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How to Add Subtitles to Video

If you’re going to create a slideshow, or a greeting video, you’ll probably want to include not only images, videos, and music, but also some inserted captions or titles that allow you to comment on what the viewer is seeing. What you need is an efficient video editing software program that enables you to embed subtitles in your video as well as control their duration, the fonts and colors used, and the size of the text. Movavi Video Editor does all this perfectly! Using the library of more than 20 simple and animated caption styles, you can add an extra dimension to your video by drawing attention to the most important details of your movie or slideshow.

Adding subtitles to your video is really easy. Download Movavi Video Editor for Windows and follow the step-by-step instructions below to create a subtitled video yourself.

Step 1: Install Movavi Video Editor on Your Computer

When the installation file has downloaded, open it and follow the instructions in the pop-up window to complete the installation.

Step 2: Add Your Video to the Editor

Click Add Media Files on the main panel and locate the file you want to edit. Then go to the Media tab and drag and drop it onto the timeline below.

Step 3: Insert Subtitles into the Video

Click the Titles button to access the list of available simple (static) or animated (dynamic) caption styles so that they will look like video subtitles. You can preview them in the media player window by clicking their icons with the left mouse button.

Once you’ve chosen the style you want, right-click it and select where you want to place your caption. If you want to put the subtitles on the blank screen in the beginning or in the end of your film, pick Add to the Start of the Video Track or Add to the End of the Video Track. If you want to have the captions over the footage, click Add to the Title Track.

Then double-click the title frame in the preview window and type or paste the text. Move the caption along the video frame to make it as legible and suitable for the video as possible.

Step 4: Adjust the Titles

Expand the Settings panel and set the style for your caption. So, what exactly can you do here?

• Select your desired font family. Simply open the menu marked 1 on the picture and pick the style you want. To create unique font art, you can add more fonts to the program. To do this, just click the T+ icon and follow the instructions on the page that opens.
• Set the font size, format the text appearance, and set the alignment. To manage these options, use the menus and buttons on the line marked 2.
• Set the text color and character border color, and the opacity level of your caption. These controls can all be found in the tool group marked 3.

Step 5 (Optional): Add Animation, Shadow, or Background to Your Text

Switch between the corresponding tabs on the Settings panel to spice up your text with a shadow, add text animation, or create stylish text background or a comic story-like balloon.

Step 6: Save Your Video

You’re almost done! All you have to do now is save your clip in one of the 180+ supported multimedia formats: AVI, MP4, MKV, and more. Click Save Movie and select Save as Video File. If you’re going to watch your video on a mobile device, select Save for Mobile Device and use one of the 200+ ready-made presets for iPhone, Sony PSP, Xbox, and other devices.

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