Tutorial: How to Create a Credit Roll in Premiere Pro in Three Steps

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Easily create and time end credits with the new Roll feature in Premiere's Essential Graphics panel. 

Earlier this year Adobe introduced Premiere Pro's all-new Essential Graphics panel. This panel provided users with an entirely new graphics workflow, vastly different from the previous layout. However, while many of these features were exciting, the panel was still lacking several features that users had hoped to see. Adobe must’ve taken note of this, as the 2018 release of Premiere Pro has added a variety of new features to the Essential Graphics panel. One of these includes an option to add vertical roll to titles, allowing users to create an end credit sequence. Let’s have a closer look at how to use this new feature.

Step 1 - Create the Roll

First things first: open up the Essential Graphics panel by selecting Window > Essential Graphics. You can find the new Roll button option directly under the new Responsive Design features. Once you select Roll, the effect will be applied to every layer in the clip—you can’t apply it to individual layers within a clip.

Step 2 - Add and Format

When you have Roll selected, you can add extra layers and position them in the Program monitor via a scroll bar. Add multiple layers of text, or add all of your text in one layer. You also have the ability to easily add images and shapes. Be aware that, while creating a title Roll is easy, formatting the text certainly is not. Use the Master Styles feature in the Essential Graphics Panel to quickly format large amounts of text.

Step 3 - Time the Roll

To time your credit roll, simply trim the graphic clip in the timeline. As you change the duration of the clip, the speed of the roll will adjust accordingly. Fine tune the roll by adjusting Pre and Postroll durations and adding an Ease In and Out. You can also specify if you want the roll to Start or End Offscreen.

Do you like the new Roll feature in Adobe Premiere Pro? Let us know in the comment section!     

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Same useless crap as the old credit roll feature. A credit roll that will look decent in screen requires parameters to limit it to moving exact pixel amounts per frame. Without it the results jitter and shimmer.

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