Learn how to create closed captioning & subtitles for video

In this free course, we walk you through how to create closed captioning and subtitles for video using Closed Caption Creator.

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Closed Captioning For Beginners

In this course we will teach you the basics of how to create closed captioning and subtitles for video. You will learn how to transcribe your video, and how to export your closed captioning for broadcast and social media.

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Part 1

Introduction

Welcome to closed captioning for beginners. In this course you'll learn how to create subtitles and closed captioning for video. We'll start by teaching you the different ways you can transcribe your video by converting the audio to text.

Next, we'll show you how to sync your subtitles with video so that they appear on screen at the right time. Finally we'll show you how to save your work for broadcast, and social media.

In this course we'll be using Closed Caption Creator to create our subtitles. You can sign up for a free trial by going to https://www.closedcaptioncreator.com/trial.

You may also choose to use a different subtitle editor to create your subtitles:

Subtitle Edit - https://www.nikse.dk/subtitleedit
Ooona - https://ooona.net/ooona-tools/
MacCaption - http://www.telestream.net/captioning/...
EZ Titles - https://www.eztitles.com/


Part 2

Audio & Video Transcription

In this video we're going to walk you through how to transcribe your video. Transcription is the process of taking the audio and converting it to text. This can be done manually by a person, or automatically using the power of AI.

Automatic transcription powered by Speechmatics, Assembly AI, Deepgram, Voicegain, Google, and Rev AI.


Part 3

Timing & Sync | Caption Spotting

Spotting is the step in your closed caption workflow where you assign timecodes to the start and end of each caption event. This process is also known as cueing, time coding, or timing.

There are many ways to achieve the same result. Our goal is to have the captions appear on screen in sync with the audio.


Part 4

Exporting Subtitles & Closed Captioning

In the last two parts we walked you through how to transcribe and caption your video. In this part we'll be discussing how to export your work.

Subtitles are captions that have been burnt-into your video. This means they can't be turned off by the viewer. This may be the preferred option if you're uploading your video to social media where your audience will be watching without sound.


Part 5

Next Steps

Thank you very much for watching our Captioning for Beginners course here on YouTube.

We truly hope you've enjoyed this course and you've learned something about subtitles, and closed captioning.

If you want to try captioning your own videos, we encourage you to sign up for a free trial of Closed Caption Creator by visiting www.closedcaptioncreator.com/trial

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our support team.
Don't forget to subscribe to our channel to be notified when we release new videos, or to go back and re-watch this course.

Resources:
Subtitle Association (UK):
https://subtle-subtitlers.org.uk/

3rd Party Course:
AVT Masterclass - https://www.avtmasterclass.com/
CenTras - https://onlinestore.ucl.ac.uk/confere...

LinkedIn Groups:
Subtitling & Captioning - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8671154/
Content Moderation & Transcription - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1559647/