Archive for the ‘Text’ Category

Avid’s PhraseFind

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

The key tip:

  • Do not hit “RETURN” on the keyboard after bringing up the SEARCH box. That searches just  text. You need to click on the PhraseFind button.


Avid MC: Titling

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Below is a list of are some video tutorials I found on the web, illustrating how to do titling in Avid Media Composer.  There are several options (tools/plugins) in the Avid suite, from simple to more sophisticated (and complicated). Notably, the Marquee tool can automatically generate a set of lower thirds and text animations etc. in consistent style based on text in a simple text-file.  Really useful for apportioning the work between different people or simply editing the text on say a mobile phone (maybe even with dictation app).

Fonts – Obtaining & Installing Extra Fonts for PC

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Free Fonts (TrueType & OpenType)


How to Install TrueType or OpenType Fonts in Windows

[From article by By Jacci Howard Bear,,]

Whether you download fonts from the Internet or have a CD full of
typefaces, in order to use them in your word processor or other
programs you must install TrueType or OpenType fonts in the Windows
fonts folder. It is a simple procedure, but heed the following notes
and tips when you install TrueType or OpenType fonts.

  1. Go to Control Panel.
    Click on your Start button and select Settings > Control Panel (or Open My Computer then Control Panel)


  2. Go to your Fonts folder.
    Open (Doubleclick) the Fonts folder.
  3. Go to Install New Font.
    Select File | Install New Font.
    Check the Font FAQ if your Install New Font command is missing.
  4. Find the directory with the font(s) you want to install.
    the Folders: and Drives: windows to move to the folder on your hard
    drive, a disk, or CD where your new TrueType or OpenType fonts are
  5. Find the font(s) you want to install.
    Highlight the TrueType or OpenType font to install from the List of fonts window.
  6. Install the font(s).
    Click OK. This completes your TrueType or OpenType font installation.


  1. Put installed fonts on your hard drive.
    you are going to install TrueType or OpenType fonts from a CD be sure
    the ‘Copy fonts to folder’ box is checked; otherwise, fonts may not be
    available to use if the CD is not in the drive at all times.
  2. TrueType fonts have the extension .TTF
    TrueType fonts require only this one file for installation and use.
  3. OpenType fonts have the extension .TTF or .OTF
    OpenType fonts require only this one file for installation and use.