Add automatic captions and custom subtitles to your videos
Captioning videos is a simple yet effective way to reach more viewers and increase engagement for your content. Add auto-generated captions and custom subtitles to your videos effortlessly with Wave.video’s automatic captioning feature. Great news: the feature is included in your Wave.video Business plan subscription with no additional charge!
Why is captioning videos important?
- Provide flexible watching experience
Captions make video useful when a person is watching it with the sound off or in a noisy environment that obscures the sound. Adding text to videos helps ensure you get your message across to your audience.
- Boost SEO and ranking
Captioning video content can boost your brand’s search engine results and help your page to be indexed.
- Ensure accessibility
Captions and subtitles make it possible for people with hearing and learning disabilities to watch and engage with your videos.
- Localize content
Video captioning makes it easier to localize your content to suit different geographical areas and improve comprehension for foreign-language speakers.
- Compensate for poor audio quality or background noise
Captions help compensate for background noise in your video or poor audio quality.
Turn speech into text in 3 easy steps
Step 1. Create or upload a video
Upload your video to Wave.video or create a new one using the platform’s online video maker.
Step 2. Automatically generate captions
Use the captioning feature that will convert voice to text and automatically create subtitles for your video. You can also upload your custom subtitles file in .srt or .vtt format.
Step 3. Customize captions to match your brand
Customize the look and feel of your captions by changing their color, font, and size. Make them match your brand style to achieve visual consistency.
Tips for captioning your videos
1. Break captions up evenly
Make your captions easier and quicker to read by breaking them up into even line lengths.
2. Ensure the readability
Make sure that the viewers have enough time to read and understand your subtitles. On average, subtitles should not exceed 170 wpm (words per minute) and, if possible, be kept to a maximum of 140 wpm.
3. Avoid obscuring important content
Choose the size and background for your subtitles that won’t let them obscure important elements in your video.
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