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Video Subtitles with 2 conversations

Video Subtitles with 2 conversations

When creating subtitles for video content, it's important to bear in mind that they can serve two very different audiences: those who are deaf or hard of hearing, and those who are not fluent in the language of the video. By tailoring your subtitles accordingly, you can make sure that everyone can enjoy your content to the fullest.

Well-crafted subtitles

For deaf or hard of hearing viewers, well-crafted subtitles can make all the difference in enjoying a video. They allow people who rely on visual cues to understand the dialogue and action taking place onscreen. Good subtitles will accurately reflect the spoken words, as well as any important sounds or music in the background.

Helping non-fluent viewers

For non-fluent viewers, subtitles can be equally important in conveying the content of a video. They offer a way for people who don't understand the language spoken in a video to still follow what's going on.

Subtitles - how they work

What subtitles are and how they work. Subtitles are text versions of all the spoken words in a video. They can be used to make videos more accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing people, or to help people who are learning a new language. They also have another, less well-known use: as a way of improving your video marketing. In this article, we’ll look at how subtitles can help your video marketing, and we’ll give you some tips on how to create them.

Subtitles - the method needed or workflow

In the attached video example TechSmith Camtasia 2021 video editing software was used with a photograph and an audio file added on separate tracks.

Subtitles - increasing the font size

Then I used the caption functionality to split each segment of audio and insert the words manually for such a short film. I increased the white font on a black background to make the captions to standout.

Benefits to the audience

Whilst preparing this topic and video example I had to understand the audience. In that respect, it was 2 conversations from an Amazon Grey Parrot (Apollo) and a human being (Helen). Also for hard of hearing or deaf people I wanted them to experience the amazing language of this type of parrot can learn and speak.

About the author - Renford Marsden

Renford Marsden is the CEO and founder of UK based Wordsmith & Paper Limited

He has successfully created THE TRAINER EXPLAINER ® , a UK registered trademark in 2020 and brings the brand to the digital marketplace in 2021.

He has undertaken over 40 years of a working life in a variety of roles within his main discipline.

Which has given him the  experiences and opportunities in various overseas assignments with committed professional people.

He is a qualified further education Instructor in information computer technology and also has a qualification in digital marketing  from City & Guilds.

Renford holds professional member status (MLPI) of the:

Learning & Performance Institute (LPI) (formally The Institute of IT Training)



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