Preparing a presentation video or building in the narration within the video requires some dexterity with software applications that allow you to add text in a video. There will be so many reasons that you want to place some text over a video. With iMovie in your Mac and iPhone, you can put a standard title, or a lower third substiles, or scrolling credits to the video with ease. iMovie definitely ranks as great software to help you add text in videos.
In this article, we will show you how to add text with iMovie for both Mac and iOS mobile devices.
While iMovie has emerged as a big editing software brand, it does seem a little complicated for users on the editing interface for the very first time. Even adding text seems to be a big hassle on the interface.
Here, we recommend you to use Wondershare Filmora to add text in an easier way. Filmora is available both for Mac and Windows. And the tutorial below is recorded with Windows OS, but the steps for Filmora Mac are similar.
Notes: If you are running a different version of iMovie, like what’s running on my Mac, like iMovie 10.1.8, you will find the steps of adding titles to video in iMovie is different.
After loading the media in the timeline, place the cursor to where you want to add texts and then switch to Titles tab. From there, you will see there are Titles Presets available.
Now you can add some standard titles, Lower Third, or scrolling credits and much more by dragging and dropping it to the timeline. You will see how long the text effects last and adjust the text duration by dragging the edges to meet the requirement. One of the inconvenience of adding text to video in iMovie is that it seems impossible to adjust the Text position manually.
Above are the details of how to add text to videos in iMovie on Mac and iPhone. Some of the steps may differ on your devices because of the version issues.
So, it is recommended to make sure that you are running the latest iMovie version. If you want to edit the text in an advanced way, like animated the text effects and save the text effect for future use, Filmora for Mac would be a good choice.
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