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January 29, 2014
Continuation of Part 1 – Poor Man’s Lyric Overlay

There is a significant limitation to the “Poor Man’s” Lyric Overlay discussed earlier.  When the lyric overlay is enabled, any shots other than wide full-stage views suffer from having only the lower 2/3rds available.

Closeup with Overlay

This is the reason lyric overlay typically is only the words without the background fill.  Separating the text from the background is accomplished on the switcher by inputting both the text (on any background) and a second input of the alpha cutout mask.

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