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Adding Captions To Your Videos

by Josh Koop | Last Updated:  July 26, 2020
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Ever wonder how people record a video and they have the nice black box of text below the video? Well below is a nice simple way through only a few logical steps to help you get these done without any additional personal video editing.

If you ever need to burn captions to a video for your websites, here’s a workflow I just found. I haven’t tried this yet but the tools are definitely not currently watermarked and provide the assistance listed.

  1. Upload your audio to https://otter.ai and transcribe (Seems quite accurate!)
  2. Upload video to YouTube
    • Attach the .txt file you downloaded from Otter
    • Publish this file as subtitles
  3. Download the finished captions.srt file from YouTube
  4. Upload video again but now to https://kapwing.com
  5. Attach your captions.srt to video and tadah! The captions are burned on the video.

Both Otter and Kapwing are free to use with no watermarks.

I love technology, I have plenty of technical side experience but never really thought of blogging as a way to earn an income. With everything that has gone on in the last couple years and the instability of the job markets I started to learn how to blog and build affiliate niche sites to add more income channels to give me the chance to break free from the financial chains that bind me and find real freedom!