Selecting a scene design to reveal the talking head editor:

To create a scene with captions, first create a scene! You can do so by dragging and dropping the media content that you want captioned onto the canvas, or by clicking on the large green + on the canvas.

If you drag and drop your media onto the canvas to create your scene, we’ll detect that your media has narration and automatically choose a caption scene design for you.
If you choose to create a scene by clicking the large green + icon, you'll want to select one of the scene designs under the Automatic Captions header:

Once you've picked the right scene design, drag and drop your uploaded video onto that scene.

There are a few designs to choose from in most templates, and you can always select a different one by clicking on Swap design if you decide that you want the base of your talking head scene to look a little different.

Generating captions:

Once you've selected the appropriate scene design and added your media, we'll generate captions for you automatically! This can take a minute or two, so please be patient:

You might notice that when we’re generating captions, another tab appears on the left side! The Transcript tab is where you’ll edit your captions, and how you’ll navigate if you want to add any overlays, call outs, or cutaways to your talking head scene.

The transcript & captions should get generated automatically in language that's spoken in the video, but you can swap that if we got it wrong. Just look for this pop-up near the bottom of the transcript tab and click on Does something look wrong?:

Once you do that, you'll see a drop-down menu to select the correct language:

After selecting the correct language, the transcript and captions will display in your selected language.

Editing captions:

Once the captions are generated, the first thing you'll want to do is go through and double check the spelling, punctuation, and overall accuracy. Our robots are pretty good, but not perfect!

The captions that our AI generated automatically will appear in the Transcript tab on the left side. In this tab you’ll find the style controls for your captions at the top, so you can edit the text color, size and font:

This is also where you can turn captions off if your scene doesn’t need them! Just flip the toggle and watch your captions disappear.

To edit the caption text itself, click on the word you’d like to edit, then click on Correct. You’ll be able to make any adjustments that you need to by typing right in the transcript! It works the same way if you need to delete any extra words: just click on them, click Correct, and delete.

Note: unlike the Story tab, changes you make in the transcript tab get applied to your scene automatically!

Need another version of your captioned video in a different language? On the Professional or Enterprise plan, you can do that automatically! More here.
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