Text Strip

The Text strip allows you to directly display text in the Sequence editor. The strip will display the text inserted in its text field on the final sequence.


All Text strips in a video sequence can be exported as a SubRip file. This is useful when using Text strips as subtitles.



The actual text displayed.

Wrap Width

Wraps the text by the percentage of the frame width, setting this to zero disables word wrapping.



Data-Block Menu to choose which font-file is used to render the text.


Use a bold font face with a strong/thick visual appearance.


Use an italicized font face with a slanted visual appearance.


Size of the text.


The text color.


Creates a shadow of the specified color under the text.

Shadow Angle

Defines the position of the shadow as an angle, 0° being to the right and 90° being below.

Shadow Offset

Amount to shift the shadow compared to the normal text.

Shadow Blur

Amount to blur the shadow.


Creates a line with the defined color enclosing the shape of the text.

Outline Width

The thickness of the outline.


Creates a background for the text to improve the readability and clarity of text in some situations. The color and opacity of the box can be adjusted using the color selector.

Box Margin

The distance the box boundaries extends from the boundaries of the font glyphs. The distance is measured as a factor of the image’s width.


Location X, Y

Positions the text on the X, Y axis.

Anchor X, Y

Horizontal (X) or vertical (Y) anchor point of the text relative to the location.



Text effect.