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Q&A: Adding text to blank motion videos

Question: The motion videos on your site are very handy; can I change the text on them?

Answer: Although you can’t make changes to videos that already contain text, you can add your own text or Scripture verses to our wide selection of blank videos. To do that, you’ll need video-editing software.

Many computers come with Windows Movie Maker, which allows you to add captions. The Caption button is located on the Home tab, in the Add section.

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When you press Caption, a text element is inserted wherever the playhead is. You can edit, format and position the wording as desired. But you can’t set a background color for a caption because the background is the photo or video clip underneath it.

If you don’t have Windows Movie Maker, consider these programs (some are free or have a small monthly fee):

For both Windows and Mac:

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro

For Mac only:

  • iMovie
  • Cameo
  • Quik
  • Final Cut Pro

Each program is different, so after choosing one, search online for information about adding text.

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