VSDC FREE Video Editor: Text Editing, Movement, & Zoom Tutorial

VSDC FREE Video Editor:  Text Editing, Movement, & Zoom Tutorial


The title text object is first added. Drag the timeline cursor to the time point in your video where you wish to place your text object. Under the Editor menu, click on “Add Object / Text”. Click OK to place the text object at the cursor starting position. Next place the text object on the mat by left-clicking and holding the button. Then drag to size the text box on the mat. Adjust the time that the text is displayed by adjusting the length of the text bar in the timeline. To type your text, right-click on the text box on the mat, and select “Edit Text”. To adjust font, size, and color, left-click on the text box, and then open the propertis window in the far right column. Adjust each of these properties to taste under the Text Object Settings and Brush sub menus in the Properties window. Font color control does not work in the Font Window. Font color must be editied in the properties window. To add movement to the text, click on the “Text” tab located directly above the timeline. Then in the Editor menu, click on Add Object / Movement. Click OK to set the movement to start from the cursor position. Next hold down the left-button of the mouse on the mat where you want movement to start. Hold down the left mouse button, and move the cursor to draw out a line in the direction and length of the desired movement. This will also place a movement block within the text tab timeline. Speed can be adjusted by shortening or lengthening this line. Preview Scene to evaluate if the effects are satisfactory. To add a zoom effect to the text, again click on the “Text” tab located above the timeline. Then in the Editor menu click on “Video Effects / Transforms / Zoom”. Click on OK to place a Zoom effect block within the Text tab timeline. Speed of the zoom effect can be adjusted by shortening or lengthening this block in the timeline. Click on this block to select it, and then click on the properties window in the far right column. Transparency and zoom effects can be adjusted in this window. Starting and ending values can also be set to allow changing zoom with time. Preview Scene to evaluate if the effects are satisfactory. For more tutorials and information on other great free video editors visit http://ezvideoedit.blogspot.com

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