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How to Add Text to Videos in Shotcut

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Last Updated: 16-02-2022

Categories: Tutorial, Video Editing

Are you looking to liven up your videos? Add some simple text to narrate the content? Want to make on-screen sub titles? Want to follow in the footsteps of your favorite YouTuber that produces great special effects and text transitions? Just simply wanting to add text to videos in Shotcut?

In this article we explain just how to add text to videos by using the Shotcut video editor. Today we focus on getting the text onto the screen and positioning it correctly. If you are looking for text transitions or key-frame tutorials, then check out the other video editing tutorials on this site.

There are 2 ways to add text in Shotcut, both presenting pros and cons. We will identify both methods today so that you can choose your preferred method. You may need to do a mixture of the two depending on the other edits you have already completed on the video.

Adding Text into a Video Clip in Shotcut

Adding Text to a Transparent Layer

Shotcut Website: https://shotcut.org/