I'm trying to find a program (or set of programs) that will accomplish the task of adding scrolling text to the bottom of video, preferably in a black bar beneath the original video so as not to ruin or obscure the pre-existing footage.
I have looked into the possibility of readjusting the video into a letterbox format and adding the text to the lower black bar. I would like to be able to control the font, size, and if possible the speed of the text.
Finally I would like to be able to save the end result in a multi-program recognisable format (i.e. rather than a program's private format) so that it can be viewed on any PC or converted to other common formats or burnt to DVD.
I know there is a high probability that many purchasable programs come with this required function but I only require video editting software for this one function alone so a freeware solution would be much preferred.
I have given this question 500 points value as it is part of an intended gift and so time is important. The gift is not for a fixed occassion so there is no deadline date as such but as soon as possible would be best in this situation.