The title should be informative, describe the contents of the movie, and arouse interest. With the built-in title editors there are no limits to how creative you can be. As a rule, you can let your fancy run free when designing a title for your video.

Use a short, clear title

Titles should be short and in a large, legible font.

Title colors

The following combinations of background and text are easy to read: white with red, yellow with black, and white with green. Exercise caution with very white titles on a very black background. Some video systems are unable to handle contrast ratios in excess of 1:40 and are unable to reproduce such titles in detail.

Time on screen

As a rule of thumb, a title should be displayed long enough to be read twice. Allow about three seconds for a title with ten letters. Allow an additional second of on-screen time for every five additional letters.

“Found” titles

Besides postproduction titles, natural titles like directional signs, street signs or title pages of local newspapers also create interesting possibilities.