Add titles to your project

You add titles to clips in your project using the Titles Browser. Once you have added text, you can modify the title’s text style.

Add a title to a project clip

  1. Drag the playhead in the Timeline to the point where you want to add the title.

  2. Click the Titles button in the toolbar (or choose Window > Media Browser > Titles).

    Titles button in toolbar
  3. Do any of the following:

    • To add a title from the Titles Browser: Double-click the title.

      A title clip is added at the playhead location.

    • To add a basic title: Choose Edit > Connect Title > Basic Title (or press Control-T).

      A title clip named Basic Title (with no effects or animations) is added at the playhead location.

    • To add a lower-third title: Choose Edit > Connect Title > Basic Lower Third (or press Control-Shift-T).

      A lower-third title clip named Basic Lower Third (with no effects or animations) is added at the playhead location.

The title clip is connected to the clip in the primary storyline at the position of the playhead. Visually, the title is superimposed over the clip in the primary storyline at the playhead position. If the playhead is not over a clip, the title is superimposed over the default background.

Add a title as a clip in the primary storyline

There are two ways to add a title as a clip in the primary storyline. You can either insert a title clip at the edit point between two clips or replace an existing clip in the primary storyline with a title clip.

  • To add a title between clips in the Timeline: Drag a title from the Titles Browser to the edit point between the clips where you want the title clip to appear.

  • To replace an existing Timeline clip with a title clip: Drag a title from the Titles Browser to the clip in the Timeline that you want to replace, and choose Replace from the shortcut menu.

Enter text for your title

After you add a title clip to your project in the Timeline, you can type text for your title in the Viewer.

  1. Select a title clip in the Timeline.

  2. Move the playhead over the selected title clip.

  3. In the Viewer, double-click the title text, and type text for your title.

    Title text being edited in Viewer
  4. To select a different text object, do one of the following:

    • Click the Previous Text Layer or Next Text Layer button.

    • Double-click a different text object.

  5. Type new text as necessary.

  6. To exit text editing, press Command-Return.

Note: The Previous Text Layer and Next Text Layer buttons also support Motion text edit markers. For more information, see Motion Help.