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What: I need a chyron - streaming text at the bottom of the video screen (think CNN, FOXNews or any major video news outlet).

Why: I am building a marketing video for a client who is attending a major trade show in China and APAC. The video will be playing in a continuous repeating loop on a wide-screen hi-def screen suspended over the customer's booth while potential customers are constantly streaming by. My client wants their contact information to always be instantly available on the video to any potential customers who happen to be wandering by. A streaming chyron at the bottom of the screen would fulfill this requirement.

How it would benefit me: It would make my client happy and I would make more money which I would then happily spend renewing my Camtasia subscription because Techsmith has shown me that I am a valued customer and they have responded very promptly to my requirements, rather than me having to cancel my Camtasia subscription and buy a more sophisticated product that can meet my (and my clients') requirements such as provide chyrons, (and oh, while we're on the topic, provide reverse-video capability. Come on guys! It's 2020. This is LONG overdue!!) 
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Hey @crdeans, I think you can achieve this with a simple text annotation, long enough to include your message and put it at the bottom, then animate it left to right. Should be simple to achieve in under a minute.

I didn't know they were called 'chyrons', that's good to know :)

I have recently published a video where I do an animation of text in a 'movie titles' fashion. They scroll up, rather than sideways, but the principle is the same. Add a long text, keep it on one line, stretch it as far as you need, and then animate it.

The upside is that you can control the animation speed, duration, font size, placement, transparency - everything you want.

Happy to do a video tutorial for you if you want!

Cristi @ Graphicious
PS. Here's the video with the titles I was talking about:
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Actually, I believe this "effect" is a bit like tissues. We ask for a "Kleenex" when we really just want a tissue.

Cheers... Rick :)
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That’s exactly how it works, Cristi.Corovan is right! Creating a one line text and animate it throughout your video, however I would like to add that in your case that might look a little bit too flat. I also have a tutorial on how to create the rolling text effect combined with live video, not just a black screen. I live a link here for you in case you wanna watch it. Hope that helps.