Video runs awful when text is added!

I added text to my video and now it hardly runs properly. Any ideas?

Does your computer meet the minimum system requirements?

I think so, you tell me:

OS- Windows 10 (64 bit)

CPU- Intel® Core™ i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz

GPU- Radeon™ RX 580

RAM- 16 GB

Hard Drive- 500GB SSD

You could try changing your Display Method in Settings.
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It could also be from your Video Mode not being the same as Source Video, or having a Variable Frame Rate video.

Without knowing more about your project it’s hard to diagnose the issue.

Well I exported it and it runs fine with text in VLC so I’ll just deal with the stuttering. There is one more thing I want to know if you can help me with though. I want to either remove or place a color tile over a corner of my video so I have a background for text without disrupting what’s going on. What filter should I use? I tried crop but that gets rid of everything outside the square not inside like I want.

You can change the background color for the text in the text filter controls.

Thank you

Hi @YouAteIt , is this the kind of thing you had in mind? I just made this short tutorial. No commentary, but I hope you can follow what I did.

PS I had to revert to a previous version of Shotcut for this - there’s a bug with v.20.02 BETA preventing you from resizing the colour clip when “distort” is selected. This will be fixed for the release of 20.02 which is due very soon.

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