How to add titles in Movie Edit Pro

terrypin wrote on 10/7/2012, 10:18 AM

Basic tutorial on adding titles or captions for beginners. Although intended for MEP 16, 17, MX and 2013, principles are similar for earlier versions.



ac-photo wrote on 10/14/2012, 1:07 PM


Je suis désolé je ne parle pas allemand ,pouvez vous faire votre tuto en video



terrypin wrote on 10/15/2012, 6:55 AM

Thanks, but if I've understood you correctly you're asking me to redo the tutorial from GERMAN to French. I couldn't even do that from ENGLISH! . Try asking a friend with good English to help you.

Terry, East Grinstead, UK



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Terry, East Grinstead, UK. PC: i7 6700K, 4.0 GHz, 32GB. Most versions of MEP; including 2017 Premium. Using mainly MEP 2016 Premium.

avatoria2000 wrote on 5/31/2013, 12:06 PM

Hi. I am a newbie hier. I noticed your tutorials which are really helpful (except one- YT movie is being blocked in Germany because of music used there... Germany is a strange country;)))

I wanted to ask you if you have any tutorial on how to create stunning floating text effects. This is exactly what I need most now... that within my movie texts appear, disappear, float and so on....
Do you have/know any good tutorial ?
I am talking about Video Deluxe Premium

Thank you

terrypin wrote on 6/2/2013, 8:08 AM

Hi Wojciech,


I don't have or know of any tutorial specifically on 'stunning text effects'. But if you learn the basic techniques of fades, transitions and key frame animation then you should be able to create a wide variety of them.

Study those basics in the Help or the PDF manual and by browsing (and searching) the Q&A and Forum sections of this site. Then if you need more detailed help post your question carefully, with details of exacty what you want to achieve, preferably with a screenshot of an example.


Which tutorial is inaccessible to you? I'll see if I can upload or send it to you.

Best wishes,


Terry, East Grinstead, UK

jaymays wrote on 7/23/2013, 3:06 AM

Hi Terry,


Great tutorial.

I am just in the test phase, having bought my Movie Edit Pro 2013 and I'm  hoping I can do more with the titles.    Other software I've used have had title templates, colourful, graded colours, etc.   I can't seem to find any 'interesting' title presets.
I would like to...say...have the word Holiday, in two or three graded colours, and with a shadow or glo, then move off.  I hope there's presets /templates for this kind of thing. ?
I went to Catooh, but seems they allcost$  maybe when I activate after trial version, there'll be more??

Thanks for teaching us how to do it.


terrypin wrote on 7/23/2013, 8:17 AM

Hi Jenny,

Apart from gradient text you can achieve all the others with the standard Title Editor. Here are some examples to get you started:




More dramatic titles (including animation) can be created with the X3D option:



In this final example I've made an X3D title and then opened Video effects > Art filter and draggged the Substitution slider:


It's pretty quiet here in Tutorilals (last post on this one was nearly 6 months ago). So if you have more questions after experimenting, it's probably best to raise them in the Forum or Q&A. That way others can both contribute and learn.

Have fun!


Terry, East Grinstead, UK



joserobles1941 wrote on 5/29/2016, 9:54 PM

Hi Terry,

I am in the process of  watching tutorials and after seeing this one,  I am really impressed by the possibilities.

Thank you  very much sir for helping us newbies learn.


Best regards,

J. Robles

terrypin wrote on 5/30/2016, 2:14 AM

Thanks José, appreciate your kind feedback.

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

EditorJim wrote on 6/6/2017, 3:53 PM

How do I make a title or a closed caption with a black background so that the text shows up against a cluttered, moving background?

terrypin wrote on 6/6/2017, 4:21 PM


As I suggested in my earlier post, please post this question in the Movie Edit Pro forum, where others can contribute and learn.

Anna-Inness wrote on 10/6/2018, 9:25 AM

Hi Terry,

I was wondering how to make the titles fade in and out in the 2019 version of Movie Edit Pro. Is it possible to do this?

terrypin wrote on 10/7/2018, 2:19 AM

Hi Anna,

As mentioned in the post directly above yours, 6th June 2017, it's better to post in the main MEP forum. 🙂

However ... you fade in titles the same way as any other object, by dragging the fade handle at its start and/or end.

I'd recommend you view John Brown's basic introductory tutorials.

Best wishes,

Terry, East Grinstead, UK