Sometimes a clip needs subtitles, or you want to point out something funny in your clip.

With the Medal Clip Editor, you can do exactly that by adding text to your clips!

To add text to your clip, open the clip in the editor and head over to the editing tab on the left, and select the Text box


Text Tools

The text editor has a lot of tools and customization options for you to choose from, so let's start at the beginning;

  • The Add Text Element button will create a new text layer
  • The first colour selection controls the colour of your text. Clicking on the Pencil icon will open the colour wheel if you want more control over your colour selection
  • Weight controls the thickness of your text
  • A Stroke is the outline of your text. You can also choose your strokes colour and thickness. Just like before, clicking on the Pencil icon will open the colour wheel
  • Background Fill allows you to choose the colour of the background for your text. Just like before, clicking on the Pencil icon will open the colour wheel

Adding & editing a Text Element

Adding Text

When you are ready to add text to your clip, click on the Add Text Element button. You can add multiple text elements


Trimming & moving your Text


When you add a new text element, you will see a new bar appear in your timeline. Just like Clip Trimming, you can also adjust the length that your text element will remain on screen

 
Alongside trimming text, you can also move it's position in the timeline

Resize, Rotate and Move Text

You can adjust where your text is located in your video and change it's size, even rotate your text!


To resize your text, click and hold on any of the 4 boxes on the edge or your text and drag
To rotate your text, click and hold on the circle arrow icon above your text and drag round in a circle
To move your text, click and hold on the cross arrow icon above your text and drag

You are now a pro at adding and editing text to your clips!


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