Smooth scrolling end credits, how to?

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For the life of me I can't seem to get a smooth scrolling end credit using a text callout. No matter what I do, it's jerky coming up from the bottom. Seems like the more text there is, the worse the jerky-ness. Can anyone help? Thx! 



Ps. I have tried all the easing options.
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First off, smooth scrolling text callouts have been something Camtasia 8 could never pull off  either.

However, a still image will scroll very smoothly.
If you have access to Photoshop or anything along that line, this is what I would do. Create a PNG the same width as you project and long enough to contain all of your end credits. Type in your credits.
Import and scroll it.

This is a solution I came up with 3 years ago and I'm sure it still works today.

Regards,Joe
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Awesome Joe, I was just about to fire up FCP and build the credits there... but this sounds faster. But what a pain... if the credits change :) 
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Even faster, I just screen captured the credit role, then grouped the screen capture with the text-editable callout (turned that off), and I'm good to go. Not perfect, but good enough. Good lord. I usually do everything in FCP and Motion, but this time I have tons of screen captures so I thought I could just do everything in Camtasia. I guess quality suffers a bit here?

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As long as you can live with it.
Yeah,Camtasia falls short with regards to high quality animations.
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Is the jerkiness still there when you produce the video out? Some things are slow to render inside the editor/preview, but still come out as expected when the real video is made.
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thx Paul. No, it's smoother inside than out - I've got a fast iMac :) I tried recreating the call out animation from scratch, and that helped a lot. Something must have gotten bungled. 
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Weird, but, glad it's working better.
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Found a trick for this you can try, but may yield marginal results with text, due to readability issues (for image-based content, it seems to work fine):
  1. Make at least 2 copies of the object on the timeline.
  2. Place each copy above the original
  3. Offset the first copy by 1-3 frames to the right of the original.
  4. Offset the 2nd one by 1-3 frames to the right of the first copy.
  5. Set the transparency of each to 33%.
  6. Pull the end edges of the copies back, to line up with the original end point.
  7. Test render a segment.
  8. If looks good, render the whole piece, and place the rendered clip on the timeline, locking the tracks of the objects.
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Thx Bruce. I'm okay now (just ignoring the problem). What you propose looks interesting, but too much work for an end credit :) 
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It is disappointing that a video editing software does not have a straight forward easy way to just type in the rolling credits at the end of each video. This really makes me question my decision to go this way, this being something so simple and basic.