Captivate with Biteable’s YouTube intro video maker

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Start your videos with a bang. Use Biteable’s video intro maker to reel in YouTube audience and boost your business across all your socials.

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How to make an intro video

  1. Start your free Biteable trial.
  2. Choose a template or start from scratch.
  3. Edit your intro in minutes with Biteable’s smart, done-for-you editor.
  4. Upload your new intro to your social feeds like the pro you are.
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Getting started

Kickstart your business with Biteable’s video intro maker

Ever heard of a sizzling start? Think about your favorite films, TV shows, and video ads. You can guarantee they have an intro that hooks you in. Set yourself up for success with an intro video that breaks the ice for you.

After you’ve finished your video intro, make your outro video with just as much ease.

Become a master in minutes

Biteable was designed for anyone to use. Now, you have professional-looking intro videos at your fingertips, without having to spend time and money exchanging emails with a video agency that just doesn’t seem to ‘get it’.

Start with one of Biteable’s ready-to-edit intro video templates, and tweak it to perfection in minutes.

Create videos that drive action

Activate your audience with impactful, on-brand videos. Create them simply and collaboratively with Biteable.

Look pro, feel pro

Biteable has a team of ace in-house animators and designers constantly creating new scenes that you can use in your video intros. The result? You can make professional-looking intro videos without needing a degree in digital animation. Just open up the Biteable video maker and choose the ones you like best.

Give your brand the intro it deserves

You can make sizzling custom intro videos in a matter of minutes. Choose a Biteable video intro template and let us take it from there.

All you have to do is change the text. Biteable’s smart editor does the rest of the work for you. It even fetches your company’s logo and colors from your website and automatically applies it to your entire video intro.

Leave your intro as-is or customize it further with premium music tracks, animations, and text effects. Before you know it, you’ll have yourself an attention-grabbing, engagement-spiking intro video that’ll wow your audience’s socks off.

The interface has virtually no learning curve, the stock assets are professional, the music choices are solid, and the price point is spot-on.

Jeff, Biteable user for life

Excellent! With Biteable, creating awesome videos for our business is simple and fun.

Ozuk, a pleased video maker

The basics

Make intro videos that blow minds

When you use Biteable’s online video intro maker, creating videos couldn’t be easier. The hardest part is convincing viewers you didn’t pay an agency to make it. Here are all the must-know basics to guarantee intro video success.

Jump in with a template

Nailing the intro video is a fine art. Lucky for you, our team of marketing experts, designers, and copywriters have created templates guaranteed to wow your viewers. We’re intro video artistes, you could say.

Once you find a template you like, simply click “edit video” to get started. From there, editing your intro video couldn’t be easier. If you prefer, you can start from a blank slate and build your video from our vast library of individual animated scenes.

You’ll also have a library of 24+ million stock footage clips, images, and unique animations to choose from.

Make it dazzle (your way)

Biteable’s online video-making software makes editing easy, no matter who you are. Change the text to suit your brand, add some custom clips, upload your own music, or choose from our library of tunes.

Animate your logo if you’re feeling fancy — all it takes is selecting the animation style you like the best, and the Biteable editor does the rest for you.

Done? Download your intro video and show it off to the world.

Ace your video intro

Ace your video intro by digging into the minds of your target audience. There, you shall find all the answers you seek.

The tone of your intro sets the tone for the rest of your video, so it’s in your best interest to get it right. First, take a look at your content, your business, and your product. Now think about the audience you’re marketing it to.

Would your audience want an intro video involving animated characters, or would they want something a bit more straightforward? A little cyber-digging into the tastes of your demographic goes a long way toward setting a tone viewers can identify with.

Once you’re at one with your audience, your intro video will basically make itself.

Make an intro video in the time it takes to break the ice.

Pro tips

Make a YouTube video intro that dazzles

Do your YouTube videos need intros? Probably not. Will a YouTube video intro boost your professionalism and help your content stand out on the crowded platform? Absolutely. Give your videos the best chance to get noticed with compelling YouTube intros, made with Biteable.

Keep branding in mind

A fun and recognizable intro goes further than you might think.

If your video intro makes people smile, they’re more likely to engage with and share your content. Be open to experimentation — study the performance of your videos, the comments, and key metrics like where people stop watching. Adjust accordingly.

Once you build a style that works, stick with it. If you follow the above steps and make your video intro synonymous with your brand identity, viewers will start recognizing your content just by the colors and intro alone, making them even more likely to stick around.

Bite-sized is best

Remember, we’re talking about YouTube intros. Now isn’t the time to tell your entire life story or ramble on and on about how great your video is going to be. (Save this for your YouTube channel trailer).

Keep intro videos short and sweet. We recommend 15 seconds or less — just enough time to introduce your company or video topic and get viewers excited about it. If things get too long, trim your videos with ease.

Include your sparkly new intro at the start of every YouTube video, and leave your channel trailer to greet viewers who click on your channel to find out more.

Get crafty with custom YouTube intros

The best thing about Biteable? It takes seconds to customize your intro video. If you want a different intro for each YouTube segment you offer, knock them all off your to-do list in a matter of minutes.

Duplicate your existing intro video and tweak it with the relevant changes. Edit the text, animations, or clips to suit the intro you’re adding to your repertoire. You’ll get the benefits of keeping your style consistent across your channel, while also making the pro move of customizing intros for every type of video you make.

FAQs: All about video intro makers and creating your own

Do you have more questions about how to make an intro video? No problem, because we’ve got answers to the most frequently asked questions about video intro makers and creating your own intros.

What is an intro video?

An intro video is a very short scene at the beginning of a video that, as the name suggests, introduces the video. It should include your name or company name, the title or subject of your video, and your logo.

How long should my intro video be?

Your intro video can be very short. Most intro videos are around 3 seconds long, with 15 seconds being the maximum recommended length.

To add a logo to your intro video using Biteable, follow these steps:

For branded video intro scenes

  • Choose “Add scene”.
  • Select a video intro from the “Titles” category.
  • Your logo will automatically be added to the intro scene.
  • Animate your logo by clicking on it within the intro scene and choosing from the “Image Animations” dropdown menu.

For standard video intro scenes

  • Choose “Add scene” > animations > intros & outros.
  • Select a video intro scene.
  • Click on the placeholder logo.
  • In the editing box, click “Upload” to swap in your logo.
  • Choose a logo animation (see above).

How do I make a good intro to a video?

To make a good intro to a video, follow these best practices:

  • Keep it short (under 15 seconds).
  • Include brand elements like colors and logo.
  • Pick a style your audience will respond to.
  • Use a consistent intro for all your videos.

How do I add an intro to a YouTube video?

To add an intro to a YouTube video:

  1. Upload your video to an online video maker.
  2. Choose an intro scene and add it to the beginning of your timeline.
  3. Customize it with your text, colors, and logo.
  4. Add a scene transition between the intro and the rest of the video.
  5. Download your video and upload it to YouTube.

What is the best video intro maker?

Our vote is for Biteable. Do you blame us? But no matter what intro video maker you choose, pick one that strikes a balance between features and ease of use. A wide selection of video intro templates is also a plus, and a huge time saver.

Make your first intro video with Biteable

Now that you’re an expert on intro videos, it’s time to get cracking. Biteable has everything you need to become a video intro maker extraordinaire, plus loads of features to help you spice up not just your intro but your entire video.

Choose from hundreds of brandable templates, ready-made scenes. Customize your video with your choice of 24+ million stock clips, images, premium music tracks and one-of-a-kind animations. Add in your own footage or record new footage without leaving the app. You can even record your screen or include a voice over with the touch of a button.

Create videos that drive action

Activate your audience with impactful, on-brand videos. Create them simply and collaboratively with Biteable.

Further reading

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