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#1 toranshalto

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 09:16 PM

I want to use a specific font in videowave for a title card in a video project that I am doing. The problem is that although I have downloaded and installed the font (charlemagne std) to my computer, it does not show up as a font I can use when I add a text effect in videowave, even though I can use it when I create labels. The font is also available in wordpad and microsoft word. I have closed and reopened the program and restarted my computer to no avail. I had installed another font before and was able to use it in videowave just fine.

How can I get videowave to recognise the font?

Thank you

Edited by toranshalto, 12 March 2015 - 09:43 PM.


#2 Jim_Hardin

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:21 AM

I do not think it can, only uses the included fonts...

If someone knows better, please jump in! -_-

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 04:26 AM

it does not show up as a font I can use when I add a text effect in videowave, even though I can use it when I create labels. The font is also available in wordpad and microsoft word. I have closed and reopened the program and restarted my computer to no avail. I had installed another font before and was able to use it in videowave just fine.

How can I get videowave to recognise the font?


If you locate a proper TrueType [TTF] Charlemagne font and install it in Windows, Videowave will recognize the font and you can use it in text in Videowave.

Attached File  charlemagne.jpg   103.54KB   0 downloads

However Text Effects are just that - special effects rather than fonts - and I don't think you can inject a Windows font into a text effect.

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#4 toranshalto

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 07:43 AM

If you locate a proper TrueType [TTF] Charlemagne font and install it in Windows, Videowave will recognize the font and you can use it in text in Videowave.

Attached File  charlemagne.jpg   103.54KB   0 downloads

However Text Effects are just that - special effects rather than fonts - and I don't think you can inject a Windows font into a text effect.

Regards,
Brendon


When I click on the add-text button just above the preview screen like in the image above, when I look at the available fonts charlemagne isnt there even though I have checked my fonts directory in the Windows folder and it shows that the font is installed there. And as I have stated before, the font is available in other programs like word, wordpad and Roxio's label maker. And I double checked and its a .ttf font.

Is their anything else I can do?

Edited by toranshalto, 13 March 2015 - 07:44 AM.


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 03:53 PM

Hello again,

I'm nowhere near an expert in the 'Fonts' field, but from what I can make out by trial and error Videowave only handles genuine Truetype font files.

Since they were first introduced, Adobe and other companies have added 'enhancements' to create an OpenType font which is sometimes properly named an .OTF file, but other times lazily still called a .TTF file (like this one)

Attached File  std_10186.jpg   29.96KB   0 downloads

While all of these types of files seem to work in Windows, only the 'true' TTFs will work in Videowave. [Go figure??]

There are a lot of free downloads available, but it took me ten download - install - check - uninstall cycles to find a Regular and a Bold Charlemagne font that my Videowave will handle.
I've zipped them and attached them here to save you having to go through the same exercise.

Attached File  Charlemagne.zip   45.08KB   1 downloads

I hope they help you.

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#6 toranshalto

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 05:34 PM

Mr. Brendon,

You sir, are a scholar and a gentleman! You nailed it right on the head! I unzipped and loaded the fonts, closed videowave and reopened it, and boom, there they were.

I was seriously considering dumping the program and buying something new. Thanks for taking the time to help me. I am most appreciative.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 07:31 PM

Thanks for taking the time to help me. I am most appreciative.


I was happy to jump in and help you. :)

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