iMovie for iOS (iPad): Add a title to a video clip or photo

Add a title to a video clip or photo

You can add a title to any video clip or photo in your project. Each title style animates onto the screen and remains onscreen for the entire duration of the video clip or photo to which it’s added.

Add a title

  1. With your project open, tap a video clip or photo in the timeline to reveal the inspector at the bottom of the screen.

  2. Tap the Title button .

  3. Tap to select a title style.

    To turn off titles, tap None.

  4. To change where the title appears onscreen, tap Center or Lower.

  5. In the viewer, tap the sample title, then type a new title.

    Note: Depending on which theme you apply to your project, the name of the location where the photo or video clip was shot (for example, “Golden Gate Bridge” or “San Francisco”) may appear below the title. To change the location name, see Change location information.

  6. Tap Done on the keyboard.

A photo or video clip with a title appears in the timeline with a T icon in the upper-left corner.

Image of a clip with the title icon in its corner

Edit title text

  1. With your project open, scroll the timeline until the title you want to edit appears in the viewer.

  2. Tap the title in the viewer.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To erase the entire title: Tap the Clear button , then type a new title.

    • To edit part of a title: Type new text in the text field.

  4. Tap Done on the keyboard.

Change the title style

  1. With your project open, tap a video clip in the timeline to reveal the inspector at the bottom of the screen.

  2. Tap the Title button , then tap a different title style to preview it in the viewer.

  3. Tap outside the title styles to dismiss them.

Remove a title from a video clip or photo

  1. With your project open, tap a video clip in the timeline to reveal the inspector at the bottom of the screen.

  2. Tap the Title button , then tap None from the title styles that appear.

  3. Tap outside the title styles to dismiss them.

Add a sound effect to a title

Each title style in iMovie comes with a Hollywood-style sound effect to enhance what you see. You can turn the sound effect on or off.

  1. With your project open, tap a video clip in the timeline to reveal the inspector at the bottom of the screen.

  2. Tap the Title button , then tap the Mute button to turn the sound effect on or off (by default, it’s off).

  3. To preview the sound effect, scroll the timeline to position playhead before the transition, and tap the Play button in the viewer.

  4. Tap outside the inspector to close it.

Published Date: Apr 3, 2017
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