Need some video editing help

Hi sir I am trying to make a video in which there is text , a video should be playing inside it , further there should be a video playing in background… I made the video display in the text by using chroma but the main issue arises after this because the video I am trying to set to play in background doesn’t show up. I think I have chosen right category ? Please help as soon as possible.

Hi @Parth_Srivastava
Here’s one method

Put your 2 video files in the Timeline.

The background video goes on track V1.
The video that will be INSIDE the text goes on track V2.

Next, you need to create a mask that will be used on the clip in track V2.

  • Create another track (V3)
  • Add a WHITE clip to that track. The length is not important.
  • Add a Text: Simple filter to the white clip.
  • Set text color to BLACK.
  • Write your own text and choose it’s Size and Position.
  • Go to File > Export > Frame…
  • Give a name to the file (for example: text-mask) and Save.
  • You don’t need the Text clip anymore, so hide track V3. I suggest you don’t delete it though. You might need it again in your project for another mask.

Now that you have a mask, select the video clip on V2 and:

  • Add a Mask: From File filter.
  • Go to the File drop-down menu and choose Custom.
  • In the windows that pops up, navigate to where you save the mask.
  • Select the mask file and click on the Open button.

All done!


In the final result, oblique and/or rounded lines in text edges could be “saw-toothed”.

You can use the Softness setting in the Mask: From File filter to attenuate these teeth, but it won’t have a significant effect.
Changing Softness set to 100%

To completely remove the jagged edges, add blur to your Text clip before you export it

  • Create your Text clip as explained above
  • Add a Blur: Gaussian filter
  • Set the Amount to 3%
  • Go to File > Export > Frame and save your mask file
  • In the Mask: From File filter, go to File > Custom and select the new blurred mask file.

With the unblurred mask and Softness set and 100% (zoom at 200% in the Preview)

With the blurred mask and Softness set and 60%

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