ADD CAPTIONS AND SUBTITLES TO VIDEOS

Caption your videos online using DailyCutting - make it accessible to a larger audience

Video captions
How to add Captions on DailyCutting
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WHY DO WE NEED TO CAPTION OUR VIDEOS?

Captions have been a viewer’s best friend for a long time. We all are used to reading captions and getting more out of what is being said on the screen.

Increase audience reach

REACH

Make your content accessible to a larger audience

Provide clarity and direction

CLARITY

Leave no room for ambiguity, provide clarity

Additional audio effects

EXPERIENCE

Give additional info around all audio effect in the scene

HOW TO ADD CAPTIONS ON DAILYCUTTING

UPLOAD VIDEO

Select a video card, and add a video to it. You can add it from your computer or add it from your ‘My Uploads’ section within DailyCutting.

ADD CAPTIONS

Once added, click on “auto-generate captions” to generate captions automatically. Alternatively, you can add them manually too.

EDIT TEXT

Make edits to change text and the timings for these captions. You can do it by manually changing the timing or scrubbing on the video.

UNDERSTANDING 'CAPTIONING' TERMS

Subtitles translate dialogues in a video to other languages. It helps viewers understand what’s being said, without having to understand the spoken language. 
Captions include dialogues and all the other audio-effects you see in the video. It helps hard-of-hearing people to know and interpret everything about the video. 
Open-captions are always visible and cannot be turned off. Closed-captions are not a part of the video file; you can turn them off.

Caption and subtitle definitions

WHY IS CLOSED-CAPTION IMPORTANT?

Make content accessible

Captioning is a very important medium to add to your videos. You increase accessibility by making your content comprehensible for a wider audience. Subtitles help viewers with an enhanced user experience, thereby improving watch time on your videos online. Pro tip - search engines like Google will love to crawl your video transcripts and rank them better!

CAPTIONING VIDEOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

A lot of users on social media watch videos, without the audio. Largely because these videos are being watched on-the-go. Now all videos don’t need audio, but almost three-fourths of all videos NEED audio for users to understand them. In such cases, the only help available is video captions. Add captions to make sure your videos stay relevant, even without audio!

Captioning videos on social media

RULES AROUND CAPTIONING VIDEOS

Rules for captioning videos

Captions help represent a video’s soundtrack in text. It is critical to viewers and hence must be done right. 

  • Keep them for a while on the screen, so that viewers get time to read them.

  • When a sentence is going long, consider breaking it. Remember, the viewer is watching the footage at the same time!

  • Make sure they are well punctuated and appear at the same time as the audio. 

  • In case of more speakers, add text to captions to help identify them.