Summary: In this article, you'll learn how to add title cards to your videos, movies & YouTube in an easy way using FlexClip. Follow us and get more.
Title cards are essential to establish what viewers are watching, whether it’s the topic of the video, the name of the movie, or even the dialogue between the characters.
Besides, you can also use a title card to start or end your video project, whether it's a short film or a YouTube video.
Part 1 A Quick Look at Title Card
The term title card (also known as intertitle) comes from the old days when people would place a literal card in front of a camera and start filming. In the silent film era, title cards were the primary means of conveying dialogue between the characters and making sense of every scene. So the title card is a mainstay of silent films, especially when the movie comes with sufficient length and detail.
As time goes by, that practice is no longer the method used, but title cards themselves are still very much used for artistic effect. Now you can use the title card as an introductory scene that is superimposed over the clip, and it will appear before the video to tell the viewers what the topic or title is.
Broadly speaking, title cards are what they sound like - they are clips of stylized text that you can add to the beginning or end of your project or between the clips within the project.
Part 2 How to Add Title Cards to Videos, Film & YouTube
Is there a quick way to add a title card/screen to a video?
Just turn to FlexClip right now! Unlike Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and Adobe, which may take hours and have a steep learning curve to add a title card to your video, FlexClip allows you to add the intertitle to a movie or YouTube video in minutes with great ease.
FlexClip is an easy-to-use yet powerful video editor with a variety of tools to level up your videos. You can add text, emojis, filters, voice-over, music, overlays, and other effects, including Title Cards.
Plus, there are various fonts and text effects to choose from. Just click the Get Started now button below to start adding the title cards to your project - videos, film, or YouTube.
Here's how to add Title Cards to your video using FlexClip:
Step 1Upload Your Video to FlexClip
Go to the Media option to upload your video to FlexClip's video editor. You can also get some video clips and images from the extensive media library of FlexClip with Add Stock Media option.
Image Board: Add Media
Step 2Add the Title Card
If you want your title card to stand separately from your video, add a background first. Go to the "+" icon to Add Background for your title card, and you can also change the default color black to another one you like, then go to the Text option to pick a text style you want, you can choose a simple one or dynamic one.
Image Board: Add Title Card
Or you just need to put an intertitle on the clip directly, simply go to the Text option and pick the desired text style for your title card.
Once you picked the desired text style of your title card, you can double click the text box and type whatever text you want, then customize it on the font, position, size, and color. etc.
Image Board: Customize the Title Card
Also, remember to define how long you want your title card to last. This way, you need to check out the Adjust Element feature in the top right of the screen to time the title card to appear and disappear as the video plays.
Image Board: Timing the Title Card
Now, you've got the title card for your video, and you can preview the final result and save the video project with intertitle to your computer and share it with others.
That's all for the title cards in video media. Hopefully, you have better understood the title card and mastered how to add intertitles to your video project using FlexClip video editor.
Turn to FlexClip right now and have fun making new title cards for your videos, films & YouTube!