Filter Set | Info/Speech Bubble Generator

I made a filters set that generates this kind of info bubble (or speech bubble) on a single clip and using only a couple of clicks.
NOTE: You need Shotcut version 23.05.14 (and up) to use filters sets


Download the ZIP file: (1.0 KB)

It’s meant for 1920x1080 projects, but I guess it would also be usable on other projects dimensions, as long as the aspect ratio is 16:9

EDIT: Turns out it doesn’t work properly on projects of other dimensions.
Here’s another ZIP file containing the filter sets for 3840x2160, 1920x1080 and 1280x720 projects:
Info-Bubble filter (3.0 KB)

After you’ve added the info bubble to your timeline, you can edit the shape and the color of the bubble, the position, size, shape and orientation of the arrow, and, of course, you can change the text and it’s color. You can then position and resize the entire bubble and it’s text.

Example of use:


  • Download the ZIP file and un-zip it somewhere on your computer.

  • Launch Shotcut

  • Go to Settings > App Data Directory > Show
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Someone commented on YouTube that he doesn’t see the filter-sets folder in his Shotcut App Data Directory. I think that this folder is probably only added to the directory when you create your first custom filters set. So if you don’t see the filter-sets folder, do this to create it:

    • Add any clip to the Timeline
    • Apply one or more filters.
    • Click the Copy checked filters button.
    • Enter a name in the dialog box and click OK to save the filter set.
  • Exit Shotcut

  • In the App Data Directory, open the filter-sets folder.

  • Move the un-zipped file inside that folder.

  • Launch Shotcut. Open a project or create a new one.

  • Create a new track on top of the other tracks in the timeline.

  • Open Other… > Color

  • Create a BLACK clip (it is important to use a black clip), and add it to the new track.

  • Make sure the clip is selected and go to the Filters panel.

  • Click the + button and select the Sets category.

  • Click on the Info-Bubble filter set.

Here’s how to edit the shapes and colors of the Info Bubble:

In brief:

  • The Crop: Rectangle filter is used to change the size and shape of the rectangle. You can also remove or increase the corner radius.

  • The Mask: Simple Shape filter is used to change the shape, position and angle of the bubble arrow.

  • The Color Grading filter is used to change the color of the bubble + the arrow.
    You only need to edit the values of the Shadow (Lift) wheel.

  • The Text: Simple filter’s job is pretty obvious. Use it to change the text and format it (font, size, color etc…)

  • The Size, Position & Rotate filter is used to move and resize the entire info bubble.

  • Adding a 2 x 2 grid is helpful for aligning the text inside the bubble.


I edited the post above to add a ZIP file containing filter sets for 3840x2160, 1920x1080 and 1280x720 projects.

Also, I’ve added an IMPORTANT NOTE in the INSTRUCTIONS.
It’s about the filter-sets folder that is apparently absent from the App Data Directory if you’ve never created a custom filter set.

I have two thoughts:

  1. How did I miss this gem (until now)?
  2. There were no other comments on the brilliance of this!
    This is wonderful, @musicalbox. Inspired creativity… Thank you. :smiley:

Well, thank you @jonray :slight_smile:
Your in luck. Today is “Be the first one to comment, and win a Teddy bear” day. :rofl:
Give me your full address so I can ship it to you.
Oh! and your credit card number (shipping isn’t free, sorry)

I didn’t expect a lot of reactions to this Filter Set.
It will only be useful for a few people. I use it only on tutorials and instruction videos myself.
Meme creators, gamers and crazy cat compilation YouTubers don’t need that kind of stuff :wink:

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LOL :rofl: - in that case then…
You win a Teddy Bear from me too, just by replying to my post here:

:rofl: :rofl:

No replies to my post!! Sob!

Furthermore, I posted TWICE in the thread.. ... but still no luck! :slightly_frowning_face: Then.. to make things even worse... I only sold FOUR copies of the "Summertime Samba" worldwide. What a total FLOP!!

Never mind, you can’t win them all … at least I made 8 dollars from that project (2 dollars from each copy)… :wink:

True, but nevertheless, it is brilliant.

I didn’t reply to the Samba video… but I gave it a Like. Surely that counts for something :wink:

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:smiley: OK I’ll let you off then… :grin:

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Parce qu’il l’a publié pendant qu’on était en vacances (enfin moi)
Because he published it while we were on vacation (well, I was). :grinning:

C’est vrai, cela me permet d’envisager un éventuel abandon des vieilles versions avec Webvfx
It’s true, it allows me to envisage the eventual abandonment of old versions with Webvfx. :sleepy:

Cela dit, c’est encore une ressource très utile, merci @MusicalBox pour le partage
That said, it’s still a very useful resource, thanks @MusicalBox for sharing. :+1:

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Je ne vous crois pas @Namna :upside_down_face:

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Vous avez gagné ! (Un autre ours en peluche) :rofl:

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