How to add text to a video (online, free, high quality)

We'll see how to add text and some editing tweaks to a short video with a simple online tool, without giving up quality. We'll get a full HD video edited without any annying watermark added, using a solution that works in every context -mobile or desktop- and it's free.

Recording and producing a video for commercial purposes is usually costly and time consuming. We need to plan the content in advance, and in many cases -like fashion ecommerce- the process will involve and expert photographer, and even a professional model. Just think of fashion ecommerce. Add to this the equipment and software. It definitely takes time and money.

In a small business like mine -providing consultancy and cloud services for media- it is certainly possible to produce some content that just works, using consumer equipment and tools. But it'll still take time. So, reusing and recycling is also very recommendable.

I've come to the idea of reusing some videos I prepared for articles recently contributed to freecodecamp.org. I'd like to share them in different social networks, like LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram.

Take for instance, this two full HD videos that showcase our bulk image generation.

The videos are already edited to show two simple ways of creating image variants for different marketplaces. One using our online bulk processsor, the other using our hot folder watcher based on Gulp.

I'd like to publish them in Linkedin and Twitter. I'm quite bussy and don't want to waste time remaking the clips. But I originally made them for an article in Freecodecamp.org where I explained the content, so they need some tweaks to be more selfcontained. And of course, I'd like to add our logo.

The idea is to just resize the videos and to add some text -like a title- and our brand logo and throw them away. Something like this would work fine.

Fortunately, for most scenarios of video repurposing we don't need advanced skills or access to expensive software packages. No signup, no watermark, and still a handful of video transformations -like resizing, padding, cropping or even adding text- are possible with high quality. I'll show next how I did it in the least possible number of clicks, using Abraia's online video editor.

Resize and add text to a video with Abraia

Let's see how to get the transformations above using Abraia's Social Media Resizer in four simple steps:

  1. We upload our video to the resizer tool add text video upload

  2. We resize it with the preset of choice, in our case LinkedIn, and we choose crop or pad. In these cases, I'd rather choose croping since the change in aspect ratio is small and there is nothing important in the top and bottom borders of the video. add text video crop preset

  3. We add some text to describe the videos and our brand logo add text to video add logo to video

  4. And that's it!, we can now get our full HD video edited and share it in Linkedin add text video download

To share it also in Twitter, we just have to change the resize preset accordingly and maybe tweak the position of overlayed elements -texts, logo-. In the end, an online tool like Abraia's social resizer brings possibly the easiest and quickest way to repurpose videos, either on the phone or a PC. Unlike most alternatives out there, it's still free with fullHD resolution and no watermark in your content.

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