Closed captioning, theoretically, isn’t very difficult. However, when you are first starting out it feels a little overwhelming. What service do you use? How do you upload? Export? Import? I’m already feeling stressed out.
This blog post will open up the world of closed captioning for YouTube. So, get ready. We are about to become masters of CC!
3 Common terms to know:
- .SRT File common subtitle file that has the timecode and text
- Video Hosting Site this site is a 3rd party site where your video lives (i.e. YouTube or Vimeo). For every video you upload you will have a URL
- CC the abbreviation for Closed Captioning
CC on YouTube
You have a channel and want to host your video through a service like YouTube.
This example is from Overstream. Click on images to enlarge.
Logged into your YouTube account, you can now upload your .srt file to the video.
You did it! Your videos are now accessible!
Do you use a different service? Leave us a comment and tell us what you use and why you like it!
Update: For longer videos that you need to outsource the captioning, look into the CCE Film, Video and Broadcast Production Services. They charge around $45/hour of work and are fast!