When you add text to a video, you represent a message to the viewer and speak directly to them. It’s essential that the text you use for a video is correct because each video requires a different text.
Text is added to videos using a variety of ways depending on the video editing software. With Davinci’s resolve, you can add any type of text to a video. There are no limitations.
We’ll learn how to add text to video in Davinci resolve 17 in this tutorial, so let’s get started.
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How to add text /how to insert text
First of all, create a new project and then go to the edit page.
Now enable the effects library by clicking on it. When the effects library is highlighted then it will be enabled. Now go to the toolbox and inside the toolbox click on titles.
Now there is a bunch of option in the titles folders such as simple titles, animated titles, lower thirds, and subtitles.
Now you can preview a title by hovering the mouse on it from the left side to the right side.
Now you can add a text by dragging it and dropping it in the edit page timeline.
Now you can increase or decrease its duration by clicking hold and dragging its Right edge to the right side or to the left side.
Now if you want to right something click on the text layer that you just added and in the inspector its properties will be visible now you can write a text in a text section and change its size, color and etc.
Davinci resolve how to add effects to text:
Now there are a lot of text effects in DaVinci resolve that you can apply very easily. You can learn these techniques and add effect to text by yourself.
How to add shadow to text
For adding a shadow to text first enable effects library and goto toolbox folder and click on titles and drag and drop text+ title in edit page timeline.
Now add an image background just drag and drop background in the timeline.
Now click hold on the text layer and drag it on top Video Track and
then click on empty space and press ‘backspace‘ to delete ripple.
Now click on the text layer and in inspector its properties will be visible and write a text inside the text section.
Now go to the shading option inside text+. Now click on a select element inside shading elements and a drop-down menu will appear select ‘3‘.
Now check to Enabled the option and its properties will be visible below.
Now you can customize text-shadow in properties such as change shadow color, shadow softness, shadow angle and etc.
How to add stroke to text/how to add outline to text
First, import a background and dragging and drop it in the edit page timeline.
Now drag and drop text+ from the toolbox titles folder in the effects library on top of the background layer in the timeline.
Now click on the text layer and in inspector its properties will be visible. Now change the text in the text section.
Now go to the shading option and click on a select element in shading elements and a drop-down menu will appear. Now select ‘2‘.
Now check the enabled box and its properties will appear below shading elements. Now you can customize stroke color, softness, and etc.
For this tutorial, I changed thickness to ‘0.07‘ in and color to pink(HTML=#ff007b) in properties.
How to add text box/How to add border to text
To add a box or border to text first enable effects library and in toolbox folder select titles folder and drag and drop text+ in the edit page timeline.
Now select the text layer and in the inspector, its properties will be visible. Now change the text in the text section and if you want to change its color then you can change it from the below color picker. For this tutorial, I will not change my text color. You can also change its size, text font style and etc.
Now go to the shading option and change select element to ‘2‘ and check the enabled box besides select element and its properties will visible below shading elements.
Now scroll down to its properties and change appearance to border fill. Now if you notice a level option is now visible change it from character to word.
Now you can customize its border and color and etc from the below properties.
How to add background to text
First, enable effects library and go to toolbox folder and select titles folder and drag and drop text+ in edit page timeline.
Now import a background that you want to add to text and drag and drop it on top of the text layer in the timeline.
Now select the background layer and its properties will appear in the inspector. Now scroll down in inspector and change its composite mode to darken.
Now select the text layer and in inspector change text in the text section.
Now go to settings and increase the text size by increasing its zoom.
How to add text animation
First, go to the edit page and enable effects library and in the toolbox select the titles folder and drag and drop text+ in the timeline.
Now select the text layer and change the text in the inspector Properties.
Now go to settings. Now if you want simple zoom-in animation just scroll down to dynamic zoom and enable it. Now if you want to zoom out click on the swap button.
So this is how you can add a simple zoom in and out animation to text.
How to add 3d text
To a 3d text first, go to effects library and in toolbox folder select effects folder and drag and drop fusion composition in edit page timeline.
Now select the fusion composition layer and go to the fusion page.
Now drag and drop 3d text node in nodes timeline and then drag and drop merge 3d node and renderer 3d node in nodes timeline.
Now connect the text 3d node to merge 3d node and connect the merge 3d node to renderer 3d node and connect the renderer 3d node to media out node.
Now select text 3d node and type a text in inspector properties.
Now press ‘alt+spacebar‘ or goto effects library and search for directional light and drag & drop it in nodes timeline.
Now connect the directional light to merge 3d node.
Now select the text 3d node and press ‘num 1‘ on the keyboard. Now go to text inspector and unhide extrusion option and change extrusion depth to ‘0.0945‘.
Now select the renderer 3d node and check the lighting box.
Now select the directional light node and go to transform in inspector and change rotation x to ‘57.5‘ and y to ‘86.1‘.
Now add a spotlight node and connect it to merge 3d node.
Now select spot light node and inspector change cone angle to ‘46.77‘ and penumbra angle to ‘20.0‘ and dropoff to ‘0.38‘.Now for this tutorial i changed color to ‘HTML = #0078ff‘.
Now go to transform and just change translation z to ‘1.0‘.
So this is how you can achieve 3d text in fusion.
If you followed this tutorial step by step then you can add any kind of text in DaVinci resolve.