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HOW to eliminate Drop Shadow on NERO VIDEO "Static Text" frames

Ever since NERO-12, there seems to be no way of eliminating the drop shadow on (Special Effects) STATIC text screens - while there is an option when making MENUS. Surely, there must be some way to just have normal text displayed on slides or movies. The only option for slides to choose a dark background so the drop shadow is somewhat hidden. However, this doesn't work on picture backgrounds, or movies.

The only work around is to create all title slides in another picture editing program whose fonts display properly, and drop shadow is only an option.

Did the NERO font come with character shadows already built-in? Can't believe the developers would have been that dumb.

Can somebody Please provide a Nero Video based solution - version 12 through version 17 - to turning off the drop shadow.
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  • Hi Joseph-

    I'm not sure what shadow you're referencing. If you're referring to the text shadow, you can select text and, with the effect palette open, adjust the shadow as shown below for v12 (it's the same in the later versions)-



    If I'm not understanding you correctly, please provide a clarification.
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  • I’m angry & frustrated
    You are showing how to modify TEXT DROP SHADOW - but ONLY using NERO VIDEO "ADVANCED EDITING" mode. I don't see any advantage and a lot more hassle in that mode. Only thing I like, easier with this mode, is the CHAPTERS CREATION, editing & positioning.

    Now ... PLEASE show me how to change --- or even KILL text drop shadow in EXPRESS MODE, which has better features, easier to use - as it was intended.

    If there is NO way of changing or even eliminate TEXT DROP SHADOW in EXPRESS MODE via a menu, then maybe there is a setting in some NERO INI-file that can be changed or deleted.

    So far, the worst thing I have found with NERO VIDEO is TEXT DROP SHADOW --- is NOT an option, but forced on us.

    WHAT is the answer for EXPRESS MODE?
    Thanks,
    Joe
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  • Advanced editing is called that because it has far more features than Express editing. However see the red circled area in the following screen shot-

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  • Thanks Wither,

    Agreed - I see by your screen shot that the TEXT DROP SHADOW has the same controls in both EXPRESS and ADVANCED modes - BUT ONLY on at least my version NERO-17.

    I specifically asked about NERO-12 from the beginning of the thread.

    Problem is I taught some seniors to use their NERO-12
    PLATINUM VIDEO ... which does NOT have the same TEXT FONTS that you showed in your later NERO version.
    That NERO-12 FONT pop-up has ONLY ... Font name, Colour, Size, and Justification Centering selection. Just TWO lines, nothing like the one you showed in the example.

    At which revision level of NERO VIDEO did the TEXT DROP SHADOW controls first become available?

    There certainly STILL doesn't seem to be a way to KILL shadows in NERO-12
    Please advise, how to do it in THAT older release. These seniors don't require or can afford a NERO update, just for this their ONLY problem.

    Still stuck for - and in URGENT need an answer - for these frustrated seniors.
    Thanks,

    Joe
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  • The controls for the shadow in Express editing aren't available until v2015. In previous versions, one has to use Advanced editing.

    Honestly, it's not that difficult to create a slide show in Advanced editing and to add text effects.
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  • Thanks again, Wither

    Now I finally know the limitations of DROP TEXT - must upgrade to kill it
    I can now give up searching for a work-around.

    TWO huge problems with ADVANCED MODE which I tried and totally frustrated me in NERO-12 VIDEO and has not even changed 5 years later in the 2017 version.

    (1) You can't switch between ADVANCED and EXPRESS - seems like two different programs written by two different companies. NERO should be able to switch transparently between them - yet you lose all your editing done in either mode - even if it is just using only simple edits, like pasting in slides, which is common to both modes. That example isn't even an "advanced" thing - available in both modes - yet the slides are erased.

    (2) Even FAR worse - VIDEO clips are NOT connected to their own AUDIO.
    If you insert several video clips (which have their own audio) - THEN you insert a SLIDE somewhere in between those movie clips, for example to introduce one of the movie clips - ALL remaining movie clips down stream get time shifted, BUT THEIR AUDIO COMPONENT DOES NOT.
    Same thing with TEXT INSERTS - they become disconnected form their SLIDES, or inserted THEMES.
    With non-linked video, audio, and text TRCKS, you can't insert or delete anything without messing up everything that follows after the edit position.

    You end up with people in Movie Clips talking with their "Lips out of sync with their original Movie Audio sound track".

    Movie Clips and their AUDIO should be LOCKED together, and move or shift as a fixed pair to prevent this bug. Or, an option to LOCK everything down stream from the slide insertion point, so ALL the remaining video & audio & text ---- doesn't get scrambled.

    Same thing happened if a transition is inserted, or later some slides are removed, or others stretched. You end up wasting a lot of valuable lost Editing time - trying to re-align all the individual movie clips with their original audio attachments.

    The resulting project becomes a DOG'S BREAKFAST - totally unsalvageable - after any such so-called minor ... ADVANCED EDITING

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    That is exactly why I refuse to use ADVANCED EDITING - it is totally unreliable.
    NERO needs to do a lot of work - more than simple minor feature additions, or it seems mostly USER INTERFACE SCREEN LAYOUT changes - just to make it SEEM as the annual UPGRADE product, has any REAL added value.

    So, I will stick with the much SAFER ... EXPRESS Editing mode, since I see no value in the ADVANCED mode, the way it is programmed right now and needs a lot of work to fix it.

    EXPRESS Editing is quite good enough - get rid of ADVANCED mode and bring some of its features into EXPRESS. It is just pure duplication with no added value.

    However --- I will keeping buying and suggesting NERO to friends, but only for using the EXPRESS mode.

    Joe
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  • By default, the audio and video for a video clip are linked together in either editing mode. I can't reproduce what you're seeing (hearing). If you unlinked the video from the audio and moved only the video to make room for the photo, then you would have a sync problem. Perhaps you would provide a screenshot of the timeline when you have a project that exhibits this problem.

    Likewise, the addition of transitions should have no effect on the sync since nothing is shifted.

    Removing the photos requires one to remove the gaps left behind but those gaps wouldn't affect sync either.
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  • Joseph,

    If the SHIFT key is held while dragging/dropping insertions into the timeline, everything shifts to accommodate the new media. To see it, watch this YouTube video:

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  • Thanks Wither,

    I just tested the procedure in NERO-12 VIDEO - and find you are indeed correct.
    I must have "UNLINKED" the video and audio ... in one of the short ( maybe 2 or 3 minute long) movie clips. Then I dragged (one of the clips or slides) to fit the timeline - or INSERTED/REMOVED more "scene introductory" SLIDES, and everything shifted over.
    THAT caused the rest of the entire track, right to the very end, to shift with respect to all their respective videos or audios.

    More accurately, correcting your posted statement ... " If you *** unlinked *** the video from the audio and moved "

    ... I didn't UNLINK them, but rather I clicked on the PADLOCK icon at the front of either the VIDEO TRACK, or the video's AUDIO track.
    Which ever one I unintentionally, or perhaps UNWISELY , clicked on,
    " LOCKED " that TRACK while leaving the mating track still free to be moved. So any dragging of a Video segment of the project would shove over, ALL the remaining video segments that come after it.
    That resulted in the video segments and their corresponding (formerly attached) audio became TIME SHIFTED (biased) with respect to each other - people's VOICES then out of sync with their LIPS, all the way to the end of the movie project.

    My fault !!!
    After using NERO versions for over a decade, I didn't understand well enough WHAT those PADLOCKS actually do.
    Now I see how *** LOCKING*** really works and what could happen if one is not careful, or aware of a minor mouse click & drag - especially on a small 14 inch laptop screen, used at the time.

    But, I also don't see a situation where LOCKING just one of the two TRACKS would be used, unless one actually wanted to adjust the audio/video alignment of a poorly captured clip. That would only work if the project were one complete segment, rather than a collection of clips, as I was working on - and then everything became mis-aligned down stream. So, handle with care.

    Now .... I feel much more comfortable about trusting myself with using ADVANCED EDITING.

    Good lesson. Thanks for your clarification, Wither.

    Joe
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  • Thanks OMEGA,

    ADVANCED MODE acts differently from the same procedure in EXPRESS MODE.

    I didn't know about using the SHIFT key when inserting frames or videos.
    NERO needs a manual, not just HELP screens.

    I tried your suggested procedure and did find that SHIFT causes everything AFTER the insertion point to move over, further down stream.
    But merely inserting by just using Drag & Drop - causes the inserted item to TRUNCATE itself - to squeeze into the available space between two movie segments.

    I think my confusion comes from using EXPRESS EDITING almost exclusively all these years, where DRAG & DROP of slides or clips into a timeline, automatically moves everything over - but there, the SHIFT KEY is NOT required.
    Perhaps that is why the timeline in EXPRESS, specifically shows a *** HINT *** block that says ... just DRAG CLIPS HERE ... at the end of all the inserted items. But EVEN dragging an item in between two other ones there, also adjusts without using SHIFT.

    Meanwhile the timeline in ADVANCED mode, DOES NOT show that HINT for the user. We have to actually KNOW the hidden difference in the methods of inserting items, differently, while using either mode. That "inconsistency" needs to be fixed.

    Something else that could be taught better in a NERO Manual. Or maybe I missed downloading the document from the website.

    Another your good lesson, showing the difference of INSERTIONS in ADVANCED EDITING - after all these years.

    Much appreciated.
    Joe
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