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Is there a way of adding Subtitles directly in the VSE? Or do I have to make an animation of text meshes and add it to the video via a Scene strip?

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Since Blender 2.76 (or more detailled, since the Gooseberry Branch) there is a great new Text Effect Strip feature which will do the job for you! Mikeycal Meyers already made a great Tutorial on this topic.

Just Add Shift+A an E̲ffect Strip... T̲ext. You can animate it's opacity if needed and change it's size and position. Add a Text Strip

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    $\begingroup$ we prefer detailed answers over Link-Olny answers. Can you please add a bit more detail? $\endgroup$ – cegaton Nov 18 '15 at 16:48
  • $\begingroup$ if it's worth an upvote ;-) $\endgroup$ – Samoth Nov 18 '15 at 16:56
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    $\begingroup$ there you go... feel free to expand on other answers... detailed answers might get you even more votes... $\endgroup$ – cegaton Nov 18 '15 at 17:07
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    $\begingroup$ You can now change the font thanks to this patch developer.blender.org/D2424 It is not implemented oficially so you need to compile the Blender with that patch applied or download my release docs.google.com/… The release is missing Cuda support though. $\endgroup$ – Jan Kadeřábek Feb 21 '17 at 16:19
  • $\begingroup$ And finally we have font selection support in 2.8 :-) $\endgroup$ – Samoth Jan 15 at 15:27
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Edited: There is now a built in VSE text subtitle tool. But it has limited functionality for adding text to a screen. Edited: Apparently now you can word wrap the contents of your text entry string. But you still can't change the font or direction of the drop shadow.

To make more elaborate supers (superimposed text), you must create a another scene and add it's scene strip to the VSE edit scene. However this is inefficient, I would recommend rendering and text to image files first.

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  • $\begingroup$ I think, some answers are just worth an upvote ;-) $\endgroup$ – Samoth Jan 12 '16 at 15:33
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    $\begingroup$ The word wrapping has been added in 2.77. $\endgroup$ – Samoth Apr 11 '16 at 8:53
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    $\begingroup$ You can now change the font thanks to this patch developer.blender.org/D2424 It is not implemented oficially so you need to compile the Blender with that patch applied or download my release docs.google.com/… The release is missing Cuda support though. $\endgroup$ – Jan Kadeřábek Feb 21 '17 at 16:22
  • $\begingroup$ Dont you know if there´s a .py to load the modification of the font @JanKadeřábek ? $\endgroup$ – andrepazleal Jul 12 '17 at 14:13

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