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MoviePy – Inserting Text in the Video
  • Last Updated : 30 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can insert text to a video clip in MoviePy. MoviePy is a Python module for video editing, which can be used for basic operations on videos and GIF’s. Video is formed by the frames, combination of frames creates a video each frame is an individual image. VideoClip is the base class for all the other video clips in MoviePy. In order to do this we need to have ImageMagick installed else it will not work. Adding text to a video is similar to creating composite video.

In order to do so we have to do the following :
1. Import the moviepy module
2. Load the video file
3. Create a text clip and set its position and duration
4. Create a composite video clip using video file and the text clip.
5. Show the final video.

Below is the implementation




# Import everything needed to edit video clips 
from moviepy.editor import *
    
# loading video dsa gfg intro video 
clip = VideoFileClip("dsa_geek.mp4"
    
# clipping of the video  
# getting video for only starting 10 seconds 
clip = clip.subclip(0, 10
    
# Reduce the audio volume (volume x 0.8) 
clip = clip.volumex(0.8
    
# Generate a text clip 
txt_clip = TextClip("GeeksforGeeks", fontsize = 75, color = 'black'
    
# setting position of text in the center and duration will be 10 seconds 
txt_clip = txt_clip.set_pos('center').set_duration(10
    
# Overlay the text clip on the first video clip 
video = CompositeVideoClip([clip, txt_clip]) 
    
# showing video 
video.ipython_display(width = 280
Moviepy - Building video __temp__.mp4.
Moviepy - Writing video __temp__.mp4

                                                                                                                       
Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready __temp__.mp4

Another example




# Import everything needed to edit video clips 
from moviepy.editor import *
    
# loading video file clip
clip = VideoFileClip("geeks.mp4"
    
# clipping of the video  
# getting video for only starting 10 seconds 
clip = clip.subclip(0, 5
    
# Reduce the audio volume (volume x 0.5) 
clip = clip.volumex(0.5
    
# Generate a text clip 
txt_clip = TextClip("GfG-MoviePy", fontsize = 75, color = 'green'
    
# setting position of text in the center and duration will be 5 seconds 
txt_clip = txt_clip.set_pos('bottom').set_duration(5
    
# Overlay the text clip on the first video clip 
video = CompositeVideoClip([clip, txt_clip]) 
    
# showing video 
video.ipython_display(width = 280
Moviepy - Building video __temp__.mp4.
Moviepy - Writing video __temp__.mp4

                                                                                                                       
Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready __temp__.mp4

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