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Need to put descriptive caption ABOVE video

Postby Naturopath4you » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:11 pm

I just emailed this but I see I should have put it here:

I have Prem. Element 13 (but I have newer versions I can update to if necessary) I have been unable to figure out how to put text ABOVE a video. For social media, many have short videos with a few words of descriptive text describing what the video is about in the area Directly Above the video, not on or in the video. Either white on black or black text on a white background. How can I do this in Prem. Elements?
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Re: Need to put descriptive caption ABOVE video

Postby Steve Grisetti » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:06 pm

Assuming you're in the Expert View workspace, just put the text on a track directly above the video.
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Re: Need to put descriptive caption ABOVE video

Postby Naturopath4you » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:24 pm

Nope,
that won't do it. First of all it doesn't put it above the video, it puts it in/on the video (where ever I place it but still in the video)
and second the video is now the background and I want it to be on its own background as though I pasted a sign on top of my video
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Re: Need to put descriptive caption ABOVE video

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:29 am

Naturopath4you wrote:...I want it to be on its own background as though I pasted a sign on top of my video

Can you post a link to an example of what you wish to achieve?
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Re: Need to put descriptive caption ABOVE video

Postby Steve Grisetti » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:44 am

This is how to put a title over a video background.

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Re: Need to put descriptive caption ABOVE video

Postby Chuck Engels » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:33 pm

Need to scale the video down and make the overall size smaller so you can add something above. The video currently takes up the whole screen, there is no room for anything above the video unless you reduce the video size or increase the view-able area.
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Re: Need to put descriptive caption ABOVE video

Postby Naturopath4you » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:38 pm

Steve,
you asked me to give some links to examples of what I am trying to do.

Here are two links to video Instagram posts with captions on top of his videos.
I am not familiar with Instagram, so I don't know if this is something different-- but it is what I am trying to do
I think that possibly the captions above each of these video links gets written in text on Instagram and its just my ignorance thinking I can do it with the video

SO now I just need to learn how to put a solid background behind my text so that it shows up better in the video than when it is just written on the video's own background
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https://www.instagram.com/tv/B0tA9UaAr0 ... 9cn3w8cwe2

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B0g1kfzg7r ... elfl4g5zlf
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Re: Need to put descriptive caption ABOVE video

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:39 pm

What Steve said above. Put the text on a track above the video that you want to add comment to. Use a (semi-transparent?) background behind the text.

So, for example,
Track 1 - main video;
Track 2 - (semi transparent?) background, scaled as necessary so as not to completely cover the image on track 1;
Track 3 - text characters.
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Re: Need to put descriptive caption ABOVE video

Postby TreeTopsRanch » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:56 pm

Those instagram links didn't open for me but I think he wants the text to be separate from the video not on top of it. So he will have to resize his video like Chuck stated above.
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Re: Need to put descriptive caption ABOVE video

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:52 am

TreeTopsRanch wrote:Those instagram links didn't open for me but I think he wants the text to be separate from the video not on top of it. So he will have to resize his video like Chuck stated above.

You are correct in reaching that conclusion, TreeTops, but the example links showed the text overlay as I had described it in my recent post above. So it would appear that the description of what the OP was trying to achieve was a little confusing. :-k
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