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  • Copy and Paste Text Settings?

     Simon Ubsdell updated 1 month ago 4 Members · 9 Posts
  • Paul Libman

    August 19, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Hi All,

    I’m a music composer, new to DaVinci Resolve and new to video editing. I’m having a lot of fun with this brilliant program putting together a video of a song I wrote.

    Having edited together the video, I added lyrics, kind of “singalong” style, but it occurred to me the text is a bit hard to read, so I’d like to make some changes i.e., bolder font, semi-opaque background, drop shadow here and there, etc.

    There literally are dozens of text boxes in the piece so, if possible, I’d love to be able to decide upon settings for the first text box and apply them globally to each remaining text box. My intuition tells me there’s an easier way to do it than to manually reproduce all the settings box-by-box. I realize applying settings globally will still leave a lot of individual tweaking, but that would be a lot easier than “reinventing the wheel” for each line of lyrics.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.


  • Simon Ubsdell

    August 20, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Select all the title clips on your timeline by lassoing them.

    Then edit one of the instances and they will all update accordingly.

    Simon Ubsdell


  • Paul Libman

    August 20, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Thank you Simon; that’s exactly what I needed.

  • Simon Ubsdell

    August 20, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Good news!

    Simon Ubsdell


  • Ricardo Marty

    August 20, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    You can also use the subtitle tool to make them

    Ricardo Marty

  • Paul Libman

    August 20, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Thanks, Ricardo. I’ll look into that next.

  • Michael Gissing

    August 21, 2020 at 1:36 am

    [Simon Ubsdell] “Select all the title clips on your timeline by lassoing them.Then edit one of the instances and they will all update accordingly.”

    I am doing some titles at the moment so I just checked and changing font deleted all text. Other features can be changed like drop shadow etc but changing fonts on a lasso group doesn’t seem to work

  • Paul Libman

    August 21, 2020 at 1:48 am

    That’s good to know. Thanks.

  • Simon Ubsdell

    August 21, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Ah, right, thanks, Michael. I’ve never had the occasion to try it with changing the font, although as you say you can do pretty much everything else this way.

    Perhaps it’s a useful one for an enhancement request.

    Simon Ubsdell


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