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How to track Titles in Davinci Resolve

#davinciresolve #titlestracking #tracktitles

Hi editors! That’s right – we’re adding Davinci Resolve to our tutorials series and hoping to make it even more useful for you! In our first tutorial for Davinci, we will find out how to Track Titles in Davinci Fusion.

Import

Import the media you need to the Timeline. You can do it by using the menu or simply by dragging the video directly to Davinci.

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Import the video

MediaIn and MediaOut

Let’s open the Fusion Tab. Here you will see two nodes – MediaIn and MediaOut. MediaIn is our video and MediaOut is the Viewer. Now we need to add the tracker node – press Shift + Space to open the search tab. 

Fusion Tab
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MediaIn and MediaOut

Type “Tracker” and hit Add

Add Tracker

Now connect Tracker node between MediaIn and MediaOut:

Connecting Tracker

Tracker Point

You can see the green boxes were added to our viewer, it’s Tracker Point. Find the object on the video you want to track, this point will be the parent point for the title. 

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Tracker Points

Jump on the first frame of the scene – place the Tracker Point on the object part you want to follow. Resize the first box directly around the point of tracking. 


Tracker

The second box is the search area, the tracker will search point from the second box to the second one. When you’re done, hit Track Forward button in the Inspector. Wait until Davinci will make tracking of every frame, it can take some time. 

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Frames tracking

You’ll get a notification when the tracking ends.

Notification

Add and Track Titles

Now we can add a titles to the scene. Open Effects tab and go to Templates>Edit>Titles

Titles effect

Open Call-Outs category and import the Title you like by dragging it to the Node grid. Join the Title node to the tracker node (to the green arrow in).

Tracking the Title

Then go to the Tracker Operation tab and select Match Move in the Operation section. 

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Match Move

Now the Title will appear above the video and we can edit it. Move the elements and use Start Point control to place start point of the animation. 

Edit your Title

Now we can go back to the Edit page and see the result. To speed up a preview, you can reduce the quality of the preview. Go to Playback menu>Timeline>Proxy Mode>Select Resolution

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Resolution adjustment

To wrap up

Thank you for reading!

If you use After Effects or Premiere Pro, you may also want to read these articles.
Wondering, what the project we use in this video? It’s Titles Pro for Davinci Resolve