Final Cut Pro 6 - Installing and Choosing Fonts

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Installing and Choosing Fonts

If there are special fonts you want to install to use in Final Cut Pro, you need to install
the TrueType version of those fonts because Final Cut Pro text generators use TrueType
fonts. (Most professionally created fonts come in both PostScript and TrueType
versions.) For information on installing fonts, see Mac Help.

DV was designed for real-world images that blend together, and it is not optimized
for rigid lines of text. In interlaced video, single-pixel lines flicker unacceptably as the
field on which they appear alternates on and off. This results in “buzzing” text that is
difficult to read.

Apply the tips below to achieve better-looking title fonts for video:

 Avoid fonts that are thin or smaller than 25 point.
 Use only sans serif fonts, such as:

 Gill Sans

 Use the bold font style.
 Do not use white or black as a font color.
 Reduce the opacity of the text clip to 90 percent.

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Chapter 23

Creating Titles