On the documentation page,
, there are 2 references to text:
GPS Text Video Filter
The GPS Text filter allows you to add useful GPS related data (such as speed, altitude or distance) on top of and in sync with your video. It is available since version 21.08.
Note: you need to record your GPS track with a device (phone, smartwatch, bike computer or dedicated GPS tracker) AND export your track to a .gpx or .tcx file. If you record using an action camera that has GPS (like GoPro), you need to extract the data to a separate file ( there are online and o…
Text: Rich Video Filter
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The second one is relevant, but it doesn’t contain any documentation on the subject.
I got as far as adding a filter, and selected Text: Rich (which is the only option). When I click on the filter, there’s a temporary popup that says
“Click in the rectangle to edit the text”
, but I have no idea which rectangle they’re talking about. There’s a rectangle in the Timeline section, there’s a Zoom rectangle under the video. It’s not obvious at all, which rectangle we should click in order to start adding captions.
I’m working with Windows Shotcut 21.03.21.
September 13, 2021, 3:39pm
The large rectangle in the Player window. See below:
September 13, 2021, 4:50pm
It’s the white lines and 4 boxes you see in
@Elusien screenshot to be precise about what he was talking.
Thanks. I can see the rectangle (I think), but when I click or double-click, there’s no place to enter text.
Never mind. Got it. All you do is start typing, as soon as you click inside the rectangle. You don’t wait for a prompt.
Thanks for the assistance, Elusien & Ar_D.
September 14, 2021, 5:04pm
This type of input is called a Visual User Interface (VUI). It is actually a simple WYSIWYG HTML editor.
December 12, 2021, 3:20pm
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