How to add a countdown timer with Movavi Video Editor
The first option is to use Movavi Video Editor. The program lets you not only add a countdown timer to a video but also customize the timer, so you can create your own to best fit your movie. You can change the text and background color, choose from a wide range of fonts, and create an outline. Movavi Video Editor lets you get really creative!
Step 1. Install the program
After downloading, install our countdown video maker following the on-screen instructions. The setup process will take just a few minutes.
Step 2. Add your video file
Click Add Files and choose the clip you want to work with. You can also simply drag the files from their folder onto the Timeline in the lower part of the program window.
Step 3. Add timer titles
First, open the Titles tab to see the list of available text styles. Go to the Basic group and find the Timer title style. Drag the title onto the Titles Track of the Timeline, then move the timer along the Timeline to the point where the timer should begin to appear. To change the length of the countdown timer video overlay, simply pull on its edges.
Step 4. Edit the timer
To choose the font and style for the numbers, go to the Text tab. You can also set the colors for the numbers and the background color. On the Clip tab, set the duration of the timer.
The Timer tab is where you enter the starting time in the From box. If you want to create a countdown video, select the Countdown option. In the preview window, drag the clock to the appropriate location. Finally, click Apply to save changes and exit editing mode.
Step 5. Save your final video
Click the Export button, choose the destination folder in the Save to field, and select the video format from the tabs on the left of the export window. Then click Start. Now you know how to add a timer to a video with the countdown video creator from Movavi!
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Summary: 3 easy ways to add a countdown to your next video
You now should have three simple methods for how to set a countdown in your next video project. Depending on your goals, you can:
Use a video editor with a countdown timer effect like Movavi
Download a pre-made stopwatch or countdown clock from a stock website
Create a personalized countdown timer online
Ready to get started? Follow the steps above to try one or all of these methods today and see how quickly and easily you can customize your next video.
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* The free version of Movavi Video Editor has the following restrictions: a 7-day trial period, a watermark on the output videos, and, if you’re saving a project as an audio file, an ability to save only half the audio length.
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