How to Add Text to Video with Quicc

Updated: May 19, 2020

If you are creating a video that people are going to watch online, captions are going to be a must - 85% of all video is watched with the sound off! The captions, or the text on the video, allow views to “read” your video when they are watching without sound.

Adding Text to Your Videos

There are many ways to add text to your videos, but today we are specifically going to talk about how to add text to videos with Quicc.

  1. Upload your video to Quicc Uploading your video to QuiCC is a simple process. You simply create an account, go to “upload video,” either drag and drop your video into the tool or select the file, then choose what language you use in the video.

  2. Edit the transcription to your liking Quicc uses an artificial intelligence captioning engine to automatically transcribe your video and create an SRT sequence. Once the engine is done transcribing, you are able to go in and edit the transcription and ensure all of the wording is correct, add it any sound descriptors and play with the timing of the words on your video.

  3. Customize the text This is the best part! Quicc allows you to choose from over 60 different fonts, any hex color, top or bottom placements, font size, background colors and so much more. Essentially, you get to customize your captions or subtitles to your liking.

  4. Download your new video Last but not least, you finalize your video and download it. That’s it!

A few last tips

So now you have some options. Quicc creates three things for you when you use the captioning engine:

  • A video with hardcoded (burned-in) or open captions

  • An SRT file you can upload to individual platforms for closed captioning

  • A full transcript

It’s important to know when you need each of these files.

Text on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter

If you are looking to put text on any of your videos on these platforms you will have the choice of:

  • Uploading your SRT file separate from your video file and allowing the user to decide when they want captions

  • Uploading the video file that has the captions or subtitles burned-in to the video

Text on Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, Snapchat, IGTV

If you are using any of these platforms/ placements, you will need to have your captions burned-in to your video file. There is no way to currently allow closed captioning in these places.

If you want to get started with Quicc, you can enjoy 5 free minutes today!

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