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  • repositioning individual captions/subtitles

    Posted by Michael Grenadier on December 11, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    I’ve got a complex project supervising the restoration of a 16mm documentary from the ’80s. There are a few sections that require subtitles which we will have to go back to resolve to burn them in. I was given an srt file that I was able to import into premiere and tweak the vertical position as the subtitles need to occasionally be repositioned to avoid sitting on top of pre-existing graphics… I then exported an srt file (without styles) and brought that in to resolve and found that if I change the position of one caption, all the captions are repositioned to match…

    So I’m guessing I have to recreate the captions as individual “titles.” Not a horrible problem, opening the caption, selecting all the text, copying and then pasting in to a new text clip, but wondering if I’m missing something…


    Dean Baker replied 2 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Dean Baker

    December 13, 2021 at 3:55 am

    Hi Michael,

    There is a clever option in Resolve to have a separate style for any subtitle on the timeline. Underneath the Caption text field there is a little checkbox that says, ‘Use Track Style’. If you deselect this, you can create your own style for that particular caption. Hope this makes sense.


  • Michael Grenadier

    December 13, 2021 at 4:13 am

    thanks. couldn’t find this in the documentation or by asking a few people that know more about resolve than I do… Much appreciated. If you’re in NYC, would happily buy you a beer or 2…

  • Dean Baker

    December 14, 2021 at 4:33 am

    You’re welcome, there’s lots of hidden features in Resolve we discover all the time. Actually I live in Australia (near Sydney) but if I ever get to NYC I’ll take you up on the beers 🙂

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