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Free Intro Maker for YouTube

Create engaging video intros for all of your YouTube content. Fast, free, and online—get started with one click.
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YouTube video intros made easy

You have less than 6 seconds to keep a viewer's attention on your videos. If viewers click away, your audience retention scores will drop and the YouTube algorithm won't reward your videos. Fortunately, you can create a compelling and highly-polished YouTube intro with Kapwing's free drag-and-drop video editor.

Kapwing features customizable templates for video intros, a beginner-friendly interface for editing, and other one-click features like automatic subtitles, background noise removal, and video effects—and it's free to get started. Kapwing can create more than video intros, too. It's a fully-featured YouTube editor that allows you to: add text to videos, create transitions, apply fun and interesting filters, and automatically remove silences so every YouTube video you create looks picture-perfect.

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How to make video intros on YouTube

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  1. Upload video
    Open Kapwing and upload your video to start using our free YouTube intro maker. Select a file from your device or drag and drop a file directly into the Kapwing YouTube editor.
  2. Customize your intro
    Choose from dozens of templates or use Kapwing's built-in video effects to create a video intro that's perfect for your YouTube channel. Add text to your videos, apply filters, generate subtitles, and even create custom animations and motion graphics. If you can dream it, Kapwing can make it.
  3. Export and publish
    All finished? Export your video to popular file types like MP4 and then upload and publish to your YouTube channel. Now you're ready for the limelight.

Create video intros that capture attention

Pre-made intro templates for any video

Start with a video intro template that's perfect for YouTube. Browse the Kapwing template library and choose a pre-built template—from there, change the font, colors, styles, and effects. Choose from a selection of stock footage and images to create intros from scratch or to enhance one of your own ideas.

Effects and filters for memorable intros

Need advanced options? Kapwing also features a wide array of video effects, filters, transitions, and keyframe animations so you can bring your YouTube video intros to life. Add energy and motion to your videos and make the most of the first few seconds. Keep a viewer's attention with title cards and engaging transitions throughout your video.

Compelling intros with consistent branding

Create a memorable visual identity by applying a Brand Kit to your video intros. Brand Kits help ensure all of your design assets—from color palettes to fonts—stay consistent across your YouTube video intros. Every viewer will begin to recognize you and your brand.

Export and download to popular formats

Once you're ready to publish, export and download your YouTube video intro to popular formats like MP4. You can also apply hardcoded subtitles that Kapwing will automatically generate for you so your YouTube videos are both accessible and engaging.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I make a YouTube video intro?

1. Open the Kapwing editor. 2. Upload your video or start with stock footage. 3. Apply a video intro template or start editing with text, transitions, and animations. 4. Adjust the colors and fonts in your video intro and add elements like Subscribe and Like buttons. 5. Save your video intro.6. Export and download to popular file types like MP4. Use your intro whenever you create a new YouTube video.

What video intro maker do YouTubers use?

Kapwing, Adobe Premiere, and Final Cut Pro are all popular video intro makers used by YouTubers. Each product can make video intros and includes other features for editing all aspects of a YouTube video.

How long should my video intro be?

Video intros on YouTube should be shorter than 5-10 seconds. Shorter is usually better, as the job of a video intro is to capture the attention of people who don't yet know about your channel. But if a video intro is shorter than 5 seconds, it's hard to leave a strong first impression.

How can I personalize my YouTube video intro?

There are a few great ways to customize your intro: Add text with custom fonts, apply dynamic transitions, overlay stock music or a custom voiceover, and create custom animations. All of these intro effects can be applied to an existing template or created from scratch.

What's different about Kapwing?

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