A search bar or search field is a rectangular box within the internet browser that allows you to search any information, inquiries, and website address by entering related keywords.
However, a search bar has wider uses beyond a simple search tool. For YouTubers, Vloggers, or other content creators, adding a search bar animation in a video is a proven way to leave contact info for viewers or even acts as a search bar intro for your video.
So, in this post, we will walk you through the 2 easiest ways to make an animated search bar in your video without using Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. Let’s, dive in now.
An animated search bar made by FlexClip
Here is what you will learn:
Why Do You Need to Add a Search Bar in a Video
Any video content must serve a purpose. A promo video on YouTube is created to drive traffic to your websites and build brand image; a Yoga tutorial video is made to introduce your courses to more yogis; a recipe video is made to promote your latest cookbooks, etc.
Reasons for you to add a search bar in your video
So, no matter what videos you create, adding a search bar in a video offers you the following benefits:
How to Make a Scroll-stopping Search Bar by FlexClip
Although Adobe After Effects or Premiere Pro can create a refined search bar animation in a video, many computer novices are overwhelmed by its complicated interface and time-consuming procedures.
So, an easy and quick alternative to creating an equally professional-looking search bar is using FlexClip, a user-friendly and feature-rich online video editor.
Easy-to-use and feature-packed FlexClip video editor
Why You Will Love Using FlexClip to Make a Search Bar:
Well, FlexClip offers you two ways to create a captivating search bar. Let us walk you through each of them in detail.
Option 1: Make a Search Bar with Dynamic Background
Access FlexClip Online Video Editor > go to the “Background” tab on the left sidebar > select an animated background you like > preview and add it to the storyboard. You can use the trimmer to adjust the duration of the background.
Add dynamic background to a video by FlexClip
Go to the “Text” tab > scroll down to find “Search Bars” > click “See all” to find a pre-made text to the storyboard
Select a search bar template and add it to the storyboard
Enter your texts and you may change the fonts, color scheme, font size, alignment, style, motion, the timing for the search bar.
Customize texts in the search bar and other text animations
Head to the “Music” tab on the left > enter keywords “keyboard typing” > preview and add the keyboard typing SFX to the storyboard. The added sound effects can instantly bring your video to life.
Add keyboard typing sound effects to the search bar video
You can export the video in an MP4 (1080P) or even convert it to an animated GIF. YouTube share and Dropbox storage are also available.
Option 2: Create a Google Search Bar Intro for Your Video
For the second method, you need to use FlexClip’s built-in screen recorder to make a screen recording first.
Enter FlexClip video editor > go to “Media” > hit “Recording” icon > left-click “Record Screen” > select your Google Chrome tab and hit “Share” > go back to your Google page and enter your keywords in the Google search bar > press “Stop Share” button> head back to FlexClip. Now you can see the screen recording of how you enter the keywords in the Google search bar. > hit “Add to the Media Library”.
Record how you use Google search bar on your pc
Hover your cursor over the recorded clip in the media library and hit “Add to the New Storyboard”. You may trim the unwanted clips. Next, you may use the zoom tool to adjust the size of your video and drag it for the best position you want.
Add the screen recording to the storyboard
Go to the “Music” tab > find a keyboard typing sound effect > add it to the storyboard.
Add keyboard sound effects to the video
Upload your video footage > add it to the storyboard > add a transition between the Google search bar scene and your next clip. Done.
Add a video transition to merge two clips
The resulting video from the sample above:
Sci-Fi video overlay
How to Make a Search Bar Animation in a Video by Final Cut Pro
If you happen to use Final Cut Pro for video editing, you may add search bar template plugins to easily customize a search bar animation in your video. The only drawback is that many plugins are not free. But, it also works. Here is how to do it.
Use plugins to make a custom search bar animation by Final Cut Pro
The name of the search bar plugin pack is called mTuber, which sets you back $45.
Once your drag and drop the search bar above your clips, double-click it to enter your words and customize the font and use the slider to trim its duration or move it to anywhere you want on the screen. Done.
Now, It’s Your Move
So, that’s how you can easily make a search bar in your video. Hopefully, you will find our tips helpful. Compared with buying a plugin to add an animated search bar in a video, FlexClip’s free search bar templates and millions of royalty-free stock assets sound more flexible for free users. Now, start making your first animated search bar in your video with FlexClip.