- Build your brand and post your videos wisely
- What makes a good introduction?
- How to make a YouTube intro with Panzoid
- Create a YouTube video with video editing software
Build your brand and post your videos wisely
A YouTube intro is a short clip that plays before your video. The purpose of this is to literally introduce viewers to you and your creative video. Think of it like opening a credit streak for a TV show, but much shorter because the attention span online is much shorter.
What makes a good introduction?
A great YouTube intro can establish your brand, get viewers interested in the video they’re about to watch, and show new viewers what you stand for. While it’s perfectly acceptable to just upload a YouTube video with no intro, there are some pretty important reasons why you might want to create an intro.
When a viewer watches one of your videos, the first thing they see is the intro. This means that the intro plays a big part in the first impression, and a bad first impression can cause viewers to withdraw and look for something else to watch.
Here are some tips for making a good YouTube intro:
- In brief † Long intros may sound funny, but you need to think about what your viewers are experiencing. If the intro is too long, a new viewer might get bored and close the video. Loyal viewers can also get frustrated watching your videos if they all start with too long an intro.
- Advertise it † The most important thing about YouTube’s intro is that it lets viewers know what they’re going to watch. If your YouTube channel is your brand name, make sure it is prominently displayed. If you use a certain type of aesthetic in your videos, make sure the intro reinforces it.
- Let your originality shine † We’ll show you the fastest and easiest ways to create a YouTube intro that uses templates. That’s fine if you’re just starting out, but consider taking a deeper dive into the tools we’re showing you so you can create a completely original intro that will set you apart from the crowd.
How to make a YouTube intro with Panzoid
Creating a YouTube intro is very similar to making a YouTube video, and you can create one using many of the same video editing tools used to create YouTube videos.
The two main methods are using an online tool specifically designed for creating intros, title sequences, transitions, and other special videos, or using video editing software with built-in intro creation capabilities.
The easiest way to create a YouTube intro is to use an online tool as you don’t need to download any additional software. There are many sites that offer this service, but it is important to choose one that does not charge you any money, does not limit the resolution of your introductory video, and does not watermark your video.
In this example, we’ll show you how to create a YouTube intro using Panzoid. This is an online service that allows you to edit intros and transitions, backgrounds and even videos.
You can use any online service you want, but Panzoid ticks the box we’re looking for: it’s free, you don’t need to sign up for an account, and you can download a high-res rendering of your intro. without watermark.
The following instructions show you how to make a YouTube intro to Panzoid using the Chrome web browser on a Windows 10 computer, but you can use Panzoid in any modern browser on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. You can even use the web browser on your phone, although there may be compatibility issues with some phones and mobile browsers.
Here’s how to make a YouTube intro with Panzoid:
Go to panzoid.com †
Click clip maker †
Select the clip you like or scroll down and click show more clips †
Click search box enter intro and press the enter key on your keyboard.
Find an intro clip you like and click it.
If you don’t see anything you like, click All categories to view different screensaver categories.
Click Open in Clipmaker †
Check box 3D wireframe in the menu on the left side of the page.
If the intro contains standard text, click on each text and replace it with your channel or brand name.
Once you’ve customized the clip with your channel or brand name, click the eye icon.
Press the play button to watch the intro clip.
If you like the intro, click loading icon (down arrow) in the menu on the left.
If you don’t like it, go back and try another intro clip. There are plenty of template clips available and you can also use Panzoid’s advanced editing system to create one from scratch if you want.
Select the desired mode and format and press Start video †
If you see a popup asking for permission to save data to your device, click to allow † Leave the web page open until the process is complete.
Click Download video †
Watch your intro and make sure it looks the way you want it to.
Your introductory video is now ready to be installed in the video editing software of your choice.
Create a YouTube video with video editing software
Another way to create a YouTube intro is to use video editing software. Depending on the software you use to create your videos, you may be able to create an intro with it. If not, you can download video editing software that has this capability.
In this example, we will show you how to create a YouTube intro using a video editor called Filmora. You can download it for free, but your intro will be watermarked by Filmora unless you buy the full software.
Here you can get it:
- Windows and macOS : Wondershare Filmora
- android : Filmora on Google Play
- iOS : Filmora on the App Store
Download and install Filmora if you haven’t already.
Launch Filmora and select Full Feature Mode †
Find the template you like and click + icon that appears when you hover your mouse over a thumbnail.
Two small turquoise rectangles appear on the Filmora timeline. Double click on the bottom one.
Click on each line of text in the preview window and replace it with the text of your choice.
You can change the font, size and color of the text. You can also move text by clicking and dragging in the preview pane.
Click play button to see if you’re happy with the intro.
You can also add music to your intro if you want, or make it more flexible by adding music or voiceover as you create your actual YouTube videos.
Click Export †
Select the desired format, enter a name for the intro and click Export †
you can click Settings to change the resolution and frame rate of your intro.
Check out the exported intro to make sure it looks the way you want it.
Your intro is now ready to be inserted into your YouTube videos using Filmora or other video editing software.