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Annotate videos online

Annotate videos online

Are you searching for ways to add notes and drawings to your videos online and for free? Great news: you can easily annotate videos and add fun elements to them in Flixier. Make your videos more engaging and detailed with shapes, graphs and explanatory cards fast and easy. You can do everything right in your browser without installing any software. If you annotate your videos online in Flixier, they will be more entertaining and understandable for your audience.

Annotate videos online

Annotate videos fast

In Flixier you can annotate a video within several seconds. Start by clicking the text button and then select Add simple text. If you’re going for a more animated look, you can also choose one of the Title style templates already made for you by dragging it to the timeline. After that, you can insert your own text.

Youtube video writing made simple

You don’t have to spend countless hours searching for intuitive tools that allow you to annotate your videos. Flixier makes video writing simple even for your already uploaded videos. You can easily bring any Youtube video to Flixier. Click the Import button and then select Link. This is where you paste your link from YouTube. Within several seconds, you’ll be able to annotate your YouTube video as you want, adding text and fun elements to it.

Drawings on video online

Use Flixier to annotate videos with drawings. Create simple or complex drawings on your videos to attract attention and make get your point across in a playful way. To annotate with drawings using Flixier go to the the Shapes tab and click on the pencil icon. Choose from various brush shapes, sizes and colors to get the perfect effect.

Write on video in different ways

Text is never boring in Flixier. You can write on videos in different ways according to your aesthetics and preferences. You can start by clicking the text icon and then choosing a title style. After that, you can add subtitles if needed. You can also type simple words and make them bold and large to keep your viewers engaged and entertained.

How to annotate your video online:

How to annotate your video online:
Insert your video

It’s easy to upload a video to Flixier. All you have to do is click the Import button to upload a video saved on your computer or import it from many other places such as Dropbox, Google Drive and even Twitch.

Annotate your video

Annotating your video is super-simple in Flixier. Start by clicking the Text icon on the left side of your screen. From there you can choose to Add simple text or Subtitles. You can also select Title Styles if you want to have some animated effects added to your annotations. You can also use shapes such as graphs, charts and arrows from the Shapes icon from the left side of the screen.

Download it

Once you’re happy with your video you can easily export it. In Flixier, the export time is always shorter than 3 minutes. All you have to do is click the Export button. From there you can choose whether you want to download it to your computer or share it online to one (or multiple) platforms such as Youtube, Vimeo, TikTok or save it to your drive.

Why use Flixier to annotate your video:

Add drawings to video creatively

With Flixier, you can easily express your ideas and add drawings to your video creatively. For example, you can create colorful frames that stand out or use fun elements such as emojis and attraction-grabbing shapes like arrows. From the Inspector panel, you can play with their dimension, color and position on the video.

Video drawing animation

You don’t need intricate tools to create animated annotations. Flixier makes video drawing animation easy and fun. Add the text you want from the Text icon on the left. Once you’re happy with it, click it in the timeline to open the Inspector panel. Select text Properties and then click the Plus symbol to add a keyframe. That’s the beginning of your animation. To make your text move, drag it around. You will see keyframes added in the timeline. To edit your keyframes, double-click the dot icon and drag it left and right in the timeline.

Video drawing transitions

In Flixier not only can you add your own drawings or shapes already existing in the platform, but you can have your own video drawing transition. Insert a drawing you want from your computer or the Shapes and then click it in the timeline. From the Inspector panel on the side, you can click Add transition in and Add transition out. Select your favorite transition from the dropdown menu and your video drawing animation will be ready to be shared.

Write text on video online in any language

By using Flixier, you have access to more than 30 languages in which you can annotate your videos. To get started, click the Text icon and then select Add subtitles. After you write your subtitles, click them in the timeline and go to the Inspector panel on the right side to translate your annotations in any language within seconds.

Use shapes to make your video more informative

Shapes can also be used as annotations especially when you choose arrows and graphs. Other shapes like circles, squares and lines make your videos more informative. In Flixier you can easily add any shapes you want. Click the Shapes button and search for something suitable. To add the shapes to the video, drag them to the timeline. Click them in the canvas to change their positions and size.

Customize your shapes’ style

In Flixier, not only can you add fun shapes like mentioned above. You can also personalize them according to your preferences. To edit the style of your shapes, click them in your timeline and go to the Edit Shape button in the Inspector Panel. Click your shape again and then choose the color you like for your fill and stroke and then experiment with stroke width.


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Frequently asked questions.

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What does it mean to annotate a video?

What does it mean to annotate a video?

Annotating a video means adding an explanatory text (usually on a digital note or card) to it. You can also annotate a video by adding other explanatory items such as graphs and diagrams. In Flixier, you can annotate your videos online and for free.

How do I annotate an mp4 video?

How do I annotate an mp4 video?

It’s very easy to annotate an mp4 video. In fact, in Flixier you can annotate any video format you want, not only MP4. All you have to do is import your mp4 file and then add text to it by clicking the text icon. You can also add visual annotations such as graphs and charts.

Can I write on any video format?

Can I write on any video format?

Yes, you can. Flixier is a flexible tool that allows you to write text on any type of media you want. You can add your text on .MP4, .MKV, .AVI and so many more. You can also import your videos directly from Youtube and Twitch.

Can I write on any video format?

Can I write on any video format?

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