Create Custom Video Text Captions For iMovie With Keynote

While iMovie's title options are limited, you can create almost any sort of text caption with animation in Keynote and then easily apply it to your iMovie project.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Create Custom Video Text Captions For iMovie With Keynote”

    Chris Bell
    3 years ago

    Is any of this method available on the iPad with iOS? I’ve got a friend who’s a nascent video editor putting together school presentations for classrooms. She has iPad capabilities only. Thanks

    3 years ago

    Chris: You can't do it with exported video because you can't export transparent video on the iPad. You can just stick with the built-in text titles for iMovie or see if another video editing app will fit your friend's needs better.

    Travis Braithwaite
    3 years ago

    Does this technique in Keynote work for bringing it into Final Cut Pro?

    3 years ago

    Travis: Yes. But in FCP you have the option to do a lot more with text using the built-in titles.

    David Timmons
    3 years ago

    Chris, if you want to do this solely on iPad, set your background color to a pure green color. Then when you export the Keynote slides and bring them into iMovie, you can add them as green/blue screen clips to remove the background.

    Tom Rieke
    3 years ago

    Many thanks for this excellent advice! You solved several of my most puzzling problems.

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