The Best Annotation Tool

  • ● Numerous annotations helps to highlight the key points in the video.
  • ● Add and customize annotations in a few clicks.
  • ● Variety of built-in templates lets you to create videos in a wide range of styles.

How to add Annotation in a Video

David Wilson
David Wilson Originally published Jul 01, 22, updated Apr 18, 24
In this article
  1. How to Add Annotation with Wondershare DemoCreator?
  2. Live Video Annotation
  3. Conclusion

How to Add Annotation in A Video?

Adding the annotations in videos provides your audience with an interactive experience that gives them more power over how they view a video. Annotations help the users to understand your content, remember it, and to follow it.

Sometimes viewers may find themselves in situations where access to audio or video is restricted. Annotations let users view material in a library, at a concert, or on a noisy bus. In contrast, audio description enables them to listen to podcast content while walking or driving.

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The most significant advantage of annotating a video is that it makes content accessible to everyone. Business owners who provide video annotation make it easier for customers to watch their videos and learn the same things as everyone else.

Annotated Businesses videos can also significantly improve customer engagement, increase the amount of time they spend watching your videos and stimulate good interactions between your business and potential audience.

One significant benefit of annotating a video in your YouTube uploads is that they allow your videos to rank higher in search results. Videos are not understood or indexed by search engines (yet). However, they can index the text that is embedded in them.

How to Add Annotation with Wondershare DemoCreator?

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Wondershare DemoCreator is a screen recorder and video editor in one. It has so many unique capabilities that you will be able to quickly capture tutorials, video demos, and presentations and modify them. With DemoCreator, you can edit the recorded video with interactive effects and export it in various formats.

It has a straightforward and intuitive interface; from the minute you run the software, you know precisely what you can do and where you can do it. It will ask you what you want to accomplish when you first launch it, and you can easily navigate through its functions.

When it comes to the Graphical interface, which includes the home window and the video editor, I can say that it is designed in such a way that even if you have no system knowledge or adequate video editing skills, you will be able to generate high-quality videos.

Text animations, captions, annotations, transitions, green screens, and pointer effects are accessible. You can add notes, backgrounds, drawings, overlays, stickers, and a zoom-in and out voice-over can all be added to the videos.

Main Features

  • Support customizable screen, audio, webcam recording, and video editing in one program.
  • Provide support for a robust screen drawing tool, which allows you to annotate the screen while recording.
  • Pan&zoom, facial recognition, green screen, and transitions make your movie more appealing.
  • Integration with a video effects library. You can use it to improve the engagement of your video.

With Wondershare DemoCreator users can Annotate their video in two ways;

  • Live Video Annotation
  • Annotating when editing

Let’s discuss both of these in detail;

Live Video Annotation

Live Video Annotation refers to annotating a video when recording it, follow the simple guide below for annotating a video when recording it;

Launch Wondershare DemoCreator

Launch the DemoCreator, on the interface you will find All-in-one Recorder” choose the one as per your requirements. When you click on any of the two options it will directly take you to the Recording Interface.

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Initiate Screen Drawing Tool

The best feature of the DemoCreator program is the ability to draw on your screen while recording. Simply enable the Screen Drawing Tool slider in the recording window to access the screen drawing editor.

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Annotate the screen

You can now conduct many functions on your screen recording simultaneously using the Screen Drawing tools. You may apply Cursor and Spotlight features from the menu bar to your screen recordings in the first group from the left.

You may do various drawing tasks using the simplified buttons named Pen, Highlights, Circle, Rectangle, Arrows, and Lines in the next group under the menu bar.

Moving on to the following group in the screen drawing tool's menu bar, you can easily Undo, Redo, and Clear your current drawing work with the simple buttons accessible. You may also utilize the helpful buttons in the menu bar of this screen sketching toolkit to Pause, Start, and Restart your screen recording.

Annotating When editing

You can also annotate a video in the editing part for this follow the simple guide below;

  • Launch Wondershare DemoCreator.
  • Click on “Video Editor”
  • Import Your Video or PowerPoint onto the Timeline.
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  • On the top ribbon you will find “Annotation” from here you can choose the favorite annotation and drag it to the timeline where you wish it to appear.

How to add Text?

Wondershare DemoCreator includes engaging text animations to give videos a professional appearance. By having text animations in your video, you can let your visitors hear and read simultaneously.

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To add text to your videos, click on the “Annotations Tab” at the top of the Window. It is categorized into two categories;

  • Line&Arrow
  • Shapes

Choose the text/annotation you like and then drag it to the timeline, drag the annotation box where you wish it to appear in the video.

Customize the Text/Annotation

To change the settings for the Annotation effects, go to the properties window on the right. Text content, Text Border, Text Shadow, Transform, Shape, and Behavior can be customized to meet the user's needs.

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Adjust the Duration

You can make the annotation display just at a specified time in the movie by modifying the duration; to do so, drag the annotation to the left or right on the timeline.

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How to add an Opener?

The Opener can be used as a formal introduction to the video. An opener can be used to introduce the topic of a video, class, or podcast.

  • Import your video to add an opener at the beginning of the video.
  • Navigate to the "Captions Tab" at the top and select "Opener" from the left side.
  • Choose the opening caption from the Opener and drag it to the timeline where you want it to appear in the video.
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How to add Lowerthird?

Lowerthird is a graphic overlay that you may place in the lower quarter of your video to provide visitors with more information when they are watching a specific scene.

  • Follow the steps below to add Lowerthird to the lower area of the screen.
  • Bring your videos into the Timeline.
  • Click on the "Lowerthird" in the left panel of the Captions Tab.
  • Select your chosen Lowerthird and drag it to the Timeline location where you want it to appear.
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How to add Subtitle?

Subtitles are used at the video's bottom to translate dialogue or narrative. Subtitles are added to videos to help viewers comprehend the conversations.

Follow the steps below to add subtitles to your video.

  • Upload your video.
  • Navigate to the "Captions Tab" at the top and select "SubTitle" from the left panel.
  • Select the Subtitle style and drag it to the video timeline where you want it to appear.
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How to add End credit?

End Credit is the text at the end of a video or a movie that credits or acknowledges all of the contributors involved in the creation of the video.

Follow the simple instructions below to add an End Credit at the end of a video.

  • Import your videos into the Timeline.
  • On the Captions Tab, on the left panel, click "End Credit."
  • Select your favorite End Credit to affect and drag it to the Timeline location where you want it to appear.
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Schedule your Recordings with Wondershare DemoCreator

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Download the most recent version of the Wondershare DemoCreator to use the “Schedule Recording Feature.”

To use the Schedule Recording feature, launch DemoCreator and, on the interface, click "Schedule Recording." Enter the day and time for your recordings, and DemoCreator will remind you of upcoming events.


Adding annotation in videos is a smart move; it can act as a piece of additional information to assist users in understanding the main objective of the video. Annotations can also serve as the Call to Action, which you can add in your video like “Subscribe, register, shop online, visit the website, like, share, etc.”

Using Wondershare DemoCreator annotating screens has now become easy as Wondershare DemoCreator offers you various annotating features to take your video to the next level.

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David Wilson
David Wilson Apr 18, 24
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