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If you have PhotoshopCS3 Extended, you can do it right inside of Photoshop! (previously outlined on ninjacrayon.com, I'll try to find the link)
For the most basic composition, you'll probably want to have two layers.
Open New AE Project.
Drag your QuickTime movie to the project panel
Drag your text balloon to the project panel
With the QuickTime selected, use FILE->New Composition from Selection (there are a ton of ways to do the same)
Drag your text balloon to the timeline panel
1 (top layer): text balloon with text (PSD is great)
2 (video layer): untreated QuickTime
You may need to "trim" the balloon layer's In/Out points so that it appears only over the area that you want to annotate.
With the comp active, select: COMPOSITION: MAKE MOVIE from the file pulldown menu. Press Render.
There are SO MANY WAYS to make an interesting animation with this, but if you've never used the application before, this might get you on your way. Don't forget to check out the online help and resource guides too.
Thanks for the tip. I will try it out.
One question, does it have to be Photoshop Extended, or can it be
Only Photoshop CS3 Extended has Quicktime/Animation features.