The possibility of video editing is really impressive today. It’s possible to set up an entire studio right on your own smartphone. Now almost everyone has at least an idea how to edit videos properly so that it looks decent. Of course, here we also have to pay homage to the camera that we currently have on our smartphone. When you have a strong camera you feel like creating video content.
Creative and beautiful videos are also very popular on social media. Many people gain popularity because they are very good at shooting and editing videos. And of course, many people from the younger generation dream of becoming influencers so editing video is an important skill for them.
But good video editing can be useful not only in blogging. It can also help you make presentations or make clips that are easy to remember for you and your partner, for example. Among all aspects of video editing, one of the main ones remains the text on the video. Many users claim it has always been one of the main problems when making qualitative videos. The problem is, too many software can’t maintain the quality of the video after you place certain text in it.
However, there are several qualitative options that will help you maintain your video’s resignation and get an outstanding film at the end of the editorial process. With this application, you will get the possibility to make your videos look like Hollywood films that are truly professional (well, maybe not exactly, but the shows will still be transferred).
1. Adobe Premiere Rush for Video
And this list was opened by one of the classic photo and editing programs – Adobe. Nearly all the creative people in the world who have more or less overcome them are aware of their abilities and the high quality staff that you can produce with this software.
This application is more oriented to edit videos for your social media. For those who are afraid it will take forever to learn how to use it and then forever to actually make a film, you are wrong – it can work easily and quickly. This is a common story when you want to make a video that will look and sound professional, but when you start doing it, in fact, it turns out in a completely different way than you expected. Here the developers have estimated this pathway and are trying to make all the tools possible for you.
Also, if you want to make a video movie and edit it right away, just like for social networks, you can do it because there is a camera option right in the app. Film your story and then coat the text above and get a funny meme, for example.
Adobe Premiere Rush for Video is clearly more than just an application for placing text on a video, however, it is a very powerful tool for that too. After adding text to the clip you can also make color corrections, make brightness adjustments, add graphics, add subtle transitions, maybe even add voice overs – in other words, you have a complete set of editing tools here.
The multitrack timeline gives you the opportunity to coat multiple tracks and voiceovers into the background so you can stay as creative as you want. And of course, all titles are fully customizable. Here you will find a set of templates that you can change as needed: choose a color, size, and font. Then put it on the video. It will not damage the quality and give a personality touch to your clips.
However, this can also be a possible loss. Because applications only provide templates for text, that means there is no real way to create something unique from scratch. On the other hand, software that will allow you to create at a high level will definitely cost you more and won’t run on your smartphone.
But here, if you feel that the template you have entered in the application is not enough for you, you can always surf the web and download more for your various videos. This is definitely a big advantage because not all applications provide a fast upgrade.
Now let’s quickly mention other possibilities of this application. The sound adjustment system works quite efficiently – allowing you to reduce background noise, balance the sound, and make auto-ducking. It is important now that the software allows you to cut videos in many ways so that you can adapt them to various social media without losing the whole picture. Add thumbnails, schedule your posts, and publish to places like Instagram, Facebook and YouTube directly from the application.
To get access to cloud storage and the ability to use this application on all devices, you need to upgrade to a premium account – and this might be the only negative aspect that might be of this application if you call it that. And, of course, if you are still looking for something easier and don’t like having many options, you might have to look for another application.
The high probability that this application is known by most iOS users. This is a classic iPhone application that is always there and is very flexible and comfortable to use. Although judging by the level of creativity that all Apple technology devices can bring, it is considered to be pretty basic, but still, for ordinary users, this is a very helpful application.
The possibility of editing videos here is very diverse and will surely impress beginners. To overlay text on a video, iMovie has the option to add subtitles to the video. When editing a video, you can choose from 14 templates that will determine the theme and appearance of the text you will write.
The graphics level is also decent for default applications like this so you don’t need to worry that the video quality will decrease after you put text on it. Here you can make trailers in the Hollywood style. Then you can choose the visual style, choose among 10 filters provided by Apple. For faster editing use a key combination.
In the audio section, everything is even easier. All tracks will be adjusted to the length of your video. You can also add comments in the background or read text that occurs on the screen for creative purposes. The best videos are always stored in HD quality. Here you can even use green screens as in real studio filmmaking.
The disadvantage here is that you can’t really make moving text here during the video. Also, some fonts seem trivial to Apple users. But it all depends on how much you expect from this application. This application is only available for iOS users.
VivaVideo is one of the most popular applications on the video editor market. It remains pretty much at the iMovie level with the addition that this application is available for users of all devices. The application interface looks stylish and bright but in terms of convenience it can be questioned. Just like the photo editing application, VivaVideo has its own type of internal network where you can share videos and watch published videos made by others.
There is also a thematic section where you can choose what type of videos you want to make. But if you want to make a unique video (that’s why actually most people get applications like this, you have to go to a separate section. Not that it’s difficult but can be confusing from time to time. Additional parts that anyone who almost ever uses, doesn’t makes good sense in photo editing and video editing applications.
When you start editing a video, you must first choose one from your library or record a new one. You can select one or several clips and therefore combine them. After you select all videos, the application will suggest you cut it. You can skip this step if you want. Then you will be directed to the main editing page where you can choose all the effects you want on your movie, including subtitles.
The choice of fonts is quite diverse so you will definitely find something that specifically suits the atmosphere of your video. You can also adjust the transparency of the text and color. When you’re done with the text itself, you need to place it somewhere in your image. You can choose to place it in only one clip or in the entire video time.
The quality of your video will not lose if you superimpose it and that is a big plus. The disadvantage is that you can’t really set the animation to the text, that means if you ever put the text somewhere it will stay there for the rest of the time. Also, the set of text animations is quite limited.
There are some effects that will work cool on certain types of videos, but still, even with a premium account, the choices are very limited. And it’s not very clear what the difference is between the “text” and “animated text” parts because it seems like all the claimed animations don’t work. Maybe, the developers will fix it in the future.
This application is truly remarkable considering the video cuts. Here the function is very easy – you just select the clip you want to edit, select the “cut” option then highlight the border for a new video. After you cut the clip, the application will divide it into two parts. You can immediately delete the second part.
The set of effects is also cool. Especially the light effects that look realistic and of high quality. Also, there is a set of various filters that will really add mood to your clips and everything looks great. Considering the audio portion, no problem occurs – you can choose background music from your mobile library. application library or internet form. Then you can choose whether you want to mix music with the original sound of the video or mute it.
Some animated 3D graphics are also available, but they are not really feasible to be included in the video because the quality is not the best. Another very disappointing aspect of VivaVideo is that with a regular account you can only save and import your videos in 480p quality.
To be able to save higher quality videos, you need to get a premium account. It’s not very expensive – only a few dollars a month but still, it’s an unpleasant surprise. Only if you use the application regularly, this option is beneficial.
Another cool function here is that you can always add slow motion effects in videos. And if you can’t wait to make a creative story for your Instagram, this app is a choice, because it works really cool with collages. There are many other strange options and in general, VivaVideo is a very multi-functional video editing application, so it might take several pages to explain all of its features – and this is an advantage of it. But because here we pay attention to the possibility to overlay the text on the video, that’s almost all this software is capable of in this field.
4. Final Cut Pro
This is definitely a choice for those who do serious business. And not only because it’s not a free application (so far it’s not even a budget application), but because it’s a truly multi-functional application considering the right application of skills and functions in a complete set. This is a serious investment for those who want to make professional videos on a regular basis.
And of course, there is a possibility for you to add more extensive text than in previous cases. Here you can adjust the font of the text the way you like, adjust the size, layer it on the video the way you want. Here you can in detail adjust the timeline of the text that you put in the video.
Then you can add animations of any kind to them. You can choose transparency, animation fading in and fading out, transitions and evolution of text during the video, you can put it in certain ways and shapes and more people. With advanced color correction that looks very impressive.
And although it’s difficult to handle all professional editing software, this application has sophisticated metadata for faster and easier editing. Manipulating clips during editing is also not difficult – you just need to drag and drop them in the order you want. Use Clip Connections to attach B-roll, sound effects, and music to the timeline.
What’s extraordinary here, this application is able to edit 360 ° square videos almost in the same way as you normally adjust ordinary videos. Final Cut Pro also includes many intuitive, automatic analytic functions, for example, automatically scanning the background of a video and making the necessary slight improvements and adjusting the work process to the specific features of the video.
64-bit architecture utilizes RAM in your system for larger projects and richer effects. The list of formats that allow you to work with this application is huge what is logical for professional software – it can be ProRes, RED, XAVC, AVCHD, H.264, HEVC from DSLRs, and more.
Remember adding titles to videos – you can add 2D and 3D animated titles. Choose from an extensive third-party FxPlug plug-in ecosystem with a dedicated interface. Once again, the number of effects for the text as described above and allows you to practice anything with the sentence added.
Assign roles – including dialogue, music, effects, and special options – during import to easily track and organize your project. Audio customization here allows you to work with several tracks in the same video and mix sounds in various ways. Final Cut Pro can also suppress background noise, make speech clearer and reduce buzzing if needed.
You can import, edit, rate and send videos in standard color spaces and standard dynamic range (SDR), or in wide color HDR with support for Rec. HLG and PQ 2020. The color board provided by this application allows you to play and experiment with color layering to achieve unique effects. Video exports are rather fast for applications like this even though they can occupy a lot of your memory space (what is logical when you work with professional videos).
Summarizing all the points, this software is a good choice in terms not only for superimposing text on videos but for editing videos in general. This is very interesting to do and allows you to unleash your creative potential.
The only aspect that doubts that it might be too professional for most users – the likelihood that you will be willing to pay that much for a productive application that even though you almost never use and only place the text on the video is rather low. But in terms of functionality, this might be one of the best applications on the market that deserves to be represented in this list.
By the way, have you ever noticed that in the past 7 years, it might be very popular for pop stars to publish video lyrics on YouTube? As a precaution if you need some ideas when putting subtitles on videos, you can always ignore them. People are really creative at mixing songs and lyrics on video – and the audience loves it. The conflicting argument here could be that all famous popstars videos are cashed on YouTube – and that’s fair. But still, every artist releases video lyrics for a new single.
The most popular video lyrics on YouTube are by Chainsmokers “Closer”. It’s amazing that they have the two lyric videos above 5. In addition, the songs don’t end up getting full action videos but only the lyrics are often more popular for obvious reasons – people need to look into their eyes while they are listening to the song.
Who knows, maybe you would be superimposed on the video so that you would make a clip for the stars one day? With this Vont application, you can get a lot of practice. Unlike the previous application, this one was developed to specifically add text to video and only for that purpose. So you can get very crazy with your writing creativity here.
And the variety of choices isn’t just a word here. You will get more than 400 different fonts to work on (so you don’t have any more excuses that you don’t find right). And even if that’s not enough for you for some reason – you can download and install your own font in the application.
Place the text the way you want, in the size you want, in the shape you want. The size of the text can be adjusted – and you can choose separate parts and entire text at once. Experiment with colors and make sentences that look like gradients. Mix fonts to get a unique design for your video production.
The stroke text color can be changed. Apart from that, you can always add 3D effects to your writing on video – one of the most popular effects is probably shadows. Well, here you can not only add shadows to letters but also change their color. Among the pretty standard functions there is also the possibility to change the background of the text and add framing to the text.
You can reshape the text in the shape you want. If you want, for example, to get round text you only need to select it in the options for positioning the text. Then you choose the time when it will be shown on the screen. An interesting feature is that you can adjust text not only manually, but also in pixels, typing in the required size you need.
This is really an advantage here that even though there are many possible manipulations with texts it is still very easy to use. The application interface is very similar to the photo editor interface (it really reminds Pics Art). But not to make this application look artificially perfect, we also have to pay attention to the sides that disappoint. First, you can add only up to 4 pieces of text to the video.
If you want to add more, you have to increase your profile. In addition, sometimes it happens that the application crashes even on the latest iPhone without saving the initial state. Some users explain it with their own encouragement from the developer to open an upgraded version of the application if you are still using the normal one.
Apart from that, this application does not appear to have a severe loss. It’s also useful to put your watermark on your video which is important right now to protect your intellectual property. Video quality might be slightly down – but not significantly. In addition, this application has a very high rating on the App Store, which proves once again a very good function.
6. Text Animation Maker
Now let us consider what the Android application offers us in this category. Being completely honest, the Google Play market has always weakened when its business switched to video editing. That doesn’t mean you don’t have a decent video editor. Only here you have to spend a little more time until you find something that really deserves your attention.
This Text Animation Maker is a pretty good application. It has 25 types of fonts that are still enough to add more authenticity to your video. Fonts are arranged according to their style and displayed as text samples so you can immediately see how your text will look and whether it matches your video.
Full Unicode fonts are also supported. You can also adjust the size and color of the text. Various colors for background and framing are available. However, here you cannot make the text look gradient. Maybe, somehow he is dealing with the possibility of animation being expanded to put text on video.
This application is very beneficial in the sense of functioning well with social networking style. This includes many possibilities to carve your text style in a way that, for example, is suitable for Instagram stories. It’s also useful for making videos for Facebook. You can also always export the finished video to one of the social networks.
The number of characters you can include in the text is unlimited and this is another bonus for the free application. This application has a pretty good rating on Google Play. Weaknesses that may be known to users is that it doesn’t work with all types of screens. And, as usual, to get extended access to all fonts provided by the application, you have to pay. But if you need a one-time application to quickly overlay text on a video – this is a good choice.
7. Add Text on Photo & Video
Another cool application for iOS is to add captions to videos. If you look closely, you will understand that it looks very similar to the application for iOS that we observed before. They even have a similar interface. However, this time the application allows us to add text to both photos and videos.
Here you will definitely find some diversity in fonts but don’t expect them to be as numerous as in the Vont application. In “Add Text on Photos and Videos” all fonts are displayed by examples on images, so you can get the appearance of each of them quickly and make your choice.
What’s great here, you can not only choose a specific font but a design that is ready to be set on the inscription knowing in advance how it will look and if it matches the style of your image. As a standard option, you can choose the color and font size. Unfortunately, gradient colors are not available. When you add captions for videos, you can see the timeline below and highlight the boundaries for captions.
You can also rotate the text the way you want and place it anywhere in the video. And another important thing – this application supports all languages. This is very important because sometimes you want to add original text to your video or subtitles in a rare language but the software doesn’t recognize it. Here you can be free from this misfortune.
This application might initially have one goal – adding text to the video, but it actually has some decent video editor functions – so you can adjust the background color too. 3 types of background color settings are available: Solid Color, Gradient Color, and Pattern.
Add Text on Photos and Videos friendly to social networks. There is even a separate option in it that allows you to cut videos specifically according to the Instagram or Facebook story and then you have the possibility to share them directly from the application.
Photo editing opportunities are also worth mentioning. Speaking briefly, they are almost the same as those who edit videos, with the difference that they have no time. By the way, there are also several filters available for layers both in photos and videos.
Very convenient if you are making a video, but you also need a photo cover. For example, you make a text video for your IGTV so you can make a video first and then image in the same style and make it look good with pictures on your Instagram.
Among other functions for editing videos, you have the option to crop the video, make a preview before it is published. A photo editing option has been added recently so that it can sometimes work in a way that isn’t sufficient enough. Many quotes and stylish fonts are added with customization features. And if you want you can put stickers on photos and videos.
And you can see that the app has a lower rating on the App Store compared to the previous app for iOS (though it’s still quite high, but just in case if you’re a total perfectionist). As mentioned earlier, sometimes the application does not work efficiently, it crashes and works rather slowly.
8. Add Text to Video, Write on Videos
here is one of the most popular applications on Google Play for adding captions to videos. When you take the first look of the image the interface doesn’t seem to give you anything serious, but in reality, you can make a decent video with text in this application. This includes enough possibilities to edit interesting videos.
Text can be added as a 3d animation. Fonts in the application are diverse enough to express your creativity and add a personal touch to it. Choose a new video or record right away, choose your text size and then choose a color for it. Simple enough. You can also use the animation effects that this application must provide for the inscription and rotate the lines as you wish.
However, the color pattern is quite limited. Developers can definitely add more variety to the colors they put into this application. You can also add funny stickers to your clips if you want, this is where you will find real diversity. In general, these are all significant features of this application.
Among the main disadvantages here we can certainly highlight is that video, unfortunately, loses quality after adding text on it and there is no actual time for it – that means if you add text to your clip it will jam there for the entire video.
9. Text On Video
As you might have noticed, app names for adding captions to videos don’t really differ from each other. And honestly, those who don’t have extraordinary names for themselves, don’t differ much in function too. There are many of them on the market, but you must choose carefully so they do not damage the quality of your images and give you the effect you need.
This application called “Text On Video” is really similar to the previous one with the name “Add Text on Video, Write on Video”. The most striking difference is that it’s not very popular, even though it includes the time for text and it really gives an additional score.
Text customization here is also broader than in previous applications. When you choose colors for the letters here, you have a whole color palette and can choose from even different shades. This application provides many fonts that allow you to remain creative without compromise.
Just like in the previous application, here you can find several stickers to put it on the video along with the text. It’s also great for putting watermarks on your video and placing text on the screen whenever you want. If you are not sure how the final version will look like you can always preview.
Now let’s mention a few negative aspects of this application. Here we want to have a critical view on each application just to help you find the most suitable for you. This “Text On The Video” application has lots of ads, so be prepared for this if you are going to use it. Sometimes it can crash, but not often.
10. Title Master
In order not to fill our list with too many lightweight applications for adding text to videos, let’s look at more or less professional software. Yes, it is not really free, but it is more than affordable and the qualitative material provided is worth paying for that amount of money.
This application is made by the same developer who made the iMovie application. This time the application is entirely dedicated to adding titles and text to the video so you can’t hold back and experiment as you like. Create any type of animated title and text that finds all the opportunities this application offers in this field.
Here you get a multi-level timeline to coat text and stickers to video. Each text has its own timeline so it’s very easy to manipulate them all at the same time and play with time settings. In the case of this application, the set of stickers, fonts, and other designed elements are not put together as a set so you can create unique designs with various combinations of stickers and fonts.
As always, you can choose any color from the letters, frames and background of your text. When you choose a background color for text, you can always control transparency depending on how it best matches the image. Font diversity is large enough to find something special for you. The choice of stickers is also impressive and their design is a separate feature that needs to be highlighted. They look really cool in any video.
To edit, you can choose videos from your mobile library or create new ones directly from the application. The Title Master also has incredible ‘blur’ animation for titles and ‘stroke’ animations for graphics. Scale, move and rotate your items using general gestures, directly on the video screen.
Another function that we definitely pay attention to here is the animate-in and animate-out functions. Here you can choose how the animation will appear and disappear depending on the time. You say, there is nothing special about it, but the way you can play with animations in this section in this application is very cool. You can choose transparency fading in, you can choose the direction of the shadow, blur, and many other interesting effects. In addition, the function if the animation of individual characters allows you to add effects to separate letters in words even in nonstandard ways – for example, you can blur or fade one letter in the middle of a word.
If that happens, that after previewing the edited video you decide that you need to incorporate some changes into the text design that you can do while on the go, it’s easy to fix something you don’t like right away. Among the additional functions, which include this application, you will also find standard possibilities for adding and changing background music for videos, mixing them with the original sound of the video and adjusting the volume.
This application has almost no flaws. The only aspect here when you can doubt is that it is not a free application. But, it’s not that expensive, like, for example, the Final Cut Pro application and you can certainly buy it without regrets even if you won’t use it every day. Maybe, the set of fonts can be more diverse – but only in the case if we will be really picky considering this application. In addition, it has a very high rating on the App Store which proves that this is a very decent software.