Text soft effects are an easy, flexible way to add graphics to the timeline. Most Text soft effects can be previewed in real time. You can add several, stacked Text soft effects to a timeline without significantly affecting performance. Text soft effects differ from the regular Text module in a few ways. Soft Text includes:
- The ability to create a text layer with or without a matte
- The ability to create a matte key
- The ability to add text to a gap effect. See Adding Soft Text to an Empty Layer.
NoteSoft Text does not include logos. To work with logos, use the regular Text module.
You can also import XML files containing subtitles to a timeline, and edit attributes such as colour and font directly in the XML file. See Importing Subtitle XML.
For information on Text settings that are also available from the Text module, see Text.