It's easy to add rolling end credits to your video using Clipchamp's video editor. Simply find the "Credits Roll" motion title in the Text Menu and add it to your timeline. 

You can also add a static credit with a list of names, e.g. cast and crew, or a series of static credits with names, by adding other title styles.

See below for a step-by-step guide with images.


How to add rolling credits

Step 1. Add the 'Credits Roll' title from the Text Menu

Open the Text menu in the left hand of the editor and scroll until you see a title called Credits Roll.

Text tab open on the left sidebar

To add it to the timeline, hit the plus icon, or drag and drop it into place.

Drag and drop text onto the timeline

Step 2. Select the title and open the Text editing menu

Click on the title in the timeline so it's highlighted green to launch editing options. Then, in the menu that appears at top of the screen, select Text.

Edit text using the Text editing tab

Step 3. Type your credits into the TEXT field and choose a FONT

To expand the text window and see more, drag the bottom right corner down.

Close up of text box pointing at expanding corner

To add more lines of text, simply hit the return/enter key on your keyboard. If you position the scrubber (the white bar) in the timeline over the title, you'll see what your credits will look like in the preview window:

Close up of credits example written in text box

Step 4. If you want to change the text size, use the TRANSFORM menu

Close up of transform tab changing the size

Step 5. If you want to change the text color, use the COLORS menu

Edit text colors close up

Step 6. Click away to close the window.

Once you're finished editing, close the menu by clicking elsewhere in the editor. Now you can use the play button in the preview window to watch back your title. 

Moving picture preview of credits

If you want to make it roll more slowly and last longer, just click and drag the edge of the title card in the timeline to the right.


Creating a static centered credit

You can also create a title card with many lines on it that fade in and out instead of rolling. To do this, add a centered-fade-in-and-out-style title such as "Large Heading" from the text menu and follow the same steps as above. Don't forget to reduce the text size to fit all the text on the screen. You can add dots, dashes, and other characters:

Editing text to make it centered

You can also add several titles one after the other to the timeline with individual names and larger font if you want to highlight key cast or crew roles:

Editing text and changing font

Here's an example of what these will look like when you play them back:

Preview of playback


Editing the background of your credits

To make your credits appear over a video, add a video to your media library, then drag the video to your timeline so it is positioned below the title.

To make your credits appear over a black background, you can either position them over a blank space in the timeline or go to the Background menu on the left side of the editor and drag the "Black" background to the timeline below your title (see: Adding black or solid color). You can also use this to add a colored background.

To make the background within your title (if it has one) transparent or invisible, select the title and open the Colors tab. Under BACKGROUND COLOR, click the rainbow symbol and drag the transparency slider down to zero:

Edit text color background close up


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