TextUp and TextUp Pro Generator for Final Cut Pro

TextUp is a Final Cut Pro text generator which originally was based upon the Apple "Text" generator. The difference is that paragraphs are not drawn down from the Y-Origin but up from the baseline. This can be very helpful in professional "Subtitling" situations. It also includes "Outline", "Box" or "Drop Shadow" options so you can setup your title in "one step" without many clicks.
There is also a "professional" version TextUp Pro available which does include additional features:
  • Auto wrap text. Long paragraphs will be splitted into paragraphs which will fit into a "Title Safe Box", But the user still has full control for "custom" line breaks.
  • Vertical align so that's somehow Text Up plus Text Center and Text Down. This can be helpful in many situations.
  • Outline for the text box.
  • Box behaviours.

The Auto Wrap function is even more helpful when you use TitleExchange to import subtitles into Final Cut Pro from other applications.

The vertical alignment and text behaviour option allow to use standard subtitling alignment from the bottom, centered text which "spreads" out vertically from the center of the screen, or text aligned vertically to the top of the screen which goes down.

There are also additional options for the background settings. The "box behaviour" can be set to use the standard "subtitling behaviour" which only draws a box fitting the text, "lower third" behaviour which draws the box thru the full horizontal length of the screen. Or it can be set to "slate behaviour", this will fill the full screen with the given box color. You still have control for horizontal and vertical size as well as for offsets of the box.
Additionally you can set s simple outline for the box as well.
Combining these options in a creative way you will get subtitles, lower thirds and slates fast and with high quality.

To setup titles you always should have a broadcast monitor (or even a consumer TV) connected to your system -- or have a lot of experience.

Download the free or pro demo version below to give it a try.
The demo version won't allow to change text font color and also adds some additional text at the beginning of the title.


Versions (free):
  • 1.0 First release
  • 2.0 Outline, box included
  • 2.1 Drop shadow added

Versions (commercial):

  • 1.0 First release
  • Same features as free version
  • Auto Wrap long lines
  • Vertical alignment options
  • Box Outline
  • Box behaviours
  • 2.0 Styles for each paragraph


To get the commercial version click the PayPal button below.

System Requirements:
  • Apple PPC/Intel (the faster the better).
  • 512 MB RAM (more = better), enough space for virtual memory
  • MacOS X 10.x
  • Final Cut Pro/FCE
For further information contact:

Andreas Kiel
Nelkenstr. 25, D-76135 Karlsruhe
eMail: kiel@spherico.com,