Text Roll in Premiere Pro

  1. Create a project, import one or more clips, and put one or more clips in the Timeline.
  2. In the Program Monitor, position the playhead where you want the rolling text to begin. If at the end of the movie, play the movie till it reaches the end.
  3. Window > Essential Graphics to open the Essential Graphics Panel. Click on Browse to choose a layout. Drag the chosen layout onto the sequence panel at the desired place.
  4. Select the graphic you just place in the sequence to select it. When you do this, the Edit tab in the Essential Graphics panel becomes live.
  5. Select the Type (T) tool in the Sequence Panel and click on the text in the sequence panel and drag your cursor through the text to select it and then type your replacement text. When you get to the end of the line, hit Enterand keep typing.
  6. In the Program Monitor, type enough text to more than fill the screen vertically, pressing Enter after each line. You may find it easier to create the text in another program and paste in the text.
  7. Use the Essential Graphics panel to format the text as desired.
  8. Deselect the text layer by clicking the background of the Program Monitor with the Selection tool.
  9. In the Essential Graphics Panel, check the box to add a Roll effect.
  10. You have several options:
    1. Start Off Screen - "This sets whether the credit begins off-screen and rolls in, or whether it begins where you placed it in the Program Monitor."
    2. End Off Screen - "This indicates whether the credits roll completely off the screen or end on the screen."
    3. Preroll - This sets the number of seconds and frames to delay before the first words appear on-screen."
    4. Ease-in - "This specifies the number of seconds and frames at the beginning to gradually increase the speed of the roll or crawl from zero to full speed."
    5. Ease-Out - "This specifies the number of seconds and frames to slow down the speed of the roll or crawl at the end."
    6. Postroll - This specifies the number of seconds and frames that play after the roll or crawl ends"
    The length of a rolling or crawling title defines the playback speed. A shorter title will roll or crawl faster than a long one.

Opening credits - The instructions above would put the opening credits over the beginning of the movie. If you want the credits to appear before the beginning of the movie, you can drag the movie to the right in the Timeline so that it begins after the credits end.

Thanks to Bishnu Pandey for telling me about text roll.

Source: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 Release Classroom in a Book, pp. 407-408

Revised: December 9, 2019. Comments to William Pegram, wpegram@nvcc.edu