Burn-in captions and subtitles (otherwise known as open captions) make your videos accessible to a wider audience. Unlike closed captions that can be turned off by the viewer, burn-in captions are hardcoded into the video itself and are typically used for live screenings and platforms that don’t support captions. In this easy, 4-step guide, we’ll show you how to quickly add accurate, burn-in captions/subtitles onto your video, leveraging the power of artificial intelligence. Ready to go?
Burn-in captions and subtitles (otherwise known as open captions) make your videos accessible to a wider audience. Unlike closed captions that can be turned off by the viewer, burn-in captions are hardcoded into the video itself and are typically used for live screenings and platforms that don’t support captions. In this easy, 4-step guide, we’ll show you how to quickly add accurate, burn-in captions/subtitles onto your video, leveraging the power of artificial intelligence. Ready to go?
How to add burn-in captions/subtitles to your video

1. Upload video and transcribe

Go to Simon Says (SimonSays.ai), the AI transcription and translation site, and upload your video. Select the original language of your video dialogue and click ‘Transcribe’.

2. Translate captions (Optional)

The transcript is ready in minutes! If you need subtitles in other languages, click on the ‘Translation’ button in the main toolbar and choose from 100+ languages. Otherwise, skip to the next step!

3. Preview in Visual Subtitle Editor

Next, click ‘Export’ and select ‘Visual Subtitle Editor’. Here you can preview the captions, adjust line breaks, and make any edits. Simon Says will auto-sync the timecode for you.

4. Export and embed captions

Navigate to ‘Export’ and select the ‘Burn-in’ option. A video file with open captions will be ready in a few minutes.

Woohoo! Now you have accurate burn-in captions/subtitles on your video, ready to be enjoyed by your audience.
How to add burn-in captions/subtitles to your video
Woohoo! Now you have accurate burn-in captions/subtitles on your video, ready to be enjoyed by your audience.

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