Background on subtitles

mathaeus94
mathaeus94 Website User Posts: 3 Just Starting Out

Hi. 

I have downloaded the add-on for Hitfilm, and I've watched Film Empire's video on keyframing subtitles: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY7tBJ-Wdj8

Is there a way to do a background for the characters? Kinda like: https://subtitlesd.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Just-Mercy-Subtitles.jpg or an option to have 2 colors like Netflix: https://commsrisk.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/film-subtitle-foreign-language-working-for-free.jpg

 

I think I have seen that option in ordinary Text (the A next to the viewer) but not in this mode?

Hope for help.

Mathæus

Comments

  • CleverTagline
    CleverTagline Moderator Las Vegas, NVModerator, Website User, Ambassador, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 3,305 Ambassador

    There isn't a built-in option for creating a solid block background like your first example shows, but you can add a border around any text item. On the Text tab, the field just below the font size is where you control the size of the border. By default it's 0, so crank it up and you'll see a red border. The border color picker (one row down from the border size, and on the right) will become active once the border has some width.

  • CleverTagline
    CleverTagline Moderator Las Vegas, NVModerator, Website User, Ambassador, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 3,305 Ambassador

    Of course, I just had to run some tests, and I found a way to add a solid block behind any text that automatically matches the text dimensions. I'm still fiddling with it, and currently the downsides are 1) the background width doesn't adjust for each line, like your first example, and 2) it can be a little process heavy. However, it works fairly well so far, so I'll keep playing and add it to my tutorial list.