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Make a Simple Animated Intro in Shotcut

October 28, 2019

Hello and welcome let’s make a simple
minimal intro for your video which I’m dragging into shortcut right now I’m
gonna enable the timeline drag a video to the timeline as per usual we’re gonna
enable filters alright and I’m gonna go to view and show title bars and view/show
toolbar so we have a maximum amount of space alright we’re gonna move this a
bit to the right in the timeline and now gonna go to file open other so we’re
gonna add a black image so to speak basically just an empty title so we’re
gonna go to generator and here we want color and we’re just gonna wait a second
misses transparent let’s just go for a black I should be setting this as six
zeros and two F’s but for some reason this also worked no presets huh well
let’s save it as black alright and okay okay now I have to drag it from over
here to the timeline I don’t want to overwrite everything so I’m just gonna
drag it over here zoom out and we’re just gonna grab this clip by the right
edge and drag it to the left it’s way too long the tooltip tells us how long
it is 4.27 that’s fine let’s zoom back in control mouse wheel drag this to the
left and let’s just save a project for good
measure always a good thing to do we’re gonna call it intro dot ml t
and let’s see I think four seconds yeah let’s go to four seconds press s to
split it delete this part to remove the silence all right now we’re gonna select
this little black clip and add a filter and the filter we want is in the video
category show video filters there should be a monitor I can down here or
something something like that go to text or as a title no I think it’s
text yeah here it is gonna pick text and instead of timecode we’re gonna write
something open-source bug we can resize this area so have more control yeah
that’s good select that it is vertical in the middle
and we’re going to reduce its size let’s say 152 now we can drag this into a
center we will just adjust the vertical position to zero and to be exact we can
set this to this and then let’s calculate a difference between this and
1920 400 so we want exactly 200 and it’s completely centered we can now switch
the font let’s go for yeah Ubuntu medium Ubuntu medium is good let’s make it now
we’re going to go with medium and okay and actually I have a little sound clip
I want to use so actually let me create an audio track first I’m going to resize
this add V audio track to the source view okay source view we’re going to
drag it from there to the timeline which doesn’t work well at this point we’re
just going to save and restart a project alright let’s try it again there we go
now this is way too loud so I’m gonna let’s see filter audio gain volume and
then we’re gonna reduce this by I think minor – 16 yeah so this is already in
intro but we want there to be a Faden so for that let me just resize all this
shift mouse wheel to make it smaller all right control mouse wheel to zoom in
we’re gonna add a fade in and fade out filter or it let me just save again
always saving and now add filter and this time again video filter scroll down
a little itself abetik also go to F fade in video and add another filter fade out
video and if we take a look now yep that’s good and now as a bonus we can
for example get rid of a fade out video and instead drag drag the horse clip I
mean our video onto our intro
and try it again somebody that’s what do you feel like doing and as a bonus yet
another bonus we’re gonna at this point where the music changes we’re gonna add
a subscribe reminder so let’s create a new video track and we’re gonna create
to create a transparent layer over here let me just save again and go to file
open other color and we’re going to create aa
zero zero this is actually what I want let’s see if we can save it
let’s call it transparent all right let’s see if this really works
we created it we drag it into the timeline and we jump back to a beginning
works we have a clip here on top of the open-source bug stuff that is
transparent so what we’re going to do is we’re gonna cut it around here
then we’re gonna jump to the next cut too with alt right key well done alt and
use the right arrow key I think here is a good position so let’s split it here
again and now we’re gonna get rid of this part okay to move works fine this
part we don’t want to remove we want to instead delete it with a Delete key on
the keyboard this way this part doesn’t jump to the left alright now we’re going
to add text so let’s let’s save once again I’m using ctrl s to save save
right we’re going to copy a filter we’re going to copy the text filter just to
save a little bit of time and paste it in here now let’s hope it we’re okay we
don’t want these let’s from this this save again
we want to change of course a text to subscribe now and what we’re gonna do is
we’re gonna change the size of this actually yeah yeah let’s reduce the
width once more whoops it’s like ten times as small as I wanted it and we’re
gonna just drag it below alright I mean good enough good enough for me and now
what we’re gonna do is we are going to change the font color so just click on
the font color field we’re gonna make it annoying red a bit what whitish annoying
red and here it is so if we play this back now personally I like how it jumps
into the screen rather than fading in but I think at the end it should fade
out definitely so we’re gonna add a video effect fade
out here it is fade out and let’s play this
again alright and now we have a little problem here it fades to black and then
it disappears that is too bad but hopefully this here setting works let’s
just ctrl s again enable this oh yeah I totally works wonderful here we go all
right I like this this is good enough for me
actually let’s reduce a duration of this fade-out maybe 20 frames yep yep I like
this so here you go here you have your simple minimalistic
intro easy to make and shortcut completely and if you don’t create this
crossfade effect you might actually want to pre render it and just paste the
video file so you just have less things to worry about that is it I hope this
helped please subscribe to support this channel and have fun making intros until
next time ciao


  • Reply Penny Mcalister April 1, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    I bought a video editor before I saw this video, I like what you have shown. Does shot cut leave water marks on your finished project.?

  • Reply puluq emil April 8, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    like it a lot

  • Reply Radu Er April 16, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Well explained. Thank you very much for this tutorial.

  • Reply marlene gonzalez April 17, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    i just downloaded it and when i try to add a video it says failed to open?

  • Reply Haider April 28, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    i should have used ooooooooooooooooooooof

  • Reply CorruptedShark April 30, 2018 at 1:48 am

    such pro

  • Reply Dee M May 3, 2018 at 9:55 am

    How do I fix the video to fit the entire screen in shotcut…video has a black frame or outine around it rathwr than taking up entire screen…hope u can help…thank you

  • Reply ohZeevz May 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Am I the only one that has like 10 options for filters?

  • Reply eh Joe May 10, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Good info I love your videos they are very helpful.

  • Reply Immortal Kindred May 11, 2018 at 9:16 am

    awesome, thanks

  • Reply drissabiondo c7 May 11, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    can you do some more tutorials on shotcut

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  • Reply Scelly May 14, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    same problem with me. sometimes it does not let me move objects in the timeline or add objects to the timeline.

  • Reply Engardo May 17, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    That was very helpful, awesome job! Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Reply El Griff May 19, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    why would u use shotcut? i tried it and it doesnt work and i cant do anything there. Kdenlive is better, only it has a laggy preview bug while adding effects but at least im able to create somthing πŸ˜€

  • Reply DodoFeathers May 22, 2018 at 12:27 am

    very helpful!

  • Reply ThePlasticHarvest May 28, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    super good

  • Reply chris319 May 29, 2018 at 5:56 am

    At :49 you made a mistake in your presentation. Would it be too onerous to reshoot this and edit? Your video looks quite amateurish.

  • Reply Alexb May 30, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Um.. You just confused me more.. Sorry

  • Reply Shadowlu Gaming June 1, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you, thank you, This was a cool video. really helped me with some ideas I have. Good Job!

  • Reply Kashif Hussain Shaikh June 1, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    good one my friend.

  • Reply TorryS June 6, 2018 at 12:20 am

    1 Sub
    2 Like
    3 Comment
    4 Write me "Done"
    I will do the same

  • Reply Delta June 7, 2018 at 1:56 am

    just get ur own on panziod

  • Reply Paul Gross June 13, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    I like the way you just saved then restarted when Shotcut went suddenly buggy. 😁

    I figured that out for myself too … save often, plus just close and restart when Shotcut goes suddenly weird, which it is prone to do.

    Before I figured that out I was very frustrated … 😠

  • Reply Snars! June 19, 2018 at 6:13 am

    How is this in any "simple".

  • Reply LightFlame_ June 24, 2018 at 2:30 am

    What if I want to make the intro text fall down?

  • Reply Don Urban June 30, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Great instructional video, although you did move too quickly in some parts.

  • Reply crazyaboutdolls July 7, 2018 at 7:19 am

    Huh, seems confusing…

  • Reply Mythic July 16, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    panzoid is a website for pre-made intros you might like. Check my channel out in like a week from now and the latest vid will have a intro i got from panzoid.

  • Reply Summer Violet July 21, 2018 at 1:15 am

    wow this actully was really helpful i learned alot btw can you subscribe to me or anyone who sees this comment

  • Reply Diy in the Ghetto July 22, 2018 at 3:39 am

    Hello i have a question in in shotcut i needed to add a timer to count up. from 00:00:00 up to 01:00:00 from zero seconds up to one hour. How can i be able to do this?

  • Reply blackhoshi_ July 29, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Good Tutorial!

  • Reply michiganoutlaw July 30, 2018 at 2:07 am

    you make it look easy thanks great video

  • Reply Speed Stinger August 2, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    thanks im really looking forward to branch out more

  • Reply SmartThinking Led August 7, 2018 at 12:13 am

    1. Like
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    3. Let me know in comment
    4. I’ll do the same FOR EVERYONE!!!

  • Reply Johnny5 Tech August 7, 2018 at 4:24 am

    Is there any custom filter available for download? There isn't many filters prepackaged with the software

  • Reply C Patton August 8, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    I could have done that way easier in Movie Maker in about 30 seconds, holy cow.

  • Reply ravi ghai August 26, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Good Tutorial!
    very helpful
    thanks to you

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  • Reply miroslavsafin September 3, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    thanks , this helped me !

  • Reply DE racingx September 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    thanks, great intros tut

  • Reply Uncle Randal September 16, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    are you fucking kidding me I spent about two minutes saying what in the fuck is this guy doing before I started skipping ahead. nothing about that is animated

  • Reply Brian Morrison September 18, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    How do you make text move please ?
    Like you would use for film credits.

  • Reply SMOOTHIE SOUNDZ September 19, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Not sure if it's just me but these videos have some solid material once you get around all the uncertainty

  • Reply EvilNecroid September 20, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    i love u

  • Reply KrypticSilence October 6, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Thank You sooo much helped a lot!

  • Reply Angelo Belleza October 15, 2018 at 5:18 am

    Big help! Thanks!

  • Reply Smoke October 23, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Im ten and I started making vids. After a while I started using shotcut. And obs to record them ;w;

  • Reply Tux Designer October 24, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    More in-detail tutorial for Shotcut (and how to download):

  • Reply Spectrum November 5, 2018 at 5:37 am

    best way for an intro
    an ad
    type videobolt

  • Reply Miguel Mendes November 6, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Hey man, I've recently started my youtube channel (different account) and your videos have been amazing! I've been learning Shotcut all thanks to you. Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Reply majawow November 6, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Very fast for beginners. Some of us are not even native English speakers! Still, very informative.

  • Reply David Brotherton November 7, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    It might be a simple introduction but there is to much assumption that the viewer knows the software. Very quick demonstration with no explanations.

  • Reply KnockoutR6 November 10, 2018 at 12:21 am

    for some reason i dont have the text filter option??

  • Reply House of Fire Belly Toads November 10, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    You are a bit too fast..

  • Reply Camp Kupugani November 13, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Very helpful! Love the pace!

  • Reply Julius Edwin L. November 14, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Thank you for your video, It's Helpful!

  • Reply flerper derper December 4, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    >20 minute videos
    "wow too long make a short one too much unnecessary time"
    >8 minute videos
    "wow you went too fast how am I supposed to keep up"

  • Reply Mystic Raider December 8, 2018 at 5:44 am

    Intro gave me ligma

  • Reply Lee But December 16, 2018 at 7:23 am

    Nice video, and well presented, but the title suggests that this video was to show how to make an animated (moving) intro rather than a dissolve/fade transition on static text. The title is a bit click baitish. Other than that, very good and thank you for making it.

  • Reply Greg Turismo December 29, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Thanks for the help! I've been making a handful of videos and I want to learn something new each time.

  • Reply Martin G January 1, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Fantastic! Thank you.

  • Reply A Real Life Fantasy January 2, 2019 at 2:33 am


  • Reply nj's January 3, 2019 at 5:26 am

    it's very helpful for me since I'm still beginner thank you!

  • Reply Adhrin January 17, 2019 at 1:58 am

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  • Reply Klix January 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Dirty Horse, hmmmm

  • Reply Bettye's Cooking Channel January 23, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Great video.

  • Reply Anthonin G January 24, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    3:19 Niiiiiice

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  • Reply Joe Rex February 8, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    It could be more easier to understand if you do it more slowly and you will not make errors yourself. I've watch some video tutors who moves there mouse around so much and fast that I have a hard time following them. Sometimes they only move it around as a form of a habit .

  • Reply The 8 Below Kitchen February 26, 2019 at 3:22 am

    As someone very new to YouTube, this was very helpful! Thanks!

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  • Reply Mytid March 9, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Thanks helped alot

  • Reply Franki Montez March 11, 2019 at 7:03 am

    That was so helpful thank you so much, subscribed!:-)

  • Reply ltshortcut April 1, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Great video. Thanks.

  • Reply RedBody April 5, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    After exporting this, the mp4 file has only audio and no video

  • Reply Spangler Art April 21, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    This is a newbs dream come true in terms of heres how shotcut works. Thank you. Everything you did in this tutorial was exactly what i was looking for.

  • Reply Anthony Gould May 5, 2019 at 9:23 am

    For someone trying to make 1 video that isnt used to this… please bring back windows movie maker….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply expattaffy1 May 16, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Ok some advice as soon as pos please. Up until now I have always used Windows movie maker, but getting fed up with it and I am changing to Shotcut. Now with movie maker, you bring a photo to the timeline, then click on a mic and you can insert audio onto that photo. Please tell me how to add voice to a photo in Shotcut. I can’t see a mic anywhere.

  • Reply jikook0113 May 17, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    a good and straight to the point video!

  • Reply Sean Tariman May 20, 2019 at 3:43 am

    This wasn't simple. This took you 8 minutes to make a simple intro like this. Windows movie maker does things better.

  • Reply Me How June 2, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Its helpful, Please make tutorial with small project.

  • Reply Jenito 254 June 16, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks man.

  • Reply Andrethetiny June 21, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Dude your videos are so helpful!

  • Reply ricky sookoo June 28, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    thank you.

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  • Reply Bayawak Boyz Studios July 6, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you

  • Reply Itunya Si Ocong July 14, 2019 at 7:30 am

    how to make a long black screen??? (i mean the time of black screen, what ever)

  • Reply Itunya Si Ocong July 14, 2019 at 7:30 am

    how to make a long black screen??? (i mean the time of black screen, what ever)

  • Reply RUN2HRR? July 26, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    How do I save my intro as something besides an MLT file? And can I always use the same intro in all my YT videos?

  • Reply TECHNO KD JI August 16, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Nice video

  • Reply reeboksk8er August 20, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    I always have that audio issue when i first try and add songs!

  • Reply Brian Morrison August 24, 2019 at 7:12 am

    How do you use a multi track intro with future videos please ?

  • Reply Rowan Woodward August 24, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Can anyone tell me how I can remove the empty space at the end of a project please? Or if it actually shows when you upload it/export it… Thanks a lot 😁

  • Reply 40029 August 28, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Any chance of talking and making the demo FASTER, I could just about keep up with this one, ……

    SLOW DOWN…..Whats the hurry?
    Sorry, but I found you going too fast.

  • Reply kd chris 237 August 30, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks for everything, I just subscribe

  • Reply noah September 10, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    why do u have a disgusting horse for a video

  • Reply Dave Price September 16, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Excellent, thank you!

  • Reply Nevci Academy September 22, 2019 at 12:26 am

    How to save that intro as a video so you don't have to recreate for each of your video?

  • Reply Naureen Khan October 12, 2019 at 9:59 am

    thats help me a lot …been trying to edit my vdo for weeks but still no hope.did understand a lot but still having issues with save mlt ???? how should i convert it to normal all work gone to waste …

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