When you want to add any kind of text to your video, this is possible with the Text interaction. You can design the font style and layout of the text box. Watch our tutorial or scroll down for our tips about the Text interaction.
Don’t forget to explore the ‘style’ tab for more styling options. Use the fade feature to let your text fade in and out for a smoother transition. Another thing you can change here is the ‘top padding’. When you give a higher value to this setting, you will get more space between the text and the top of the text box.
You can also make a text layout that looks like the layout commonly used for subtitling. Make the text white, add a black text stroke, give the text box a transparent background and remove the border.
How to use the Text interaction
You can use the Text interaction to emphasize the keywords of an explanation. This helps the viewer understand difficult concepts in your video better. Furthermore, when you explain multiple items, it’s easier for the viewer to remember them.
Of course, you can also add extra information to your video in a text box. Pay attention that you only do so during a quiet moment in the video. Otherwise, the viewer will probably be distracted and miss some of the information. When there are a lot of other things to see or hear, use a Pause Screen instead of a Text interaction.
The third way to use the Text interaction is to make buttons:
Make a clickable button
This interaction might be interesting when combined with an action type. Open the interaction editor of your Text interaction and select an action type.
This way, you can create buttons like “Click here to visit our website” or “Click here to skip this information”.
Another option is to add a scroll text to your video.
It might be difficult to distinguish the Text interaction from the Pause Screen, click here to find out the difference between the two interactions.