Why Are My Titles Not Showing In DaVinci Resolve? - Solution

Occasionally you may come across problems with adding and getting text to show up in DaVinci Resolve 17. In this guide, I'll go over some of the common causes of this issue and the solutions.

October 2, 2023
Why Are My Titles Not Showing In DaVinci Resolve? - Solution
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Are you a DaVinci Resolve user who has run into the problem where your titles randomly stop showing up after creating them? It can be frustrating when you have spent hours working on a video, only to find out that the titles you added are not appearing on the final product.

Just don't worry; you're not alone in this issue. Back when I first started using DaVinci back in 2017, I had the same issue occur to 7 of my personal projects on multiple occasions during editing and rendering.

To prevent you from wasting any time, in this article, I will delve into the reasons why titles may not be showing up in DaVinci Resolve, including software and hardware issues that could be causing the problem. I'll also provide step-by-step solutions to help you troubleshoot and resolve the issue.

DaVinci Resolve Text & Titles Not Working

If your titles aren't working in DaVinci Resolve, it may be caused by a few different things. Some common issues include a black screen after adding text, media offline, inability to add a new title track and text that cuts off the screen. Read on to find out how to repair your invisible text in Davinci Resolve.

How To Make Text Appear In DaVinci Resolve 18 & 17

If your text is not showing up in your rendered and/or exported video, make sure that the track containing the text is not disabled on the “Edit” page, prior to exporting it from your video from the “Deliver” page.

If you've used a pre-made template and the text isn't showing within the preview window, it could also be due to an insufficient RAM error. Commonly experienced by users whose computer lacks minimum hardware requirements.

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Text Is Hidden Behind Video Track

This is a simple fix. Simply bring the text layer In front of the video layer. Here's a step-by-step explanation:

  1. Right-click on the text clip and choose "Add Fusion Clip."
  2. In the Fusion page, add a shape (e.g. rectangle) and place it behind the text.
  3. Change the color of the shape to transparent or a solid color.
  4. Return to the Edit page, and the text should now be visible in front of the video track.

DaVinci Resolve Fusion Text Not Showing

If your text is not showing due to a 'media offline' issue in DaVinci Resolve, try this:

Go to the menu, then select “Playback” > “Timeline Proxy Resolution” > and use either “Half” or “Quarter”.

This will force DaVinci Resolve to render the clip at a lower resolution which will not consume as much resources, and thus, won't trigger the 'media offline' issue.

DaVinci Resolve Title Black Screen

If you're presented with a black screen after adding text in DaVinci Resolve, this could be due to the usage of a fusion title with resource-consuming effects. To fix this, simply right click on the text track and select "render in place" to make the text render properly during playback.

Conclusion On Davinci Resolve Fusion Black Screen

In conclusion, issues related to text not appearing in DaVinci Resolve can be frustrating, but they can usually be resolved quickly and easily. There are a few common causes, but with the solutions outlined in this post, you can troubleshoot and resolve these issues effectively. Whether it's a matter of placement on the timeline, the properties of the text, or the use of the Fusion page, these steps will help you get your text back on track. Understanding how to resolve text-related issues in DaVinci Resolve is crucial for creating professional-quality videos, and this post provides you with the information you need to get the job done.