Add text overlay to edited video

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Add text overlays to your video to identify speakers, show chapter titles on-screen, emphasize certain captions, and more. 

Plan: All Plans
Device: Computer Browser

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Step by step

  1. On a computer, log in to your Riverside account.
  2. In the ☰ menu on the left, click the relevant Studio.
  3. Click the relevant recording.
  4. In the top right corner, click Edit and choose + Create new edit.
    Or scroll to Edits and click a Draft or magic-spark-icon.svg Magic Clip.
  1. Click and select the part of transcript for when you want the overlay to appear.
  2. On the context menu, click add_element-plus.svg Add and choose type_T.svg Text.transcript-add_element_mu.png
    • Or click the timeline to move the scrubber to the desired starting point. Then in the toolbar on the right, click type_T.svg Text.
  3. Type new text or use Riverside's suggestions.
  4. Change style, typeface, font size, color, capitalization, and alignment on the menu bar.
  5. Click ••• [the three dots] on the menu to change the text's layer, duplicate, or remove it.

In addition to entering your own text, you can select text on the transcript to use the chapter title or the words spoken by the participant.

When you duplicate-copy-assets-plus.svg Duplicate an overlay, the copy will have the same timing as the original. You can also adjust an overlay's duration on the timeline.

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