If you consume a lot of content, you must have come across the zoom through text effect. It’s when the text appears on the screen, and then it gets larger, turning transparent. The video starts emerging from the text and takes the whole screen. Followed by text vanishing from the screen.
That’s where FilmForth comes into the picture. A video editor with the Chroma key feature can be used for the zoom through text effect. Unlike other free editors, it does not force their watermark on the video. All major video formats are supported. And if you have a peculiar format at hand, take advantage of the bundled format converter. Download FilmForth from Microsoft for free now.
Getting down to business, the following video is about how to use the Chroma Key feature. Also, how Chroma Key enables us to create a zoom through text effect with FilmForth.
In simple words, creating zoom through text effect can be divided into three major steps:
Install and launch FilmForth and create a new project using the New Project button.
Add a color clip as the background of your video. Click on the arrow given on the right side of the Add Video/Photo Clips button.
Head to the Edit Color section. Set the color to Solid from Gradient. Choose the color black from the below palette, as it is visible on different backgrounds.
Now, we go back to the home screen of the project. From there, head to the text menu using the button in the dashboard. Click on Add Text in the next screen to reach the text menu.
A text box will appear on the video preview screen. You can double-click it to access the text edit menu. Another way is using the traditional Edit Text button.
Inside the text menu, we have three key things to modify.
For writing many lines, divide the text into many parts. Then, repeat the above process and arrange the text in the following way on the timeline feed.
Then we go to add the zoom in animation to the text. Head to the Animations menu after selecting the text from the timeline feed.
Scroll down the Entrance section of text animation. Select the Zoom In animation and also set the duration for it.
Finally, export this text video in the same settings as your original video.
Import the original video upon which you want to apply the zoom through text effect. Drag and drop or use the conventional import button.
When the video has been imported, head to the Picture in Picture menu. You can find it on the project’s home screen.
Once inside, click on the Add Pic in Pic button for importing the earlier creating a video clip. The video clip will be added as a PiP layer.
Access the Chroma Key by clicking on the button located in the tools dashboard.
Enable Chroma Key and select the color of the text in the PiP video using the color picker. Calibrate the tolerance level by sliding it either way. Keep the level at a point where the text becomes transparent, leaving no inward traces of the color.
Resize the text box on the preview player to cover the entire screen.
In this segment, we will give the final touches to the video. By adding the fade in animation, the zoom through text effect will become more prominent.
Initial impressions of this tutorial may make it appear complex. But that’s far from the reality. First, you create a blank video with your text and then add it to your original video using the Chroma key. The zoom in animation on the video helps imitate a zoom through text effect. You can experiment to find out which animation works the best for you.
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