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In DaVinci Resolve there’s three different pages we can add text on to our video and those are the cut page, edit page, and fusion page. We’re going to focus on the cut page and edit page today.

Add Text on Cut page

On the cut page in the top bar you’ll see a button “titles” within the titles you should see one called “text” we can drag that onto our timeline

cut page text

After adding the text title on to the timeline we can go into the inspector and set what the title says as well as how it looks

cut page inspector

With this specific text title we can click in the viewer to move the title around

If you want to reset the text position, zoom, rotation you can click on the reset button to the right of the control.

Add Text on the Edit Page

On the edit page all of the titles are in the effects. Once in the effects under toolbox you should see titles and within there is a text tool we’ll drag that on to the timeline.

edit page text title

Once the text title is on the timeline you can drag it around to position it for the proper timing as well as grab the end to change the title’s duration.

You can open the inspector to change the titles appearance as well as what the title says.

edit page title inspector

In the inspector you have a lot of options to change the title color, stroke, drop shadow and much more.

If you would like to have a title fade on and off you can actually use the fader controls on the title itself in the timeline.  If you do not see the fade control make the track slightly bigger and fake control should appear.

davinci resolve title fade

That’s everything for adding text to your video in DaVinci Resolve. If you would like some free titles you’re welcome to grab here.

To recap

How to Add Text in DaVinci Resolve

On the cut page you will go to Titles in the top bar and within the title there is a “text” tool, drag this tool onto the timeline. On the edit page go into Effects in the top bar, on the left you will see Toolbox and under you should see titles, click on titles you will see a list and click and drag “text” tool into the timeline.


About the Author

Justin Robinson is a Certified DaVinci Resolve, Fusion & Fairlight instructor who is known for simplifying concepts and techniques for anyone looking to learn any aspect of the video post-production workflow. Justin is the founder of JayAreTV, a training and premade asset website offering affordable and accessible video post-production education. You can follow Justin on Twitter at @JayAreTV YouTube at JayAreTV or Facebook at MrJayAreTV

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