How To Add Captions To Videos

This guide covers how to add captions to videos to engage your viewers and make your message stand out, communicate subliminal messages, or help language learners the spelling.

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Why Do People Watch Videos With Subtitles (Or Captions)

Most people consume media content with about 70% audio muffled or the speaking voice is difficult to understand. Others watch videos without audio so as not to disturb people around.

Besides that, videos with captions can emphasize the message spoken on the screen. This has been extremely popular on social media to add context.

It's important to put on the consumable amount of subtitle on the screen based on the screen size. Not too much, not too little. Break up the caption into chunks (4 - 6 words are a good pace)

3 Fastest Ways To Add Captions To Videos

Editors can hard code SRT subtitle files to a video, or add overlay captions by using the following software:

Use Descript

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DescriptAI can help automatically create captions for your video including AI text to speech voices for animation, instructional or documentary videos. The software can also transcribe a lengthy video and use that as captions.

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Once it's been processed, you'll be able to download the caption file. Then, you can upload the captions to your video platform of choice (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

Not only does this make your content more accessible, but it also makes it easier to search for and find. That's because search engines index the text of your captions, making your video more likely to show up in search results.

So if you're looking for a way to make your video content more accessible and searchable, give DescriptAI a try.

match srt file in adobe premier

Adobe Premier is a classic video editing software that allows you to create professional looking captions for your videos. We recommend using this for experienced video editors who want more customization such as font size, animation, and more.

To create captions in Adobe Premier, first, add your text to the timeline. Then, use the caption tool to adjust the position, size, and font of your text.

Finally, export your video with captions by choosing the ‘Export’ option in the File menu.

Creating captions for professional video doesn’t have to be difficult. With Adobe Premier, you can easily create captions that will make your videos look more professional.

Use Built-In Social Media App Caption Feature

When creating captions for professional videos, many people use social media apps because it's extremely easy. These apps have a built-in feature that allows you to create subtitles.

To create captions on an app like Instagram or Snapchat, simply open the app and start recording a video. Then, tap the "Edit" button and select the "captions" option. From here, you can add text to your video that will appear as subtitles.

This is a great way to ensure that your videos are accessible to a wider audience, as well as make them more engaging and entertaining.