photoshop files directly in the PSD format.
Load the GT Title Designer by locating it in the hamburger menu on the bottom right of your screen. The default resolution for a new design will be 1920×1080. If you want something different, just go to File in the upper left corner, click New, and you will have the chance to set the resolution.
You will see all the different elements you can use to design your title down the left-hand side of the screen. The images represent text, rectangle, circle, triangle, image, 3-D text, ticker, and QR code. You can select any of the options, then click and drag on the canvas to place it and determine the size.
Once you add an element, you will notice on the right side that it appears under layer one. You can create additional layers by clicking the + button at the top of the layer box and remove them using the –.
Once you have placed an element on the canvas, you have several options for customizing it. For instance, if you place a shape such as a rectangle on the canvas, you can use your mouse to move it around. Hovering over the edges will allow you to drag to resize. Right-clicking on the object will reveal several options, including changing the fill to a different color or image, adding or editing the stroke outline of the object, sending it forward or backward within the layer, aligning it, or docking it to a specific part of the canvas. You can also create a group layer that will allow you to manipulate multiple objects at once and align them with each other.
There are more options available across the top of the editor, including styles that allow you to choose from some preset options. The format tab provides more specific settings for location, dimensions, rotation, and rounding. The effects tab offers options like opacity, shadow, and reflection.
Adding text is like adding a shape. Just select the text option and click and drag to add it to the canvas. Selecting text and clicking on the Home tab at the top will bring up text options such as font, font size, color, alignment, and stroke.
Some experimentation with the interface will help you see all the options you have for manipulating shapes and text. Many users will find most of the options like Microsoft Word or PowerPoint.
You can decide if you want this title to hold the actual text you want to display or a placeholder so that it can be edited later. If you wish to use the text as a placeholder to change later, just enter some placeholder text. When you are done, be sure to save your title and exit the designer.
Adding Your New Title
Back in the vMix interface, click on Add Input and select title. When the title menu comes up, you can easily find your new creation by clicking on the Recent tab at the top. Once you select your title, you will have the chance to replace your placeholder text by right-clicking it. Next, you can add that title to one of your overlay channels and activate it to see how it looks with your output source.
This is just a basic look at the vMix GT Title Designer. There is no limit to the ways you can create customized titles to go with your productions.
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