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How to easily add captions to your videos

    • 213 posts
    November 14, 2022 4:49 AM PST

    I have recently stumbled upon a software that can be extremely helpful for content creators, podcasts and vlogs. Manually adding captions can be time consuming, however, a service called Descript provides an all-in-one audio and video editing. The service has both a free version and a paid version. Has anyone else tried it yet? Have you tried a similar software?

    For those who haven't, you need to download the app for Windws from their website. Then, you need to select "New classic project" and you drag & drop your video there. The next step is to select the language of your video. After about one minute of waiting, your captions are done. This software is perfect for short TikTok clips too and it has a feature called "fancy caption". To properly use this feature, you will also need to select "word-level animation" and choose a bright colour such as yellow for "playhead color" option. 

     

     

    The free version of descript has a few limitations: you can't export full hd, only 720p. The export will have a watermark and you have only 3 hours of transcript.

    • 73 posts
    November 18, 2022 11:07 AM PST
    Maura Nicolaita said:

    I have recently stumbled upon a software that can be extremely helpful for content creators, podcasts and vlogs. Manually adding captions can be time consuming, however, a service called Descript provides an all-in-one audio and video editing. The service has both a free version and a paid version. Has anyone else tried it yet? Have you tried a similar software?

    For those who haven't, you need to download the app for Windws from their website. Then, you need to select "New classic project" and you drag & drop your video there. The next step is to select the language of your video. After about one minute of waiting, your captions are done. This software is perfect for short TikTok clips too and it has a feature called "fancy caption". To properly use this feature, you will also need to select "word-level animation" and choose a bright colour such as yellow for "playhead color" option. 

     

     

    The free version of descript has a few limitations: you can't export full hd, only 720p. The export will have a watermark and you have only 3 hours of transcript.

    Very interesting! Thanks for sharing, Maura!

    • 16 posts
    November 18, 2022 11:13 AM PST

    It is only fair to have some sort of limitations, considering it is the free version. I guess there is also the option to pay a monthly subscription to get rid of those limitations. This is a really good feature, I will look into it. It can save a lot of my time that I spend manually adding captions. I will try its functionality with the free version first to see if it is the right tool for me.

    • 44 posts
    November 20, 2022 3:43 AM PST

    I will use this, thank you!