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How to create subtitles in Type Studio

This is a short little tutorial that explains how to create subtitles by using Type Studio.

In short

In this article, you will learn how to easily subtitle/caption your videos online. The only thing you need for subtitling is an internet connection and a video with spoken text in it.

Get started

Create a Type Studio account

First things first: To create a Type Studio account click here or click here if you already have an account . If you have problems to create an account click here to get instructions on how to create an account.

Sign up for Type Studio

Upload your video

After logging in, you will be directed to the dashboard per default. To Upload a video, click on the top left card that has a plus on it. You can now drag your video into the dropdown area or choose the video from your computer.

Type Studio upload page

Transcription

After you choose the video you would like to upload, we automatically start to transcribe your video. This process will take a few minutes. Please don’t close your browser tab while we are transcribing.

In Progress Upload Rendering

Turn on subtitles

After transcribing you now see your transcript of the left side of your window and your video on the right side. To turn on the subtitles, click on the subtitle icon in the navbar on the top of your window.

Turn on subtitles

Show dynamic or static subtitles

After clicking on the icon a context menu appears. You can now choose if you want your subtitles to be static(2) or dynamic(3). To hide your subtitles click on the “none”(1) button on the left side.

Subtitle menu

Change the style

If the bottom of the subtitle context menu you can choose other colors for the background or the text. You can change the text color and the font family too.

Subtitle styling

Get burned in subtitles

To get burned in subtitles, hit the export button in the top left corner of your video. After clicking it the rendering will start. You will receive a mail when your rendering is finished.

Export options

Download

To download the transcript, click on “Export Text” in the top right corner. In the dropdown, you can choose to download the .srt, .vtt, or as a raw text file. If you want to know how to add these files to YouTube or LinkedIn, take a look here.

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