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Best Tools to Make Lyric Video on Windows, Mac, Android, Online

Isla updated on Jun 30, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

A lyric video is a video in which the words or lyrics of the song are the main elements of the video. Lyric videos first started appearing on the internet in 2010, and since then, they have only gained popularity. A few years ago, making a lyric video was a difficult task, but now, there are plenty of apps that can help make your video more interesting and unique by adding lyrics to it. So, if you have ever wanted to make and star in a lyric video of your own, now is the time to do it. You can star in the lyric video yourself and turn it into a music video. Alternatively, you can make a lyric video with your favorite music or your own audio and overlay its lyrics using a video editor or tool of your choice.

How to Make a Lyric Video on Windows or Mac

If you use a Windows PC, you can use EaseUS Video Editor to make a lyric video. On Mac, there's iMovie from Apple, which is available as a free download from the App Store for all Macs. Both apps are video editors with an expansive set of features and also let you overlay text on video that will come in handy when making a lyric video.

Make a Lyric Video on Windows 10 with EaseUS Video Editor

Using a powerful video editing software is important for creating a lyric video as it will make the entire task relatively easy. EaseUS Video Editor is the best choice for anyone with a Windows PC as it is not only a full-fledged and powerful video editor; it is also simple to use, making it ideal for both new and pros users. The video editor supports a plethora of video and audio formats and resolutions and packs over 300+ visual effects and transitions divided into categories like Text, Filters, Overlays, Transitions, Elements, and Music. All the effects are entirely free to use and come as a part of the video editor. You can also mix your audio, record voiceover, and add various effects and filters to your lyric video. The voiceover feature is handy as you can first create the video part of the lyric video and then record your voice if you wish to.

EaseUS Video Editor also has optimized presets for all major social media platforms so you can easily export your final edited lyrical video in format and resolution ideal for the platform you intend to share it on.

Guide: How to Make a Lyric Video with EaseUS Video Editor

Step 1. Select an aspect ratio for your project

Select an ideal aspect ratio for your lyric video. You can choose more aspect ratios from File -> New Project.

Step 2. Import your video and audio

You can drag and drop multiple videos and audio files you want to edit into the import tab. After you are done importing the video files, drag them to the timeline at the bottom and arrange them as per your liking. 

Import video

Step 3. Convert Lyrics to Text

EaseUS Video Editor has a very useful speech-to-text option using which you can easily get the lyrics of your video from the audio. Drop the audio in the timeline and click the speech to text button. The video editor will analyze your audio and convert the lyrics into text.

If there are any errors in the conversion, you can manually click on the text effect and change it.

lyric video speech to text

Step 4. Add Effects

The speech to text feature will show the lyrics at the bottom of the video. If you want to use animated text effects, go to the Text tab, and select Title. From there, add the title text that you like and proceed to add the lyrics to it. You can also add various overlays and other transition effects to your lyric video.

lyric video effects

Step 5. Exporting the lyric video

Click the Export button from the menu bar on the top and then select your desired video format - MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc. make sure to choose output settings before the export. Select the correct export settings depending on the platform you want to publish your lyric video on.

How to Make a Lyric Video on Mac Using iMovie

iMovie is Apple's video editor for macOS that's targeted for people with basic video editing use. For Mac users, it should be the default app of choice to make a lyric video as it is available as a free download from the Mac App Store. iMovie is a relatively basic video editor, but you can still use it to create a lyric video as it allows you to overlay text, add various text and animation effects, and do much more. You can even remove the background noise from your recorded music using iMovie. It is ideal for beginners as it has an easy to use interface and offers all the features that anyone would require to make a lyric video for sharing on their social media channels.

Step 1: Open iMovie on your Mac and proceed to create a new project with a name of your choice. Proceed to import the music and video for your lyric video and then drag them to the timeline below.

Step 2: Go to the Titles tab and then use one of the many text effects available. Add it to the timeline, adjust its length, and proceed to type the lyric of the video. You can add multiple text effects for various sections of the video.

Step 3: Once you are done with all the changes, go to File -> Share and proceed to select the output destination. Make sure to select the right destination as iMovie will automatically apply the best export settings according to that. For greater control, you can export the video as a File and then select your desired settings.

iMovie Lyric Video Maker

How to Make a Lyric Video on Android Using Premiere Rush

Adobe's Premiere Rush is an ideal tool for creating and editing lyric videos on the go. If you don't have access to a PC, you can use Premiere Rush on your Android or iPhone to create lyric videos. This is also an easier way of creating music videos if you are using your phone to shoot the video. The multi-track timeline approach of Premiere Rush will easily let you add various effects to your lyric video, enhance the music that you are using in it, add various text or video effects, and more. You can show the lyrics in a simple style or add various animations to them as well. Premiere Rush also syncs with Adobe's Creative Cloud, so if you use Premiere Pro on your PC, all your changes would be available on it as well. While Premiere Rush is free to download, it is only available for selected Android devices. While free to download, the app has certain limitations, including an export limit of three videos per month.

Step 1: Open the Premiere Rush app on your phone. Tap on the + symbol at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2: Now add any videos that you have shot for your lyric video and audio files that you want to use in the video using the 'Add Media' button.

Step 3: Add the text of the lyrics using the Titles effects. There are plenty of text effects that you can choose from. Select anyone that you like, and after adding it to the timeline, edit it to add the lyrics. You can adjust the length of the text effect and use multiple text effects as well. Also, add various animations to make the lyric video more attractive.

Step 4: After you are done making and editing your lyric video, tap the share button at the top of the screen, followed by Export.

Premiere Rush Make Lyric Video

How to Make a Lyric Video on iPhone Using iMovie

While Adobe's Premiere Rush is also available for iPhone, there's also another option of using iMovie for making a lyric video. Since iPhones have excellent video recording quality, you can also record music videos using your iPhone itself. iMovie can be downloaded for free from the App Store. It offers the same presets, effects, and timeline-based approach as the desktop version of iMovie. Using iMovie, you can easily add various effects to your lyric videos, merge multiple clips together, overlay texts, speed up clips, stabilize them, and more. You can even use iMovie and your iPhone to record your own audio clips for the lyric video.

Step 1: Open iMovie and press the '+' button to start a new project. Tap on Movie and then proceed to select the videos and audio files video you want to use in your lyric video. Tap the Create Movie button at the bottom after that.

Step 2: From the Title effects tab, add a text effect to your lyric video, which you can then edit to add the lyrics of the video. Adjust the length of the text effect to ensure it is in sync with the music. Repeat the same method to add more effects and lyrical text to the video.

Step 3: Press the Share button and select the Save video option to export your edited vertical video.

iMovie iPhone Lyric Video Maker

Make a Lyric Video Using Online Tools

There are quite a few online tools available using which you can make a lyric video. Some of them are full-fledged video editors, while others are aimed at making lyric videos itself and have features and effects optimized for the task.

Tool 1. WoFox

WoFox is an online tool that's made specifically for making lyric videos. This means you will find plenty of useful features and options in the tool for creating some amazing lyric video. This includes selecting a template for the look for your lyric video, adding animated text effects to it, enhancing the music you are using, and more. You can also use custom backgrounds and add various effects to it for a catchy look. WoFox is an ideal tool to use for making lyric videos if you intend to share it on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform. While WoFox is free to use, it has various limitations, and its UI is also a bit complicated to use. You also need to create an account before you can use it.

Step 1: Click the Create button on the top-right corner and select Video editor. Proceed to select the aspect ratio of your lyric video.

Step 2: Go to the Uploads tab in the video editor and upload the video and audio you intend to use in your lyric video. If you don't have a video, you can use the animated background option in WoFox.

Step 3: Add the video and audio to the timeline and then proceed to add lyrics using one of the many text titles that are available. Proceed to make changes to the timeline as per your requirements.

WoFox lyric video

Step 4: After you are done making the changes, click on Preview. If you like the end result, click on Download to export your lyric video.

Tool 2. Kapwing

Kapwing is a full-fledged video editor that will easily let you create a lyric video. You can add various effects to your lyric video, including animated title texts. You can also use the various text effects to add lyrics to your music and use it as a video itself. You can add multiple text titles to your lyric video and adjust their length from the timeline view as well. Alternatively, it also has the subtitles option that you can use and sync with the timestamp so that the lyrics on the screen matches with the audio. You can use various backgrounds and change the text position to your liking as well. After you are done making your lyric video, you can export it in a format of your choice that's optimized for the platform you want to share it on.

How to Make a Lyric Video using Kapwing

Step 1: Open Kapwing and upload the video and audio that you want to use in your lyric video.

Step 2: If you want to add the lyrics as the subtitle to your music, go to the subtitles tab and customize the options as per your liking. If you want to use animated text for lyrics, click on the text option at the top and then customize it and add your lyrics to it. Add multiple text sections for the lyrics.

Step 3: After making your lyric video, click the Publish button to export it.

Kapwing Lyric Video

Conclusion

There are quite a few tools that will let you create a lyric video across all major platforms. Almost all of them offer plenty of title effects with cool animations that will help make your lyric video unique. However, the best of the lot is EaseUS Video Editor for Windows as you can use its speech-to-text video editor to get the lyrics from the audio and then simply add it to the text effects of your choice. It also has plenty of overlays and transition effects, which can help make your lyric video stand out from the rest.

FAQ: How to Make a Lyric Video

There are some questions about making a lyric video, if you want to know more, you can keep on reading.

1. How do I make my music video?

To make your music video, you will first need to record the footage using your phone or camera. After that, the real magic happens in a video editor like EaseUS Video Editor, where you will tweak the video to make it look more professional, add various effects to it, and, if needed, add lyrics to the video as well.

2. How do I make a video only text?

For a video with only text, you need to use an editor that will let you overlay text. You need to start from a blank canvas, add your music, and then type in the text you want using the 'Text' tool. You will need a powerful video editor for this task as basic video editors might not let you do this.

3. How do you make a lyrics video on Kinemaster?

Kinemaster is a very popular lyric video maker for Android and iPhone. You can import your audio file into it, add various effects, and then proceed to add the lyrics of the music manually using one of the many available text effects. You can also add various animation effects to the lyrics text as per your wish.

4. How do I make a YouTube video with music and text?

Making a YouTube video with music and text is similar to how you would make any other regular music video or music and text. You need to use a video editor, overlay text on your video wherever required, and export the video in settings that are optimized for YouTube. After that, you can upload this video on YouTube.

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