Adding Captions To Your Videos

by Josh Koop | Last Updated: July 22, 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.

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