How to Add Text Overlay to Video

Wondershare Editor By Mar 09,2017 17:09 pm

If you are looking a way to add a professional touch to your next video, then consider adding text overlay. While this will require some video editing, it's not difficult and can be completed in a few short steps using video editing software like Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor). Now follow the steps below to see how to add text overlay to video using this program. Check the video tutorial about how to add text to videos first.

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1 Import your video files

Start by opening Filmora. Then choose from "16:9" or "4:3" ratio according to your needs and click the "Import" button to add your video into your current collection. For your convenience, you can also directly drag and drop the target video to the collection.


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2 Add text overlay

Drag and drop one or more imported movie clips from your collection to the timeline track. Hit the “Edit” button and select one of the 24 text effect options that is most aligned with your need.

Then drag the effect to the timeline. Double click the “T” icon in the timeline and a window will pop up. Here you can enter the text of your text overlay and change the text font, color and size. You can also click the "Animation" icon to change the animation of your title text overlay or drag and drop the text box in the preview window to change the position. If you want to adjust the length of the text overlay, clicking on it in the timeline "Text" track and dragging it out to expand the time or in to reduce the time.

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3 Export the new video

After adding your text overlay, click the “Play” icon to preview the result. If satisfied, click the “Create” button and choose an output format from the list. You can also video and audio parameters such as Bit Rate, Encoder, Resolution in the advanced settings.

You can also directly upload to YouTube or Facebook right from Filmora, or the classic way - burn to DVD for watching on your home player. If you want to play on your mobile device, choose the "Devices" tab and select a device such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, Zune, Samsung Galaxy, Xbox and more.

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Besides adding text overlay, Filmora has more brilliant editing functions to edit and produce videos inside a wide selection of file kinds with ease for all the users. You can easily trim or split video clips, crop video screen size, apply unique effects to your video files, flip/rotate them horizontally or vertically… Now download and try it out!

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hiyaprincess
Does this require an internet connection to install for Windows? It hangs up with"0 Percent Finished" on Windows 7 Pro Edit: Disregard this comment, I found another program that worked.
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