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  • Mon, Nov 25 2019 3:58 AM

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    How to use Marquee to make a UHD title

    Here's a trick to get a 4K title out of Marquee:

    1. Create a UHD project.
    2. Change the project format to HD.
    3. Start Marquee.
    4. Change the project back to UHD.
    5. Create a new title in Marquee.
    6. In the Marquee preferences(Files->Preferences), click on Current Title. Use a custom preference. Change the resolution to 3840x2160. Also change the render from interlaced (the default) to progressive
    7. Create your title. Save it to the bin.
    8. Leave Marquee open. If you close it you'll have to change the project format back to HD in order to start it.

    You should now have a title in UHD.

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  • Mon, Nov 25 2019 10:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: How to use Marquee to make a UHD title

    In case anyone is wonder, yes this is a true UHD title, not an upscaled HD title. I ran a test using some very large text in New Times Roman and compared the output in HD resolutiona vs UHD resolution. The UHD resolution is much sharper on a 4K monitor.

    I haven't tried an 8K title yet. But I might just for grins and giggles.

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  • Mon, Nov 25 2019 10:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: How to use Marquee to make a UHD title

    OK, Marquee will make an 8K title.

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    Re: How to use Marquee to make a UHD title

    I was told that you could stay in HD to create your title, then once it's saved to a bin you set the format back to UHD and the title would also be at UHD. 

    Your workflow suggests doing it this way isn't correct as the Marquee title will be uprezed rather than true 4K

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  • Tue, Nov 26 2019 2:32 PM In reply to

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    Re: How to use Marquee to make a UHD title

    Bruno M:
    Your workflow suggests doing it this way isn't correct as the Marquee title will be uprezed rather than true 4K
    That is correct. I tested it by creating a title with very large letters (I like the lower case 'h' in New Times Roman for the shape of the curve) and then using that for both an HD uprez as well as a true UHD output. The HD uprez is fuzzy around the edges. The UHD output is not.

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    Re: How to use Marquee to make a UHD title

    Dave, I tested your proposal and found a problem with "drop shadow". It does not place the shadow to the correct position when the title gets rendered. It looks fine in Marquee but not the rendered title.

    Joachim

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  • Fri, Nov 29 2019 11:56 PM In reply to

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    Re: How to use Marquee to make a UHD title

    I'll have to look at it on my system.

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  • Thu, Dec 19 2019 8:46 PM In reply to

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    Re: How to use Marquee to make a UHD title

    Sorry to take so long to get back to this. I tested this on my system, and the drop shadow rendered correctly. It could be a font issue, or something else. Just bear in mind this is a work around; Marquee is old, slow, and hasn't been updated in quite a while. If it works, great. If it doesn't, than there's not a lot you can do about it except use a different titler. Not that we have a lot of choice in the matter.

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