This article describes how to add text to a YouTube video before or after uploading.
We all have spent a considerable amount of time on YouTube. Videos are in different languages, dialects, and accents. What you want to convey as a creator may get blurred and the message may not get to the audience. Catering to a larger audience is always the goal and helps your brand, channel top the trending page charts.
Attaching text to YouTube videos can help deliver the right emotions and narrative across the table. Add either subtitle for every word said in the video. Or, bullet points relevant to the visuals can complete a video.
And now, the question is, how will you add text to a YouTube video? There are two ways to do precisely that. The first involves doing it beforehand while editing the video. You do that using your friendly neighborhood editor, such as FilmForth.
The other way after uploading via the YouTube video editor. You can do that anytime, and the text will appear as the captions below the video. Now keep in mind that the viewer must turn on the caption video to see the text.
Windows Movie maker was synonymous with quick editing without spending a dime. That cannot be the case now, ever since the veteran editor was discontinued.
FilmForth is here to take the baton forward with many more premium features. There is no mandatory watermark of the editor on your video, which is a norm with free editors. Besides, you can choose different text effects to beautify your video.
The following is the video tutorial about how to add text to your YouTube video with FilmForth. Watch and learn now.
From the video above, we can see the steps for adding text for YouTube videos are easy.
Step 1. Download FilmForth from the Microsoft store, install and launch it.
Step 2. Create a new project using the New Project button. Import the video which you want to upload to YouTube via Add Video/Photo Clips.
Step 3. Look in the video timeline and find the text menu shortcut. Click on it and you will land up in the text menu. Another way to reach the menu is from the project’s home screen.
Step 4. Click on the Add Text button and a text box will appear in the preview player. After that, click on the Edit Text button to access the editor.
Step 5. Inside the text editor, we have a plethora of options:
Hold the door because that’s not all. The generic text over the video may not entice you. Add a little bit of magic through the Animation menu.
You Must Know – The duration of the animations can be altered between 0.2 to 3 seconds.
Step 6. Once you have added text for different parts of the videos, it’s time to wrap up. Export the video by clicking on the Save Video button, which is present in the right bottom corner of virtually all the sections of the editor.
When the large video file has already been uploaded, and you don’t want to go through the painstaking process again, then YouTube studio comes to the rescue. Add text to a YouTube video after uploading it using the YouTube editor. All you need is to confirm the subtitles language and start adding the text right away.
Step 1. Make sure that you are logged into YouTube and then head straight to the YouTube Studio.
Step 2. Head to the content section and hover over the video. Click on the pen icon that says details. It will take you to the relevant corridor for adding text.
Step 3. Look to the bottom-right corner and click on the subtitles button. A popup subtitles window will appear on the screen
Step 4. Here, you can add subtitles in three ways:
Step 5. Click on the Done button when finished. The text will be saved and appear on the video.
You can also add text while publishing the video, but that is a hectic task. Take your sweet time with FilmForth and add text/subtitles at your leisure. YouTube editor allows you to make several changes to the text at any given point in time. However, that doesn’t take away the plethora of text features offered by Filmforth.
Go with the video editor when you want to go all the way on your text. YouTube editor is the last-minute refuge for adding low-priority text for nudging the viewers in the right direction.