How to add captions to a recorded Skype video

NOTE: This article describes basic VodBurner captions. For more advanced text options, use the “Enhance” tab (available in 1.0.2.55 and later).

You can add sub-titles to your videos to make them look more professional.  You may want to add a sub-title to your video to introduce the name of the person who is currently talking, and you may want to add a sub-title to show the name of the other person talking etc.

In VodBurner, we call this feature “Captions”.  Here is how you add Captions to your videos using VodBurner’s Post-Production Console.

The Post-Production Console is comprised of three sections:

  1. Menu Control (indicated by the grey rectangle)
  2. Transition Control (indicated by the pink rectangle)
  3. Playback Control (indicated by the blue rectangle)

Post-Production Console - main areas of the console

Captions are controlled in the right-hand side of the Playback Control (indicated by the blue rectangle).

Here is a close-up of the Captioning area in the Post-Production Console:

Close-up of the Captioning control in VodBurner's Post-Production Console

Close-up of the Captioning control in VodBurner's Post-Production Console

Enter in the text you want to appear in the caption in the box underneath the “Caption” title.  In this example, I have entered in the text ‘Kate & Jeremy”.  You will notice that the caption will appear inside the Post-Production Preview section of the Post-Production Console (shown below):

Close-up of a Caption on a VodBurner recorded video

Close-up of a Caption on a VodBurner recorded video

Note that the ‘Kate & Jeremy’ caption has appeared.

Captions appear in the segment that you have selected in the segment control, and in all segments after in the time-line.  In this fashion, the caption will appear from the segment you first add it to, until the end of the video.  You can change the caption in subsequent segments by typing in different text.  This will change the caption in the selected segment and all subsequent segments.  If you only the caption to appear in a single segment, simply delete the caption text in the following segment and that caption will be removed in the subsequent segments.

Do you have any questions about VodBurner’s Captioning? Contact us.

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