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Video 101: Adding text & titles with Windows Live Movie Maker

Mark
December 16, 2010 by Mark Staff

Text and titles can be added to your videos to create title cards, credits and anything else you'd like. Let's find out how to do that now!

The process of adding titles to your video is really super simple. Choose the 'Home' button, and then to the immediate right of the 'Snapshot' button, you'll see 3 choices for text. You can choose between 'Title', 'Caption' and 'Credits'. You can choose title to add text before your selected clip. Caption will be placed on top of the selected clip, and credits will be placed at the end your selected clip like you see in the movies.

Just type in your desired text and choose a font, color, or size as well as a few other options to customize it how you want. Play around until you get the desired look. You can also select the start and end time of this text by entering the time you desire in that same menu.

Let's Recap!

  • Add text to include titles, captions or credits

  • You can alter the color, size and font of your text

  • Choose when it appears by altering the start and end time Continue to the next step, Exporting to share on Vimeo.

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1 Comment

Gari González

Hey! I'm a normal user, can i monetize my videos ??

Thanks :)

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