May 12, 2022

How to Add Subtitles to Your Videos With BIGVU

Did you know that videos with captions are viewed 91% to completion, on average? On the other hand, videos without captions are watched only 66% to completion. 

Adding subtitles to your videos can probably lead to an impressive 7.32% spike in views as well as engagement.

Some of the most common benefits include:

  • Helps provide clarity of technical languages as well as jargon.
  • Allows ease of accessibility.
  • Helps boost search engine rankings. 
  • And more!

What if one of your subscribers wants to watch your video while commuting? Worse – what if he/she forgot to carry his/her earphones?

Without subtitles, he/she will not be able to understand what you’re trying to convey. Only if you allowed him/her to enable captions, he/she would be able to understand what you’re conveying without having to put his/her phone speakers close to his/her ears.

This brings us to our BIG question:

“How to Add Captions to a Video”

If you have been looking forward to adding captions to your videos yet haven’t really been successful at it, allow us to help you out.

Throughout this blog post, we’ll help you dive deep into:

  • 3 Benefits of Adding Subtitles to Your Videos
  • How to Add Captions to a Video 

We’re so excited to share this with you. Without further ado, let’s dive in straight away.

3 Benefits of Adding Subtitles to Your Videos

Following are the three BIG benefits of adding subtitles to your videos:

  • Ease of Accessibility
  • Helps Convey the Message Without Requiring People to Turn On or Increase the Video’s Audio
  • Helps Increase View Time & Engagement Rate

Ease of Accessibility

Millions of people all across the globe live with some sort of hearing loss. Imagine what if they badly want to watch one of your videos yet can’t really understand what you’re trying to say just because they can’t hear you properly or at all.

Now, if you want disabled people to easily be able to access your videos without facing any troubles, a good idea is to add captions to your videos. Doing so will help them understand what you’re trying to convey rather than requiring them to rely on their hear-aids. 

Helps Convey the Message Without Requiring People to Turn On or Increase the Video’s Audio

What if the person watching the video is commuting and has forgotten his earphones at home? Or what if his/her maximum phone speaker or earphone output is really low? Worse - what if your video has an extremely poor quality sound quality?

In either of the cases, if you want to convey the message clearly without requiring your viewers to work on their audio quality, then adding captions to your videos is a great idea. This way - you can be rest assured that they are able to understand what you’re trying to convey while they are commuting or if their phone speaker or earphone quality is poor.

Helps Increase View Time & Engagement Rate

As we mentioned already, adding subtitles to your videos can probably lead to an impressive 7.32% spike in views as well as engagement. Adding captions to your videos will help you grab your audience’s attention and engage them till the end. 

They’ll not have to rewatch a certain section of your video just because they didn’t understand what you were trying to convey. And they are more likely to watch your video till the end if they are provided with the option to enable subtitles.

That being said, how to add captions to a video. Allow us to show you how you can do it with BIGVU.

How to Add Captions to a Video With BIGVU

With BIGVU “Auto-Captions” feature, you don’t have to worry about hiring transcribers – who will charge you an insane amount for their service. And the worst part is – you’ll have to wait and wait and wait before you get your hands on those captions.

On the other hand, you can use software that can automatically add captions to your videos – but these platforms don’t really allow content creators to record and edit videos as BIGVU does.

At BIGVU, alongside allowing you to record, edit and publish videos, we will also help you add captions to your videos with ease. 

Here’s how to do it:

Step I – The first step is to launch BIGVU and log in to your account, if not already done.

Step II – From your BIGVU Desk, click on “Import Video.”

Step III – Now, you can import the video from your device. You don’t necessarily need to import videos to BIGVU. You can also choose to record videos directly from within BIGVU.

Step IV – Once you’re done selecting the video that you’d like to import, you’ll be asked to select the Captions language. 

NOTE: BIGVU will only transcribe the language you’re speaking. This means, if you are speaking in English, BIGVU will help you generate English captions. On the other hand, if you are speaking Portuguese, then you need to select the option Portuguese - which will help you generate Portuguese language subtitles.

Step V – Select the language. As soon as BIGVU uploads and processes your video, you’ll get a popup saying, “Your Captions are Ready.” BIGVU automatically adds subtitles to your videos – so you can see that your video would already have subtitles added to it. Click on “Edit Video” to proceed forward with the rest of the edits (if you’d like to make any).

You can also style your captions from within the Composer itself.

Now, let’s say you want to send this captioned video via email. You can do this with the “BIGVU Video Page” feature. You can host this video on a dedicated BIGVU Landing Page and once done, you can copy the video’s thumbnail from the BIGVU Pages section and paste it into your Email content section.

Conclusion

BIGVU not only simplifies the end-to-end video production and editing process but also provides people with unique features that help them deliver a great experience to their viewers.

We hope that you’ll use BIGVU’s Auto-Captions feature to level up your videos. 

Meanwhile, you can also check out some of our other features like Teleprompter, Style Video, Video Trimmer, and more. 

So, what are you waiting for?

Try BIGVU today!

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