How to Add Text to Video in CapCut?

How to Add Text to Video in CapCut? CapCut is a famous app for video editing where adding text to a video is a common practice, used for various purposes such as demonstration, elaboration, caption, subtitling, and commentary. With the rising number of video editing apps, adding text to videos has become an easier process.

In this guide, we will learn how to add animated text to a video in CapCut. We will also cover additional CapCut text features such as text-to-speech, text tracking, auto caption, etc.

How to Add Text to Video in CapCut (Step by Step)

In this tutorial, we will demonstrate the steps to add text to a video in CapCut, and how to add effects and animations to text in CapCut videos.

Create a New Project in CapCut

The first step to adding text to your video in CapCut is to launch the CapCut app on your device and hit the “New Project” button to create a new video editing project, or open an existing one.

Import the Video

Once you have created or opened the video editing project, the next step is to import the video you intend to add text to from your gallery to CapCut.

Go to the Text Feature

With no clip selected, hit the lower Text button from the main workplace to enter the CapCut text adding screen.

How to Add Text to Video in CapCut

Add Text to Video in CapCut

From the text adding screen, hit the “Add text” button. Type in the desired text in the upper box and define the font type from different countries.

How to Add Text to Video in CapCut

Animate the Added Text

To animate the added text, go to the “Animation” category, where dozens of animation effects are available. Select a preferred animation and tap the checkmark to the right to add it to the selected text.

How to Add Text to Video in CapCut

Customize Text Styles, Effects, and Bubbles

There are several ways to customize your text in CapCut. From the given categories, select “Text Style,” “Effects,” or “Bubble” to further customize your text. There are many options available to explore.

How to Add Text to Video in CapCut

Adjust Text Duration and Position

After customizing your text, it’s time to decide when and where the added text should display in your video. To do so, drag the handlebar from the start/end side of the text clip to adjust the duration of the text. You can also adjust the text frame’s position and size from the top preview window.

How to Add Text to Video in CapCut

How to Add Text Templates to Videos in CapCut?

CapCut text templates are ready-made text styles and animations that allow you to add gorgeous-looking and customizable text to your videos. If you are a video editing beginner and unsure how to make your added text look better, using a text template is a great option.

How to Add Text to Video in CapCut

To use text templates in CapCut, follow these steps:

Create a project or open an existing one in CapCut

Without any clip selected, hit the lower Text button

From the Text menu, tap Text template

Browse through the dozens of text templates stored in different categories and select one that you prefer. Text templates from the trending category are highly recommended

Once a text template is selected, the text box provided underneath is for you to input the desired text. When ready, hit the checkmark from the lower-right corner to add the text template to your video – with your favored text messages!

Text Tracking Feature in CapCut

Text tracking is a feature that allows you to track an object in your video and make your added text go with it.

How to Add Text to Video in CapCut

To use the text tracking feature in CapCut, follow these steps:

Select the clip that you want to add text to and go to the Text feature in CapCut.

Add text to your clip by typing in the desired text and selecting the font and size.

Once your text is added, tap on the “Tracking” button located next to the “Animation” button.

From the tracking screen, tap the “Track Object” button, then tap and hold on the object you want your text to follow.

Once you have selected the object, CapCut will track the movement of the object and move the added text along with it.

You can adjust the tracking by selecting the “Tracking Speed” option and adjusting it to your preference.

Auto Caption Feature in CapCut

CapCut also offers an Auto Caption feature that automatically generates captions for your video. To use the Auto Caption feature in CapCut, follow these steps:

Select the clip you want to add captions to.

Go to the Text feature and select the “Auto Caption” button.

CapCut will automatically generate captions for your video based on the audio in the clip.

You can customize the caption style, font, size, and position by selecting the “Caption Style” option.

Once you are satisfied with your captions, you can adjust their duration and position in the clip by dragging the handlebars.

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Adding text to a video can add context and enhance the viewer’s experience. CapCut offers various text features that allow you to add customizable and animated text to your videos. In this guide, we covered how to add animated text, use text templates, track text, and add captions using CapCut. By following these steps, you can create engaging and visually appealing videos with text.

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