Now more than ever, subtitles are a necessary element to include in every video we share on social media. Why? Because studies have shown that 80% of social media videos are watched on mute. If you don’t add subtitles to your videos, you could be missing out on a huge portion of your target audience.
So you know you need to add subtitles… but how do you do that without losing hours of your precious time? The best way is by taking advantage of an auto-subtitle generator. Luckily, there are several great options on the market. And, to save you even more time, we’ve put together a list of our top 5!
If you want to add subtitles to your videos automatically, then Zubtitle should rank at the top of your list. Zubtitle’s state-of-the art software transcribes the speech in your video with stunning accuracy. It then converts it to subtitles, optimizing your video for social media with just a few clicks.
Using Zubtitle to auto-subtitle your videos can save you time and money (plus, it frees you from the frustration of complicated softwares). You can burn your captions directly into widescreen, square, and vertical videos. Plus, you have the option to download .TXT and .SRT transcription files.
But Zubtitle isn’t just an auto-subtitle generator. You can also use Zubtitle to enhance your videos with eye-catching top border headlines, trim your videos quickly, include cool progress bar animations, watermark your videos with your logo, and resize/crop your videos so they’re ready for social media.
Another great captioning service is Quicc, a tool built for content creators looking to up their captioning game. Quicc’s features include branded captions, SRT file creation, and more. When you sign up for a new account, you can get 5 minutes of captioning for free!
Kapwing is a collaborative platform and editor for videos, GIFs, and images. Their tools include a video maker, a meme generator, a subtitler, and more. Kapwing has both a free and paid version that you can check out.
If you’re uploading your videos directly to YouTube, you can save yourself some time by using the platform’s native speech recognition technology to generate subtitles automatically. Once YouTube has automatically generated subtitles for your video, all you have to do is proofread the captions for spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Much like YouTube’s automatic caption feature, Facebook allows you to add subtitles anytime you natively upload a video to the social media platform. The plus side is that you don’t have to use a separate software to edit your video before uploading to Facebook. The downside is that Facebook’s auto-subtitle generator isn’t the most reliable, so you’ll probably spend more time reading through carefully and making necessary edits.
Try out some of the tools above and let us know which one you like best in the comments!
And don’t forget — if you decide Zubtitle is the best choice to meet your needs, you can sign up for a free account and start creating today!
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