How to Add Text Behind Moving Object (2021)

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In this article, I’ll be showing you how to put text behind a moving object and create a text reveal effect. Before we get into the rest of the video, make sure to subscribe to our channel for more video editing tips and tricks. In this first technique, we’ll be doing a text behind the object effect with both white and color text. Since we’re going to be applying blending modes, it’s recommended that you choose a high contrast clip with a black or dark color foreground object. 

We are going to use PowerDirector video editor software to use this video effect if you haven’t installed it yet, download PowerDirector first then follow the below steps.

How to stick text on moving objects

To start off, let’s try white text. 

  • Import the clip onto the timeline. 
  • Open Title Room and add a default title.
  • Double click to open Title Designer and let’s edit the text and adjust the position.
  • After we’re done editing, click on the checkmark here to disable the track that has our video clip. 
How to stick text on moving objects
  • Then take a snapshot of the video by clicking on the camera icon. 
  • Save the snapshot and it’ll be autosaved to our Media Room. 
  • Next, delete the original text clip on our timeline, enable the first video track, and import the auto-saved title image onto track 2. 
  • Click Tools, Blending Mode, and select Overlay from the drop-down menu.

If you find that your video clip is too dark, you can also do some color adjustment to brighten up your clip. And you’re done! 

Now let’s try the text behind the object effect with color text. The first few steps are similar to using white text, but after we disable the video track, we want to move our title to track 3. 

How to stick text on moving objects
  • Then click on Media Room, Color Boards and add a white color board to track 2. 
  • After the white color board is added, take a snapshot. 
  • We can then remove the color board and the original text clip and import the snapshot we just took.
  •  Click on Tools, Blending Mode, and choose Multiply. 
  • Don’t forget to enable the first video track. 
  • There’s our text behind the object effect with color text. 

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The second editing technique

we’re going to be doing a text reveal effect. For this effect, there’s no restrictions on what kind of background to choose as long as you’ve got a moving object to reveal your text.

How to stick text on moving objects
  •  First, drag the clip onto the timeline. 
  • Open Title Room and add a default title. 
  • Double click to open Title Designer and we’re going to edit the text and adjust the position. 
  • Then import the same video clip onto track 3. 
  • We’re going to create a mask by going to Tools, selecting Mask Designer, and clicking on “Create a custom selection mask”. 
  • If your object is a simple shape, you can choose to use the default masks, but if your object is irregularly shaped say a person, you’ll need to use a custom mask. 
  • In the first frame, we’re going to mask our object and the text then add a keyframe. 
  • Then frame by frame, adjust the mask to cover the object as it moves across the screen. 

After you’re done, preview the clip to make sure everything is properly masked, then click OK. Let’s check out our text reveal effect again. Let us know what you think of these text effects in the comments below!

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How to Reverse Videos Creatively in Filmora 9

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Reverse videos can quickly engage an audience’s attention, which helps to improve user engagement time for a more effective outcome. So, if you want to reverse your videos on your PC or laptop, keep reading.

You’re going to learn four unique and practical ways to use a reverse tool in Filmora 9. However, you need Filmora 9 version installed on your PC otherwise you cannot reverse your footages. Download it from the official website.

Do you want an easy way to pull off a professional shot or a fun trick that adds excitement to your videos? Well, Filmora 9 has a tool that you can use to reverse clips and it’s good for more than just making your friends walk backward.

In case you didn’t know, let me show you how you could reverse clips in Filmora9. 

  • Just select the clip on your timeline, 
  • click on the speed gauge icon, and choose reverse. That’s it. 

Here are four interesting ways that you can use a reverse tool in Filmora9. Let’s go! 

Revived Title Card

If you use physical title cards like the ones written out on paper you can film yourself destroying them and then play them in reverse so they look like they’re magically appearing in this example we filmed the title cards being crumpled and then reversed the footage so it looks like the paper is miraculously repairing itself you could also try dripping paint on them shredding it or even lighting it on fire but make sure you use the right safety precautions because you don’t want to get in trouble? 

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Perfect your dolly shot

In the next tip, we’re going to talk about perfecting your dolly shot. having the camera move towards an object, or subject that’s blurred and having it come into focus as you stop is a cool effect, but it can be hard to pull off when you’re mainly moving the camera or using a diy gear. 

How to Reverse Videos Creatively in Filmora 9

The tricky part is making sure to stop your camera fully so there isn’t any stutter, slow or shake. So why don’t you just start at the end where your camera’s already stopped. Place the camera where you want it to be at the end of your shot and make sure your subject is in focus. 

Film for as long as you want the end of your shot to last, then pull the camera away until the subject is out of focus. you’ll have to use a lens with a shallow depth of field so everything doesn’t stay in focus regardless of distance. When you reverse this clip and Filmora9, you get this really cool effect where you start off far back and it’s all blurry and then it zooms right in for the object being crisp and in focus.

Punch the Camera

Have you ever wanted to have a character punch at your camera?

It’s a great way to show the point of view of the person that they’re fighting, however you run the risk of someone actually hitting your camera and damaging it. If you start filming with the character’s fist already in front of the camera and have the actor pull it back, you can reverse the footage in Filmora 9 to make it look like the fist is coming at the camera. 

This way you’re not putting your gear at risk. This technique is actually used with a lot of movies with cars. Having a car crash into a Hollywood camera is probably super expensive, so what they do is they have a car in front of the camera and then have the car drive backwards.

Summoning objects

Lastly, I’m going to show you how you can summon things into your hands like you have telekinetic powers. Start with a shot of yourself holding whatever it is you want to summon, like this coffee cup, and then pose as you’ve already caught it.

This may mean holding your hand or arm a bit farther back. Keep filming as you throw the cup away. You’ll want to set up something soft nearby, like pillows, blankets, or even a sofa to protect what you throw. when you toss the object, try to keep your head and eyes facing forward instead of following the object, and then move so you’re using the item you summoned.

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In this case, I took a sip of coffee. And there you go! Some really cool ways that you can use the reverse tool in Filmora9. Are you guys gonna give this trick a try? let us know in the comment section below, or even better send us your videos so that we can see what you create.