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How To Change The Selected Text Case In DaVinci Resolve Easily

by Yaron Elharar (@YaronElharar)

Have you ever started editing a video and thought, “Text capitalization? That’s hardly relevant here!” But, there comes that moment when you’re crafting a caption, and oops – you need to change the text case. In this article, we’re sharing the quickest way to modify text cases in DaVinci Resolve.  

What Is DaVinci Resolve?

DaVinci Resolve, developed by Blackmagic Design, is a comprehensive video editing software acclaimed for its exceptional color grading capabilities. Over the years, it has expanded to encompass video editing, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction, and audio post-production all in one platform. Lauded for its advanced multi-track timeline and Fusion for visual effects, DaVinci Resolve caters to amateur and professional video editors.

Built-in Ways to Change the Case of Text in DaVinci Resolve Fields

DaVinci Resolve doesn’t have a built-in tool for changing text cases. However, there’s a workaround that top DaVinci Resolve users recommend: using methods to return inputted text in a defined case. Here’s how to use methods for changing text case in DaVinci Resolve:

  1. Go to the Fusion tab at the bottom of the panel of DaVinci Resolve. 
  2. Type the text whose case you want to change.
  3. Right-click on the text field. 
  4. A drop-down menu appears. From the options displayed, click “Expressions.”
  5. Beneath the text field, you’ll find an expression in this format: Text…
  6. Replace “Text” with a method that represents the text case you want. For example, to convert the text into UPPERCASE, replace “Text” with string.upper("Your Text")
  7. The text in the text field will automatically switch to UPPERCASE. 
Change Capitalization to uppercase

To convert text to lowercase, follow the same procedure but use the method “string.lower” in place of “Text.” While there are various methods to adjust text cases, using them will modify the entire text field uniformly. To avoid using strings and to convert the case directly in place you can use the free AnyCase App, which we’ll cover next.

How To Change Text Case In DaVinci Resolve Directly In-Place

Not everyone wants to use methods or expressions. I would dare to say that most don’t. There’s another way to change case directly in place in DaVinci Resolve: the AnyCase App. It can convert selected text in countless Windows applications, is lightweight, easy to use, and converts the text in place. This means you can use AnyCase App to change text capitalization in the text field without exiting DaVinci Resolve. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Download and install AnyCase.
  2. In DaVinci Resolve, navigate to the text field.
  3. Select the text whose case you want to change.
  4. click on your desired text case from the AnyCase pop-up window. 
  5. That’s all. The select text will automatically switch to your chosen text case.
Changeing case in DaVinci resolve directly in place

You can Work even faster by using shortcuts, some of which are in the table below. Plus you can convert case of any editable field in DaVinci Resolve, which is major advantage.

Windows Shortcut (keys to press)Action
Win+Alt+LTo convert selection to lowercase
Win+Alt+UTo convert selection to All Caps (UPPERCASE)
Win+Alt+TTo convert selection to Title Case
Win+Alt+STo convert selection to Sentence case
Win+Alt+ATo convert selection to AlTeRnAtInG CaPs
Win+Alt+OOpens main window with all the app's options
To enable the shortcuts above, you will need the free AnyCase App. Clicking on the table will lead you to its download page.

There are many reasons why DaVinci Resolve users love AnyCase. Here are some of them

Automatically Capitalizes Words: There are some words that must begin with capital letters, like days, months, names of people, etc. AnyCase will Make sure that these words are capitalized.

Custom Word Capitalization: Sometimes, you might want specific words in your video to stand out or follow a particular style. With AnyCase, you can set custom capitalization for these words, which is great for highlighting key terms or names in your DaVinci Resolve projects.

Custom Shortcuts: Speed is crucial when editing videos. AnyCase’s custom keyboard shortcuts let you quickly change text capitalization in DaVinci Resolve, streamlining your editing process and saving time.

Not only DaVinci Resolve: AnyCase App Works across Windows in countless applications, If you’re moving between programs during the day and need to change capitalization anywhere else, AnyCase App is practically an indispensable tool.

In DaVinci Resolve, you can change the case of text using expressions, or more conveniently, you can change it directly in-place using the AnyCase App. Speed up your video editing experience with this integration. The best part is its compatibility with countless Windows programs, ensuring hassle-free capitalization changes regardless of the program or browser you’re using. Plus, the free version includes all the features of the program and has no time limits. Download AnyCase App and try it today. 

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