I love to produce content to help others with their startup but I hate to write. It just doesn’t come naturally to me. However, I’ll admit it, I love being on camera, telling my story and (I hope) I’m at least a little bit engaging.
Last year I filmed many videos over on my YouTube channel and Linkedin. I loved it and LOVED that people found value in the content I was providing. Just like you, I saw people on LinkedIn and Instagram adding subtitles onto videos.
I found these videos more engaging, I didn’t need to put my headphones in, and I could just read the information they provided through subtitles.
So I tried it for myself…
MY OH MY this is what I went through and I can honestly say it took me 8 hours each time to do this due to terrible internet in Aus Sorry NBN, you just don’t cut it.
- Filmed a video on my phone, with a microphone nothing fancy. 30min video usually.
- Searched online for a translation company. I used Freelancer, Upwork, Rev, then I trialled and tested these.
- I then found an issue in the translation. It can’t be edited so I had to send it back. No thanks mate. I want to be able to edit it myself.
- Luckily I did find an online service that does this through AI. Thank goodness.
- Ok, so now I had the text SRT file.
- I now realised that the SRT file needs to be ‘burned’ onto the video so the text comes up at the same time as when I’m speaking on camera.
- The process of merging the text to video happens.
- I then had to re-download the video.
- Chop the video as I wanted through ANOTHER program.
- Oh good. Now I can finally upload to any channel and the text is there on screen. PHEWWWW.
In total, for this process…
- I spent $30 on a 30min video.
- Wasted a ridiculous amount of time.
- Used 5 different platforms.
- Downloaded and re-uploaded my video a silly amount of times.
- Though I do think I had more views through adding closed captions! There is a silver lining!
I’m not letting someone else go through this.
This is what I wanted to do…
Upload my video, get this transcribed in a jiffy, closed captioning added to the video and ready for upload to any channel I can shake my selfie stick at.
And that’s what you get with Subly (Take1Video). Subly is launching very soon. Don’t miss the big day.