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How to make a YouTube intro and add text to your video

August 9, 2019

Hello and welcome to the Official Movavi channel! My name is Alina and today I’d like to show
you how to add text and titles to your video. Often, a video alone is not enough to accurately
communicate your ideas. You need to comment in the form of a narrative
or to clarify those parts that may be unclear for your viewers. In these cases, it really helps to add text
to your video . And in this video tutorial, I’ll show you how. Do you want to add an intro to your video? Or maybe you want to craft a literary introduction
to your slide show presentation? The best way to do this is to add a front-end
title, and Movavi lets you do this two ways – simple or animated. Today I’m going to show you examples of
how to create an amazing intro for your video using different approaches to titling. Do you like cooking? What do you think of this intro for a cooking
tutorial? Or what about this intro for a work presentation? What do you think of this animated title on
a blue background? I created all these different intros with
Movavi Video Editor – my favorite video editing software. If you are new to the world of video editing
and you want to start creating your own videos, Movavi Video Editor is the program for you! So, let’s start our tutorial! Step 1.Open Movavi Video Editor program. If the software isn’t already installed
on your computer, click here and download a free trial version. The program is available for both Windows
and Mac users. Install the software according to the instructions. Step 2.Add files to the program. Add the video clips, music, and images you
want to use to create your film by clicking the ‘Add Media Files’ button. The files you’ve uploaded will be automatically
added to the Timeline at the bottom of the program window. You can also choose backgrounds or videos
from our built-in footage collection – just drag them to the appropriate place on the
timeline. Step 3.Add titles. Click the Titles section to see our extensive
collection of titles. There are two main types: Static (basic) and
animated (artistic). Once you’ve chosen the style you want, just
drag it to the timeline. You can move the titles around on the timeline
until they’re in the desired positions. To add text, double-click on the inserted
title on the timeline, then on the sample text in the preview window, and type or paste your text. Change the size and position of your text
and move it along the video frame until it is as legible and appropriate for the video
as possible. Step 4.Adjust the Title properties. You can edit your titles by double clicking
on them and make adjustments using the preview window. Click the Clip properties button to change
the duration and the speed of the title animation. By clicking the Font properties, you can select
a different font family and specify the size, appearance, and alignment. Click the Color properties button to set the
desired color for the text and outline. Just click the text box in the preview window
and choose the color you want. You can also adjust the outline width in the
field above the preview window. If you’ve chosen one of the artistic titles,
you can change the decoration color if you want. When you’re happy with the result, click
Apply. Step 5.Save your video Click the Export button and choose the appropriate
tab in the upper part of the pop-up window. You can save your video specifically for Apple,
Android, and other devices. Then, choose the desired format and specific
mobile device. Click the Start button and that’s it! You’ve titled your first video! Did you like this video tutorial? Leave your thoughts in the comment section
below or just give this video a thumbs-up. For the next video, I’ve prepared something
really exciting for you! I’ll be showing you how to play your videos
backwards with Movavi Video Editor! I’m sure you’ve seen the famous reverse
effect in movies, on TV, in vlogs, maybe even in computer games. Oops, I almost forgot: if you’re not already
subscribed to our official YouTube channel, do it right now. I’ve got tons of video tutorials for you! See you in the next video! Bye-bye


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    I'm almost all set to start making videos, thanks again.

  • Reply Дима Каштан June 27, 2017 at 11:16 am


  • Reply itzyaboidread June 27, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Thanks so much very helpful!

  • Reply WllderNess July 3, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    love ur videos

  • Reply Isabela Louise July 10, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    could a motion track text option be added on the next or so update? that'd be great

  • Reply madison July 21, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    such a massive help to my new channel thanks sooooo much. 🙂

  • Reply RouxNBlind July 25, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Lovely presentation and helpful tips

  • Reply Andrea Perugini July 29, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Per iniziare questo è un ottimo tutorial per aggiungere del testo al video

  • Reply Shay Willie August 4, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Very useful tips, very well presented!

  • Reply BITCOIN CHRONICLES August 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Is it possible to have a NON animated text title that just sits there? All I can find is animated titles which is not what I want….

  • Reply PinkGiraffe August 11, 2017 at 1:47 am

    how did u make the cooking intro. what font is that ?

  • Reply SoullessFoxx August 18, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    wow it really helped and now im gonna have my first video ever cool i was waiting for it that i will do a video and i did it now yay!

  • Reply HoHoHoHo Roblox August 20, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Thanks for teaching me how something so helpful in the youtube videos!!!!:)

  • Reply Danny Fowler August 22, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    helpful, I really enjoyed this!

  • Reply Ali Switch August 22, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Finnaly someone that accutly adds the download and the program is simple not like other 1s super complex

  • Reply David Valls y Machinant August 23, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Simple and efficient 😮 !
    I love the simplicity to Movavi Titles 😀
    Thanks you 😀

  • Reply Star Tonn August 24, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    I like this videos. Please subs back my channel. Thanks

  • Reply since ‘05 September 2, 2017 at 4:09 am

    thank you so much now i can be a successful youtuber!

  • Reply Rainbow Unicorn September 11, 2017 at 3:02 am

    I need help i wanted to upload the video edited but the water mark was there
    Can You please tell me how to remove it!

  • Reply Colt September 25, 2017 at 6:20 am

    how do ou make the text look 3D and stay still while the video moves so It looks like it it sitting on the ground? If Movavi, you dont have this i suggest you try to make it in a new update. But if anyone knows it would be helpful if you could tell me plz.

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  • Reply LouisPlayz z October 14, 2017 at 4:39 am

    doesn't help at all

  • Reply Agape Family Chiropractic October 22, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    This helped out a lot when making my intro!

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    for free ??

  • Reply FBlox123 November 25, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    i have bin looking for some thing like this for ages!

  • Reply Zane e Thiago December 4, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Muito bom …

  • Reply Trolly December 8, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    my computer dosent want me todownload this app 🙁

  • Reply Rajinder Singh December 9, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Worst software out there… Lags even with my i7 processor8 gb ram 4 gb graphic card.
    I spent 2 hours working and editing and when i'm ready to export the video this piece of trash software says i have a 'Trail version' thus the video will have 'edited by Movavi f*ucking video editor' all over the video. They said nothing as such when i downloaded or when installed the program… what an innovative way to loose potential customers.
    Do not waste your time with this crap software.

  • Reply Ahmet Yikarbaba December 10, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    very good editör

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  • Reply Karolina Kowalska December 29, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    please could you tell me how to use subtitles in movavi ??

  • Reply Zac January 14, 2018 at 10:09 am

    subscribe to me and I will sub to you

  • Reply 8-bit M8 January 14, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    lol this is horrible

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    Or you could order one from designers such as me, they don't look crap unlike this

  • Reply MariaM Nguyen January 31, 2018 at 3:51 am

    How do I add subtitle to my video?

  • Reply thuan truong February 4, 2018 at 3:17 am

    Very good video

  • Reply thuan truong February 5, 2018 at 9:45 am


  • Reply Duncan McAlpine February 5, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    You only focus on adding text to the title. How about adding text to multiple static photos within the video. Time to search for another youtube video who will provide the process.

  • Reply Rajesh XNTO February 7, 2018 at 4:45 am

    hi Boss

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  • Reply Srinivasa Char A V March 30, 2018 at 2:09 am

    THANKS !!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply MINI NAIR April 1, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Very helpful

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    You look like popy not hate comment thanks for there

  • Reply Alpha Chill Official May 16, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    My mom name is also Alina

  • Reply ELCAMARO89 May 17, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    The intro to this tutorial is cooler than those on movavi. You sure didn't use movavi to do that one

  • Reply Simon Episkopossian May 22, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Another piece of useless promo instead of explaining how to use the editor …

  • Reply Realitied - Minecraft May 24, 2018 at 8:41 am

    when i open movavi and it askes me if i wanna do easy mode and something else.
    i try pressing one but the program closes
    should i press the escape button?

  • Reply WOLF AND STEVE May 26, 2018 at 7:39 pm


  • Reply Donald James Sumalinog June 5, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Can I add an srt file?

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  • Reply Musa Gani June 30, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Thank you so much for this video, i hope you always make video like this

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    आप हिन्दी में विडीओ कब दालोगी?

  • Reply 2012Bcam July 6, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    is there text I could add that doesn’t have transitions or animations already?

  • Reply Soe Win July 18, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    how to add speech subtitle underneath? plzz

  • Reply Stephanie Perez July 19, 2018 at 3:10 am

    i started editing without paying for the app and then when i was done of hours of editing –– and clicked export it said i had to pay –

  • Reply Malcolm Marzo July 27, 2018 at 2:40 am

    I have been using Movavi for a year. Unlike the fancier video editors I have used, I like Movavi because it is reliable and easier to understand. Just right for the average user. However, one thing I can fault is that Movavi will not allow you to set a default font and size in simple text. So every time you use text you have to readjust the text properties. I use a lot of text callouts in my videos so this gets laborious.

  • Reply REEE August 16, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Thank you!!! This helped me a lot!

  • Reply The_Lazy_Bunny August 25, 2018 at 2:33 am

    Ipad users anyone?

  • Reply Xtreme Gamer August 29, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Thanks Bebe

  • Reply MACC September 13, 2018 at 1:28 pm

  • Reply lol # October 27, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    do it leave a watermark?

  • Reply Tia_Omq October 29, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Movavi has freaking watermarks

  • Reply Smokey63 October 30, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    can you add picture into that circle?

  • Reply pg3d_syfighterpro 1 November 2, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    but how can i put my intro on my youtube vid when i make my youtube vids on my iphone?

  • Reply Ardy Frans Gaming November 11, 2018 at 7:34 am

    I bought this software in steam, and all the videos on my channel I edited using Movavi Video Editor Plus. Thanks Movavi.
    but I hope you make an update, so I can disable Auto save function.
    Thank You.

  • Reply GOPI KRISHNAN K.K.VIJAYARAGHAVAN December 8, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    can uu change the background of the intro

  • Reply এসো পড়াশুনা করি December 10, 2018 at 11:49 am

    very Nice work

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  • Reply Feb square Enehizena January 12, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Thanks so much for the info. It is needful. Just sub.

  • Reply Thedarkside rules January 13, 2019 at 1:12 am

    For me it has popup watermark
    and that is so annoying.

  • Reply Ravikant Dhadse January 26, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Very Very Thanx but an Indian Devnagari Fonts could not be displayed properly …..suggestion pls..

  • Reply The Overachiever February 3, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    So helpful. Thank you!

  • Reply The Overachiever February 3, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Love Movavi Video Editor!

  • Reply Gary Henry February 6, 2019 at 2:28 am


  • Reply sona raju February 13, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    not use full ,i was looking for add text in video ,title of this video says "add text to your video" apparently we cant add text in video rather adding a slide from video editor and add text on it

  • Reply Vicki Romaine February 18, 2019 at 3:36 am

    Is this guide using Video Editor or Editor Plus

  • Reply Cheerful Greetings February 19, 2019 at 5:06 am

    Is this fir Editor Plus? Are there videos for it?

  • Reply ThingzYe March 5, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks! I was going to make a trailer, but I did not know how to edit. Now I do. Also, thanks for explaining this clearly

  • Reply Javed Ahmed April 1, 2019 at 1:12 am

    there is nothing about adding subtitles to a video. This is only for adding a title

  • Reply gil rabiner April 13, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    is there a way to add new fonts to the movavi software?

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  • Reply atinis May 25, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Thanks a lot a new subbie!

  • Reply Elite Clan May 26, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    I saved it in trial mode and i wasnt able to upload it, it said not a supported file type. can someone help me out?

  • Reply Robe_gamingYT June 1, 2019 at 1:02 am

    this would be really nice if there wasn't any watermark for the trial version😥

  • Reply Tech Pranav June 4, 2019 at 2:01 pm


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    this cost 40$? lolno

  • Reply Romeo Benitez June 10, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Nice video. Inspiring.

  • Reply BLAcK sPiDeR June 14, 2019 at 3:49 am

    How to add text in the template intro videos

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  • Reply KorusKing Sports July 14, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    My text, backgrounds, and images work fluently in the editor program, but when I change the file from .MPEX to .WMV they do not appear and the audio is the only think working while I stare at a black or green screen. Can someone explain what the problem is and how to solve it?

  • Reply hjalti steintun July 18, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    It is needful but im using a chromebook OS so can you make it easier by making it useful to download with a chromebook too i have to use the youtube editor.

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    Thanks you help me a lot with this 😀

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  • Reply RB LIGHT July 25, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Thank you for telling me this 🙂

  • Reply vonshango July 25, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    can you do layered audio the same way? would be nice if you mentioned it as a blurb.

  • Reply Sir. Wusk August 1, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Okey thank you so mutch!

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