Adding Burn-in Text to Exports

Nuke Studio can burn-in text during the export process using a simple Nuke gizmo. The gizmo is accessed from the Nuke Write Node preset's Content panel under Burn-in.

The gizmo contains controls for the font style and fields denoting the position of the text. You can also add burn-in directly on timeline using the Burn-In soft effect. See Adding Effects on the Timeline for more information.

Note:  The Font field only accepts the full file path and name of the font file to use. For example, on Mac ~/Library/Fonts/Verdana.ttf

Click Edit to display the available controls.

You can mix-and-match the following methods to create burn-in text:

Enter text manually, what you see is what you get in the burn-in.

Use any of the tokens valid in the shot template as burn-in tokens. For example:


Extracts the shot nam from the timeline and appends _comp.

See Using Local and Project Presets for more information.

Use metadata from tags applied to clips and shots. For example:

[metadata hiero/shot/tags/Approved]

Extracts the Approved tag from the clip or shot. You can also append note to include any notes associated with the tag:

[metadata hiero/shot/tags/Approved/note]

Note:  You must precede spaces and slashes in the tag name with \\ (backslashes) to enable Nuke Studio to process the tag name correctly. For example: [metadata hiero/shot/tags/Blue\\ Screen/note]

Tip:  If you're not sure what metadata keys and values are available on a shot, you can add a Text soft effect containing the Tcl expression [metadata values] to display all metadata in the Viewer. See Adding Effects on the Timeline for more information.