Add captions and subtitles to videos
Caption your videos online using ChopChop and make it accessible to a larger audience
Why do we need to caption our videos?
Captions have been a viewer’s best friend for a long time. We all are used to reading captions and getting more out of what is being said on the screen.
How to add captions on ChopChop
Captions vs Subtitles
Subtitles translate dialogues in a video to other languages.
Captions include dialogues and all the other audio-effects you see in the video.
Open-captions are always visible, while closed-captions can be turned off.
Why captioning is important
You increase accessibility by making your content comprehensible for a wider audience. They help build an enhanced user experience, thereby improving watch time on your videos online.
Captioning for social media
A lot of users on social media watch videos, without the audio. In such cases, the only help available is video captions. Add captions to make sure your videos stay relevant, even without audio!
Make sure your captions are...
On the screen long enough for the viewer to read them (while paying attention to the video).
Well-punctuated and in sync with the video.
Completely clear – for example, if there are multiple speakers add their names in brackets.