Professional post-production software doesn't get much better than Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. But what about professional-grade subtitling and captioning for your video edit in Resolve? In this guide, we'll show you how to subtitle and caption your timeline natively from within DaVinci Resolve - quickly, accurately, and professionally - using Simon Says AI.
Professional post-production software doesn't get much better than Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. But what about professional-grade subtitling and captioning for your video edit in Resolve? In this guide, we'll show you how to subtitle and caption your timeline natively from within DaVinci Resolve - quickly, accurately, and professionally - using Simon Says AI.
How to subtitle/caption your Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve timeline/sequence

1. Install application and scripts

Download the Simon Says Mac app and select Install DaVinci Resolve from the main menu. For PC/Linux users, skip to the next step.

2. Export timeline for transcription

3. Preview in the Visual Subtitle Editor

In minutes your video edit will be accurately transcribed with A.I. Next, preview how subtitles/captions will look on-screen by selecting your transcript in Simon Says, and going to Export > Visual Subtitle Editor. You can combine and split subtitle cards as desired. If you want to translate to foreign language subtitles, return to the export screen and choose from 100+ languages.

4. Bring the subtitles back to Resolve

From your Simon Says transcript, click Export and select Subtitles with SRT selected. The SRT file downloads as a zip file — double-click to open! Back in DaVinci Resolve, click File > Import > Import Subtitles and select the SRT file you just downloaded. Drag and drop the subtitles/captions from the media pool into your timeline, positioning the clips where the dialogue begins. Then select your subtitle/caption clips, open the inspector, and navigate to the Track Style panel to tweak styling!

That's a wrap! Your DaVinci Resolve sequence/timeline is now subtitled/captioned. This will make your edit compliant for distribution and increase your audience size by making it accessible to people who are hard of hearing, to international audiences if you translated the subtitles, and to social media users who often view videos on mute.
How to subtitle/caption your Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve timeline/sequence
That's a wrap! Your DaVinci Resolve sequence/timeline is now subtitled/captioned. This will make your edit compliant for distribution and increase your audience size by making it accessible to people who are hard of hearing, to international audiences if you translated the subtitles, and to social media users who often view videos on mute.

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