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How to add text animation to a video 

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Want to make your next presentation, creative video, or demo video entertaining and easy to follow? Take your video to the next level with text animation.

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In just a few minutes, you can use a free online video editor like Clipchamp, choose from fresh fonts styles and make your videos stand out.

Read on to learn how to create animated video titles, texts, and supers easily.

Does text animation add value to your video?

Absolutely! Readable text animation is one of the easiest ways to take your video from good to great. Today, more users are watching your video with the sound turned off so short captions and text animation can increase your content's reach.

The fonts you use in your videos are important. They set the tone, and help you communicate with the 50% of viewers who rely on video captions.

Capture the attention of scrolling users by adding text, changing the font, animations, and text filters. 

How to create animated video titles

Let’s take a look at how to create animated video titles using our free video editor. 

Step 1. Log in to Clipchamp

Log in to your Clipchamp account or sign up for free to start text animation. 

Step 1. Log in to Clipchamp

Step 2. Create a new video

To create a new video, click on the purple Create a video button. The editor will automatically open. Rename your new video by clicking on the Untitled video bar at the top of the editor. 

Step 2. Create a new video

Step 3. Upload your video footage or select stock footage

To upload video footage, click on the + plus symbol on the left sidebar. A pull-out tab will appear. Upload a video from your computer, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Zoom, Box, Google Photos, or smartphone device. You can also drag and drop your video file into the white pull-out tab. Your footage will appear under the Your media tab on the left sidebar.

Step 3. Upload your video footage or select stock footage

If you would like to use stock footage, click on the stock video or stock images tab on the left sidebar. Scroll through our categorized folders, or search for a keyword. Click on the green + symbol to add the stock footage to your timeline. Alternatively, click on the stock footage, then click the Add to my media button. Your stock footage will appear under the Your media tab. Drag and drop the video footage onto your timeline. 

Step 3B. Upload your video footage or select stock footage

Step 4. Add text animation to your video

Click the Text tab on the left sidebar. Select a text animation preset that you can fully customize, like text typing animation, then drag and drop the text onto your timeline above the video clip. You can also click on the green + symbol to add the text animation directly to your timeline. 

Step 4. Add text animation to your video

Customize your text animation by using the editing options located above the video preview. Select from edit text, transform, color, shadow, and adjust colors.

Step 4B. Add text animation to your video

To turn your text into a text animation, select the Filters tab. Select a filter that best suits your video.

Step 4C. Add text animation to your video

How to create text animation GIFs with templates

Text animation isn’t limited to only using filters. You can create text animation GIFs with emojis, and much more using our ready-to-use text animation templates.

Step 1. Select a text animation template

Click on the Template tab on the left sidebar. Scroll down to the Text overlays folder. Click on the folder. Select a text animation to add to your timeline. You will have to create a new video, or replace your current video to use a template. Click replate current video, then drag and drop your stock footage back onto the timeline. 

Step 1. Select a text animation template

Step 2. Customize your text

Customize your text animation template. Click on the text box on your timeline. Customize the text animation by clicking on the Text tab. Transform your text, change its color, add a filter, adjust the color, and fade if desired.

Step 2. Customize your text

Create engaging videos with our free video title options

Keep your audience engaged for longer and stop them from scrolling forward with text animations.

No matter what industry you’re in, text animation can make your videos look professional. Ready to get started? Turn boring text captions into engaging text animations with Clipchamp’s free video title animation maker

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Written by Christie Passaris on February 1, 2022
About the Author

Christie Passaris is a freelance writer by day, and fashion designer by night. While she enjoys creating iconic looks and teaching others about Clipchamp's latest features, her true love is for her dog, Billy the Beagle.

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