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The video demonstrates how to add and customize text in DaVinci Resolve, including basic text, Text+, and pre-created text effects, as well as how to animate text using keyframes and video transitions. It walks through modifying text properties, formatting, and positioning, providing a comprehensive guide for creating visually appealing text overlays in video editing.
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This section explains how to add text in DaVinci Resolve 18.
The video shows how to add plain text and animate it.
It also demonstrates how to add different styles to make the text look beautiful.
The media pool and effects tab are used to access and choose different titles.
The section previews static and animated titles, allowing users to select the desired one.
This section explains how to add and format text in DaVinci Resolve 18.
Text can be trimmed to match the length of video clips.
The properties of the text can be modified using the inspector.
Different fonts, colors, and sizes can be selected for the text.
The position of the text can be adjusted by dragging and dropping it.
This section of the video explains how to adjust the duration and properties of text animations in DaVinci Resolve 18.
The duration of the animation can be adjusted by dragging it shorter or longer.
Properties of the animation, such as motion blur, can be changed in the inspector.
Animations can be added to the end of the text as well.
Text can also be animated by fading in or out, by adjusting the frames it runs over.
Keyframes can be used to define the properties of the text at a certain point in time.
This section explains how to add keyframes for text animation in DaVinci Resolve 18.
Keyframes can be added to define the rotation angle of the text at different points in time.
The inspector panel allows setting keyframes for various properties such as position, zoom, pitch, and yaw.
DaVinci Resolve also offers Text+ feature for more advanced text control and customization.
00:00Hi everyone, Kevin here.
00:02Today I want to show you how you  can add text in Davinci Resolve.
00:08We'll start with the absolute basics of how you  can even just add plain text just like that.
00:14Then we'll look at how you can animate that text,  and then we'll look at how you can add styles  
00:19so you can make your text look really beautiful.
00:24If you're new to Davinci Resolve,  
00:25it's fantastic video editing software  that you can download entirely for free.
00:30I personally use it to edit all of  my videos on my YouTube channel.
00:33If you just want to get started,  check out the video right up above,  
00:37otherwise, let's add some text.
00:40Here I am in Davinci Resolve and I'm currently  on the edit page. I've already added some video  
00:46clips on my timeline. Here I have some videos  of kids making and then also eating some  
00:50really delicious looking cookies.
00:53Ideally, I'd also like to include a text  overlay on top of these video clips.
00:58How do I do that?
01:00Well, first off, in the top left hand corner,  
01:02let's click on the media pool just  to give us a little bit more space.
01:06To the right of that, let's  click on the tab titled  
01:09effects and this by default  drops us into the toolbox.
01:13Within here, there is a category called titles.
01:16Let's click on that and here you can  see all of the different titles that  
01:20we can insert onto the timeline. Here at the  top, we see some of the basic static titles.
01:25For instance, here's one called left  lower third and when I hover over this,  
01:29in the top right-hand corner, we can see  a preview of what this title looks like.
01:34Here I can see a preview of another one,  and here's a preview of a different one.  
01:38There are also some animated titles.  Here for instance, is one called scroll.
01:43And as I move my mouse over it, we can  preview what the animation looks like  
01:47and here I can backtrack on the animation.
01:50Now, once again, there are all sorts of different  titles that you can insert, and it's well worth  
01:54looking through here to see if maybe there's  already a title that meets your needs. And  
01:58here once again you can hover over to preview  what that title looks like. Now first I just  
02:03want to insert the most basic type of title and  this text one fits that bill. To insert a title,  
02:10simply click on it and then press and hold  and you can drag it over onto the timeline  
02:14and this is just like any other clip  that you're bringing to the timeline.
02:17You can position it wherever you want it.
02:20Now I want it to overlay my video  clips so to do that I'll place it  
02:24on the video track right above my video clips.
02:27And here in the preview you can now see  the text on top of all of the video clips.
02:32Once I get to the very end here, you'll  notice that the text goes on beyond the  
02:36video clips and I can take this text and trim  it just like any other clip on my timeline.
02:41Here, for instance, I can hover over  the end and here I'll trim it so it's  
02:45the same exact length as all of my video clips.
02:48Currently the title just says basic title  and I want to modify what that text says,  
02:53and I also want to format it,  so it looks a little bit better.
02:56So, in essence I want to adjust the properties.
02:59To do that, first off, click on the title on  the timeline, so this is the current selection.
03:04And then in the top right-hand corner, let's click  on what's called the inspector and this opens up  
03:09all of the properties of the text. To modify the  text itself, here I could click into this box,  
03:15and I could type something else in like  Order at Here I  
03:19can select a different font and I can use  any font that's installed on my computer.
03:23You can set the font face, the color,  
03:25the size tracking. Here let's say I adjust the  tracking and maybe I change it to something that  
03:30I didn't intend to change it to. To reset it back  to the original value, I can click on this icon,  
03:36or alternatively, I can double click on this text  and that'll bring it back to the original state.
03:41Here we see many different options  that you can use to format your text.  
03:45Here I can also fine tune the exact position of  where my title appears. Or even easier, I could  
03:50simply click on the text and then I could drag  and drop it to where I want my text to appear.
03:55Here I'll center it right at the bottom.  And here I have different options.
03:59Here I can add a stroke and  there you see what that does.
04:02I could also add a drop shadow if that's what  
04:04I would like and let me add  a little bit of drop shadow.
04:06I think that'll help the text stand out  a little bit more. And right down here,  
04:10I could also add a background  if I'd like to do that.  
04:13Now right up here, you'll see that  some of these categories have a toggle.
04:16If I click on that, that'll turn it off, but it'll  maintain all these settings, so if I want to turn  
04:20it back on later, I can do that. Also, you can  collapse some of these different categories.
04:25Here I could click on background, drop shadow,  and here I can click on rich text, and that way  
04:29I can very quickly navigate to the different  categories that I can use to modify my text.
04:35Currently my text is just static, but I think it'd  be more fun if I animated my text. To animate the  
04:42text, over on the left-hand side, let's shift into  the video transitions category. And here, just  
04:47like with the titles, we can hover over any one of  these transitions to preview what it looks like,  
04:52and we can apply any one of these many  transitions to text on the timeline.
04:57Here, for instance, one of my  favorite transitions is crash zoom.
05:01Here I can simply press on it and  then drag it over to my timeline and  
05:05I can release it on top of my text.
05:07Here I'll move my play head to the beginning  and here I can play it and look at that.
05:12The text now animates and flies in.
05:14That looks pretty nice. To adjust the duration  of this animation, here I can simply drag it  
05:20shorter so that way it goes a little bit  quicker. Or if I want to extend it out,  
05:24here I can drag it a little longer and  then that animation is a little bit slower.
05:28Now if I click on the animation itself or  the transition also in the top right-hand  
05:33corner within the inspector, here I can change  different properties related to this transition.
05:39So maybe I want to add some  motion blur as it's moving.
05:42Here I could adjust that and if we play it again,  
05:44now we see a little bit of motion  blur. That looks pretty good.
05:48I can also add an animation to the end.
05:51Once again, I can select the crash zoom  and I can drag it to the end of my text  
05:54and here it now animates out.
05:57To remove one of these animations or  transitions on the text, I can simply  
06:01click on it and then I can press backspace  or delete and that'll remove that transition.
06:05Now one alternative and also a classy way to  animate is you could simply have text fade in  
06:11or out. When I click on the clip, you'll  see this little handle appear right here.
06:16I can drag it and I can select how  many frames I want it to run over.
06:20Now here if I play it,  we'll see the text fade out.
06:24You can also animate your text by  using something called keyframes.
06:28So, what is a keyframe?
06:30Well, it allows you to define the properties  of an item at a certain point in time,  
06:36and if that sounds extremely confusing,  let's make this real with an example.
06:40First off, select the text once again and then  move the play head to let's say right about here.
06:46Once again, make sure to open the inspector  and then let's click on the video tab.
06:51Within video, let's once again expand the  rich text category and also let's click on  
06:56effects in the top left-hand corner just to  give us a little bit more space to work with.
07:01Now I want to add a little bit of a wobble  to this text, and here if I scroll down,  
07:06we see that there is an option for  rotation angle. Over on the right of that,  
07:11there is this diamond icon. When I  click on that, that applies a keyframe.
07:16Now once again that allows me to  define what the rotation angle is  
07:20at this specific point on my timeline.
07:24So let me give this just a little  bit of a rotation, maybe like that.  
07:27Now I can move forward on my timeline  and let me add yet another keyframe.
07:32And here I want it to wobble back the other way.
07:34So let me adjust it so it looks just like that.
07:37Now I could go towards the end and once  again let me apply yet another keyframe.
07:41And here too, I can also adjust it,  
07:43so maybe it wobbles back in the  other direction, just like that.
07:47I've now applied three different keyframes.
07:50I'll move my play head back  to the beginning and hit play,  
07:53and here we can see how it  animates this wobble on my text.
07:57To visualize where all of those keyframes  are, here I can click on this diamond  
08:01icon on my text and here I can see that  there are three different keyframes.
08:05So at this point in time, I defined what I want  the rotation angle to be. At this point in time, I  
08:11also defined what I want the rotation angle to be,  and Davinci Resolve does the magic of moving from  
08:16this angle to this angle between these keyframes  and that in a sense creates an animation.
08:22That's a pretty easy way to make an animation.
08:25Now what's neat too is, let's say I want  this rotation to go a little bit slower.
08:29I could click on one of these keyframes and here  
08:30I could extend it out and maybe I  want to extend this one to the end.
08:34Now, if I play again, we see the rotations start  from the beginning and here it rotates the other  
08:38way all the way through the end. If we look up  in the top right hand corner at the inspector,  
08:43you'll notice all of these different  properties allow you to set keyframes.
08:47Here I could set the position or the zoom.  Here if I click into settings, here once again,  
08:51we could apply a pitch, a yaw keyframe, so you  could pull off some really impressive animations  
08:57simply by defining what the properties  are at different points in time.
09:02So far, we've just been working with the most  basic text in Davinci Resolve, but Davinci Resolve  
09:07also offers something called Text+, which gives  you even more control over how your text looks.
09:13I'll click on the text on my  timeline and then delete that,  
09:16and let's once again click  on the effects tab up on top.
09:19Click on titles and at the very  top we have something called Text+.
09:23Let's drag this onto the timeline and here I'll  trim it so it's the same length as my clips.
09:28To modify the properties of  Text+, just like we did before,  
09:31let's click on this on the timeline, and  that once again opens up all of the different  
09:36properties in the inspector. Now once again, you  can click on this to expose all of the properties,  
09:40and at first glance it looks pretty  similar to just the basic text.
09:45Here, for instance, I can type in my text, but as  I scroll down, we have even more settings here to  
09:50modify what the text look like. And also over on  the right hand side, you'll see that just about  
09:55every single property allows us to set a keyframe,  so you could animate just about everything.
10:00You might also notice that we have  all these different tabs across  
10:04the top that give us even more control  over what this text looks like.
10:08For instance, I’ll click on layout,  
10:10and here we can adjust all these  different pieces of the layout.
10:12For example, I could rotate,  let's say on the X axis and  
10:16there you could see me rotate the text and  once again I could apply a keyframe there.  
10:19Once again to reset, I'll double click on the X  and that brings it back to the original state.
10:24Here I could also transform the text.
10:26I could decide, do I want to transform  on the characters, the words, the lines  
10:29and here you can see all the different things  that I could transform. Here for instance,  
10:33I could apply a shear to the text  and there you can see what that does.
10:36And once again I have that keyframe ability right  here if I want to animate it. Now once again,  
10:41I'll reset by clicking on the X. Let's now click  into shading. Shading offers you even more control  
10:48over what the text looks like. Here for example,  I can see that currently the text just has a  
10:52white solid fill, but if I scroll down, here I can  adjust the opacity or I can set it to a gradient.
10:59Maybe I want to have a gradient on my text  and here I can adjust what that looks like.  
11:03Up above, I also have different  elements that I can choose.
11:06For example, I can add an outline, and here too  I could also apply a gradient to my outline.
11:12Over here I can click into another element.  Here I could add a shadow or here I can add  
11:16a border behind my text, and I could customize  what this border around my text looks like.
11:21So, I have lots and lots of control to get the  text to look exactly how I want it to look.
11:27With Text+, I could also use the video transitions  
11:30as a really quick and easy way  to add an animation to my text.
11:34Once again, I'll click on video transitions  and if I scroll down a little bit and here's  
11:38another neat one called drop warp. I can  drag and drop it on the beginning of my text  
11:42and here now you see my text animate  in. So once again, very easy to do.
11:48Along with being able to create  your own text in Davinci Resolve,  
11:51once again, there's also a massive collection of  pre-created text effects that you can just insert.
11:57Once again, I’ll click on titles and here  towards the bottom, you have this category  
12:01called Fusion titles and there are many, many  different options that you can choose from.  
12:06Here for instance, I can choose text over  shape, and I'll place it on my timeline. Here,  
12:10I'll trim it and if I click into this item, within  the inspector, I can customize what this text is.
12:16So, let's say Kevin Cookie Company.
12:18Here I could type in the first text, and  here I could type in the second text,  
12:22and I'll scroll down a little bit  more to enter in the third text.  
12:26Now when I play this on my timeline, you  can see what this looks like and it's a  
12:29really nice text effect and I was able to  just use this pre-created title animation.
12:35It couldn't be any easier than that. All  right, to watch more videos like this one,  
12:41please consider subscribing.  I'll see you in the next video.
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FAQs about This YouTube Video

1. How to add text in DaVinci Resolve?

To add text in DaVinci Resolve, go to the Edit tab, select the Text tool from the toolbar, and click on the canvas to add a new text layer.

2. What is Text+ in DaVinci Resolve?

Text+ in DaVinci Resolve is an advanced text tool that allows for more control over text properties, effects, and animations. It offers a wide range of options for customizing text in video editing projects.

3. How to animate text using keyframes in DaVinci Resolve?

To animate text using keyframes in DaVinci Resolve, first, select the text layer, then go to the Inspector panel, and use the keyframe controls to set the initial and final position, size, rotation, and other properties over time.

4. What are pre-created text effects in DaVinci Resolve?

Pre-created text effects in DaVinci Resolve are pre-designed templates or presets that provide ready-made text styles and animations. Users can simply apply these effects to their text layers for quick and professional-looking results.

5. How to customize text positioning in DaVinci Resolve?

To customize text positioning in DaVinci Resolve, use the on-screen controls to drag and place the text anywhere on the canvas. Additionally, adjust the position parameters in the Inspector panel for precise positioning.

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